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Ken Leek

Full name: Kenneth Leek
Birthdate: 26.07.1935
Birthplace: Ynysybwl
Position: Centre-forward
Joined from: Northampton Town
Signed by: David Halliday
Nationality: Wales
First game: Everton, 23.08.1958
Last game: Birmingham City, 29.04.1961
Games: 111
Goals: 43
Unofficial Games: 2 Unofficial Goals: 0
  • Player profile

    The Welshman was seemingly becoming a key cog in City’s team around the end of the 1950’s and start of the 60’s before his three-year stint came to an end in dramatic and controversial style.

    Having scored in every round of Leicester’s FA Cup run of 1961, manager Matt Gillies left him out of the team for the final and it was to spell the end of his career as a Fox, with a move stateside on the cards before he returned to England with Newcastle United and Birmingham City.

    Leek started his career with Northampton Town before City snapped him up in April 1958. He had already won some under-23 caps for Wales and scored against old foes England before he arrived at Filbert Street to test himself in the top flight.

    Leek, who played predominantly as an inside or outside upon joining City, did get his cup final chance during his days with Birmingham and made amends with two goals as the Blues beat city rivals Aston Villa. He went full circle with a return to first club Northampton towards the latter stage of his career before going on to represent Bradford City and Rhyl.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1958-59Division One (old)31741------358
    1958_637_
    1959-60Division One (old)32941------3610
    1959_637_
    1960-61Division One (old)3018971-----4025
    1960_637_
    Total93341791-----111 43
    _637_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 23.08.1958 Division One (old) Everton (H) 2 - 0 1
    2 25.08.1958 Division One (old) Blackburn Rovers (A) 0 - 5
    3 30.08.1958 Division One (old) Arsenal (A) 1 - 5 1
    4 22.09.1958 Division One (old) Preston North End (A) 1 - 3
    5 11.10.1958 Division One (old) Newcastle United (A) 1 - 3
    6 08.11.1958 Division One (old) Portsmouth (A) 1 - 4
    7 15.11.1958 Division One (old) Aston Villa (H) 6 - 3
    8 22.11.1958 Division One (old) West Ham United (A) 3 - 0
    9 29.11.1958 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (H) 0 - 3
    10 06.12.1958 Division One (old) Manchester United (A) 1 - 4
    11 13.12.1958 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 0
    12 20.12.1958 Division One (old) Everton (A) 1 - 0
    13 26.12.1958 Division One (old) Burnley (H) 1 - 1 1
    14 27.12.1958 Division One (old) Burnley (A) 3 - 3 1
    15 10.01.1959 FA Cup 3 Lincoln City (H) 1 - 1
    16 14.01.1959 FA Cup 3 rep Lincoln City (A) 2 - 0
    17 24.01.1959 FA Cup 4 Luton Town (H) 1 - 1
    18 28.01.1959 FA Cup 4 rep Luton Town (A) 1 - 4 1
    19 31.01.1959 Division One (old) Leeds United (H) 0 - 1
    20 07.02.1959 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 2 - 2
    21 21.02.1959 Division One (old) Luton Town (A) 3 - 4 1
    22 28.02.1959 Division One (old) Newcastle United (H) 0 - 1
    23 07.03.1959 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 0 - 6
    24 14.03.1959 Division One (old) Chelsea (H) 0 - 3
    25 18.03.1959 Division One (old) Birmingham City (H) 2 - 4
    26 21.03.1959 Division One (old) Blackpool (A) 1 - 2
    27 27.03.1959 Division One (old) Bolton Wanderers (A) 3 - 3 1
    28 28.03.1959 Division One (old) Portsmouth (H) 3 - 1 1
    29 30.03.1959 Division One (old) Bolton Wanderers (H) 0 - 0
    30 04.04.1959 Division One (old) Aston Villa (A) 2 - 1
    31 11.04.1959 Division One (old) West Ham United (H) 1 - 1
    32 18.04.1959 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (A) 4 - 1
    33 22.04.1959 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 0 - 3
    34 25.04.1959 Division One (old) Manchester United (H) 2 - 1
    35 29.04.1959 Division One (old) Manchester City (A) 1 - 3
    36 22.08.1959 Division One (old) West Ham United (A) 0 - 3
    37 26.08.1959 Division One (old) Leeds United (H) 3 - 2
    38 29.08.1959 Division One (old) Chelsea (H) 3 - 1 1
    39 02.09.1959 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 1 - 1 1
    40 05.09.1959 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 0 - 5
    41 09.09.1959 Division One (old) Blackpool (H) 1 - 1 1
    42 12.09.1959 Division One (old) Newcastle United (H) 0 - 2
    43 17.10.1959 Division One (old) Manchester City (A) 2 - 3
    44 24.10.1959 Division One (old) Arsenal (H) 2 - 2
    45 31.10.1959 Division One (old) Everton (A) 1 - 6
    46 07.11.1959 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (H) 2 - 0
    47 14.11.1959 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 1
    48 21.11.1959 Division One (old) Fulham (H) 0 - 1
    49 28.11.1959 Division One (old) Bolton Wanderers (A) 1 - 3
    50 05.12.1959 Division One (old) Luton Town (H) 3 - 3
    51 12.12.1959 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 3 - 0 1
    52 19.12.1959 Division One (old) West Ham United (H) 2 - 1
    53 26.12.1959 Division One (old) Preston North End (H) 2 - 2 1
    54 02.01.1960 Division One (old) Chelsea (A) 2 - 2 2
    55 09.01.1960 FA Cup 3 Wrexham (A) 2 - 1 1
    56 16.01.1960 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 0 - 1
    57 23.01.1960 Division One (old) Newcastle United (A) 2 - 0
    58 30.01.1960 FA Cup 4 Fulham (H) 2 - 1
    59 06.02.1960 Division One (old) Birmingham City (H) 1 - 3
    60 13.02.1960 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 1
    61 20.02.1960 FA Cup 5 West Bromwich Albion (H) 2 - 1
    62 24.02.1960 Division One (old) Manchester United (H) 3 - 1
    63 27.02.1960 Division One (old) Luton Town (A) 0 - 2
    64 05.03.1960 Division One (old) Manchester City (H) 5 - 0 2
    65 12.03.1960 FA Cup 6 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 2
    66 15.03.1960 Division One (old) Arsenal (A) 1 - 1
    67 19.03.1960 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 2 - 1
    68 06.04.1960 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (A) 2 - 2
    69 09.04.1960 Division One (old) Fulham (A) 1 - 1
    70 15.04.1960 Division One (old) Burnley (A) 0 - 1
    71 16.04.1960 Division One (old) Everton (H) 3 - 3
    72 03.09.1960 Division One (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 2 - 4
    73 07.09.1960 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 2 - 3 1
    74 10.09.1960 Division One (old) Manchester United (A) 1 - 1
    75 14.09.1960 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 2 - 0
    76 17.09.1960 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1 - 2
    77 24.09.1960 Division One (old) Newcastle United (A) 3 - 1 2
    78 01.10.1960 Division One (old) Aston Villa (A) 3 - 1
    79 08.10.1960 Division One (old) Arsenal (H) 2 - 1 2
    80 12.10.1960 League Cup 1 Mansfield Town (H) 4 - 0
    81 15.10.1960 Division One (old) Manchester City (A) 1 - 3 1
    82 28.10.1960 Division One (old) Cardiff City (A) 1 - 2
    83 04.11.1960 Division One (old) Preston North End (H) 5 - 2 2
    84 12.11.1960 Division One (old) Fulham (A) 2 - 4
    85 19.11.1960 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (H) 2 - 1
    86 26.11.1960 Division One (old) Birmingham City (A) 2 - 0 1
    87 03.12.1960 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (H) 1 - 1
    88 10.12.1960 Division One (old) Burnley (A) 2 - 3 1
    89 17.12.1960 Division One (old) Blackpool (A) 1 - 5
    90 24.12.1960 Division One (old) Bolton Wanderers (A) 0 - 2
    91 26.12.1960 Division One (old) Bolton Wanderers (H) 2 - 0
    92 31.12.1960 Division One (old) Everton (H) 4 - 1 2
    93 07.01.1961 FA Cup 3 Oxford United (H) 3 - 1 1
    94 14.01.1961 Division One (old) Blackburn Rovers (A) 1 - 1 1
    95 21.01.1961 Division One (old) Manchester United (H) 6 - 0
    96 31.01.1961 FA Cup 4 Bristol City (H) 5 - 1 2
    97 04.02.1961 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 3 - 2 1
    98 11.02.1961 Division One (old) Newcastle United (H) 5 - 3 1
    99 18.02.1961 FA Cup 5 Birmingham City (A) 1 - 1
    100 22.02.1961 FA Cup 5 rep Birmingham City (H) 2 - 1 2
    101 25.02.1961 Division One (old) Arsenal (A) 3 - 1
    102 04.03.1961 FA Cup 6 Barnsley (H) 0 - 0
    103 08.03.1961 FA Cup 6 rep Barnsley (A) 2 - 1 1
    104 11.03.1961 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 0 - 1
    105 18.03.1961 FA Cup sf Sheffield United (N) 0 - 0
    106 23.03.1961 FA Cup sf rep Sheffield United (N) 0 - 0
    107 27.03.1961 FA Cup sf rep 2 Sheffield United (N) 2 - 0 1
    108 31.03.1961 Division One (old) West Ham United (A) 0 - 1
    109 01.04.1961 Division One (old) Burnley (H) 2 - 2 1
    110 22.04.1961 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (A) 2 - 2 1
    111 29.04.1961 Division One (old) Birmingham City (H) 3 - 2 1
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Northampton Town Unknown April 1958
    OUT  Newcastle United Unknown June 1961
Player 597 of 1145 ordered a-z

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