Norwich City top 100 appearances: Leonard Dutton (98)

PUBLISHED: 11:00 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:04 16 May 2017

Leonard Dutton. Picture: Archant Library

Leonard Dutton. Picture: Archant Library


152 appearances/14 goals

Leonard Lewis Dutton was born in Cardiff in January 1922 and died in Norwich in October, 1998.

He was groomed by the mighty Arsenal as a star of the future, but the war intervened, as it did for so many, and he never made it with the Gunners.

Dutton – described in the Pink Un as “a brainy player who could on his day rise to the heights” – made his debut for City in September, 1946, the first year of action following the war. He made 26 appearances in his debut season.

He was credited with what today would be termed the assist for Victor Johnson’s 10-second goal – the quickest goal from a kick-off at Carrow Road – on September 19, 1946.

Dutton’s final appearance came in January, 1953. He went on to play for Wisbech Town.

Harold Woods (99)

151 appearances/goals unknown

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