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
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Wigglesworth: Arthur

1915-1915 (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)

Right Back

Born: Sculcoates, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire: 26-10-1891

Debut: v Lincoln City (h): 25-09-1915

5'8 1/2" 12st (1919)

Arthur Wigglesworth only played one game for City early in the Principal Tournament of 1915-1916 season. The game was at Right Back in a 2-1 victory at Elland Road against Lincoln City. An apprentice engineer fitter, he started with Non-League Goole Town in July 1912. He moved to Hull City, after the First World War, in 1919, where he made seven appearances for the Tigers in the Second Division of the Football League. He moved to Doncaster Rovers in 1920 when they were still in the Midland League and, after they were promoted into the Third Division North of the Football League in 1923, he remained there until 1925, making sixty-seven Football League appearances for them. He was known as a powerful full-back and became a club favourite and was granted a benefit by the club because of his service there. He died at Kingston-upon-Hull on 15th June 1974, aged Eighty-two. "During his time at Doncaster he was a regular and was known to have captained the side. Including the Football League games, he managed to amass a total of two hundred and two games while at Belle Vue. The majority of those other games were in the Midland League but also included up to fifteen F.A. Cup ties. He played his final game for Doncaster Rovers on 29th August 1925, in a 0-3 defeat at Grimsby Town, his first and only appearance for them in the 1925-26 season. He then moved to Goole Town, where he finished his football career." (Thanks go to Chris Wilkinson for his information in respect of Doncaster Rovers and, later, Goole Town)

War-time Guest AppearancesGoals
Principal Tournament 10
Subsidiary Tournament 00
Total 10