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
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
Leeds United/City Reserves and Other Teams

Warren: Raymond Richard (Ray)

WW2 Guest: 1942-1943 (Leeds United War-time Guest Player Details)

Centre Half

Born: Bristol: 23-06-1918

Debut: v York City (h): 21-11-1942

Height & Weight: Unknown

Warren started his football career with Parson Street Old Boys before signing for his hometown team Third Division South Bristol Rovers in November 1935. They were his only Football League club and he gave them twenty years’ service, many of them as Captain. He had settled into the first team by the time World War Two brought a temporary end to his Football League career and had scored once in sixty-nine League appearances and had also played three F.A. Cup ties. During the War he guested for Leeds United in the 1942-43 Football League Northern Section, playing five games. He played twice at Centre Half in two consecutive games against York City in the First Championship. The first was at Elland Road on 21st November 1942 which Leeds won 2-1 but the second at Bootham Crescent was a 1-3 loss. He came back for three more games in the Second Championship. The first was at Centre Half in the fourth game of the campaign in a 1-4 defeat at Leeds Road by Huddersfield Town and he returned the following week to play in a 0-9 pasting at St James’ Park by Newcastle United and then he played at Right Back in his final game three weeks later at Valley Parade in a 0-1 defeat by Bradford City. After the War he returned to Eastville and after years of trying Rovers finally gained promotion to the Second Division as Champions of the Third Division South in 1952-53, with Warren an ever-present. He finally retired at the end of the 1955-56 season, having scored twenty-eight goals, sixteen of them from penalties, in four hundred and fifty League appearances and scored one goal from the penalty spot in thirty-six F.A. Cup games. He died on 13th March 1988.

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