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Harold Williams

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Harold Williams

Position Right winger
Born 17 Jun 1924, Briton Ferry (Wales)
Height 162 cm
Weight 55 kg
International Caps Wales: 4 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Newport County 01 Nov 1946 01 Jun 1949 75 17 £12000
Leeds United 01 Jun 1949 01 Mar 1957 228 35 £750
Newport County 01 Mar 1957 01 Jul 1957 10 0  
Bradford Park Avenue 01 Jul 1957 01 Jun 1958 15 0  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1949 - 1950 3210 53 0  0  0 
1950 - 1951 365 2  0  0  0 
1951 - 1952 375 5  0  0  0 
1952 - 1953 18  0  0  0  0 
1953 - 1954 378 2  0  0  0 
1954 - 1955 322 2  0  0  0 
1955 - 1956 192 1  0  0  0 
Total 21132 173 0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

Brilliantly nippy Welsh winger who impressed the Leeds players - and manager Buckley - when he performed as part of the Newport County side that knocked Leeds out of the 1949 FA Cup. At the end of the season he became a Leeds player for what was quite a high fee at the time. Able to switch wings at will, he was a creative and talented player who created many goals for John Charles as well as scoring a few himself. A broken leg in November 1952 kept him out of the side for 9 months, but he had lost nothing on his return. He left Leeds for a brief spell back at Newport, before returning to Bradford Park Avenue where he lasted less than a season before retiring. He had a spell as a licensee after leaving the game, and still returns to watch the team in the company of John Charles and others from the sadly decreasing band of players who played together in the 50s.

Thanks to Angie Worthington for the photo of her grandad.

Ian Gledhill says: Harold is still an active member at Howley Hall Golf Club in Morley. He continues to hit the golf ball like a single-figure handicapper and is the life and soul of the party in the clubhouse.

Sarah Spencer says: Harold Williams is my grandad. He is still a Leeds supporter and regularly goes to home games with his old mate John Charles.

micky says: Harold used to run the Griffin pub in Gildersome, my former local, he was a top bloke, and John Charles and Bobby Collins were often seen in there too.

David says: I meet him at the grocery store where he was talking with Bob Collins


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