|Full name||Leslie Newburn Rainey|
|Date of birth||10 January 1881|
|Place of birth||South Yarra, Victoria|
|Date of death||27 August 1962(aged 81)|
|Place of death||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Melbourne Grammar|
|Height / weight||171 cm|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1903.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Leslie Newburn "Les" Rainey (10 January 1881 – 27 August 1962) was an Australian sportsman who played Australian rules football, cricket and tennis. He was a first-class cricketer for Victoria, footballer for Essendon and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL), as well as a tennis player at the Australasian Championships (now known as the Australian Open).
After managing only five appearances for Essendon during his time at the club in 1899 and 1900, Rainey crossed to Melbourne where he had more success. He played a full season in 1902, including Melbourne's semi final loss to his old club, and kicked 17 goals. Rainey finished his football career with 23 VFL games and 20 goals.
Rainey played his cricket as an all-rounder and participated in two first-class matches for Victoria, both against Tasmania at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He put in a good performance in the second of those matches, in 1905, scoring an unbeaten 60 and taking 6/46 in Tasmania's second innings.
- "Past Player Profiles – R (Rainey, Les N.)". essendonfc.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
- "A Tennis Personality.". Sporting Globe. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 31 March 1923. p. 5. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
- Main, Jim; Holmesby, Russell (1992). The Encyclopedia of League Footballers. Melbourne, Victoria: Wilkinson Books. p. 365. ISBN 1-86337-085-4.
- "Victoria v Tasmania 1904/05". CricketArchive.
- "Results Archive – L Rainey". Australian Open Tennis Championships. Retrieved 31 May 2015.