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Leeds vs Barnsley (21 Apr)

Established
1919 (99 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Manager
Paul Heckingbottom

Stadium/Home
Elland Road
(37,890 Capacity)

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Location
Beeston, Leeds

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League
English League Championship

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Upcoming Events
21 Apr Leeds - Barnsley Elland Road
28 Apr Norwich - Leeds Carrow Road
06 May Leeds - QPR Elland Road

Latest Results
13 Apr Aston Villa 1 - 0 Leeds Villa Park
10 Apr Preston 3 - 1 Leeds Deepdale
07 Apr Leeds 1 - 1 Sunderland Elland Road
03 Apr Fulham 2 - 0 Leeds Craven Cottage
30 Mar Leeds 2 - 1 Bolton Elland Road

Description

Leeds United Football Club is an English football club in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The club was formed in 1919 following the disbanding of Leeds City F.C. by the Football League and took over their Elland Road stadium.

Leeds United have won three First Division league titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup. The club also won two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups. The majority of the honours were won under the management of Don Revie in the 1960s and 1970s.

Leeds United play in white. The club badge features the White Rose of York and "LUFC".

Leeds United's predecessor team, Leeds City FC, was formed in 1904, and were elected League members in 1905. At first they found it hard to draw big crowds to Elland Road but their fortunes improved following Herbert Chapman's arrival. In 1914 Chapman declared; "This city is built to support top-flight football", but Leeds City were forcibly disbanded and forced to sell off all their players by The Football League in 1919 in response to allegations of illegal payments to players during the First World War. In 1919, Leeds United was formed and they received an invitation to enter the Midland League. Leeds United were voted into the Midland League on 31 October 1919, taking the place vacated by Leeds City Reserves. Following Leeds City's disbanding, Yorkshire Amateurs bought their stadium Elland Road. Yorkshire Amateurs offered to make way for the new team under the management of former player Dick Ray.

The chairman of Huddersfield Town, Hilton Crowther loaned Leeds United £35,000, to be repaid when Leeds United won promotion to Division One. He brought in Barnsley's manager Arthur Fairclough and on 26 February 1920, Dick Ray stepped down to become Fairclough's assistant.

Team Members

Ezgjan Alioski

Vurnon Anita

Luke Ayling

Gaetano Berard

Laurens De Boc

Paweł Cibicki

Liam Cooper

Stuart Dallas
Caleb Ekuban

Bailey Peacock

Adam Forshaw

Madger Gomes

Jay-Roy Grot

Pablo Hernande

Yosuke Ideguch

CameronBorthwi

Pontus Jansson

Pierre-Michel

Andy Lonergan

Eunan O'Kane

Matthew Pennin

Kalvin Phillip

Tyler Roberts

Kemar Roofe

Hadi Sacko

Samuel Saiz

Conor Shaughne

Ross Turnbull

Ronaldo Vieira

Felix Wiedwald

Stadium or Home

Elland Road is a football stadium in Leeds, West Yorkshire. It has been the home of Leeds United A.F.C. since the club's foundation in 1919 and it was previously occupied by Leeds City and Holbeck Rugby Club.

The stadium is the 12th largest football stadium in England, and the second largest outside the Premier League.

The ground has hosted FA Cup semi-final matches as a neutral venue, and England international fixtures, having been selected as one of eight Euro 96 venues. Previously, Elland Road was home to Holbeck Rugby Club and although used primarily for football since the early 20th century, rugby league returned when the ground was used by the Hunslet Hawks for several seasons in the mid-1980s. The stadium has hosted concerts, including performances from rock bands Queen, U2, Happy Mondays and more recently, the Kaiser Chiefs and Rod Stewart.

Elland Road comprises four main stands – the Revie Stand, the East Stand, the South Stand and the John Charles Stand– which, together with the corners, bring the total capacity to 37,890 The record attendance of 57,892 was set on 15 March 1967 in an FA Cup 5th round replay against Sunderland. This was before the stadium became an all-seater venue as stipulated by the Taylor Report and the modern record is 40,287 for a Premiership match against Newcastle United on 22 December 2001.

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