Played For Both: Leeds United & Huddersfield

Played For Both: Leeds United & Huddersfield

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

Leeds United return to Elland Road after back-to-back away trips as we prepare too face Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Ahead of the Yorkshire derby, we take a look back through the years and pick out a selection of players who have worn the shirts of both clubs.

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GK: Ian Bennett
After spending 12 years with Birmingham City, Bennett made the move to Leeds United in June 2005 where he was backup to Neil Sullivan. He spent just one season with the Whites where he featured four times in net before leaving for Sheffield United at the end of the season. He later signed for Huddersfield in 2010 where he made 74 appearances until his retirement from playing in 2014.

DEF: Trevor Cherry
Born in Huddersfield, Cherry began his footballing career with the Terriers and played 156 Tims for the club, scoring 11 goals in the process. Cherry left Huddersfield in 1972 and made the move to Leeds United when he was snapped up by Don Revie. He predominately played at left back and played 486 games for the Whites before his departure in 1982.

DEF: Roy Ellam
The centre-half signed for Huddersfield Town in 1966 and spent the next six years of his career with the Terriers where he managed to rack up a total of 206 appearances and eight goals. He directly joined Leeds United in 1972 and remained with the Whites until 1974. Ella played 21 times and scored twice during his time for the club.

DEF: Tom Lees


Lees started his career with Leeds United and featured heavily for three seasons between 2011 and 2014. He racked up 135 games and four goals with LUFC before Sheffield Wednesday secured his signature. Seven seasons later, Huddersfield secured his signature ahead of the 2021/22 campaign and he has remained with the club ever since. So far, he has 96 appearances and four goals to his name with the Terriers.

DEF: Liam Cooper

LUFC captain Liam Cooper was sent out on loan to Huddersfield during the 2011/12 season by his parent club Hull CIty where he played seven times for the Terriers. After a spell with Chesterfield, he was snapped up by Leeds United in August 2014. He captained the side to Premier League promotion in 2020 and currently has 271 appearances and 11 goals to his name in all competitions.

 DEF: Alex Bruce

In July 2010, Bruce was signed by Leeds United from Ipswich Town and played 25 times in his first season with the club. However, he was sent out on loan during his second season to Huddersfield until January where he played eight times for the club. Overall, he played 33 times and scored one goal for Leeds before being released in the summer of 2012.

MID: Michael O’Grady

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Born in Leeds, O’Grady began his career with Huddersfield Town and scored 26 goals in 160 games for the Terriers between 1959 and 1965. After his departure from the club, he returned to his hometown and signed for Leeds United where he remained for the next four years. He played 121 times for Leeds and scored 17 goals before moving on to Wolves in 1969.

MID: Adam Clayton
Clayton originally joined Leeds on a loan deal from Manchester City in August 2010 and the move was later made permanent. He played four times in his first season and then made 46 appearances the following year, scoring six goals in all competitions. Huddersfield secured his signature directly from Leeds in the summer of 2012 and he went on to play for the Terriers for the next two seasons. He was heavily involved as he featured in 94 games and scored 12 goals for the club.

ATT: Don Weston
Signed by Don Revie in 1962, Don Weston scored a hat-trick on his Leeds United home debut and was later a part of the side that won promotion to the First Division in his second season with the club. The forward netted 26 goals in 78 games before leaving for Huddersfield Town in 1965. Weston spent just one season with the Terriers where he scored seven goals in 22 games.

ATT: Frank Worthington


Worthington’s senior footballing career began with Huddersfield Town back in 1966 where he scored 41 goals in 171 appearances for the club. In 1982, Leeds United secured the forward’s signature after his spells with Leicester, Bolton, Philadelphia Fury, Birmingham and Tampa Bay Rowdies. He went on to feature in 35 games and score 14 goals in all competitions for the Whites until his departure the same year.

ATT: George Brown

The striker was signed by Huddersfield from his pit team in Mickley in May 1921. He went on to become the Terriers’ highest ever goalscorer with 159 goals in 213 appearances - a record that still stands to this day. Brown left the club in 1929 and after spells with Aston Villa and Burnley, he signed for Leeds United in 1935. He netted 21 times in 41 games for the club and departed after one season.