100 Greatest Leeds Players (Players 90-81)

100 Greatest Players: 100-91 | 90-81 | 80-71 | 70-61 | 60-51 | 50-41 | 40-31 | 30-21 | 20-11 | 10-1
90) Russell Wainscoat (1925-1931)

Country: England | DOB: 28/07/1898 | Position: Midfielder | Apps: 226 | Goals: 93
Born 1898, Russell joined Barnsley in 1920 before moving to Middlesbrough in 1923 and on to LUFC in 1925. Scorer of 93 goals in 226 games he gained England International status and was recognised as one of the finest Inside-Left's of his day. After leaving LUFC in 1931 he won a Third Division North Championship medal with Hull City.


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89) Bobby Davison (1987-1992)

Country: England | DOB: 17/07/1959 | Position: Forward | Apps: 110 | Goals: 35
Born 1959, joining Huddersfield Town in 1980, he moved to Halifax before finding his touch with Derby in 1982, where he topped their goalscorers for four sucessive seasons, scoring 83 goals in over 200 games. He joined LUFC in 1987 and maintained his strike rate until he struggled in the top flight and left for Leicester City in 1992, later playing at Sheffield United, Rotherham United and Halifax Town.He made 92 starts scoring 36 times for LUFC.


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88) Paul Hart (1978-1983)

Country: England | DOB: 04/05/1953 | Position: Defender | Apps: 223 | Goals: 20
Born Manchester 1953, he was a commanding stopper and was bought to replace Gordon McQueen in 1978. He was often tipped for England honours but they never materialised. He made 223 appearances scoring 20 goals before leaving for Nottingham Forest in 1983. He later appeared for Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham City and Notts County and some managerial and coaching posts before he returned to Elland Road to take charge of the successful youth programme, which peaked with the defeat of the all-star Man United in the two legged final of the FA Youth Cup.


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87) James Milner (2002-2004)

Country: England | DOB: 04/01/1986 | Position: Midfielder | Apps: 54 | Goals: 5
Born Leeds 1986, the 16 year old midfielder and life long Leeds fan impressed with the reserves and was handed a first team sub appearance against West Ham. He later went on to become the youngest ever scorer in the Premiership with a goal at Sunderland. When Peter Reid took over he used Milner more as a substitute and it was only when Eddie Gray became manager that he was rewarded with a regular first team place. After relegation in 2004 he was sold to Newcastle to help Leeds in their time of financial difficulties.


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86) Brian Deane (1993-2005)

Country: England | DOB: 07/02/1968 | Position: Forward | Apps: 201 | Goals: 45
Born Leeds in 1968, Deano starred with the Leeds City Boys but after playing with the Leeds Youth team in 1984, he was allowed to join Doncaster in 1985 where his powerful displays saw him snapped up by Sheffield United. A target-man Striker, he became a prolific scorer and soon won 3 full England caps. It took a massive ?2.7m to gain a return to his birthplace. Although voted Supporters Player of the year in 1994-95, he failed to live up to his goalscoring reputation but had a fine spell on the left-side of the attack with Tony Yeboah, which ensured European qualification. Allowed to leave in 1997 he returned for the 2004-05 season.


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85) Tommy Burden (1948-1954)

Country: England | DOB: 21/02/1924 | Position: Midfielder | Apps: 259 | Goals: 13
Born 1924, Tommy was brought to LUFC in 1948 by Major Buckley. A true club stalwart, Tommy played 259 games scoring 13 goals. As Captain, he led by example and was one of the motivators behind the 1949-50 Cup run. After clashing with Raich Carter over his unnecessary berating of Keeper Jack Scott, Tommy left for his beloved West Country in 1955 and took Bristol City to the Third Division South Championship.


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84) Jimmy Greenhoff (1963-1968)

Country: England | DOB: 19/06/1946 | Position: Forward | Apps: 136 | Goals: 36
Originally an immensely talented midfielder, Jimmy joined LUFC straight from school and was moved into an attacking role to accomodate Billy Bremner's emergence at right half. Jimmy played 128 games for LUFC, scoring 33 goals, winning a League Cup Winners' medal and figured strongly in the Fairs Cup win, before leaving for Birmingham in 1968. Winner of 4 under 23 caps, was often described as the finest player never to have played for England. Later starred with Stoke and Man U as a free scoring striker, winning a FA Cup medal with the latter.


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83) Jack Milburn (1928-1939)

Country: England | DOB: 18/03/1908 | Position: Defender | Apps: 413 | Goals: 31
Born 1908, left back Jack was the eldest of the LUFC Ashington Milburn clan and dynasty. Like his famous Nephew (Big Jack) he was christened John. Partnered younger brother George and was superceded by his youngest brother Jimmy. Possessor of a kick like a mule, he the LUFC penalty king scoring 30 times in his 408 games. Joining in 1927, he left for Norwich in 1939 but returned to make 64 guest appearances in the War Years.


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82) Carl Harris (1973-1982)

Country: Wales | DOB: 03/11/1956 | Position: Midfielder | Apps: 176 | Goals: 29
Born 1956, he was a Welsh schoolboy international, who came to LUFC in 1973. He scored on debut in 1975 and at first appeared from the bench, but impressed enough to gain his first Welsh cap in 1976, to add to his Youth and under 23 honours. In 1980-81 he was top scorer and gained 24 caps before being transferred to Charlton Athletic in 1982. After struggling with injuries he returned to Elland Road for an unsuccessful trial in the Central League and he joined Bury. He scored 29 goals in 136 appearances.


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81) Eric Kerfoot (1949-1959)

Country: England | DOB: 31/07/1924 | Position: Midfielder | Apps: 349 | Goals: 10
Born 1924, he was a late developer when signed from Stalybridge Celtic at 25 in 1949. Made 349 appearances scoring 21 goals. Capable in either left or right-half position, Eric was one of the most consistent LUFC players, being ever-present in four seasons including the 1955-56 promotion campaign. Taking over the Captaincy after the departure of Tommy Burden, Eric continued with the same drive and enthusiasm until he left for Chesterfield in 1959.


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100 Greatest Players: 100-91 | 90-81 | 80-71 | 70-61 | 60-51 | 50-41 | 40-31 | 30-21 | 20-11 | 10-1