Leeds United's top 30 players of all time - Number 14

Elland Road East Stand

At 14 in the countdown is a player who never had one favoured position in the side, but still made over 700 appearances for the club.

Despite spending 18 years at Elland Road, it is difficult to know what Paul Madeley's best position was for Leeds United, but his ability to play anywhere as if it was his strongest position was what made him such an important player during their glory days.

Madeley arrived at the club in 1962 but was not a regular in Don Revie's side until 1966. However, rather than be given a certain role in the side, he was used in any position where the first-choice was injured or suspended, and would go on to play in every outfield position at the club, including in an advanced role for the 1968 League Cup final, which the Whites would go on to win 1-0 against Arsenal.

He would play most of the club's games during their title-winning campaign in 1968-69 and would only miss three games when they won the First Division for a second time in 1973-74.

As well as the championships and cups he won during his time with the Yorkshire side, his finest single moment arguably came when he scored in the first leg of the 1971 Fairs Cup final against Juventus to help Revie's men to a 2-2 draw in Italy before a 1-1 stalemate at Elland Road saw the English side bag the trophy for the second time.

By the time Madeley had retired in 1980, he had spent his entire career with Leeds, making over 700 appearances in all competitions and earning 24 England caps along the way.

The fact that he was capable of playing everywhere across the pitch to such a high standard - often keeping a player who specialised in a certain position out of the side - for such a long period of time shows just how supremely talented Paul Madeley was, and how without him, the long-term injuries that struck down some of Leeds' key players during his time at the club would have had a much greater impact on their success. 

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