On 31 May 1920, Leeds United were elected to the Football League. Over the following years, they consolidated their position in the Second Division and in 1924 won the title and with it promotion to the First Division. They failed to establish themselves and were relegated in 1926–27. After their relegation, Fairclough resigned, which paved the way for Ray to ...
Having found success in both domestic and European cup competitions, manager Revie chose to focus on the league for the 1968–69 campaign. Leeds secured the title in April 1969 with a 0–0 draw with challengers Liverpool at Anfield, whose supporters congratulated Leeds. Leeds set a number of records including most points (67), most wins (27), fewest defeats (2), and most ...
Leeds also reached the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup against Italian club A.C. Milan at the Kaftanzoglio Stadium, where they were beaten 1–0 following some controversial refereeing. Revie was offered the manager’s role at Everton in the summer but chose to remain at Leeds. They won the First Division with a five-point lead over second-placed Liverpool. Revie chose ...
In October 1988, with the team 21st in the Second Division, Bremner was fired to make way for Howard Wilkinson. Leeds avoided relegation that season, and in March 1989 signed Gordon Strachan from Manchester United for £300,000. The Scottish midfielder was named captain and helped Leeds win the Second Division in 1989–90 and gain promotion back to the First Division. ...
History of the Leeds United FC
Leeds United Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire. The club was formed in 1919 following the disbanding of Leeds City by the Football League and took over their Elland Road stadium. The club currently competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football, following promotion from the EFL Championship during the 2019—20 season. Most of their history has been spent competing in the first tier of English football. Their longest continuous spell inside the first tier was a period of 18 years between 1964 and 1982, while their longest period outside of it spanned 16 years between 2004 and 2020.
They have won three English league titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup, two Charity/Community Shields, and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups. The majority of the honors were won under the management of Don Revie in the 1960s and 1970s. The club reached the 1975 European Cup Final, losing to Bayern Munich; Leeds reached the semi-finals of the tournament's successor, the Champions League in 2001. The club was also runners-up in the European Cup Winners Cup final in 1973. Their most recent honor was winning the league title in 1992.
Leeds United FC has won three English league titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup, two Charity/Community Shields, and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups. The club reached the 1975 European Cup Final, losing to Bayern Munich. Leeds reached the semi-finals of the tournament's successor, the Champions League in 2001. The club was also runners-up in the European Cup Winners Cup final in 1973. The majority of the honors were won under the management of Don Revie in the 1960s and 1970s.
1919 - Present / Leeds United Football Club
1908 - 1919 / Leeds City
The Whites, The Peacocks
As for the club’s nickname, the first recorded nickname was “The Peacocks.” Stems from the former name of the Elland Road stadium, The Old Peacock Ground, which was in turn named after the nearby The Old Peacock
That nick is now used by older fans only while in modern times Leeds United nickname is just simply “United” or “The Whites”. The Whites is clearly related to the clubs jersey color.
Premier League / 3
1992, 1974, 1969
FA Cup / 1
Premier League - FA Cup Double / 0
1919 - Present / Elland Road
2017 - Present / Andrea Radrizzani
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