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Position Centre back
Born 20 Sep 1944, Beeston (England)
Height 182 cm
Weight 82 kg
International Caps England: 24 full, ? Youth

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 May 1962 10 Nov 1980 724 34 £0

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1963 - 1964 4   2   0   0   0  
1964 - 1965 6   0   1   0   0  
1965 - 1966 9(4) 1 1   2 1 4   0  
1966 - 1967 27(1) 2 4(1) 1 4   8 1 0  
1967 - 1968 33(3) 7 3(2) 1 5   10(1) 2 0  
1968 - 1969 31 3 2   2 1 7   0  
1969 - 1970 39   8   3 1 8   0  
1970 - 1971 41 5 4   1   12 1 0  
1971 - 1972 42 2 7   4   1   0  
1972 - 1973 34   8   4   6   0  
1973 - 1974 39 2 5   1   2   0  
1974 - 1975 38 1 8   4(1)   9   0  
1975 - 1976 39 1 2   2   0   0  
1976 - 1977 38   5   1   0   0  
1977 - 1978 38   1   6   0   0  
1978 - 1979 39 1 3   7   0   0  
1979 - 1980 25   1   0   3   0  
1980 - 1981 6   0   2   0   0  
Total 528(8) 25 64(3) 2 49(1) 3 70(1) 4 0  

Jabba's Comments

Paul Madeley, or "Mister Versatile" as he was known, managed to appear in every outfield position in his 17 years at Elland Road. Madeley's time at Leeds covered the rise and fall of the club from Division 2 to Champions, League and FA Cup winners and success in Europe and heading back towards relegation by the time he retired from the game in 1980. He had a successful testimonial year in 1976-77.

He had great positional awareness, and was by no means a makeweight when played up front, but it was in defence - most usually at left back or centre back - that he made the majority of his appearances. In some quarters, his versatility is seen as a partial cause of Leeds' downfall: if there was an injured player or if someone was off form, we could just stick Paul in his place instead of looking for a more permanent replacement - but the club's problems in the early 80's were much more deep-seated than that. He retired in 1980 to open a sports shop and continue his involvement in the successful chain of home decor stores run by the family.

Thanks to Keith Rhodes for the second photo up there. He says: The photo is of (most of) the 1st 15 rugby team at Parkside school in 60-61. You should be able to spot him, as he hadn't changed much in appearance as of the late 70's. If you can't, he is 2nd row 2nd in from the left. I'm in there too, but we will leave that a secret.

Alan Fisher says: My sister went out with Paul very briefly in the early 60s. I didn't know anything about it until several years later when I was watching Match Of The Day and she said "Is that Paul Madeley? I used to go out with him.". I nearly fainted at the thought of all the free match day tickets I could have had if she hadn't been selfish enough to dump him! I was really upset...

Joe Croft says: I'm an old aquaintance of Pauls and used to play soccer with him at Crossflats Parkside schools. Currently I live in New Zealand but on a recent trip back I bumped into a couple of old mutual friends, Alan Milburn and David Kenworthy. We talked about the old days and about Paul winning the sprints at Parkside Rugby Ground.

Luke Fieldhouse says: My dad has known Paul since they were schoolmates and I met him for the first time last year. Very polite and likeable bloke - and I was somewhat starstruck. My Dad's name is Derek and I think he may well have partaken in a sprint or two on Parkside ground. Then went on to captain Farsley Celtic.

Malcolm Hamer says: Why did Paul pull out of the 1970 England World Cup Squad? Did he give a reason? Domestic problems, maybe?

Craig Madeley says: We are the Australian Madeley's and are related to the great man. I have even named my son Paul (aged 8) who plays left defender for our local side. Great Site....

Mark Madeley says: Paul is my Dads cousin Ken, he is from Middleton. It's a small small world!

Chris Wright says: late in his career i watched him have to retake a throw in 4 times to please the refs 'feet on the line' rule, never seen it since. where is our hero now?

Angela Heron nee Hargreaves says: I was a Cub Scout Leader with the 16th S. W. Leeds (St Mary's) Group in the late 40's early 50's Michael, John and Paul were all cubs. My parents also had a newsagents business in Cross Flatts Grove and one of my memories is of Saturday evenings when the Leeds supporters would all replay the match whilst waitng for the sports post. I still follow Leeds and wish them all the best although I now live in the south of England.

Peter Tennant says: Hello, It's some information about Paul Madeley that I am after, I have a question. In the league cup semi-final against Derby in 1968, Paul lost "what" in the mud.Please if you can help, please respond. Many thanks Peter

Adam Madeley says: I know Paul Madeley he's my half-cousin and he's got a beautiful Merc

Andy Bell says: Any deatils of Paul's England record. When did he debut in particular. Jabba says - look at any Rothmans! However, just for you he made his debut in 1971 against Northern Ireland and his last game was against Holland in 1977.

Dave Pedder says: I live on the site of Paul Madeley's open air swimming pool. He lived in the house next door, but sold it to his brother John, who built the house i live in today. We received some old papers regarding the house from the solicitors the other day and they turned out to be signed by Paul!

Chris Madeley says: paul madeley mighit be my dads brothers son whats his farthers and mothers first names? please dad would like to know.!! ps my farthers name is ernist(ernie for short)madeley.

Javaid Mehar says: I used to go to school with Paul's son Jason(did he have a funny running acion!). I can't remember if Paul had another son at Fulneck at the same time. and Norman Hunter's son Michael. I saw Paul and Norman at school quite a few times dropping off their lads/sports days,etc.

Bunminho says: In answer to the question of why Paul Madeley didn't go to the 1970 World Cup, Leeds had just come off a long, hard season, with about 60 games played in all (42 league games, European Cup semi finals, FA Cup final, plus replay) and Paul was exhausted. He needed a break.

Rory Madden says: Paul Madeley was a most under-rated player of real quality.He never let the side down.He never questioned where he was asked to play-unlike today's pampered so-called superstars.He is one of my favourite Leeds United players.What would he be worth today?

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