Leeds United F.C. History
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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
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1996-04 - The Rollercoaster Ride
2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
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Windle: William Henry (Billy)

1947-1948 (Player Details)

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Born: Maltby: 09-07-1920

Debut: Millwall (h): 22-11-1947

5’3” 10st 0lb (1948)

He started with Thrybergh and joined Sheffield United but did not play as the War intervened. He had been on the books of Hull City and had played for Goole Town and Windle was an experienced Midland League player with Denaby United when he joined Leeds for a small fee in October 1947. Billy Heaton and Tom Hindle generally kept him out of the Leeds senior side but he did manage two League appearances in United’s disasterous 1947-48 campaign in the Second Division. As United were well supplied with wingers he moved to Lincoln City in February 1948. He was a popular player at Sincil Bank and scored twenty-two goals in ninety-one League appearances before he was sold to Chester City in October 1951 for £2,000. Once again he was very popular with the fans, who liked his wholehearted effort and he scored twenty times in one hundred and twenty-seven League appearances before dropping into Non-League football in June 1955 with Caernarvon Town, New Brighton and he later played for Rhyl.

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