Josh Atkinson

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Josh Atkinson
Personal information
Full name Joshua Whitehead Atkinson
Date of birth (1902-03-28)28 March 1902
Place of birth Blackpool, England
Date of death 1983 (aged 80–81)
Playing position Left half/Right half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923 Blackpool 0 (0)
1924–1927 Leeds United 52 (0)
1928–1929 Barnsley 61 (2)
1931 Chester 7 (0)
Fleetwood Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Joshua Whitehead "Josh" Atkinson (28 March 1902 – 1983) was an English footballer. He began his career with his hometown club Blackpool in 1923, but did not make any League appearances for the Seasiders. He joined Leeds United in 1924, and went on to make 52 League appearances for the club. Four years later, he joined Barnsley, for whom he scored his first League goals: two in 61 appearances. He joined Chester in 1931, making seven League appearances, before finishing his career back on the Fylde coast with Fleetwood Town.


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