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STARS AND STRIPES; TOWN 2013-14 LOOKING BACK AT GREAT NAMES TO HAVE DONNED TOWN SHIRT Town have now been playing in their famous blue and white stripes for 100 years. Here we chart the kits as they have changed, with a top player of the day.

1913-14 BILLY SMITH Town's all-time record appearance maker with 574, the England winger featured in all Town's celebrated triumphs of the twenties.

His 126 goals included the penalty which brought Town their only FA Cup triumph to date, against Preston at Stamford Bridge in 1922.

1915-1916 FRED BULLOCK Played for Town in their first Football League season of 1910-11 and was an automatic choice at left-back either side of World War One.

An England amateur international, Town were his first professional club.

He then won a full England cap while at Leeds Road, against Ireland in 1920.

1918-1919 JACK COCK Signed from Brentford in 1914, the forward was Town's first England international when he faced Ireland in 1919.

His Town career was interrupted by the First World War, limiting to 18 games, in which he scored nine goals, before he switched to Chelsea in October 1919.

1919-1920 FRANK MANN Signed from Aston Villa in 1912, he topped the Town scoring charts in his first two seasons - 16 in 1912-13 and 10 in 13-14.

Notched 18 in 1919-20, when Town won their first-ever promotion, from Division II.

Joined Manchester United in 1923 and was later a Huddersfield publican, 1922 ROY GOODALL Gave up a promising career in accountancy to sign professional forms for Town after shining for amateur club Dronfield Woodhouse.

He became a highly dependable right-back and a consistent England international, earning 25 caps to go with his 404 Town games (21 goals).

1923-1924 CLEM STEPHENSON A real hero during the halcyon days of the Twenties.

The former Aston Villa man skippered Town to the celebrated title hat trick of 1924-26 and formed a fine left-sided partnership with Billy Smith.

He played 275 times, winning one England cap, and later had a 13-year run as Town manager.

1924-1925 GEORGE BROWN Town's highest all-time scorer with 159 between 1921-29.

Worked down the mines before joining Town after asking for a trial during a pit strike.

Nicknamed 'Bomber', the North-Easterner won eight England caps before also scoring goals for Aston Villa, Burnley and Leeds.

1925-1926 TOMMY WILSON Snapped up from Sunderland, he was a talented centre-half who could set up attacks without neglecting his defensive duties.

In a dozen years at Leeds Road, he represented the Football League before winning three England caps.

He then made a surprise move to Blackpool.

1926-1927 ALEX JACKSON A real crowdpleaser who was one of Scotland's 'Wembley Wizards' of 1928, when he scored a hat trick in the 5-1 mauling of England.

Scored 89 goals in 203 Town games between signing from Aberdeen (for a then-Town record PS5,000) and joining Chelsea for PS8,750, then a British record.

1927-1928 SAM WADSWORTH Nine-times capped by England, the Lancastrian left-back played for Darwen, Blackburn and Nelson before crossing the Pennines after being signed by the legendary Town boss Herber t Chapman.

Played 312 times between 1921-30 before joining Burnley.

Later coached PSV Eindhoven, 1933-1934 DAVE MANGNALL A final season at the club for the man who hammered in 73 goals in just 90 appearances for the Leeds Road club.

In the 1931-32 season Mangnall had hit the headlines with an incredible 42 goals in just 39 appearances.

In February 1934 he moved to struggling Birmingham City.

1934-1935 ALF LYTHGOE Played 33 times in League and Cup in the season and was the club's leading goalscorer with 24.

He stayed with Town until 1938, making a total of 79 appearances - he scored an excellent 46 goals in those games.

Signed from Stockport, he rejoined them on leaving Town.

1937-1938 ALF YOUNG One of the most recognisable characters in Town history, he signed for Town in January 1927 and stayed with the club until after the Second World War, returning as coach from 1948 to 1952.

Conceded the penalty which controversially robbed Town of a replay in the FA Cup final (1938).

1937-1939 BILLY PRICE Plundered 31 goals in 61 Town appearances, and plenty more for the club in Wartime football.

Town picked him up from the non-league game in Shropshire, transferring him to Reading in 1947.

He also played for Hull and Bradford City before a stint at non-league club Winsford.

1939-1940 PAT BEASLEY Completed his Town career at the outset of the Second World War with 27 goals in 123 appearances.

A left winger from Stourbridge, he was signed from Arsenal in October 1936 and played in the FA Cup final of 1938.

After the Second World War he was picked up by Fulham.

1944-1945 JACKIE MILBURN The Newcastle ace known to the Geordie faithful as 'Wor Jackie' guested twice for Town during this campaign.

Born in Ashington, he notched 200 goals for the Toon and netted 10 in 13 games for England.

He later played for and managed Linfield and was boss of Ipswich.

1945-1946 JIMMY GLAZZARD One of the best loved players ever to pull on the blue and white stripes.

Second in the all-time list of Town scorers with 154 goals, five behind George Brown, he signed for the club in 1943 and eventually moved to Everton in 1956.

In between times he became a firm favourite at Leeds Road.

1946-1947 VIC METCALFE Famous for his clever wing play and unbelievable partnership with centre forward Jimmy Glazzard, Metcalfe was capped twice by England in an era when they had Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney in their pomp.

Third in the all-time list of appearances for the club with 459 in 12 years.

1948-1949 KARL HANSEN A Danish international who represented his country in the 1948 London Olympics, Hansen had a short stint with Town while studying at the town's technical college and played a key role in keeping the team in the top flight in 1949. Also played for Juventus and Sampdoria.

1950-1951 BILL MCGARRY Played four times for England, including in the World Cup in Switzerland in 1954, and was a regular for Town for a decade playing at right half.

He played a total of 381 times for the club and went on the FA tour to South Africa in 1956, along with Len Quested, later settling in that country to live.

1951-1952 LEN QUESTED Always in the thick of the action as a ball-winning midfield player, he won an England B cap and also picked up a Second Division championship medal as a Town ever-present in 1952-53.

The half-back line of McGarry, McEvoy and Quested was one of the best in club histor y.

1952-1953 RON STANIFORTH One of the game's best defenders in the 1950s, he was capped eight times by England during his three season at Leeds Road.

A cultured full back, he went on to play over 300 games for Sheffield Wednesday after leaving Town in March 1955.

He had two spells on the coaching staff at Hillsborough.

1954-1955 JIMMY WATSON The skilful Scottish international helped Town regain their First Division status in 1953 and was a regular in the first team for another four seasons.

He signed for Dunfermline in 1957, having previously won the Scottish Cup with Motherwell.

He retired from the game to take a pub in Dunfermline.

1956-1957 DAVE HICKSON Known as 'Cannoball Kid' because of his fierce shot, Hickson played for all three Merseyside clubs, Everton, Liverpool and Tranmere, as well as Town.

Signed from Aston Villa for PS16,500 in November 1955, he netted 31 times in 60 games before starting a second stint at Everton in 1957.

1957-58 DENIS LAW Rated by many who saw him emerge as a 16-year-old with Town as probably the best young player the club has ever had.

Went on to become one of the League's top marksmen with Manchester United and Manchester City.

Had a British best of five hat tricks in European competitions.

1957 Jan 1958 BRIAN GIBSON A product of District League Paddock, he was understudy to England right-back Ron Stanifor th. But he forced his way into the side in the mid-Fifties and made 171 appearances before hanging up his boots in 1962.

Then he helped make a success of Town's pools scheme.

1957-1958 LES MASSIE One of only five men to score over 100 goals for Town, he was prolific in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

His 108 goals in blue and white stripes came from 363 appearances between 1956 and 1966, when he joined Darlington for a fee reported to be PS2,500.

Also played for Halifax Town.

1958-1959 KEVIN McHALE Made a very impressive right-wing partnership with Denis Law and went on to become one of the club's most picked players, with 375 games to his credit.

An amateur when he first turned out at Leeds Road, he didn't sign as a professional until October 1956.

He moved to Crewe in 1968.

1959-1960 RAY WILSON Will forever be remembered as one of England's World Cup winning side in 1966.

A classy left back, he was switched to that position by Bill Shankly.

He won 30 of his England caps during 12 years at Leeds Road before joining Everton in 1964, playing in their losing FA Cup final side in 1968.

1962-1964 DEREK STOKES Leading scorer for Town in each of his first four seasons after signing from Bradford City in June 1960 for PS18,000 plus Stan Howard.

Hit 69 goals in just 170 games for Town before returning to Bradford City in a straight swap with Roy Ellam.

He retired from the game in June 1967.
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