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Tony Leach

Sheffield Wednesday FC

2 caps, 0 goals

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 9: A 1
100% successful

1930

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Thomas Leach
Born 23 September 1903 in Wincobank, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Rotherham, December 1903].
Birthnotes One source states that he was born in Rotherham. It is true that he was registered in Rotherham, but Wincobank was closer to the Rotherham Registary Office, than it was to Sheffield's.  Beside's - the only Thomas Leach in the 1911 census who was living in Rotherham...was born in Blackburn.

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, the only Thomas Leach in Sheffield area was living in the shadow of Hillsborough stadium,at 25 Winster Road. He is the third of six children (a seventh had died!) to Edward and Theresa. His father is an asphalter.

Died summer 1970, aged 66 years 3xx days [registered in Bradford, September 1970].
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 11st. 9lbs [1930].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Turned out for Wath Athletic FC in 1924 before joining Wednesday FC in 1926. After 238 league appearances and eleven goals, Newcastle United FC signed him in June 1934 for £1100. Following 51 league appearances and two goals, Stockport County AFC paid £300 for his services in July 1936, but his time there was short as he was transferred to Carlisle United FC in February 1937.  Lincoln City AFC took him in September 1938 and he retired at the outbreak of the war.
Club honours Football League Champions 1928-29, 1929-30; Football League Division Three (North) winners 1936-37;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 553rd players (553) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 173, 20 October 1930, England 5 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 27 years 27 days.
Last match No. 174, 22 November 1930, Wales 0 England 4, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 27 years 60 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1930-31;
Team honours British Championships shared 1930-31;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No info. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.155.

 

Tony Leach - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Tony Leach - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All - British Championship 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 0 1 4.50 0.50 100.0 +2

 

Tony Leach - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1930-31 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 0 1 4.50 0.50 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 0 1 4.50 0.50 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 0 1 4.50 0.50 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 0 1 4.50 0.50 100.0 +2

 

Tony Leach - Match History
 Club: Sheffield Wednesday F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 27
1 173 20 October 1930 - England 5 Ireland 1, Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield BC HW Start ch
2 174 22 November 1930 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham AW Start ch

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