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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
Year 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

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

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Northampton Town Unknown April 1958
OUT  Newcastle United Unknown June 1961
Player 600 of 1150 ordered a-z
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