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John Stiles

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Position Midfielder
Born 06 May 1964, Manchester (England)
Height 176 cm
Weight 69 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 31 May 1984 01 Aug 1989 81 3 £40000
Doncaster Rovers 01 Aug 1989 01 Jun 1992 89 2  
Rochdale 01 Mar 1992   4 0 on loan

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1984 - 1985 1  0  0  0  0 
1985 - 1986 11(1)1 0  0  0  0(1) 
1986 - 1987 26(3)  51 2  0  3 
1987 - 1988 7(6)1 0  2(2)  0  0(1) 
1988 - 1989 4(6)  0  0  0  0 
Total 49(16)2 51 4(2)  0  3(2) 

Jabba's Comments

The son of a gap-toothed Man U player of some note, John Stiles had a difficult path to follow, and his first steps in the professional game came courtesy of another family connection, as uncle Johnny Giles selected John while in charge at Shamrock Rovers. After a spell in the NASL with Vancouver Whitecaps, Stiles joined Leeds in 1984, making his debut the following year, but it wasn't until the 1986-87 season that he made regular first-team starts, enjoying the best form of his career. After that it was rather downhill, with injuries dogging his career as he dropped down to play in the lower divisions. John Stiles other claim to fame is that he was the first Leeds player who came on as a substitute to be substituted himself.

Russell Edwards says: Hi John you may not know me but i am the brother in law of Graham Long who is married to my sister Nicola. You met them in Corfu on Holiday.Nicola is having a 40th bash tonight see you there.

Big Billy says: Almost unbelieveable but true John Stiles is now a professional comedian and actually did a gig at Elland Road recently. He was one of the worst and certainly the weakest Leeds player I've ever seen but his goal agin Wigan in the FA Cup quarter-final in 1987 was fantastic!


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