Leeds United F.C. History
Leeds United F.C. History : Foreword
1919-29 - The Twenties
1930-39 - The Thirties
1939-46 - The War Years
1947-49 - Post War Depression
1949-57 - The Reign of King John
1957-63 - From Charles to Revie
1961-75 - The Revie Years
1975-82 - The Downward Spiral
1982-88 - The Dark Years
1988-96 - The Wilko Years
1996-04 - The Rollercoaster Ride
2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
Greatest Leeds United Games
Players' Profiles
Managers' Profiles
Leeds City F.C. History
Leeds City F.C. Player and Manager Profiles
Leeds United/City Statistics
Leeds United/City Captains
Leeds United/City Friendlies and Other Games
Leeds United/City Reserves and Other Teams

Dougherty: Joseph (Joe)

1914-1919 (Leeds City Player Details)

Centre Forward

Born: Darlington: 11-11-1894

Debut: v Clapton Orient (h): 14-04-1914

5’10” 11st 7lb (1914)

Dougherty was discovered by Herbert Chapman while playing for Darlington Forge Albion and signed for City in February 1914. It was his fate to be one of Billy McLeod’s understudies and he duly got his call up to the City first team in the only game that Billy McLeod missed in the 1913-14 season in a 0-0 draw with Clapton Orient two months after signing for City. It was his only game for City as Arthur Price and John Edmondson were McLeod’s deputies in the final season before WW1 and he did not feature in any Leeds team during the War years. When the Football League recommenced after WW1, he was sold to First Division Oldham Athletic for £100 in April 1919. He had some success in the top flight scoring five times in fifteen appearances at Boundary Park, but, after losing his place to former City player Billy Halligan, he moved into Non-League with Shildon Athletic, before re-emerging with Third Division North Hartlepools United in March 1921. He played his first game for Hartlepools United away to Chester-le-Street on 9th April 1921, making six appearances in that season but had made another thirty-two appearances as Hartlepools joined the Football League in 1921 before his last game at Barrow on 6th May 1922. He did not score while with Hartlepools and by then was operating at Left Half. He had trials with Third Division North Lincoln City and made two League appearances for them before retiring.

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