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Full name Leeds United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Whites, United, The Peacocks
Founded 17 October 1919
Ground Elland Road
(Capacity: 37,890)
Owner Flag of Italy Aser Group Holding
Chairman Flag of Italy Andrea Radrizzani
Manager Flag of Argentina Marcelo Bielsa
Current League Premier League 
2020–21 Premier League, 9th
Website Club home page
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Leeds United Football Club (formerly Leeds United A.F.C.) is a professional association football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The club was formed in 1919 following the disbanding of Leeds City F.C. by the Football League and took over their Elland Road stadium. They play in the Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system, after winning the Championship in 2018-19.

Leeds United have won three First Division league titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup. The club has also won two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups. The majority of the honours were won under the management of Don Revie in the 1960s and 1970s. Leeds lost the 1975 European Cup Final against Bayern Munich and reached the semi-finals of the tournament's successor, the Champions League, in 2001.

Leeds play in all-white kits, leading to their nickname being 'the whites'. The club's badge features the White Rose of York together with the monogram "LUFC". The club's anthem is "Marching On Together".

Stadium

Main article: Elland Road

Leeds United have only ever used one stadium as their home ground, Elland Road, where they have played since foundation in 1919. An all-seater football stadium situated in Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, it is the 12th largest football stadium in England, and the fourth-largest ground outside the Premier League as of the 2016–17 season. Elland Road was previously occupied by their predecessors, Leeds City before their disbanding. After their formation, the council allowed them to rent the stadium until they could afford to buy it. With the exception of periods from the 1960s until 1983, and from 1997 to 2004, the local council owned the stadium. However, it was sold by the club in October 2004, with a 25-year sale-leaseback deal being agreed, and a commercial buy-back clause also included for when the club's finances improve sufficiently.

Players

First-team squad

As of 25 April 2021
No. Position Player
1 Flag of France GK Illan Meslier
2 Flag of England DF Luke Ayling (vice-captain)
4 Flag of England MF Adam Forshaw
5 Flag of Germany DF Robin Koch
6 Flag of Scotland DF Liam Cooper (captain)
7 Flag of England MF Ian Poveda
9 Flag of England FW Patrick Bamford
10 Flag of Macedonia DF Ezgjan Alioski
11 Flag of Wales FW Tyler Roberts
13 Flag of Spain GK Kiko Casilla
14 Flag of Spain DF Diego Llorente
15 Flag of Northern Ireland DF Stuart Dallas
17 Flag of Angola MF Hélder Costa
18 Flag of Brazil MF Raphinha
19 Flag of Spain MF Pablo Hernández
20 Flag of Spain FW Rodrigo
No. Position Player
21 Flag of Netherlands DF Pascal Struijk
22 Flag of England MF Jack Harrison (on loan from Manchester City)
23 Flag of England MF Kalvin Phillips
24 Flag of England DF Leif Davis
25 Flag of Italy GK Elia Caprile
28 Flag of Switzerland DF Gaetano Berardi
30 Flag of England FW Joe Gelhardt
35 Flag of England DF Charlie Cresswell
38 Flag of Netherlands MF Crysencio Summerville
42 Flag of England FW Sam Greenwood
43 Flag of Poland MF Mateusz Klich
46 Flag of England MF Jamie Shackleton
47 Flag of England MF Jack Jenkins
49 Flag of England DF Oliver Casey
52 Flag of Wales DF Niall Huggins

Other senior players under contract

No. Position Player
Flag of Netherlands MF Ouasim Bouy

Out on loan

No. Position Player
3 Flag of Scotland DF Barry Douglas (on loan to Blackburn Rovers until 30 June 2021)
33 Flag of England DF Bryce Hosannah (on loan to Bradford City until 30 June 2021)
34 Flag of Northern Ireland MF Alfie McCalmont (on loan to Oldham Athletic until 30 June 2021)
36 Flag of England MF Robbie Gotts (on loan to Salford City until 30 June 2021)
44 Flag of Poland MF Mateusz Bogusz (on loan to Logroñés until 30 June 2021)
48 Flag of England MF Jordan Stevens (on loan to Bradford City until 30 June 2021)
No. Position Player
Flag of Wales GK Matthew Turner (on loan to Haverfordwest County until January 2021)
Flag of Belgium DF Laurens De Bock (on loan to SV Zulte Waregem until 30 June 2021)
Flag of Republic of Ireland MF Eunan O'Kane (on loan to Luton Town until 30 June 2021)
Flag of England FW Ryan Edmondson (on loan to Northampton Town until 30 June 2021)
Flag of Spain FW Rafa Mújica (on loan to Las Palmas until 30 June 2021)
Flag of Bulgaria FW Kun Temenuzhkov (on loan to Real Unión until 30 June 2021)

Reserves and academy

Main article: Leeds United F.C. Reserves and Youth Team

Retired numbers

On 15 May 2014, Leeds United retired the number 17 shirt due to then-owner Massimo Cellino's superstitious beliefs. Up until June 2014, the last occupant of the shirt had been Michael Brown. The shirt was brought out of retirement on 3 July 2019, when Leeds' new signing of Portugal international Hélder Costa was given the number.

External links

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History: Seasons

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Leeds United F.C. squad - 2021–22

1 Meslier · 2 Ayling · 4 Forshaw · 5 Koch · 6 Cooper (c) · 7 Poveda · 9 Bamford · 10 Alioski · 11 Roberts · 13 Casilla · 14 Llorente · 15 Dallas · 17 Costa · 18 Raphinha · 19 Hernández · 20 Rodrigo · 21 Struijk · 22 Harrison · 23 Phillips · 24 Davis · 25 Caprile · 28 Berardi · 30 Gelhardt · 35 Cresswell · 43 Klich · 46 Shackleton · 49 Casey ·

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Leeds United F.C. seasons

2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 · 2021-22 ·

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Leeds United F.C. squad seasons

1969-70 · 1974-75 · 1980-81 · 1981-82 · 1982-83 · 1983-84 · 1984-85 · 1985-86 · 1986-87 · 1987-88 · 1988-89 · 1989-90 · 1990-91 · 1991-92 · 1992-93 · 1993-94 · 1994-95 · 1995-96 · 1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-00 · 2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 ·

Leeds United Football Club - Managers

Ray (1919–20) • Fairclough (1920–1927) • Ray (1927–35) • Hampson (1935–47) • Edwards (1947–48) • Buckley (1948–53) • Carter (1953–58) • Edwards (1958c) • Lambton (1958–59) • Taylor (1959–61) • Revie (1961–74) • Clough (1974) • Lindley (1974c) • Armfield (1974–78) • Lindley (1978c) • Stein (1978) • Lindley (1978c) • Adamson (1978–80) • Lindley (1980c) • Merrington (1980c) • Clarke (1980–82) • Gray (1982–85) • Gunby (1985c) • Bremner (1985–88) • Hunter (1988c) • Wilkinson (1988–96) • Graham (1996–98) • O'Leary (1998–2002) • Venables (2002–03) • Reid (2003) • Gray (2003–04c) • Blackwell (2004–06) • Carver (2006c) • Geddis (2006c) • Wise (2006–08) • Williams (2008c) • McAllister (2008) • Grayson (2008–12) • Redfearn (2012c) • Warnock (2012–13) • Redfearn (2013c) • McDermott (2013–14) • Hockaday (2014) • Redfearn (2014c) • Milanič (2014) • Redfearn (2014–15) • Rösler (2015) • Evans (2015–16) • Monk (2016–17) • Christiansen (2017–18) • Heckingbottom (2018) • Bielsa (2018–)

Leeds United F.C. matches - 2021-22
2021-22 Premier League

Manchester United (a) · Everton (h) · Norwich City (a) · Arsenal (a) · Arsenal (h) ·

2021-22 FA Cup
2021-22 League Cup
Leeds United F.C. match images - 2021-22
2021-22 Premier League

Arsenal (a) · Arsenal (h) ·

2021-22 FA Cup
2021-22 League Cup
FA Cup winners

1872: Wanderers • 1873: Wanderers • 1874: Oxford University • 1875: Royal Engineers • 1876: Wanderers • 1877: Wanderers • 1878: Wanderers • 1879: Old Etonians • 1880: Clapham Rovers • 1881: Old Carthusians • 1882: Old Etonians • 1883: Blackburn Olympic • 1884: Blackburn Rovers • 1885: Blackburn Rovers • 1886: Blackburn Rovers • 1887: Aston Villa • 1888: West Bromwich Albion • 1889: Preston North End • 1890: Blackburn Rovers • 1891: Blackburn Rovers • 1892: West Bromwich Albion • 1893: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1894: Notts County • 1895: Aston Villa • 1896: The Wednesday • 1897: Aston Villa • 1898: Nottingham Forest • 1899: Sheffield United • 1900: Bury • 1901: Tottenham Hotspur • 1902: Sheffield United • 1903: Bury • 1904: Manchester City • 1905: Aston Villa • 1906: Everton • 1907: The Wednesday • 1908: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1909: Manchester United • 1910: Newcastle United • 1911: Bradford City • 1912: Barnsley • 1913: Aston Villa • 1914: Burnley • 1915: Sheffield United • 1920: Aston Villa • 1921: Tottenham Hotspur • 1922: Huddersfield Town • 1923: Bolton Wanderers • 1924: Newcastle United • 1925: Sheffield United • 1926: Bolton Wanderers • 1927: Cardiff City • 1928: Blackburn Rovers • 1929: Bolton Wanderers • 1930: Arsenal • 1931: West Bromwich Albion • 1932: Newcastle United • 1933: Everton • 1934: Manchester City • 1935: Sheffield Wednesday • 1936: Arsenal • 1937: Sunderland • 1938: Preston North End • 1939: Portsmouth • 1946: Derby County • 1947: Charlton Athletic • 1948: Manchester United • 1949: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1950: Arsenal • 1951: Newcastle United • 1952: Newcastle United • 1953: Blackpool • 1954: West Bromwich Albion • 1955: Newcastle United • 1956: Manchester City • 1957: Aston Villa • 1958: Bolton Wanderers • 1959: Nottingham Forest • 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1961: Tottenham Hotspur • 1962: Tottenham Hotspur • 1963: Manchester United • 1964: West Ham United • 1965: Liverpool • 1966: Everton • 1967: Tottenham Hotspur • 1968: West Bromwich Albion • 1969: Manchester City • 1970: Chelsea • 1971: Arsenal • 1972: Leeds United • 1973: Sunderland • 1974: Liverpool • 1975: West Ham United • 1976: Southampton • 1977: Manchester United • 1978: Ipswich Town • 1979: Arsenal • 1980: West Ham United • 1981: Tottenham Hotspur • 1982: Tottenham Hotspur • 1983: Manchester United • 1984: Everton • 1985: Manchester United • 1986: Liverpool • 1987: Coventry City • 1988: Wimbledon • 1989: Liverpool • 1990: Tottenham Hotspur • 1991: Liverpool • 1992: Arsenal • 1993: Arsenal • 1994: Manchester United • 1995: Everton • 1996: Manchester United • 1997: Chelsea • 1998: Arsenal • 1999: Manchester United • 2000: Chelsea • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Arsenal • 2003: Arsenal • 2004: Manchester United • 2005: Arsenal • 2006: Liverpool • 2007: Chelsea • 2008: Portsmouth • 2009: Chelsea • 2010: Chelsea • 2011: Manchester City • 2012: Chelsea • 2013: Wigan Athletic • 2014: Arsenal • 2015: Arsenal • 2016: Manchester United • 2017: Arsenal • 2018: Chelsea • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Arsenal •

Football League Cup winners

1961: Aston Villa • 1962: Norwich City • 1963: Birmingham City • 1964: Leicester City • 1965: Chelsea • 1966: West Bromwich Albion • 1967: Queens Park Rangers • 1968: Leeds United • 1969: Swindon Town • 1970: Manchester City • 1971: Manchester City • 1972: Stoke City • 1973: Tottenham Hotspur • 1974: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1975: Aston Villa • 1976: Manchester City • 1977: Aston Villa • 1978: Nottingham Forest • 1979: Nottingham Forest • 1980: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1981: Liverpool • 1982: Liverpool • 1983: Liverpool • 1984: Liverpool • 1985: Norwich City • 1986: Oxford United • 1987: Arsenal • 1988: Luton Town • 1989: Nottingham Forest • 1990: Nottingham Forest • 1991: Sheffield Wednesday • 1992: Manchester United • 1993: Arsenal • 1994: Aston Villa • 1995: Liverpool • 1996: Aston Villa • 1997: Leicester City • 1998: Chelsea • 1999: Tottenham Hotspur • 2000: Leicester City • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Blackburn Rovers • 2003: Liverpool • 2004: Middlesbrough • 2005: Chelsea • 2006: Manchester United • 2007: Chelsea • 2008: Tottenham Hotspur • 2009: Manchester United • 2010: Manchester United • 2011: Birmingham City • 2012: Liverpool • 2013: Swansea City • 2014: Manchester City • 2015: Chelsea • 2016: Manchester City • 2017: Manchester United • 2018: Manchester City • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Manchester City • 2021: Manchester City • 2022: TBD

FA Community Shield winners

1908: Manchester United • 1909: Newcastle United • 1910: Brighton & Hove Albion • 1911: Manchester United • 1912: Blackburn Rovers • 1913: English Professionals XI • 1920: West Bromwich Albion • 1921: Tottenham Hotspur • 1922: Huddersfield Town • 1923: English Professionals XI • 1924: English Professionals XI • 1925: English Amateurs XI • 1926: English Amateurs XI • 1927: Cardiff City • 1928: Everton • 1929: English Professionals XI • 1930: Arsenal • 1931: Arsenal • 1932: Everton • 1933: Arsenal • 1934: Arsenal • 1935: Sheffield Wednesday • 1936: Sunderland • 1937: Manchester City • 1938: Arsenal • 1948: Arsenal • 1949: Shared • 1950: English World Cup XI • 1951: Tottenham Hotspur • 1952: Manchester United • 1953: Arsenal • 1954: Shared • 1955: Chelsea • 1956: Manchester United • 1957: Manchester United • 1958: Bolton Wanderers • 1959: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1960: Shared • 1961: Tottenham Hotspur • 1962: Tottenham Hotspur • 1963: Everton • 1964: Shared • 1965: Shared • 1966: Liverpool • 1967: Shared • 1968: Manchester City • 1969: Leeds United • 1970: Everton • 1971: Leicester City • 1972: Manchester City • 1973: Burnley • 1974: Liverpool • 1975: Derby County • 1976: Liverpool • 1977: Shared • 1978: Nottingham Forest • 1979: Liverpool • 1980: Liverpool • 1981: Shared • 1982: Liverpool • 1983: Manchester United • 1984: Everton • 1985: Everton • 1986: Shared • 1987: Everton • 1988: Liverpool • 1989: Liverpool • 1990: Shared • 1991: Shared • 1992: Leeds United • 1993: Manchester United • 1994: Manchester United • 1995: Everton • 1996: Manchester United • 1997: Manchester United • 1998: Arsenal • 1999: Arsenal • 2000: Chelsea • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Arsenal • 2003: Manchester ;United • 2004: Arsenal • 2005: Chelsea • 2006: Liverpool • 2007: Manchester United • 2008: Manchester United • 2009: Chelsea • 2010: Manchester United • 2011: Manchester United • 2012: Manchester City • 2013: Manchester United • 2014: Arsenal • 2015: Arsenal • 2016: Manchester United • 2017: Arsenal • 2018: Manchester City • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Arsenal • 2021: Leicester City •

Premier League 2021–22

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