Born: Glasgow: 15-02-1934
Debut: v Sheffield United (a): 11-10-1952
5’3” 10st 7lb (1959)
#97 in 100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
After playing for Thorniewood United, he began his senior career with Hamilton Academical,
making a scoring debut against Kilmarnock in December 1951. After just fifteen Scottish
League games, the following August, he became a Leeds player. At a diminutive five foot
three inches he was Leeds’ smallest-ever player, but made up for this by his boundless
energy and elusiveness. Meek proved to be a great winger on either flank during his days at
Leeds. A real box of tricks, his ball skills mocked many a full back. In 1954 he was called
up for National Service with the Royal Armoured Corps and spent a season on loan with Walsall.
He made forty-four League appearances and scored six goals for them. He played for the Army
against a Scottish XI at Ibrox Park in January 1955. On his return to Leeds he played his
part in United’s promotion to Division One in 1955-56, when his pinpoint crosses led to many
a John Charles headed goal. He remained at Elland Road until August 1960 when he was sold to
Leicester City for £7,000, where he played only thirteen games without scoring. He returned
to Walsall in July 1961 and gave them three years excellent service, making one hundred and
twenty-eight appearances and scoring twenty-two goals in his second spell with the Saddlers.
He found himself playing for Non-League clubs, first with Dudley Town and eventually ending
his playing days with Rushall Olympic. In 1992 he was working as a postman in Walsall. He
was a fervent supporter for the Leeds United ex-players and played in countless games for
charity until he was sixty.