100for100 - Greatest LUFC Players 85-81

27 Jan 2019 06:38 pm, by YorkshireSquare

Back in 2005 we compiled a list of the 100 Greatest Leeds Players Ever. Over 164 players were nominated to give us our final 100 but in the time that has passed since 2005 nearly 200 more players have donned the white shirt of Leeds United. It has not been a period of glory for Leeds United but there have been some stand out players who deserve to be added to the list. 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 our centenary year and give you our 100for100. Players 90-86 included; Russell Wainscoat, Bobby Davison, Paul Hart, James Milner and Brian Deane. Now we bring you players 85 to 81...

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 Alf 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.

Read more about Tommy Burden on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

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.

Read more about Jimmy Greenhoff on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

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 superseded 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.

Read more about Jack Milburn on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

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.

Read more about Carl Harris on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

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.

Read more about Eric Kerfoot on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

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