Leeds United old boy dies aged 90

A Keighley-based former Leeds United player has died at the age of 90, according to a report in today’s Keighley News.

Tom Hindle, from Ingrow, joined the Elland Road club during the Second World War and racked up 139 appearances, almost 100 of them in the Wartime League where he scored 39 times. He was the club’s top scorer in the 1944/45 season, banging in 26 goals.
He left in 1949 to join York City, scoring twice on his debut against Bradford City.
The inside-left, who converted to left winger, later appeared for Halifax Town, Rochdale, Wigan Athletic and Nelson. In total he made 161 Football League appearances, scoring 23 goals.
He was also a well-known local footballer and football historian Rob Grillo said: “He was one of Keighley’s finest players ever.
“Tommy played for Keighley Town as well as other local teams including Hattersleys, who played at Mytholmes.”
Tom went to Ingrow Council School and captained Keighley Boys. He worked for an engineering firm in the town.
He had trials for Bradford City before joining Leeds from Keighley Town in September 1943.
After leaving Leeds for Bootham Crescent, Tom scored three goals in 19 games during a seven-month stay. His time at The Shay brought 17 goals in 85 games.
Tom died on August 15 in Airedale Hospital.
Read Tom’s Leeds United record, here.

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