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Full name  Donald Leeson
Name  Don Leeson
Place of birth  Askern, England
Role  Football player
Place of death  Grimsby, England
Playing position  Goalkeeper
Years  Team

Date of birth  (1935-08-25)25 August 1935
Date of death  15 February 2009(2009-02-15) (aged 73)
Died  February 15, 2009, Grimsby, United Kingdom

Donald "Don" Leeson (25 August 1935 – 15 February 2009) was an English football goalkeeper who spent his entire professional career at Barnsley, where he played just over 100 first-team games.

Leeson, a native of Askern, South Yorkshire, signed a professional contract with Barnsley in 1954, and made his first-team debut for the Tykes during the 1956-57 season. He left Oakwell in 1961 to become a police officer in Grimsby. He continued to play football for several local non-league teams, and also represented the national police football team.

He retired from the police force in 1984, and died on 15 February 2009 following a long battle with lung cancer.

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