Clubs played for: Leeds United, Walsall, Bradford City, Doncaster Rovers (1966-1980).
Birthplace: Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire
Biography: A midfield player who was a squad member during the Leeds United glory years. Set up home in Bentley nr Doncaster and set up a successful insurance business. Apparently his first client was Billy Bremner. He retired after 21 years at the age of 52 in 1999. Bates now plays golf with his old Leeds team mates Eddie Gray and Peter Lorimer. (Scored in the first leg of the 1971 Inter Cities Cup final against Juventus)
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