Doyle, Les

Birth Date

28th June 1927





Biographical Text

Often a reserve, Les 'Paddy' Doyle played for Exeter City between 1949 and 1955. He joined the club from Everton and later played for Bideford.

Originally a junior with Everton, Les signed professional forms for the club in May 1945, captained the youth team and made three appearances for the first-team in the war-time Football League North. 

Never appearing in the Football League itself for Everton, and on the transfer list for a fee of £1,500, he signed for Exeter City in August 1949 at the age of twenty-two. Regarded as a utility player, although primarily a defender, Les made his debut as a centre-forward shirt in a 3-4 home defeat against Reading in September 1949. Frequently switching between the first-team and the reserves Les made 10 league appearances during his first season at St James Park followed by 22, 17, 18, 12 and 3 in his subsequent seasons.

Les eventually moved on to Bideford in the summer of 1955 and died in Yeovil in 1998.


Exeter City league games only




Diane inglett

My wonderful Grandad xx

charlotte raybould

A truly wonderful man.

Miss you grandad

Julie King

Sadly missed, never forgotten

Ruth Lynda CANVIN

my dad so proud of you ,wonderful father.

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