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Elite Level

The following players played in Montagu Cup finals and, according to the English National Football Archive, played at an elite level.

Years in brackets indicate a year that they are known to have played in the Montagu Cup final.
Francis Pepper (1898) :  Newton Heath, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers
Walter Langton (1901): Doncaster Rovers
Billy Linward (1901): Doncaster Rovers, West Ham United, Woolwich Arsenal
Ernest Dowson (1901) :  Doncaster Rovers
Manny Lindley (1901) : Doncaster Rovers
Jim Hancock (1902) :  Chesterfield
William Lawley (1902) : Barnsley
Tommy Thorpe (1903): Doncaster Rovers, Barnsley, Northampton Town
Tommy Tompkins (1903): Doncaster Rovers, Leeds City
Harry Rothery (1903): Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest
Christopher Crapper (1905) :  The Wednesday, Grimsby Town
Tommy Hakin (1905):  Grimsby Town
Jack Aston (1905) : Walsall, Arsenal, Small Heath, Doncaster Rovers
Edward Layton (1906): Aston Villa, Middlesborough, Cardiff City
Ezra Holmes (1906): Gainsbrough Trinity, Birmingham
Jack Burkinshaw (1907): Grimsby Town, The Wednesday, Bradford Park Avenue
Willis Rippon (1907): Bristol City, Woolwich Arsenal, Grimsby Town
Ernie Surtees (1907):  Barnsley
James Arthur Dyer (1910): Barnsley, Manchester United
Joe Smith (1912) : Birmingham, Chesterfield
Willis Walker (1913) : Leeds City, South Shields, Bradford Park Avenue
Sid Dawson (1914): Grimsby Town, Northampton Town
Percy Beaumont (1918): Sheffield United, Barnsley, Southend United
George Dobson (1919) : Barnsley, Norwich City, Rotherham County
Jimmy Broadhead (1919): Nelson
Alf Smelt (1919): Leeds United
Jack Smelt (1919): Portsmouth, The Wednesday
Harry Maycock (1921) : Southend United
Joe Beresford (1923): Aston Villa, Preston North End, Swansea ENGLAND
*Wilf Copping (1929) : Leeds United, Arsenal, ENGLAND
Frank Chivers (1930) : Barnsley, Huddersfield Town, Blackburn Rovers
Charles Bembridge (1930): Rotherham United

For a list of players from our area who played at an elite level, whether they played in the Montagu Cup or not, see...

For elite footballers of a specific town see:

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