I think Paul played for Farsley Celtic in the Yorkshire League but maybe wrong. He had a Vauxhall FB Victor of which I use to look after through R.A Denisons Armley Vauxhall dealer at the time when he was at Leeds United. It would be nice if this could get back to him for old times sake I know he was very appreciative the way we looked after him and his car.
I played against Paul many times as a school boy he really was a man against boys
What a great player of the Revie era.
Don called him the Rolls Royce of his team.
I recall our next door neighbor complaining about Paul Madeley kicking a soccer ball against the large Coop wall in Green Lane/Barkley Road. He'd practice for hours kicking the ball back & forth - but it paid off! That was sixty years ago, when Paul would have been 11 or 12 years old. I think he went to the same school as me, Parkside &/or Cross Flats, but he was two years older.
A legend of a player. A true gentleman on and off the pitch. I wish Don Revie hadn't taken the England job. Leeds would have won many more trophies including the European cup. Revies dream of Leeds being an English Real Madrid would have been realised
I remember an occasion when I was at the bottom end of the Elland Road side stand watching the match. I was only about 9 at the time and I don't recall the name of the opposing team but what I do remember is a guy called Paul Madelely, playing centre half at the time, thundering across the field to intercept the opposition winger. Paul took the ball, the man, the line out chalk and almost the barrier between the field and the spectators. OK I was young, but he showed me determination. Thank you, god bless.
He used to glide over the pitch, was never hurried in to making a tackle and was a great reader of the game.
Paul was a year up on me at Parkside Secondary School and remember playing football in the playground at break time. He was the master at dribbling a tennis ball, no one could dispossess him. He could play any position and pass the ball with pin point accuracy. Although some what reserved he had a natural talent and could read the game to influence the outcome.
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