Armes Sammy Image 1 Leeds United 1937

Armes Sammy Image 1 Leeds United 1937


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New Seaham, County Durham born outside right Sammy Armes played in north east football for Howden in 1927 and for Dawdon Colliery Welfare in 1928 before joining Third Division (North) club Carlisle United in 1929, making his Football League debut against Wigan Borough in May 1930. After 19 goals in 82 appearances for The Cumbrians he joined Chester in the summer of 1932, remaining two seasons and scoring 16 goals in 35 games at Sealand Road, before a transfer to Second Division Blackpool in February 1934.

He made only 4 appearances at Bloomfield Road before joining Wigan Athletic later that year, scoring 20 goals in 47 Cheshire League games, but he returned to Football League action when he joined First Division Leeds United in October 1935. He enjoyed four seasons at Elland Road scoring 9 times in 81 games before a move to Middlesbrough in February 1939, where he played only 3 matches before the end of the season and his subsequent retirement from professional football with the outbreak of the Second World War, during which he played twice for Middlesbrough in 1939-40 and seven times for Luton Town in 1940-41 before his actual retirement.

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