LEEDS UNITED  

("The Whites")

Year formed1919, as Leeds United after disbandment (by FA order) of Leeds City (formed in 1904)
Turned professional1920
Limited company1920 
Previous namesNone
GroundElland Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 0ES

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements117 x 76 yards (107 x 69 metres)
Ground capacity37,890
Record attendance at present ground57,892 v Sunderland, FA Cup 5th round replay, 15th March 1967 (drew 1-1)
League career

Midland League: 1919 - 1920

Division Two: 1920 - 1924

Division One: 1924 - 1927

Division Two: 1927 - 1928

Division One: 1928 - 1931

Division Two: 1931 - 1932

Division One: 1932 - 1947

Division Two: 1947 - 1956

Division One: 1956 - 1960

Division Two: 1960 - 1964

Division One: 1964 - 1982

Division Two: 1982 - 1990

Division One/Premiership: 1990 - 2004

Championship: 2004 - 2007

League One: 2007 - 2010

Championship: 2010 - .

First Football League game28th August 1920 v Port Vale, Division Two, lost 0-2 
Honours
EuropeanEuropean Cup runners-up: 1974-75.

European Cup-Winners' Cup runners-up: 1972-73.

Inter-Cities Fairs/UEFA Cup winners: 1967-68, 1970-71.

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup runners-up: 1966-67.

Domestic - LeagueDivision One champions: 1968-69, 1973-74, 1991-92

Division One runners-up: 1964-65, 1965-66, 1969-70, 1970-71,

1971-72

Division Two champions: 1923-24, 1963-64, 1989-90

Division Two runners-up: 1927-28, 1931-32, 1955-56

League One runners-up: 2009-10

Domestic - CupFA Cup winners: 1971-72

FA Cup runners-up: 1964-65, 1969-70, 1972-73

League Cup winners: 1967-68

Coca-Cola Cup runners-up: 1995-96

Charity Shield winners: 1969-70, 1992-93

Charity Shield joint holders: 1974-75

FA Youth Cup winners: 1992-93, 1996-97

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position5th, League One, 2007-08
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
Most League points 
2 for a win67, Division One, 1968-69
3 for a win86, League One, 2009-10
Fewest League points
2 for a win18, Division One, 1946-47
3 for a win33, Premiership, 2003-04
Most League goals scored98, Division Two, 1927-28
Most League goals conceded92, Division One, 1934-35, 1959-60
Fewest League goals scored28, Premiership, 1996-97
Fewest League goals conceded26, Division One, 1968-69
Most wins in a League season27, Division One, 1968-69

27, League One, 2007-08

Fewest wins in a League season6, Division One, 1946-47
Most draws in a League season21, Division Two, 1982-83
Fewest draws in a League season4, Division One, 1936-37
Most losses in a League season30, Division One, 1946-47
Fewest losses in a League season2, Division One, 1968-69
Record League win8-0 v Leicester City, Division One, 7th April 1934 
Record Cup win10-0 v Lyn Oslo, European Cup 1st round 1st leg, 17th September 1969
Record defeat1-8 v Stoke City, Division One, 27th August 1934
Highest Number of League goals scored
in a season42, John Charles, Division Two, 1953-54
in total168, Peter Lorimer, 1965-79 and 1983-86
Most League goals in one match5, Gordon Hodgson v Leicester City, Division One, 1st October 1938 
Most League appearances 629, Jack Charlton, 1953-73
Most capped player58, Lucas Radebe for South Africa, 1994-2005
Youngest League playerPeter Lorimer, 15 years 289 days v Southampton, 29th September 1962 
Highest Transfer Fee Received£30,000,000 for Rio Ferdinand to Manchester United, July 2002
Highest Transfer Fee Paid£18,000,000 for Rio Ferdinand from West Ham United, November 2000