|Full name||Leonard Roy White|
|Date of birth||23 March 1930|
|Place of birth||Skellow, Yorkshire, England|
|Date of death||17 June 1994(aged 64)|
|Place of death||Huddersfield, England|
|Playing position||Forward, winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Skellow, a small village near Doncaster, White started his career at Rotherham United and later joined Newcastle United in 1953 for £12,000 - a relatively high amount at the time. The signing of White came after two recent FA Cup successes for Newcastle.
White was primarily partenered up front alongside the well-established Jackie Milburn during the 1950s. Because of this, White often found himself in the shadows. Despite that, he had an impressive goalscoring tally and was instrumental during Newcastle's FA Cup winning campaign of 1955. Once Milburn ended his career in the late 1950s, White took over as the leading striker, and continued to improve his ratio of goals. He eventually left the club for Huddersfield Town in 1962.
White is currently the third highest goalscorer in history of Newcastle United with 153 goals. He is behind Jackie Milburn with 200 goals and Alan Shearer with 206 goals.
White died in Huddersfield in June 1994.
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