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General Facts

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Year Formed

1904 (Leeds City)
1919 (Leeds United)

Turned Professional

1920

Colours

All white with yellow & blue trim
(Change)
Blue with yellow trim, blue shorts
Yellow with blue trim, yellow shorts

Club Nickname

"United" or "The Whites". You may hear come older fans referring to them as the 'Peacocks', but this nickname is virtually obsolete.

Ground Capacity

40,242

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Pitch Measurements

105m v 65m

Honours

Don Revie and Billy Bremner celebrate the FA Cup Final win in 1972.

Football League Record

1920 Elected to Div. Two 1924-27 Div. One
1927-28 Div. Two
1928-31 Div. One
1931-32 Div. Two
1932-47 Div. One
1947-56 Div. Two
1956-60 Div. One
1960-64 Div. Two
1964-82 Div. One
1982-90 Div. Two
1990-92 Div. One
1992 to date F.A. Premier League

Football League Cup

Winners: (1) 1968
Runners-up: (1) 1996


Football League Division One Champions

(3) 1968-69, 1973-74, 1991-92

Runners-up:

(5) 1964-65, 1965-66, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72

Football League Division Two Champions:

(3) 1923-24, 1963-64, 1989-90

Runners-up:

(3) 1927-28, 1931-32, 1955-56

FA Cup Winners

(1) 1972
 
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Runners-up

(3) 1965, 1970, 1973

F.A. Charity Shield Winners

(2) 1969, 1992


F.A. Youth Challenge Cup Winners
 
(1) 1992-93

European Cup Finalists

1974-75

European Cup Winners' Cup Finalists

1972-73


European Fairs/UEFA Cup

1966-67 (Runners-up)
1967-68 (Winners)
1970-71 (Winners)

Records

Leeds United and Wales legend John Charles.

Record Attendance

57,892 v Sunderland
FA Cup Rd 5 replay, 15 March 1967

Record Receipts

1,006,000 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
FA Cup semi-final 9th April 1995

Record Victories

League: 8-0 v Leicester City, Div.One, April 1934
FA Cup: 8-1 v Crystal Palace, Rd.3, Jan 1930
League Cup: 5-1 v Mansfield Town, Rd.2, Sept 1963
Europe: 10-0 v Lyn Oslo, European Cup Rd.1, leg 1, Sept 1969

Record Defeats

League: 1-8 v Stoke City, Div.One, Aug 1934
FA Cup: 2-7 v Middlesbrough, Rd.3, leg 2, Jan 1946
League Cup: 0-7 v Arsenal, Rd.2, Sept 1979 &, 0-7 v West Ham Utd., Rd.3, Nov 1966
Europe: 0-4 v SK Lierse, UEFA Cup, Rd.1, leg 2, Sept. 1971

Record League appearances

Jack Charlton 629 (1952-73)

Sequence Records

Most League Goals

98 Div. Two 1927-28

Most League goals in a season

John Charles (42) Div. Two 1953-54

Best undefeated start to a season

(29) 25th Aug. 1973 - 23rd Feb. 1974

Most matches undefeated

(34) 19th Oct. 1968 - 30th Aug. 1969

Most home matches undefeated

(39) 4th May 1968 - 28th Mar. 1970

Most away matches undefeated

(17) 19th Oct. 1968 - 30th Aug. 1969

Longest run without a home win

(10) 16th Jan. 1982 - 15th May 1982

Longest run without an away win

(26) 18th Mar. 1939 - 30th Aug. 1947

Most League wins (dates inclusive)

(9) 26th Sept. 1931 - 21st Nov 1931

Most League defeats (dates inclusive)

(6) 26th Apr. 1947 - 26th May 1947

Most League matches without a win

(17) 18th Jan. 1947 - 23rd Aug. 1947

Most home wins

(13) 9th Nov. 1968 - 13th Aug. 1969

Most away wins

(8) 21st Sept. 1963 - 28th Dec. 1963

Most League goals in a career

Peter Lorimer 168 (1965-79 & 1983-86)

Most goals in a match

Gordon Hodgson: 5 v Leicester City, Division One October 1938
 

Most capped players

Lucas Radebe (South Africa, 61)
Johnny Giles (Eire, 60)
Billy Bremner (Scotland, 54)
  

Oldest player

Eddie Burbanks 41 years, 23 days v Hull City, April 1954

Youngest player

Peter Lorimer 15 years, 289 days v Southampton, September 1962

Record transfer fee received

33,100,000 from Manchester United for Rio Ferdinand, July 2002

Record transfer fee paid

18,000,000 to West Ham for Rio Ferdinand, November2000

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