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John Finlay

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Position Right winger
Born 01 Jul 1925, Glasgow (Scotland)
Height 173 cm
Weight 68 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Clyde   01 Mar 1951      
New Brighton 01 Mar 1951 01 Jun 1951 15 2 £3000
Leeds United 01 Jun 1951 01 Jun 1952 1 0  
Yeovil Town 01 Jun 1952 01 Aug 1953      
Walsall 01 Aug 1953 01 Jun 1954 11 0  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1951 - 1952 1  0  0  0  0 
Total 1  0  0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

One-game wonder who must have been living out of a suitcase for most of the time. John (or Jack as he is in some records) Finlay moved south of the border to New Brighton FC, but only spent 3 months there before moving to Leeds in a £6,000 that brought Bill Heggie to Elland Road. Since he never played for the first team and Finlay only managed the single game, this must rank as one of the less successful transfer deals in the history of the club. He moved on to Southern League outfit Yeovil before returning to league football for a year with Walsall.


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