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Les Medley

Tottenham Hotspur FC

6 caps, 1 goal

P 6 W 2 D 4 L 0 F 13: A 9
67% successful

1950-51

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name Lesley Dennis Medley
Born 3 September 1920 in Lower Edmonton, London [registered in Edmonton, September 1920].
Attended Silver Street Junior School, Latymer School in Edmonton.
notes According to Passenger Lists, Leslie D. Medley was one of numerous professional footballers (The FA Tourists of Canada) leaving the port of Liverpool on 9 May 1950, bound for Montréal, Québec, on board the Empress of Scotland. They returned to Liverpool on 30 June, on board the Empress of Canada. His address is stated as 13 Arbour Street in Enfield.
He returned from Québec again on 27 June 1952 on the Empress of Canada. Still living at 13 Arbour Street.
Then Lesley and his wife, Thelma, left the port of Southampton, bound for New York on 15 January 1958, on the Cunard White Star, the Queen Elizabeth. Their address was stated as being at 17 Northern Avenue in Edmonton.
Married to Thelma, one daughter, Carol, one son, Stephen.
Died 22 February 2001 at Mount Hope Nursing Home, London, Ontario, Canada, aged 80 years 172 days
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 3lbs [1951].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football with his Edmonton school, also representing Edmonton, London, Middlesex and England schools, signed as an amateur with his local club Tottenham Hotspur FC on 9 September 1936. He was playing for the Spurs' nursery side, Northfleet United FC, before he turned professional on 20 February 1939. The war saw Medley serve with the RAF made several wartime appearances, particularly making sixty appearances for Spurs, he also played twice each for Millwall FC and Clapton Orient FC, and once each for West Ham United FC and Aldershot.  On the resumption of League Football, Medley played ten league matches with Tottenham Hotspur in the 1946-47, before quitting England for Canada in October 1946. He assisted Toronto Greenbacks FC and Ulster United FC, but returned to Spurs in February 1948, they still held his registration and he went on to play in another 154 league matches until May 1953.
Club honours Kent League Cup winners 1937-38; Kent League Champions 1938-39; Football League Division Two winners 1949-50; Football League Champions 1950-51;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)

Source

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

England Career

Player number 701st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 260, 15 November 1950, England 4 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland, aged 30 years 73 days.
Last match No. 268, 28 November 1951, aged 31 years 86 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1950-51, 1951-52;
Team honours British Championships shared 1951-52;
Individual honours England Schoolboy (one appearance, 1935)
Distinctions Played for the Rest of the UK team against Wales in December 1951.

Beyond England

Having already emigrated to Canada in 1946, because his wife was homesick, only to return to London eighteen months later. They again emigrated to Canada in May 1953, where they remained until they ended up in South Africa in 1958, where Medley was player-coach at Randfontein FC in Johannesburg until 1961, when they moved to Horsham, Sussex, but, after his wife's death in 1962, returned to Canada, where he ran a fish and chip shop in London, Ontario, for 15 years.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.171./MEHSTG archive

 

Les Medley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 6 3 540 1 540 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.

 

Les Medley - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 2 3 0 12 8 +4 0 1 2.40 1.60 70.0 +2
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All - White 6 2 4 0 13 9 +4 0 1 2.167 1.50 66.7 +2

 

Les Medley - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 0 1 2.333 1.00 83.3 +2
Friendly 3 0 3 0 6 6 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 6 2 4 0 13 9 +4 0 1 2.167 1.50 66.7 +2

 

Les Medley - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1950-51 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1951-52 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
All 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 0 1 2.333 1.00 83.3 +2
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 0 1 2.333 1.00 83.3 +2
All 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 0 1 2.333 1.00 83.3 +2

 

Les Medley - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 6 full capsx

Age 30
1 260 15 November 1950 - England 4 Wales 2, Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland BC HW Start 11
2 261 22 November 1950 - England 2 Yugoslavia 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London Fr HD Start 11
Age 31
3 265 3 October 1951 - England 2 France 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London Fr HD Start 32 11
4 266 20 October 1951 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AD Start 11
5 267 14 November 1951 - England 2 Ireland 0, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Witton, Birmingham HW Start 11
6 268 28 November 1951 - England 2 Austria 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 11

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