John Giles - 10 memories of Leeds United's midfield maestro

He was both playmaker and passmaster, a creative force in the heart of Leeds United's midfield.

Saturday, 13th June 2020, 3:25 pm
Enjoy these memories of John Giles playing for Leeds United. PIC: Varley Picture Agency
Enjoy these memories of John Giles playing for Leeds United. PIC: Varley Picture Agency

John Giles made an immediate impact when he signed for the Whites in August 1963 helping them win promotion to Division One after a seven year hiatus. He would go on to form a formidable midfield partnership with Billy Bremner during the club's most successful period in its history in the 1960s and 1970s. He made 525 appearances in total for the Whites scoring 114 goals and was voted in the official list of the club's 100 greatest players. Enjoy these photo memories, published courtesy of the YEP archive, Getty and Varley Picture Agency, of a midfield genius who is said could place the ball on a sixpence from a distance of fifty yards with either foot. LUFC LEGENDS IN FOCUS: Billy Bremner | Allan Clarke | Peter Lorimer LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Midfield architects John Giles (right) and Billy Bremner, combine to open the way to goal against Napoli in the Inter-City Fairs Cup in November 1968.
John Giles during pre-season training at Elland Road in July 1969

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Brothers in law John Giles and Nobby Stiles walk off after the FA Cup semi final in March 1970.
John Giles fires in a free kick as the referee ducks for cover.
John Giles on the march against West Ham United at Elland Road in October 1971.
John Giles directs play against Chelsea in May 1972 at Elland Road. The Whites won 2-0 thanks to goals from Mick Jones and Billy Bremner.
John Giles makes no mistake from the penalty spot against Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup third round clash at Elland Road in January 1972.
John Giles in action at Elland Road during the 1973/1974 season.
John Giles in action against Birmingham City. Also pictured is Howard Kendall.
Johnny Giles in action against Liverpool in the Charity Shield in 1974.
More action of John Giles in action against Liverpool during the Charity Shield in 1974.
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