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
100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
Greatest Leeds United Games
Players' Profiles
Managers' Profiles
Leeds City F.C. History
Leeds City F.C. Player and Manager Profiles
Leeds United/City Statistics
Leeds United/City Captains
Leeds United/City Friendlies and Other Games

Underwood: Benjamin Riley (Ben)

1929-1931 (Player Details)

Left Half

Born: Alfreton: 30-09-1901

Debut: Birmingham City (h): 04-05-1929

5’10” 11st 8lb (1928)

Underwood was kept in the shadows by George Reed and Wilf Copping during his three seasons at Elland Road. He began with Derby County but after failing to make the Rams’ first team, played with New Hucknall in 1920 and Sutton Town in 1924 before joining Doncaster Rovers in June 1926. He held a regular place, scoring once in one hundred and one League games in the three seasons, prior to joining Leeds in May 1929 and making his debut in the final game of the season. He played the first three games of the 1929-30 season, in the absence of George Reed, but the emergence of Wilf Copping saw his chances curtailed further. He moved to Coventry City in the 1931 close season and stayed there until 1933, making twenty League appearances. He died, aged fifty-six, on 9th March 1958.

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League 60