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Gerry Francis

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Position Right winger
Born 06 Dec 1933, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Height 172 cm
Weight 66 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 Jul 1957 01 Oct 1961 52 9 £4000
York City 01 Oct 1961 01 Jun 1962 16 4  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1957 - 1958 1  0  0  0  0 
1959 - 1960 123 0  0  0  0 
1960 - 1961 316 1  3  0  0 
1961 - 1962 4  0  0  0  0 
Total 489 1  3  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

Leeds' first black player, Gerry Francis came to England in 1956 and tried out for Leeds as an amateur before turning professional in summer 1957. His main run in the side came in 1960-61, and he scored some spectacular goals, but the side was unsettled with both players and managers changing on a regular basis and he moved on to spend a year at York before returning to South Africa.

Brian Thomas says: A strong running right winger who would probably do welin the modern game at right side midfield posessed a good shot and a decent header of the then heavy ball.

Paul Wild says: I teach Gerry's grandson. We were just looking on the internet to find out about his Grammpy, and found your site! Boy, we're we excited to find information about him! We are in Canada.


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