100 Greatest Leeds Players (Players 100-91)
100) Brian Greenhoff (1979-1983)
Country: England | DOB: 28/04/1953 | Position: Defender | Apps: 78 | Goals: 1Born Barnsley 1953, younger brother of Jimmy, was a versatile full-back/midfielder signed by Man United in 1970, after several under 23 appearances, he was first capped by England in 1976. Won an FA Cup winners and a runners-up medal before moving to LUFC in 1979, where he won the last of his 18 England Caps. He played 74 games and managed one goal, before joining brother Jimmy at Rochedale in 1983.
99) Frank Worthington (1982-1982)
Country: England | DOB: 23/11/1948 | Position: Forward | Apps: 35 | Goals: 15Born Halifax 1948, Frank was an extremely colourful character and LUFC were just one of 11 clubs he played for. Bought from Birmingham City in exchange for Byron Stevenson to provide goals , he was not able to help stave off relegation even though he managed 15 in his 35 appearances. Won 8 England caps while with Leicester and another 2 at Bolton. Scorer of over 200 league goals, he is now a very entertaining after dinner speaker.
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98) George Meek (1952-1960)
Country: Scotland | DOB: 15/02/1934 | Position: Forward | Apps: 199 | Goals: 19At a diminutive 5'3" was LUFC's smallest ever player, but made up for this by his boundless energy and elusiveness. A real box of tricks, his ball skills mocked many a full back. Born 1934, he joined LUFC from Hamilton Academical in 1952, played 199 games, scoring 19 goals. His pinpoint crosses led to many a John Charles headed goal.Member of the 1956 Promotion team he left for Leicester in 1960 and later Walsall. He often returned to Leeds to star for the "Golden Oldies" in charity games.
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97) Peter Haddock (1986-1991)
Country: England | DOB: 09/12/1961 | Position: Defender | Apps: 146 | Goals: 1Born Newcastle 1961, defender Peter joined his home town team in 1978 playing 57 games before signing for LUFC in 1986. He was one of the clubs most consistent performers, particularly in the promotion winning team. A knee injury sustained in the Rumbelow's Cup Semi-final second leg against Man U in February 1991 ended his career prematurely. He played 130 games scoring one goal.
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96) Ray Hankin (1976-1980)
Country: England | DOB: 21/02/1956 | Position: Forward | Apps: 103 | Goals: 36Born 1956, the burly Geordie Striker joined Burnley in 1973, where he won England under 23 and Youth caps, before being signed by LUFC in 1976. Injuries restricted him to only 4 appearances in his first season. He proved a fearsome spearhead as he led the goalscorers with 20, in his second season. After 102 games and 36 goals, he was sold to Vancouver Whitecaps in 1980. He later joined Arsenal but never played, and also saw service with Middlesborough, Peterborough, Wolves and Whitby Town.
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95) Wilbur Cush (1957-1960)
Country: Northern Ireland | DOB: 10/06/1928 | Position: Forward | Apps: 90 | Goals: 9Born 1928, Wilbur was only 5'5" but with a heart as big as himself. Joined LUFC in 1957 from Glenavon, already a full Irish International, he captained United and was in the Irish 1958 World Cup Squad. He went on to amass 26 caps. He played 90 times, scoring 9 goals before leaving in 1960 for Portadown and then his former club Glenavon. Wilbur operated as an attacking midfielder but was so adept he even played centre-half, a rare feat considering his stature.
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94) John McCole (1959-1961)
Country: Scotland | DOB: 18/09/1936 | Position: Forward | Apps: 85 | Goals: 53Born Glasgow in 1936, John joined LUFC from Bradford City in 1959 and played 85 games. He was a very prolific scorer amassing 53 goals, including 4 in a League Cup tie with Brentford. John returned to Bradford in 1962 but broke his leg while playing for Rotherham, which hindered his later career. A very under-rated striker, his 22 goals in 1959-60 could not save LUFC from relegation from the top flight.
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93) Scott Sellars (1983-1993)
Country: England | DOB: 27/11/1965 | Position: Midfielder | Apps: 96 | Goals: 14Born Sheffield 1965, he turned professional with LUFC in 1983 and soon became one of a number of talented youngsters encouraged to play open football by Manager Eddie Gray, but struggled with the physical aspects of the game. He asked for a transfer and joined Blackburn Rovers in 1986, where he won a Full Members Cup medal, was capped at England under 23 level and won promotion with them before leaving to rejoin LUFC in 1992. He always struggled with injuries and it came as no surprise when he left for Newcastle and later joined Bolton Wanderers. A talented left-footed midfielder, he made 90 appearances, scoring 14 goals.
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92) Davy Cochrane (1937-1950)
Country: Northern Ireland | DOB: 14/08/1920 | Position: Forward | Apps: 186 | Goals: 32Born Portadown in 1920, the 5'4" brilliantly gifted Right Winger was a star from an early age and LUFC got a bargain when they bought him from his home town in 1937. LUFC's first ever winger to be capped, at 18, his 12 caps (and LUFC career) were severely restricted by the War. He spent the war years playing in Ireland and returned to star for LUFC (including the 1949-50 FA Cup run) until he retired in 1950. Played 185 games and scored 32 goals.
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91) Luciano Becchio (2008-2013)
Country: Argentina | DOB: 28/12/1983 | Position: Forward | Apps: 221 | Goals: 86Born in Cordoba, Argentina but of Italian descent Luciano Becchio started his career at Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires but never played for the first team. In 2003 he moved to Spain joining La Liga side Mallorca. During his time in Spain he also spent time at Ciudad de Murcia, Terrassa, Barcelona B and M?rida racking up 129 appearances and scoring 38 goals. Becchio was recommended to Leeds United Director of Football Gwyn Williams and joined the club after a successful trial during a pre-season tour of Ireland in 2018. Becchio was an instrumental part of the League One promotion side leading the attack alongside Jermaine Beckford. After Beckford departed Becchio emerged from his shadow and ended up with over 80 goals in over 200 appearances before joining Norwich in 2013.