Player #242

Appearances:

76

Starts:

76

Goals:

3

Seasons:

6

Jimmy Leach
Jimmy Leach

Source: Football card #790 Jimmy Leach issued by Godfrey Phillips Ltd under the ‘Pinnace’ photo series, 1922-24.

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Jimmy Leach
Jimmy Leach

Source: Football card #790 Jimmy Leach issued by Godfrey Phillips Ltd under the ‘Pinnace’ photo series, 1922-24.

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Jimmy Leach

Position

Midfielder

From

1912-13

To

1921-22

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Jimmy Leach

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

22
23
24
29
30
31

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

76
14
33
27
0
1
1

Starts

76
14
33
27
0
1
1

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

3
1
0
2
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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James Maxwell Leach

Birth Date

Thursday, 10 July 1890

Birth Place

Spennymoor, County Durham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Spen Black & White FC

From

For

Free

On

August 1912

Previous Clubs

Newcastle St. Wilfred’s |
Spennymoor United |
Spen Black & White FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Queens Park Rangers

For

Free

On

July 1922

Subsequent Clubs

Queens Park Rangers |

Jimmy Leach
Jimmy Leach

Source: Football card #790 Jimmy Leach issued by Godfrey Phillips Ltd under the ‘Pinnace’ photo series, 1922-24.

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Jimmy Leach
Jimmy Leach

Source: Football card #790 Jimmy Leach issued by Godfrey Phillips Ltd under the ‘Pinnace’ photo series, 1922-24.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1912-22 Aston Villa, Free, 76 | 3 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 14 December 1912

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 14 December 1912

Sheffield United (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Friday, 21 March 1913

Final Appearance

Saturday, 22 October 1921

Middlesbrough (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 22 October 1921

Honours

1912-13 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1951, Aged 61

Jimmy Leach

Player #242 for Aston Villa, James Maxwell Leach, known as Jimmy Leach played as a midfielder for the club in the wing half position.

Jimmy played for Villa between 1912-13 and 1921-22 making 76 appearances over his 6 seasons with the club.

Jimmy was born in Spennymoor, County Durham on the 10th July 1890 and he made his Villa debut on the 14th December 1912 aged 22.

Villa had signed Jimmy from Spen Black & White FC and he was to impact the first team immediately, becoming a regular over the 3 seasons before WW1.

In Jimmy’s first season he made 4 appearances in the run to the FA Cup win over Sunderland including playing in the Final in front of a crowd of 121,919 at Crystal Palace, London in April 1913.

Jimmy also helped Villa to another Semi Final the following season in a campaign in which he was an ever present and helped the club finish 2nd in the league in both of his first 2 seasons.

Like many players of the era however his career was interrupted by the Great War and on his return Jimmy added only a further 2 appearances over the 3 post war seasons.

Jimmy’s final game came aged 31 on Saturday, 22 October 1921 after which he moved to Queens Park Rangers in July 1922.

Jimmy had played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Jimmy passed away in 1951 aged 61.