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John Short

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Position Inside right
Born 25 Jan 1921, Gateshead (England)
Height 177 cm
Weight 76 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 Jan 1938 01 Nov 1948 63 19 £4000
Millwall 01 Nov 1948 01 Jun 1956 245 19  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1939 - 1940 52 0  0  0  0 
1940 - 1941 127 0  0  0  0 
1941 - 1941 54 0  0  0  0 
1941 - 1942 1  0  0  0  0 
1942 - 1942 45 0  0  0  0 
1942 - 1943 42 0  0  0  0 
1943 - 1943 32 0  0  0  0 
1943 - 1944 21 0  0  0  0 
1944 - 1944 66 0  0  0  0 
1944 - 1945 42 0  0  0  0 
1945 - 1946 114 21 0  0  0 
1946 - 1947 327 1  0  0  0 
1947 - 1948 217 0  0  0  0 
1948 - 1949 74 0  0  0  0 
Total 6018 31 0  0  0 
Total (inc war years) 11753 31 0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

John Short came through the Leeds junior setup just before the start of World War 2, and did well for Leeds in the wartime leagues, when he also guested with Newcastle and Hartlepool. A regular in the disastrous post-war season, he moved down to Millwall and enjoyed a long career at The Den, moving into the coaching side at the end of his playing days. He also coached at Huddersfield, Sheffield United and Notts County before taking up the role of physio with a variety of clubs. He died in 1986.

Chris Dempsey says: He was great guy who would do anything to help anyone out and was dedicated to the sport he loved so much. My aunt tells me that John played inside right and centre forward for Leeds. Then moved to right half when he played for Millwall, where he did his F.A.Coaches and physios courses. He coached boys and youth clubs and schools while in the South of England. At Sheffield he was assistant to John Harris and Youth Team Manager. The year I left the U.K.for Aus. 1953 he got me a ticket for the cup final Blackpool V Bolton what a game Mathews really turned it on 4-3 to Blackpool I still have that ticket he gave me.


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