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LEN BIRKS

Born: 06 October 1896

Came from: Sheffield United   Went to: Bristol City

First game: 28 February 1931   Last game: 22 April 1933

Appearances: 50 (50/0)   Goals: 0

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Birks made 101 league appearances for Port Vale between 1920 and 1924. He then moved to Sheffield United, where he played another 195 league games in six years. He left Yorkshire at the age of 34 for three seasons at Home Park, competing for the left-back spot with Fred Titmuss. In 1933 he moved on to play 30 times for Bristol City before winding down in non-league football with Yeovil & Petters United.

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The following publications have been particularly valuable in the research of pen-pictures: Plymouth Argyle, A Complete Record 1903-1989 (Brian Knight, ISBN 0-907969-40-2); Plymouth Argyle, 101 Golden Greats (Andy Riddle, ISBN 1-874287-47-3); Football League Players' Records 1888-1939 (Michael Joyce, ISBN 1-899468-67-6); Football League Players' Records 1946-1988 (Barry Hugman, ISBN 1-85443-020-3) and Plymouth Argyle Football Club Handbooks.

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