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
[ Wanaderers F.C. Johannesburg]
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.

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] He left London in 1953 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. ^ Obituary in The Guardian
  3. ^ Hogg, Tony (1995). West Ham Who's Who. London: Independent UK Sports publications. p. 223. ISBN 1-899429-01-8. 
  4. ^ England's Players - Mabbutt to Murphy englandfootballonline.com Retrieved 27 Jun 2010