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Creighton: Alexander (Alec)

1910-1912 (Leeds City Player Details)

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Born: Greenock: 07-07-1885

Debut: v Blackpool (a): 03-09-1910

57 11st 6lb (1910)

Scotsman Creighton first played with Belfast club Distillery, where he won an Irish Cup winers' medal in the 1909-10 season and was one of several Irish recruits City made in August 1910 in preparation for the 1910-1911 season. There was the stand out success of Billy Gillespie who went on to grace the international field and the First Division, but with Sheffield United and unfortunately not Leeds City. Creighton was ever-present in his first season and a regular choice in his second season. The other five were Shelbourne's Outside Right, George Cunningham, Inside-Forward Joseph Enright and Wing-Half Mick Foley, were all signed in May 1910. However, two others, M. Curran from Portadown and J.A.S. Hegan from Cliftonville, never saw first-team duty. Creighton was one of the successes from that batch of new players being ever present at left-back for that season, playing thirty-eight League and one game in the F.A. Cup. He maintained that ever-present record until he missed the game at Wolverhampton Wanderers on 16th December 1911 by then he had started fifty-four League games. Frank Heaney took over at right back with George Affleck taking over at left back. Creighton was back the next game, a week later, in a 2-1 home win over Leicester Fosse. He missed the odd game through injury but he accumulated sixty-six League games before making way for Joe Moran at left back in the 0-0 home draw with Birmingham on 5th April 2012, but in the 1911-12 season he added two more F.A. Cup appearances to take his tally to three. Always a fan's favourite it seemed that the club did not share that view and he returned to Belfast in 1912 and joined Glenavon.

AppearancesGoals
League 660
F.A. Cup 30