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Roly Depear

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Position Centre back
Born 10 Dec 1923, Spalding (England)
Height 190 cm
Weight 89 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 May 1948 01 Jun 1949 5 0 £8000
Newport County 01 Jun 1949 01 Jul 1950 16 0  
Shrewsbury Town 01 Jul 1950 01 Jun 1952 74 5  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1948 - 1949 4  1  0  0  0 
Total 4  1  0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

Roly Depear was signed from non-league Boston United - a tall and strong centre half - but only made 5 appearances for Major Frank Buckley's side. Probably the most significant thing about Depear's career with Leeds was his departure: he was used in a part-exchange deal with Newport that brought Harold Williams to Elland Road. Since Depear had only cost Leeds £500 and was valued at 16 times that amount a year later as part of the deal, he proved a very shrewd acquisition by the club.

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