Leeds United F.C. History
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Fortune: James J. (Jimmy)

1911-1912 (Leeds City Player Details)

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Born: Dublin: 1890

Debut: v Chelsea (h): 09-09-1911

Height & Weight: Unknown

Fortune started with Shelbourne in his native Dublin and moved to Distillery in Belfast in 1910. He was one of many Irish footballers signed by Leeds City Manager Frank Scott-Walford in the close season prior to the 1911-12 season. He was one of the many that did not make the grade and after making his debut in the third game of the season as a replacement for the injured Fred Croot. He, like any Fred Croot understudy, faded into the background as the popular Croot returned to star on the Left Wing. Gauntlet reported in the Leeds Mercury: "Fortune, who was promoted from the reserves to take the place of Croot, played a very promising game. He was a bit green, as was not to be wondered at, but he showed a good deal of intelligence, and he and Enright worked well together." The Yorkshire Post noted that "a fine centre by Fortune enabled Roberts to all but score from a position near the goal".That game proved to be his only game for City and at the end of the season he returned to Dublin with his old club Shelbourne. He did return to England and had spells with Non-League Barrow, Queens Park Rangers and Bristol Rovers, before finishing his football career with his first club, Shelbourne.

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