100for100 - Greatest LUFC Players 95-91

13 Jan 2019 12:17 pm, by YorkshireSquare

Back in 2005 we compiled a list of the 100 Greatest Leeds Players Ever. In the time that has passed since 2005 nearly 200 more players have donned the white shirt of Leeds United. Some of those who were fresh in the memory when the initial vote was taken may have faded in the memories over the years and some players may no be looked on with greater fondness. As such we have updated the 100 Greatest Leeds United Players Ever in time for 2019, our centenary year. Our 100for100, started with Brian Greenhoff, Frank Worthington, George Meek, Peter Haddock and Ray Hankin, now we bring you players 95 to 91…

95) Wilbur Cush (1957-1960)

Country: Northern Ireland | DOB: 10/06/1928 | Position: Forward | Apps: 90 | Goals: 9

Born 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.

Read more about Wilbur Cush on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

94) John McCole (1959-1961)

Country: Scotland | DOB: 18/09/1936 | Position: Forward | Apps: 85 | Goals: 53

Born 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.

Read more about John McCole on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

93) Scott Sellars (1983-1993)

Country: England | DOB: 27/11/1965 | Position: Midfielder | Apps: 96 | Goals: 14

Born 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.

Read more about Scott Sellars on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

92) Davy Cochrane (1937-1950)

Country: Northern Ireland | DOB: 14/08/1920 | Position: Forward | Apps: 186 | Goals: 32

Born 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.

Read more about Davy Cochrane on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

91) Luciano Becchio (2008-2013)

Country: Argentina | DOB: 28/12/1983 | Position: Forward | Apps: 221 | Goals: 86

Born 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.

Read more about Luciano Becchio on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

For the full 100 players check out our 100 Greatest Ever Leeds Players...