Powerful inside-left who scored a hat-trick on his league debut for
Barnsley and managed two hat-tricks while he was with Leeds. He became
a regular at Elland Road and was a popular figure with the fans in his
six years with the club. He picked up his only cap in 1929 in Englands
0-1 defeat by the Scots in Glasgow in a match decided just two minutes
from time by a goal scored direct from a corner. Wainscoat left Leeds
for Hull in 1931 and helped them to the Division 3 North title two
years later. He died at the age of 69.
Lynda Circuit says: Can't believe this! Been searching for family
info for some time...finally found this website and believe that
Russell could be the brother of Dennis Wainscoat, also from Retford /
Harthill. If anyone has any info on Dennis Wainscoat I'd love to hear
from you, it would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Geoffrey Stephen Wainscoat says: 05/09/04. Russell Wainscoat was
the brother of my grandfather Francis John and brother of Dennis
Wainscoat who died as a Chelsea Pensioner. Iwas not born when Russell