Wood: Basil M. (Basil)
Born: Wortley, Sheffield: 09-11-1900
Debut: Fulham (h): 25-12-1920
5’7” 11st 6lb (1921)
Wood broke into the Leeds team shortly after signing from Crook Town in November 1920.
Although he played fifty-six times for United he only scored twice and those came in
consecutive games. The first, in a 3-1 away win at Blackpool on 17th September 1921, and the
second, in a 2-0 home victory over Clapton Orient the following Saturday. He held down a
regular place with Leeds for almost two seasons before being transferred to fellow Second
Division side Sheffield Wednesday in June 1922. Surprisingly, he failed to make a League
appearance for the Owls. He died in Harrogate on 8th June 1979.