Leeds United F.C. History
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1919-29 - The Twenties
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1939-46 - The War Years
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2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
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Linfoot: Frederick (Fred)

1918-1919 (Leeds City Player Details) (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)


Born: Whitley Bay: 12-03-1901

Debut: v Hull City (h): 14-12-1918

Height & Weight: Unknown

Linfoot started with Smith's Dock in his native North East and he was signed by Second Division Leeds City in 1919. He had guested for City in the two Principal Tournament games against Hull City in December 1918, when he had played in his accustomed role of Outside Right. He was asked to play in the more unaccustomed roles of Centre Half on three occasions and once as Right Half in the Subsidiary Tournament in March and April of 1919. When Football League fixtures were recommenced in the 1919-20 season, he had not played for the first team when the club was suspended by the Football League. He was one of the players sold in the Metropole Hotel auction in October 1919. He was sold to Second Division Lincoln City for 250 and went on to score three goals in twenty-nine League games and also played one F.A. Cup tie before First Division Chelsea signed him in 1920. He made seven F.A. Cup appearances and scored once in thirty-four League games in his three year stay at Stamford Bridge. He just moved up the road to Second Division Fulham in 1923 and scored four goals in forty-one League appearances in a two year stay at Craven Cottage. He returned to his North East roots with Blyth Spartans and played with other Non-League clubs Shiremoor Albion, Columbia (London), Dorman Long (Westminster) and Ashington before his career ended. He died in 1979.

War-time Guest Appearances:
Principal Tournament 20
Subsidiary Tournament 40
Total 60