An essential member of the side that won the Second and First Divisions titles.
The outside left, he was just as good with both feet, was described as being speedy with a speedy unorthodox style which allowed him to pop up in a variety of positions across the pitch.
A local boy who won an England schoolboy cap before joining Spurs as an amateur and playing for the Northfleet nursery. Where he won both the Kent League Cup and the Kent League. He signed professional forms in 1939. During World War 2 he joined the RAF and was stationed in Canada.
He returned to Spurs with his Canadian wife but she became homesick and they returned to Canada in 1946 where he worked in a steel works and played for a local side. In 1948 they returned to London and Spurs. He was an ever present in the side that won the Second Division in 1950 and was the team’s top scorer. The following season the team won the First Division title.
Les won six England caps and was never on the losing side. He scored one international goal V France.
He also appeared for the Football League and appeared for The Rest of the UK V Wales.
At the end of the 1953 season he retired and moved to South Africa where he became player –coach for Randfontein FC.
In 1961 he again returned to England but a year later his wife died and soon after Les moved to Canada where he passed away in 2001.
In his two spells with Tottenham he played in 224 games scoring 65 times.
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