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John Leighton

Full name: John Leighton
Birthdate: 1874
Birthplace: Scotland
Position: Left-half
Joined from: Hibernian
Signed by: Henry Jackson
Nationality: Scotland
First game: Darwen, 05.09.1896
Last game: Blackpool, 27.02.1897
Games: 14
Goals: 0
Player Profile

Arriving at Fosse from north of the border with Hibernian, the Scotsman was a left-half that spent just one season in Leicestershire and played just 14 matches.

He started his career with Newton Thistle before moving to Edinburgh and a move to Leicester was a first venture into English football. He had, however, only made one appearance in top-flight Scottish football, making his signature somewhat of a gamble.

He couldn't cement s regular starting role, however, and a move back to Scotland after his spell with Leicester was reported on his departure from the club.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1896-97 Division Two (old)14 0- -- -- -- - 14 0
Total 14 0- -- -- -- - 14 0

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 05.09.1896 4 - 1 Darwen (H) Division Two (old)
2 12.09.1896 2 - 3 Notts County (H) Division Two (old)
3 19.09.1896 1 - 2 Burton Swifts (A) Division Two (old)
4 26.09.1896 2 - 0 Loughborough Town (A) Division Two (old)
5 03.10.1896 2 - 1 Blackpool (H) Division Two (old)
6 17.10.1896 0 - 6 Notts County (A) Division Two (old)
7 25.12.1896 4 - 2 Loughborough Town (H) Division Two (old)
8 09.01.1897 5 - 0 Newcastle United (H) Division Two (old)
9 16.01.1897 2 - 1 Burton Wanderers (H) Division Two (old)
10 23.01.1897 1 - 4 Grimsby Town (A) Division Two (old)
11 06.02.1897 2 - 0 Gainsborough Trinity (A) Division Two (old)
12 13.02.1897 6 - 3 Arsenal (H) Division Two (old)
13 20.02.1897 1 - 2 Manchester United (A) Division Two (old)
14 27.02.1897 0 - 3 Blackpool (A) Division Two (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Hibernian Unknown July 1896
Player 607 of 1157 ordered a-z
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