Les Blizzard

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Les Blizzard
Personal information
Full name Leslie William Benjamin Blizzard[1]
Date of birth (1923-03-13)13 March 1923
Place of birth Acton, London, England
Date of death 1996 (aged 72–73)
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Mosborough Trinity
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 Queens Park Rangers 5 (0)
1947–1948 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1 (0)
1948–1950 Yeovil Town
1950–1957 Leyton Orient 222 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Leslie William Benjamin Blizzard (born Acton, London, 13 March 1923, died in Northampton during 1996) was a footballer with Queens Park Rangers.

He signed for Rangers in 1944 and played war time football alongside Alec Stock. He made his league debut in the 1-0 win against Norwich City in March 1947. He played right half and went on to play only 4 league games for Rangers before transferring to Bournemouth in 1947. He broke his leg on debut, he joined Yeovil Town in May 1948 and featured in their great FA Cup run the following season and later Leyton Orient where he played over 220 games.

References[edit]

General

  • Kaufman, Neilson. Leyton Orient: The Complete Record. Breedon Books
  • Career statistics

Specific

  1. ^ Les Blizzard profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)