List of Leeds United F.C. players

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Below is a list of notable footballers who have played for Leeds United. Generally, this means players that have played 100 or more first-class matches for the club. However, some players who have played fewer matches are also included, as are the club's founder members and some players who fell just short of the 100 total but made significant contributions to the club's history (e.g. Don Revie).

Players are listed according to the date of their first professional contract signed with the club. Appearances and goals are for first-team competitive matches only; wartime matches are excluded. Substitute appearances are also included.

Notable players[edit]

Correct as of 22 August 2018.

Name Nationality Position Leeds career Appearances Goals
Jim Baker  England 36 CB 1920–1926 208 2
Oliver Dykes  Scotland 36 LB 1920–1924 99 0
Albert Duffield  England 36 CB 1920–1925 211 0
Jack Swann  England 36 ST 1921–1925 116 50
Ernie Hart  England 36 CB 1920–1936 472 15
Joe Harris  Scotland 21 RW 1922–1925 134 15
Bill Menzies  Scotland 21 LB 1922–1932 260 2
George Reed  England 21 CB 1924–1934 150 3
Tom Townsley  Scotland 21 CB 1925–1931 167 2
Bobby Turnbull  England 21 RW 1925–1932 215 46
Harry Duggan  Ireland 21 W 1925–1936 196 47
Willis Edwards  England 36 DF 1925–1943 444 6
Russell Wainscoat  England 36 IF 1925–1931 226 93
Tom Jennings  Scotland 36 FW 1925–1931 174 117
Jimmy Potts  England 36 GK 1926–1934 262 0
Charlie Keetley  England 36 FW 1927–1934 169 110
Tom Cochrane  England 36 LW 1928–1936 259 27
George Milburn  England 36 RB 1928–1937 166 1
Jack Milburn  England 36 LB 1928–1939 408 30
Billy Furness  England 36 IL 1928–1937 257 66
Wilf Copping  England 36 CB 1929–1934
1939–1942
183 4
Bert Sproston  England 36 RB 1933–1938 140 1
Eric Stephenson  England 36 IL 1934–1944 115 22
Bobby Browne  Northern Ireland 36 WH 1935–1947 114 0
Aubrey Powell  Wales 36 IL 1935–1948 119 25
Jim Milburn  England 36 LB 1936–1952 220 17
Jim Twomey  Northern Ireland 36 GK 1937–1949 111 0
David Cochrane  Northern Ireland 36 RW 1937–1950 185 32
Len Browning  England 36 FW 1946–1951 105 46
Jimmy Dunn  Scotland 36 RB 1947–1959 443 1
John Charles  Wales 36 CB/FW 1947–1957
1962
327 157
Tommy Burden  England 36 MF 1948–1954 259 13
Jim McCabe  England 36 WH 1948–1954 161 0
Grenville Hair  England 36 LB 1948–1964 474 2
Harry Searson  England 36 GK 1949–1952 116 0
Ray Iggleden  England 36 IL 1949–1955 181 50
Harold Williams  Wales 36 RW 1949–1957 228 35
Eric Kerfoot  England 36 MF 1949–1959 349 10
John Scott  England 36 GK 1950–1956 114 0
Jack Charlton  England 36 CB 1952–1973 762 95
Bobby Forrest  England 36 RW 1952–1959 121 37
Albert Nightingale  England 36 ST 1952–1957 135 48
Roy Wood  England 36 GK 1952–1960 203 0
George Meek  Scotland 36 RW 1952–1960 199 19
Jack Overfield  England 36 LW 1953–1960 163 20
Chris Crowe  England 36 IR 1956–1960 98 27
Wilbur Cush  Northern Ireland 36 RH 1957–1960 90 9
Don Revie  England 36 IF 1958–1963 80 12
Noel Peyton  Ireland 36 IL 1958–1963 117 20
Billy Bremner  Scotland 36 MF 1959–1976 771 115
Freddie Goodwin  England 36 HB 1960–1964 120 2
Willie Bell  Scotland 36 LB 1960–1967 260 18
Albert Johanneson  South Africa 36 LW 1961–1970 200 68
Paul Reaney  England 36 RB 1961–1978 745 9
Norman Hunter  England 36 CB 1961–1976 724 21
Terry Cooper  England 36 LB 1961–1975 350 11
Paul Madeley  England 36 CB 1962–1980 724 34
Peter Lorimer  Scotland 36 ST 1962–1978
1983–1985
616 219
Gary Sprake  Wales 36 GK 1962–1973 506 0
Jim Storrie  Scotland 36 FW 1962–1967 156 67
Bobby Collins  Scotland 36 MF 1962–1967 167 25
Rod Belfitt  England 36 IF 1963–1971 128 33
Johnny Giles  Ireland 36 IF 1963–1975 525 114
Jimmy Greenhoff  England 36 ST 1963–1968 136 36
Mick Bates  England 36 MF 1964–1976 187 9
Eddie Gray  Scotland 36 LW 1965–1984 577 68
David Harvey  Scotland 36 GK 1965–1979
1983–1985
446 0
Mike O'Grady  England 36 RW 1965–1969 121 17
Terry Yorath  Wales 36 MF 1967–1976 196 12
Mick Jones  England 36 FW 1967–1975 312 111
Allan Clarke  England 36 ST 1969–1978 364 151
Joe Jordan  Scotland 36 FW 1970–1978 220 48
Frank Gray  Scotland 36 LB 1971–1979 246 25
Trevor Cherry  England 36 LB 1972–1982 484 31
Gordon McQueen  Scotland 36 CB 1972–1978 171 19
Carl Harris  Wales 36 RW 1973–1982 176 29
Byron Stevenson  Wales 36 DF 1973–1982 110 5
Gwyn Thomas  Wales 36 MF 1975–1984 103 3
Ray Hankin  England 36 FW 1976–1980 103 36
Tony Currie  England 36 MF 1976–1979 124 16
Arthur Graham  Scotland 36 LW 1977–1983 260 47
Brian Flynn  Wales 36 MF 1977–1982 177 11
Paul Hart  England 36 CB 1978–1983 223 20
John Lukic  England 36 GK 1978–1983
1990–1996
430 0
Terry Connor  England 36 RW 1979–1983 108 22
Gary Hamson  England 36 MF 1979–1986 152 4
Martin Dickinson  England 36 CB 1980–1986 119 2
Neil Aspin  England 36 RB 1981–1989 244 6
John Sheridan  Ireland 36 CM 1982–1989 267 52
Andy Ritchie  England 36 ST 1983–1987 159 44
Mervyn Day  England 36 GK 1985–1993 268 0
Ian Baird  England 36 FW 1985–1987
1990–1991
192 58
David Rennie  Scotland 36 DF 1986–1989 119 7
Peter Haddock  England 36 CB 1986–1991 146 1
Micky Adams  England 36 LB 1987–1989 89 3
John Pearson  England 36 FW 1987–1991 127 12
Glynn Snodin  England 36 LB 1987–1992 116 13
David Batty  England 36 CM 1987–1993
1998–2004
382 4
Bobby Davison  England 36 ST 1987–1992 110 35
Gary Speed  Wales 36 MF 1988–1996 311 57
Vinnie Jones  Wales 21 MF 1989–1990 53 5
Gordon Strachan  Scotland 21 MF 1989–1995 244 45
Chris Fairclough  England 36 CB 1989–1995 240 23
Mel Sterland  England 36 RB 1989–1993 146 20
Carl Shutt  England 36 ST 1989–1993 106 25
Gary McAllister  Scotland 21 MF 1990–1996 294 45
Chris Whyte  England 36 CB 1990–1993 146 6
Lee Chapman  England 36 FW 1990–1993
1996
174 80
Gary Kelly  Ireland 21 RB 1991–2007 531 4
David Wetherall  England 36 CB 1991–1999 250 18
Rod Wallace  England 36 ST 1991–1998 256 66
Tony Dorigo  England 21 LB 1991–1997 208 5
Eric Cantona  France 36 FW 1992 34 11
Brian Deane  England 36 FW 1993–1997
2004–2005
201 45
Carlton Palmer  England 36 MF 1994–1997 130 7
Lucas Radebe  South Africa 36 CB 1994–2005 262 3
Tony Yeboah  Ghana 21 FW 1995–1997 62 33
Ian Harte  Ireland 21 LB 1995–2004 288 39
Harry Kewell  Australia 21 AM 1995–2003 242 63
Nigel Martyn  England 21 GK 1996–2003 273 0
Stephen McPhail  Ireland 21 CM 1996–2004 97 3
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink  Netherlands 36 ST 1997–1999 87 42
Lee Bowyer  England 21 RM 1996–2003 265 55
Alf-Inge Håland  Norway 36 MF 1997–2000 92 8
Alan Smith  England 21 FW 1997–2004 228 56
Paul Robinson  England 21 GK 1997–2004 119 1
Jonathan Woodgate  England 21 CB 1996–2003 142 4
Eirik Bakke  Norway 21 MF 1999–2006 196 21
Danny Mills  England 21 RB 1999–2004 141 4
Michael Bridges  England 21 FW 1999–2004 82 21
Jason Wilcox  England 21 LW 1999–2004 106 6
Mark Viduka  Australia 21 ST 2000–2004 166 72
Dominic Matteo  Scotland 21 DF 2000–2004 146 4
Matthew Kilgallon  England 21 CB 2000–2007 95 3
Rio Ferdinand  England 21 CB 2000–2002 73 2
Frazer Richardson  England 21 RB 2001–2009 173 5
James Milner  England 21 MF 2002–2004 54 5
Aaron Lennon  England 21 RW 2003–2005 43 1
David Healy  Northern Ireland 21 ST 2004–2007 121 31
Paul Butler  Ireland 21 CB 2004–2007 106 4
Neil Sullivan  Scotland 21 GK 2004–2007 110 0
Danny Pugh  England 21 LB 2004–2006
2012–2014
119 10
Eddie Lewis  United States 21 LM 2005–2007 96 9
Manuel Rui Marques  Angola 21 CB 2005–2010 100 4
Jonathan Douglas  Ireland 21 CM 2005–2009 166 11
Jonathan Howson  England 21 CM 2006-2012 225 29
Jermaine Beckford  Jamaica
 England
21 ST 2006–2010 152 85
Fabian Delph  England 21 CM 2006–2009
2012
57 6
Casper Ankergren  Denmark 21 GK 2006–2010 143 0
Andrew Hughes  England 21 MF 2007–2011 139 1
Neil Kilkenny  Australia 21 CM 2008–2011 144 11
Bradley Johnson  England 21 CM 2008–2011 140 17
Robert Snodgrass  Scotland 21 RW 2008–2012 189 41
Luciano Becchio  Argentina 21 FW 2008–2013 221 86
Aidan White  Ireland
 England
21 ♙LB♙L♙LLB 2008–2015 111 2
Tom Lees  England 21 CB 2009–2014 135 4
Max Gradel  Ivory Coast 21 LW 2009–2011 79 24
Ross McCormack  Scotland 21 FW 2010–2014 158 58
Charlie Taylor  England 21 ♙LB♙L♙LLB 2011–2017 97 3
Jason Pearce  England 21 CB 2012–2015 107 2
Rodolph Austin  Jamaica 21 CM 2012–2015 112 10
Sam Byram  England 21 RB 2012–2016 143 10
Alex Mowatt  England 21 CM 2013–2017 125 13
Luke Murphy  England 21 CM 2013–2018 111 7
Lewis Cook  England 21 CM 2014–2016 85 2
Marco Silvestri  Italy 21 GK 2014–2017 98 0
Gaetano Berardi   Switzerland FB 2014– 131 2
Liam Cooper  Scotland CB 2014– 161 6
Kalvin Phillips  England CM 2014– 139 10
Chris Wood  New Zealand FW 2015–2017 88 44
Stuart Dallas  Northern Ireland RW 2015– 147 14
Kemar Roofe  England FW 2016–2019 122 34
Pablo Hernández  Spain AM 2016– 124 29
Luke Ayling  England RB 2016– 116 2
Pontus Jansson  Sweden CB 2016–2019 120 9

Key to positions[edit]

GK Goalkeeper RB Right back RW Right winger DF Defender
IF Inside Forward LB Left back LW Left winger CB Centre Back
FW Forward FB Fullback W Winger MF Midfielder
ST Striker WH Wing Half AM Attacking Midfielder CM Central Midfielder

Leeds United's 100 greatest players[edit]

The following list was compiled in 2004 by Leeds United.[1]

Players in bold attained international caps

Greatest ever team[edit]

The following team was voted the greatest ever Leeds United team by supporters and announced on 10 April 2006 on the Leeds United website.[2] A formal dinner also took place to reward all the players voted into the team.

There is an alternative version here [3] voted for by fans visiting fan sites.

Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player of the Year Players' Player of the Year Young Player of the Year Academy Player of the Year
1971 Norman Hunter -
1972 Peter Lorimer -
1973 Allan Clarke -
1974 Mick Jones -
1975 Gordon McQueen -
1976 Paul Madeley -
1977 Gordon McQueen -
1978 Tony Currie -
1979 Brian Flynn -
1980 John Lukic -
1981 Trevor Cherry -
1982 Eddie Gray -
1983 Kenny Burns -
1984 Tommy Wright -
1985 Neil Aspin -
1986 Ian Snodin -
1987 John Sheridan -
1988 Peter Haddock -
1989 Ian Baird -
1990 Chris Fairclough -
1991 David Batty -
1992 Tony Dorigo -
1993 Gordon Strachan -
1994 Gary McAllister -
1995 Brian Deane -
1996 Tony Yeboah -
1997 Nigel Martyn -
1998 Lucas Radebe Tommy Knarvik -
1999 Lee Bowyer Alan Smith -
2000 Harry Kewell Eirik Bakke -
2001 Lee Bowyer Lee Bowyer Paul Robinson -
2002 Rio Ferdinand Alan Smith -
2003 Paul Robinson Alan Smith James Milner -
2004 Alan Smith Alan Smith -
2005 Neil Sullivan Neil Sullivan Aaron Lennon -
2006 Gary Kelly Paul Butler
Gary Kelly
Matthew Kilgallon -
2007 Eddie Lewis -
2008 Jermaine Beckford Jermaine Beckford Jonny Howson -
2009 Jermaine Beckford Fabian Delph Fabian Delph -
2010 Patrick Kisnorbo Patrick Kisnorbo Aidan White -
2011 Max Gradel Max Gradel Jonny Howson -
2012 Robert Snodgrass Robert Snodgrass Tom Lees -
2013 Sam Byram Sam Byram Sam Byram -
2014 Ross McCormack Ross McCormack Alex Mowatt -
2015 Alex Mowatt Alex Mowatt Lewis Cook -
2016 Charlie Taylor Stuart Dallas Lewis Cook -
2017 Chris Wood Chris Wood Ronaldo Vieira Callum Nicell
2018 Pablo Hernández Pablo Hernández Bailey Peacock-Farrell Callum Nicell
2019 Pablo Hernández Pablo Hernández Jack Clarke -

Goal of the Season[edit]

Most Memorable Moment Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Best Contribution to the Community Award[edit]

Unsung Hero Award/Bobby Collins Award[edit]

Known 2008-13 as Chairman's Special Award, chosen by Ken Bates. Known as Unsung Hero Award from 2015.

  • 2008: Andrew Hughes
  • 2009: Jonathan Douglas and Ben Parker
  • 2010: Ben Parker
  • 2011: Harvey Sharman (Head Physiotherapist)
  • 2012: Neil Redfearn (Caretaker Manager/Reserve Team Manager)
  • 2013: Tom Lees
  • 2014: -
  • 2015: Shaun Ford (Academy Kit Man)
  • 2016: Mandy Ward (Ticket Office Manager)
  • 2017: Mark Broadley (Head of I.T. and Facilities)
  • 2018: Stix Lockwood (Player Liaison)

Bremner Square XI[edit]

The following team was voted by the fans as 11 Legendary players (including Billy Bremner.[4] They were voted to each have a stone engraved around the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road. They were described as '10 legend stones' in the area around the famous statue. Each stone will be engraved with the legends keys stats and achievements during their career's with Leeds United.[5]

Captains[edit]

Jim Baker was the first ever captain of Leeds United and led the club to the 1923–24 second division championship.
From To Name Vice-captain Acting captains
1920 1926 Jim Baker
1926 1933 Jimmy Potts
1933 1934 Wilf Copping
1934 1937 Jock McDougall
1937 1949 Tom Holley
1949 1954 Tommy Burden
1954 1955 Eric Kerfoot
1955 1957 John Charles
1957 1960 Wilbur Cush Don Revie (1959-60)
1960 1962 Freddie Goodwin
1962 1966 Bobby Collins
1966 1976 Billy Bremner Jack Charlton (1965-66)
1976 1983 Trevor Cherry David Harvey (1982-83)
1983 1984 David Harvey
1984 1985 Peter Lorimer
1985 1986 Ian Snodin
1986 1987 Ian Baird
1987 1989 Mark Aizlewood Jack Ashurst (until 1988)
1989 1994 Gordon Strachan
1994 1996 Gary McAllister
1996 2001 Lucas Radebe Gary Kelly
2001 2002 Rio Ferdinand Dominic Matteo
2002 2004 Dominic Matteo Gary Kelly Lucas Radebe
2004 2006 Paul Butler Gary Kelly Sean Gregan
2006 2007 Kevin Nicholls Shaun Derry Jonathan Douglas
2007 2007 Jonathan Douglas David Healy Alan Thompson
2007 2008 Alan Thompson Jonathan Douglas Andrew Hughes
Rui Marques
2008 2009 Frazer Richardson Paul Telfer (until Jan 2009)
Richard Naylor (from Jan 2009)
2009 2011 Richard Naylor Jonny Howson Jermaine Beckford
2011 2012 Jonny Howson Patrick Kisnorbo
2012 2012 Robert Snodgrass Andy Lonergan
2012 2013 Lee Peltier Jason Pearce
2013 2014 Rodolph Austin Lee Peltier
2014 2014 Ross McCormack Jason Pearce
2014 2014 Jason Pearce Stephen Warnock
2014 2015 Stephen Warnock
2015 2015 Liam Cooper Sol Bamba
2015 2017 Liam Bridcutt Liam Cooper Kyle Bartley
2017 Pres. Liam Cooper Luke Ayling Gaetano Berardi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leeds Leeds Leeds 100 Greatest Leeds Players". LeedsUnited.com. 2000. Archived from the original on 31 August 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2006. Alternative Link
  2. ^ "The Greatest Leeds United Team Unveiled". LeedsUnited.com. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2006. Alternative Links: leedsutd-mad.co.uk 1, leedsutd-mad.co.uk 2
  3. ^ http://www.ozwhitelufc.net.au/greatest_players/team.html
  4. ^ "BREMNER'S XI: VOTE NOW". Leeds United. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  5. ^ "PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2018 WINNERS". Leeds United. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.