|Full name||Donald Leeson|
|Date of birth||25 August 1935|
|Place of birth||Askern, England|
|Date of death||15 February 2009(aged 73)|
|Place of death||Grimsby, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Leeson, a native of Askern, South Yorkshire, signed a professional contract with Barnsley in 1954, and made his first-team debut for the Tykes during the 1956-57 season. He left Oakwell in 1961 to become a police officer in Grimsby. He continued to play football for several local non-league teams, and also represented the national police football team.
He retired from the police force in 1984, and died on 15 February 2009 following a long battle with lung cancer.
- Obituary, Grimsby Telegraph (published 3 March 2009).
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