Len White

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Len White
Personal information
Full name Leonard Roy White
Date of birth (1930-03-23)23 March 1930
Place of birth Skellow, Yorkshire, England
Date of death 17 June 1994(1994-06-17) (aged 64)
Place of death Huddersfield, England
Playing position Forward, winger[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1952 Rotherham United 43 (15)
1952–1962 Newcastle United 245 (197)
1962–1964 Huddersfield Town 102 (37)
1964–1966 Stockport County 53 (24)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Leonard Roy "Len" White (23 March 1930 – 17 June 1994) was an English professional footballer who played as a centre-forward, most noted for playing at Newcastle United,He Is Newcastle United's third highest goalscorer of all-time.


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 partnered 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.

Len White's brother Jack White was also a professional footballer playing centre half for Aldershot and Bristol City before managing non league Cambridge City and Wellington Town.[2]


  1. ^ "Burnley Joins Fight". Windsor Star. 16 April 1960. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Woods, David; Edwards, Leigh (1997). Bristol City FC -The First 100 Years. Redcliffe Press. ISBN 1-900178-26-5. 

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