Springburn, Glasgow born left half Eddie McLeod began his football career with Glasgow Ashfield and was a Scottish Junior international against Ireland while there before joining Scottish League club Partick Thistle in 1926, his only club at the professional level. McLeod stepped into the first team when Jimmy McMullan transferred to Manchester City and spent thirteen peacetime seasons with The Jags (all in the top flight). He was also on the books during the unofficial Second World War campaigns, making 495 appearances for Partick Thistle in all competitions, scoring 7 goals. In 1930 he was described as “a fast, clever half back, McLeod has the co-operative sense highly developed, and quickly finds touch with the forwards”.
He played for the club in the 1930 Scottish Cup Final which they lost to Rangers after a replay, both matches played in front of more than 100,000 spectators at Hampden Park, but he did manage to claim winner’s medals in the Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup in 1927 and the one-off Glasgow Dental Hospital Cup in 1928, both against the same opponents, followed later by a Glasgow Cup in 1934.
McLeod was selected twice for the Scottish Football League, both times against the Irish League, first in a 5-0 win at Firhill in October 1930 and then in a 3-2 defeat in Belfast a year later, and he also played in one edition of the Glasgow Football Association’s annual Challenge Match against The Sheffield FA.