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Leon Legge

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

01/07/1985

Height

185 cm

Signed

01/07/2015

Country

England

A 2015 close season signing, Leon agreed a two-contract with United following his departure from Gillingham, which has since been extended to June 2018.

Aged 32, this towering centre-half began his career with Sussex County League sides Eastbourne United and Hailsham Town before joining Lewes. He won promotion to the Conference whilst with the Rooks, had a brief spell at Tonbridge Angels, then made his move into the Football League when Brentford swooped at the start of the 2009/10 campaign. Leon made 115 appearances for the West London club, scoring ten goals, whilst reaching the 2011 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final. He switched to Gillingham in early 2013, contributing greatly to their League Two title success later that season. An experienced defender and popular figure with supporters, he played 92 times for the Priestfield club before being surprisingly released. Now the U’s Captain and a vociferous presence on the pitch, Leon scored seven goals last season and has pulled on the black and amber in over 90 matches.               

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