Club records

A complete list of Leeds United records...

Club records

Ground capacity: 37,890

Pitch measurements: 115 x 74 yards

Nicknames: 'United' or 'The Whites'

First choice colours: White with blue and gold trim

Change colours: Yellow with blue strip

Leeds United came into being late in 1919 but it was in 1920 that the club gained election to the Football League.

First Football League game: August 28 1920, Division Two v Port Vale (a) Lost 0-2

Record attendance: 57,892 v Sunderland FA Cup 5th rd replay March 15 1967.

Record League win: 8-0 v Leicester City, Division One, April 7, 1934.

Record European win: 10-0 v Lyn Oslo, European Cup 1st rd 1st leg September 17, 1969.

Record FA Cup win: 8-1 v Crystal Palace (Rnd 3) January 1930

Record League Cup win: 5-1 v Mansfield Town (Rnd 2), September 1963

Record League defeat: 1-8 v Stoke City, Division One, August 27, 1934.

Record European defeat : 0-4 v SK Lierse (UEFA Cup) 1st rnd, 1st leg, Sept 1971/Barcelona (Champs League), Sept 2000

Record FA Cup defeat: 2-7 v Middlesbrough (Rnd 3), January 1946

Record League Cup defeat: 0-7 v West Ham (Rnd 3), November 1966/Arsenal (Rnd 2), September 1979

Record League scorer in a season: John Charles 43, Division Two 1953-54.

Highest number of league goals in a match: 5, Gordon Hodgson v Leicester City, Division One, October 1, 1938.

Highest number of League goals in aggregate: Peter Lorimer 168

Record all-time goalscorer : Peter Lorimer 238

Record appearances in league matches: Jack Charlton 629

Record all-time appearances: 773 Jack Charlton/Billy Bremner

Record transfer fee paid: £18m to West Ham for Rio Ferdinand, November 2000.

Record transfer fee received: £29.1m from Manchester Utd for Rio Ferdinand, July 2002

Oldest Player: Eddie Burbank (41yrs and 23 days) - v Hull City, April 1954

Youngest Player: Peter Lorimer (15 years and 289 days) - v Southampton, September 1962

First schoolboy to play for club: Tom Elliott v Norwich City, February 3, 2007

Most players used in a season: 44 2004/05 and 2006/07

Match sequences

Unbeaten start to the season: 29 (1973/74)

Most successive wins in all competitions to start season:  8 (2009/10)

Longest undefeated run: 34 (Oct 1968-Aug 1969)

Longest undefeated run at home: 39 (May 1968-March 1970)

Longest undefeated run away: 17 (Oct 1968-Aug 1969)

Successive home wins (league): 15 (Jan 2009-Oct 2010)

Successive defeats (league): 6 (April 1947-May 1947)

Successive games without a win (league): 17 (January 1947-August 1947)

Longest run without a home win: 10 (February 1982-May 1982)

Longest run without an away win: 26 (March 1939-August 1947)

CHAIRMEN

Although several people had held the name of chairman before the start of League action, J Hilton Crowther, a wealthy West Yorkshire industrialist, was chairman when the club began in the Second Division in 1920. He held the position until 1924

1924-1931 Sir Albert Braithwaite

1931-1933 Eric Clarke

1933-37 Alf Masser

1937-1948 Ernest Pullan

1948- 1961 Sam Bolton

1961-1967 Harry Reynolds

1967-1968 Albert Morris

1968-1972 Percy Woodward

1972-1983 Manny Cussins

1983-1996 Leslie Silver

1996-1997 Bill Fotherby

1997-2003 Peter Ridsdale

2003 Prof John McKenzie

2003-04 Trevor Birch

2004-2005 Gerald Krasner

2005-2013 Ken Bates

2013-2014 Salah Nooruddin

2015 Andrew Umbers

2015-2017 Massimo Cellino

2017- Andrea Radrizzani

MANAGERS

Dick Ray 1919-1920

Arthur Fairclough 1920-1927

Dick Ray 1927-35

Billy Hampson 1935-1947

Willis Edwards 1947-1948

Major Frank Buckley 1948-1953

Raich Carter 1953-1958

Bill Lambton 1958-1959

Jack Taylor 1959-1961

Don Revie 1961-1974

Brian Clough 1974

Jimmy Armfield 1974-1978

Jock Stein 1978 (Aug - Sept)

Jimmy Adamson 1978-1980

Allan Clarke 1980-1982

Eddie Gray 1982-1985

Billy Bremner 1985-1988

Howard Wilkinson 1988-1996

George Graham 1996-1998

David O'Leary 1998-2002

Terry Venables 2002-2003

Peter Reid 2003 (Mar - Nov)

Eddie Gray 2003-2004

Kevin Blackwell 2004-2006

Dennis Wise 2006-2008

Gary McAllister 2008 (Jan - Dec)

Simon Grayson 2008 - 2012

Neil Warnock 2012 - 2013

 Brian McDermott 2013 - 2014

David Hockaday 2014 (June - August)

Darko Milanič 2014 - (September - October)

Neil Redfearn 2014 - 2015

Uwe Rosler 2015 (May - October)

Steve Evans 2015 - 2016

Garry Monk 2016 - 2017

Thomas Christiansen 2017-

 

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