Played For Both: Leeds United & West Ham

Played For Both: Leeds United & West Ham

We take a look through the players who have featured for both sides

Leeds United take on West Ham at the London Stadium this Sunday in our latest Premier League clash.

Ahead of the game, we take a look back at some of the players who have worn the shirts of both Leeds and West Ham United.

Played For Both: Leeds United and West Ham Starting XI

GK: Rob Green

The first player on the list is shot-stopper Rob Green. The former England goalkeeper joined West Ham in 2006 and went on to feature in 241 games for the Hammers before joining QPR in 2012. Fast forward to 2016 and this is when Green would make his debut for Leeds United during the 16/17 season and feature in every single Championship game. His last game in a Leeds shirt came in a 17/18 Carabao Cup 5-1 win against Newport County AFC. 

DEF: George McCartney

George McCartney

George McCartney takes the first defender spot in the line-up. The Northern Ireland international spent the entirety of his playing career with West Ham, Sunderland and Leeds - making 380 appearances in all competitions. The left back initially joined Leeds on a one-month loan in September 2010 but ended up staying on loan until the end of the season, playing 32 times for the Whites. McCartney had three spells in East London with the Hammers racking up 133 appearances in the process.

DEF: Rio Ferdinand

Ferdinand began his professional playing career with West Ham United and made his senior debut in 1996 against Sheffield Wednesday. He would later go on to win Hammer of the Year following the conclusion of the 97/98 season at the age of 19. After making 158 appearances for the London club, Ferdinand made the move up north to Leeds, He spent two seasons with the Whites and was a key asset in the 2000/01 Champions League run to the semi-final. Ferdinand made 73 appearances and scored three times during his time in Yorkshire.

DEF: Matthew Kilgallon

The York-born defender made his professional debut for Leeds United in the UEFA Cup in a 4-1 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv in 2002. He was sent out on loan to West Ham in the summer of 2003 where he would make only four appearances before returning to Leeds the same season. Kilgallon went on to play for the Whites 95 times and would later spend the rest of his career in the Premier League, Championship, League One and the Scottish Premiership.

DEF: Sam Byram

Sam Byram

Starting his career with Leeds United, Sam Byram featured in 53 games in all competitions in his first season in senior football and would go on to make 143 appearances and score 10 goals for the Whites over the course of three and a half seasons with the club. Byram joined West Ham directly from Leeds in January 2016 and made 36 appearances for the Hammers.

MID: Lee Bowyer

Leeds United icon Lee Bowyer spent six and a half seasons with the Whites, picking up personal accolades such as Player of the Year, twice, and racking up 55 goals in 265 appearances over the years. The midfielder was also a key part of the 2000/01 Champions League run to the semi-final and also made his England debut whilst at the club. Bowyer first joined the Hammers in 2003 and made an initial 10 appearances for the London club before leaving at the end of the 02/03 season for Newcastle United. He then later re-joined West Ham in 2006 where he raced up a further 60 appearances.

MID: Robert Snodgrass


The Scottish winger joined Leeds during the League One days in 2008 and was a part of the squad that achieved promotion to the Championship in 2010. Snodgrass spent four seasons in Yorkshire and later joined Premier League side Norwich City in 2012. He featured in 193 games for Leeds, scoring 41 times. The Glaswegian also made his Scotland debut whilst with the Whites, coming on as a substitute against Northern Ireland in a 2011 Nations Cup match. West Ham came calling in January 2017 where he would go on to make 86 appearances for the Hammers and score 11 times for the club.

MID: Sébastien Carole

During the 04/05 season, Carole was sent out on loan by his parent club AS Monaco to West Ham United but only made one substitute appearance for the Hammers. After a spell at Brighton & Hove Albion, he would later make the move up north to Leeds United ahead of the 06/07 campaign and would spend two seasons with the club before being released in September 2008. Carole made 53 appearances and scored three goals for the club.

FWD: Lee Chapman

Lee Chapman

Striker Lee Chapman was a part of the 89/90 Leeds United squad who won promotion to the First Division and scored 80 goals in 172 appearances over the course of three and a half seasons. Chapman made the move to London in September 1993 and was signed under Billy Bonds. The striker netted 11 times in 51 games with the Hammers.

FWD: Robbie Keane

First team coach Robbie Keane takes this forward spot, the Irishman joined Leeds on loan in 2001 from Inter Milan and his deal was eventually made permanent in May that year. After making 56 appearances and scoring 19 goals, Keane made the move to Tottenham Hotspur. Years later, he would join West Ham on loan in January 2011 and play 10 times for the Hammers, scoring twice in the process.

FWD: Brian Deane

The scorer of the first ever Premier League goal joined Leeds United in 1993 and scored 38 goals over the course of four seasons - racking up 168 appearances along the way. Deane would make the move down south ahead of the 03/04 season to join West Ham in the second tier of English football where he was a part of the Hammers squad that reached the play-offs. He scored seven times in 32 appearances for West Ham that season before re-joining Leeds the following year for one final spell. Deane would play 33 times and score seven times in the Championship during the 04/05 season for the Whites.