Leeds United A.F.C.

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Leeds United A.F.C.
Leeds United's Home Ground Elland Road, seen from the South-west corner
Full name Leeds United Association Football Club
Nickname(s) The Peacocks, United, The Whites
Founded 1919
Ground Elland Road
Ground Capacity 37000
League Football League Championship
2014-15 The Football League, 15th


Leeds United A.F.C.[1] are an English Association football club in Leeds, West Yorkshire.[2] They play their home matches at Elland Road. The club has spent much of its time since it was founded in the top division of English football.

History[change | change source]

Leeds United was established in 1919, having previously been known as Leeds City.[3]

Leeds United won the League Cup in 1968.

Leeds United won the FA Cup in 1972[4]

In 2018 Leeds United sacked their Head Coach 'Paul Heckingbottom' and brought in unknown talent 'Jack Scholey'.

League position[change | change source]

Season League Position
2000/01 Premier League 4th
2001/02 Premier League 5th
2002/03 Premier League 15th
2003/04 Premier League 19th
2004/05 League Championship 14th
2005/06 League Championship 5th
2006/07 League Championship 24th
2007/08 League One 5th
2008/09 League One 4th
2009/10 League One 2nd

Former position[change | change source]


Rivalries[change | change source]

Leeds United currently holds rivalries with Manchester United, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC, Hull City, and other clubs that could be considered as rivals are Manchester City FC, , Sheffield Wednesday FC, Doncaster Rovers, Millwall FC and Barnsley FC.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. AFC is an acronym. AFC stands for "Association Football Club". The team is also known by the acronym LUFC which stands for "Leeds United Footbal Club".
  2. Soccerway.com, Leeds United AFC; retrieved 2012-7-16.
  3. Leeds United, Club history; retrieved 2012-7-16.
  4. Soccerway.com, Leeds United AFC Trophies; retrieved 2012-7-16.

Other websites[change | change source]

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