Jack Leonard

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This article is about the English footballer. For the American comedian, see Jack E. Leonard.
Jack Leonard
Personal information
Full name John Leonard
Date of birth 1876
Place of birth Gloucester, England
Date of death Not known
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bedminster ? (?)
Bristol City ? (?)
1899–1900 Small Heath 7 (1)
1900–19xx Cheltenham Town ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John "Jack" Leonard (1876 – after 1899) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Small Heath.[1]

Leonard was born in Gloucester. A clever dribbler on the right wing, he had a fine season in the Southern League with Bedminster, but fell out of favour and joined Small Heath in November 1899.[2] He went straight into the starting eleven, making his debut in the Football League Second Division on 11 November in a 3–0 defeat at New Brighton Tower. He was given a run of nine games in league and FA Cup, but then lost his place,[3] and returned to the West Country with Cheltenham Town at the end of the 1899–1900 season.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 155. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 106. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 146.