Les Medley

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Les Medley
Personal information
Full name Leslie Dennis Medley
Date of birth (1920-09-30)30 September 1920
Place of birth Edmonton, London, England
Date of death 22 February 2001(2001-02-22) (aged 80)
Playing position Left winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939-1953 Tottenham Hotspur 164 (46)
1953-1957 Toronto Ulster United
1958-1961 Randfontein
Total 164 (46)
National team
1950–1951 England 6 (1)
1951 Rest of the UK[1] 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Leslie Medley (3 September 1920 – 22 February 2001) was an English footballer who played as a left winger.

Born in Edmonton, London, aged 11 he gained a scholarship place at the Latymer School in Edmonton. He played for the school team and was selected for the schoolboys' England eleven. Medley joined Tottenham Hotspur in 1939 and appeared as a guest player for West Ham United in World War II.[2] Medley was a key man in the Tottenham Hotspur's famous 'push and run' side that won the First Division championship in 1950-51 having won the Second Division the season before, when Les was top scorer. He also won six England caps.[3] He left London in 1954 and joined the Canadian champions Toronto Ulster United, joining Len Garwood his former Tottenham team mate.


  1. ^ England Player Honours - International Representative Teams englandfootballonline.com Retrieved 27 Jun 2010
  2. ^ Hogg, Tony (1995). West Ham Who's Who. London: Independent UK Sports publications. p. 223. ISBN 1-899429-01-8. 
  3. ^ England's Players - Mabbutt to Murphy englandfootballonline.com Retrieved 27 Jun 2010