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
2004-13 - Down Among The Deadmen
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Greatest Leeds United Games
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Savage: Reginald (Reg)

1931-1939 (Player Details)


Born: Eccles: 05-07-1912

Debut v Blackburn Rovers (a): 01-09-1934

5’11 1/2” 11st 0lb (1931)

He began with his local team, Taylor Brothers, in Eccles/Trafford Park Manchester, before joining Stalybridge Celtic, from where he joined Leeds in February 1931, after trials. He was understudy to Jim Potts and then Stan Moore for over three seasons before finally making his debut in 1934-35. He made twenty-seven appearances that season before giving way to the newly signed Albert McInroy and had to wait until 1937 before finally succeeding the ex-England International, He was eventually ousted by another international keeper, Irish International Jim Twomey, in March 1938. With Twomey well established, he moved to Queen of the South in July 1939. When War broke out he was called up by the RAF and based at Blackpool. He guested with Derby County, Nottingham Forest and Blackpool, winning a League Cup (North) winners’ medal and a Cup-winners’ medal in 1943 with the seasiders, while playing with England stars Stanley Matthews and Stan Mortensen. After the war he joined Forest in May 1946 and after playing for them on twenty occasions he retired and became a butcher in Swinton, Manchester, but made a few appearances for Accrington Stanley in 1947, but not in the first team. Later he was a scout for various clubs including Birmingham City and Bury. He died in Salford on 28th September 1997.

League 790
F.A. Cup 50