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Nickname: The Whites, United, The Peacocks
Ground: Elland Road
- English League Champions: (3) 1969, 1974, 1992
- English Second Tier Champions: (4) 1924, 1964, 1990, 2020
- FA Cup Winners: 1972
- League Cup Winners: 1968
- European Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup Winners: 1968, 1971
When former Leeds United player Don Revie was installed as manager (in March 1961) the club was on the verge of relegation to the third tier. Only a win in the final game of that season saved the club from the drop.
Within a few years Revie had transformed Leeds Utd into one of Englandâ€™s best sides. Between 1965 and 1974, Revie's Leeds Utd side never finished outside of the top four and they were crowned champions of England in 1969.
Revie's team were about to dominate English football, winning the title again in 1974 as well as an FA Cup, League Cup and two European trophies in the next six years. They probably should have won more â€“ Leeds Utd finished runners-up in the league on five occasions and lost two FA Cup finals and two more European finals in that period.
That team, which included Billy Bremner, Johnny Giles, Jack Charlton, Eddie Gray, Norman Hunter Peter Lorimer and Allan Clarke, is rightly regarded as one of the finest ever seen in England â€“ and it was a team, if fit the same 11 players started nearly every game.
The West Yorkshire club enjoyed a second golden period under Howard Wilkinson, finishing in the top four in the 1990â€“91 season before winning the title again the following year.
In 1997 Peter Ridsdale became chairman of the club; he gambled the club - and lost. Under Ridsdale's stewardship Leeds Utd borrowed Â£60m against future gate receipts. The money was spent on big-name players in the hope that Leeds would consistently qualify for the Champions League. The gamble failed, the big-name players were sold off, Leeds dropped to the third tier and by the time Ridsdale stepped down in March 2003, Leeds were Â£103 million in debt.
The supporters may have a bit of history but nobody can question their loyalty and commitment, Leeds often played in front of 30,000 gates while in the third tier. The list of famous Leeds Utd fans is nearly as impressive â€“ resident Newsnight frontman Jeremy Paxman is often spotted at Elland Road in a Leeds Utd scarf as is Scary Spice Mel B, Olympic Gold Medallist Nicola Adams and Hollywood "A" lister Russell Crowe.