Player #136

Appearances:

1

Starts:

1

Goals:

0

Seasons:

1

Walter Leigh
Walter Leigh

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Walter Leigh
Walter Leigh

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Walter Leigh

Position

Centre Forward

From

1898-99

To

1898-99

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Walter Leigh

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23

Division

D1

Appearances

1
1

Starts

1
1

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

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

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Walter Herbert Leigh

Birth Date

Thursday, 12 November 1874

Birth Place

Yardley, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Calishead Amateurs

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Hall Green School |
Bournville FC |
Calishead Amateurs |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Altrincham FC

For

Free

On

July 1899

Subsequent Clubs

Altrincham |

Walter Leigh
Walter Leigh

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Walter Leigh
Walter Leigh

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

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

1899 Aston Villa, Free, 1 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 April 1899

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 15 April 1899

Everton (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 15 April 1899

Everton (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 April 1899

Honours

1898-99 League Champions |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1938, Aged 64

Walter Leigh

Player #136 for Aston Villa, Walter Herbert Leigh, nicknamed Swappy played as a centre forward for the club.

Walter played just once for Villa, during the 1898-99 season.

Walter was born in Yardley, just 7 miles from Villa Park, on 12th November 1874 and made his sole appearance for the club as a 21 year old on the 15th April 1899.

Villa had signed Walter from Calishead Amateurs and made his sole appearance for Villa in the 1898-99 League title win.

Walter then moved to Altrincham on 1st July 1899.

Walter played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Walter passed away in 1938 aged 64.