100 Greatest Leeds Players (Players 80-71)
80) Mike O'Grady (1965-1969)
Country: England | DOB: 11/10/1942 | Position: Forward | Apps: 120 | Goals: 17Born Leeds 1942, Snapped up by neighbours Huddersfield Town he turned professional with them in 1959 and after 16 games was capped for the first of his 3 England under 23 caps. Full International recognition followed and he scored twice on debut in 1962. Don Revie paid ?30,000 to bring him home, although he fared badly with injuries, he still got his second cap and a further goal in 1969, as he picked up a championship medal in the same year. The emergence of Eddie Gray and Peter Lorimer saw him leave for Wolves in 1969 after 120 games with 16 goals.
79) David Rocastle (1992-1993)
Country: England | DOB: 02/05/1967 | Position: Midfielder | Apps: 34 | Goals: 2Rejected by Millwall Rocastle joined Arsenal where he became a bit of a legend. He scored 34 goals and played 228 times in seven years for Arsenal, collecting two league title medals and a winner's medal in the League Cup. Howard Wilkinson signed Rocastle for league Champions Leeds for a record ?2 million pounds in July 1992. A stylish and skilful player he was extremely popular with the Leeds United fans however his time at Leeds was hampered by injuries. Rocastle played 34 times for Leeds scoring 2 goals before leaving for Manchester City in December 1993 to replace David White who had made the opposite move earlier that month. Rocastle died at the age of 33 on 31st March 2001 after a brief battle with an aggressive cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and was sadly mourned by the footballing community.
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78) Carl Shutt (1989-1993)
Country: England | DOB: 10/10/1961 | Position: Forward | Apps: 106 | Goals: 25Born Sheffield 1961, he was a late starter to League football joining Wednesday at the age of 23 in 1985 After establishing a good scoring record he moved to Bristol City in 1987. LUFC picked him up for ?50,000 in 1989 and he quickly repaid them with a hat-trick on debut. Had a great season in tandem with Lee Chapman in 1990-91 and afterwards proved to be an expert back-up striker, having his finest hour in the Nou Camp, where his late goal clinched a 2-1 victory over Stuttgart. Started 66 times, with 45 from the bench, and scored 45 goals.
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77) Ernest Hart (1920-1936)
Country: England | DOB: 03/01/1902 | Position: Midfielder | Apps: 472 | Goals: 15Born 1902, Ernie signed for LUFC in 1920. A hard but fair defender with a penchant for attack, he captained LUFC to the 1923-24 Second Division Championship and played for England 8 times. He played 472 games scoring 15 goals and was one of LUFC's stars until he left for Mansfield in 1936. He unfortunately lost his England place as a result of a ban imposed for swearing at a referee, his only misdemeanour in all his years of service.
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76) Andy Ritchie (1983-1987)
Country: England | DOB: 28/11/1960 | Position: Forward | Apps: 159 | Goals: 44Born Manchester 1960. Andy won 8 schoolboy caps under skipper Brendan Ormsby before signing for Man United in 1977 and two years later bagged a hat-trick against us! After seeming to have a bright future at Old Trafford he was surprisingly allowed to join Brighton in 1980. He was exchanged for Terry Connor in 1983 after winning England under 21 honours. He was a hard working, skilful player rather than an instinctive goal scorer but once scored 6 goals in a Central League game. He had 149 Starts and 44 goals for LUFC before contract disputes led to him leaving for Oldham in 1987.
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75) Charlie Keetley (1927-1934)
Country: England | DOB: 10/03/1906 | Position: Forward | Apps: 169 | Goals: 110Born 1906, the youngest of ten football play brothers. Joined LUFC in 1927 and initially understudied Tom Jennings, from who he learned a lot. So much so that he scored 7 goals in a Reserve game and finally took over from his mentor. His record of 169 games and 110 goals is testament to his outstanding goalscoring ability which resulted in him being picked as a reserve for the Football League in 1932. He left for Bradford City in 1934.
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74) Jimmy Dunn (1947-1959)
Country: Scotland | DOB: 01/11/1947 | Position: Defender | Apps: 443 | Goals: 1Born Rutherglen 1922, Jimmy was signed in 1947 and soon became a permanent fixture at Right Back, playing 443 games and scoring one goal! So consistent and hardly putting a foot wrong in 11 years of service, it remains a mystery why a player so often tipped for full honours never received an International call. From the beginning of the 1952-53 to the end of 1956-57 he missed one game, being everpresent in the 1955-56 promotion campaign and the first season in top flight.
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73) Alan Peacock (1964-1967)
Country: England | DOB: 29/10/1937 | Position: Forward | Apps: 65 | Goals: 30Born Middlesbrough 1937, he joined his hometown club and gained England Youth honours before turning professional in 1954. He formed a prolific goalscoring spearhead with Brian Clough scoring 126 League goals in 218 appearances and was a full England International before LUFC paid ?53,000 for him in 1964. His goals immediately secured promotion for his new team. Acknowledged as one of the finest headers of the post-war era he added 2 more England caps to take his total to six before injuries stopped him from greatly increasing his tally. After 65 games and 31 goals he was allowed to go to Plymouth Argyle in 1967 but soon was forced to retire.
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72) Don Revie (1958-1963)
Country: England | DOB: 10/07/1927 | Position: Forward | Apps: 80 | Goals: 12Born Middlesbrough 1927. Don is better known to LUFC fans as their best-ever Manager, but he was indeed a very fine International footballer, master tactician and architect of the famous Revie Plan. Footballer of the Year in 1955, FA Cup winner in 1956, Capped 6 times for England, and the subject of many high priced transfers. Played with Leicester City, Hull City, Man City and Sunderland before Leeds paid ?12,000 for his services in 1956. Was mentor to Billy Bremner in his early Leeds days, first captaining the side before becoming player-manager in 1961. He retired as a player in 1963 after 80 games and 12 goals.
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71) Wilf Copping (1939-1942)
Country: England | DOB: 17/08/1907 | Position: Midfielder | Apps: 183 | Goals: 4Born Barnsley 1909, Wilf was the original Iron Man. Reknowned for his fair but bone-jarring tackles he was also a long throw expert. Joining LUFC in 1929, he was part of the formidable all English International half back line of Edwards-Hart-Copping. Winning his first cap in 1933, he was signed by Arsenal a year later, securing 2 championship and one FA Cup medal before returning to Leeds in 1939. He retired in 1942. Capped 20 times by England, 7 while at LUFC.