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Jimmy Leadbetter

Jimmy Leadbetter

Clubs played for: Murrayfield Athletic, Edinburgh Thistle, Armadale Thistle, Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion, Ipswich Town, Sudbury Town (1949-1970)

Born: 1928

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

Position: Left-winger

Biography: A ball playing Scottish inside forward who spent three years at Stamford Bridge without becoming a first team regular. His true potential was never unearthed, but went on to enjoy much success with Ipswich Town. Worked as a newsagent, then as a salesman with Cadburys in Suffolk. Returned to Scotland in 1971 to work in his father's garage business then became a delivery driver for the Scotsman publications - retiring in 1993. He died in July 2006 aged 78.

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