2023/24 Special Achievement Award: Liam, Stuart & Luke

2023/24 Special Achievement Award: Liam, Stuart & Luke

Trio recognised for their outstanding contribution.

Leeds United are proud to announce that our Special Achievement Award for the 2023/24 season has been awarded to Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas and Luke Ayling.

The trio have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to Leeds United Football Club, after a number of years of service between them both on and off the pitch.

All three played key roles in helping the Whites to the Sky Bet Championship title in the 2019/20 season, before then performing above all expectations once more, as the club finished in 9th place in the Premier League the following year.

Cooper has made in excess of 250 appearances and counting for the Whites, wearing the armband and leading the team out for a number of those. He has also represented Scotland 18 times at international level.

Our captain has played 18 times across all competitions this season and will be aiming to once again help the Whites to promotion in the final stages of the campaign.

Dallas arrived at Elland Road in 2015 and has also surpassed the 250-game total for the Whites, as well as winning 62 caps for his country, Northern Ireland. 

An almost ever-present in the team since joining, whether that was in midfield or defence, the 32-year-old recently announced his retirement from the game after sustaining an injury in the 2021/22 season.

Like his teammates, Ayling has also represented United over 250 times in his career since joining the club in 2016, scoring a number of key and memorable goals along the way in that time.

Now on loan with fellow Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough, Ayling played 16 times this season for Leeds prior to making the move.

All three players have represented Leeds United in the most professional and dedicated manner, both on and off the pitch.

Whilst their footballing contributions are clear, their work off the pitch within the community and behind-the-scenes at the club has been an outstanding factor in this award.

Everyone at Leeds United recognises the effort and commitment that Liam, Stuart and Luke have given to the club and we are delighted to see them honoured at our 2023/24 Awards.