1990–91 Leeds United A.F.C. season

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Leeds United
1990–91 season
Chairman England Leslie Silver
Manager England Howard Wilkinson
Stadium Elland Road
First Division 4th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Semi-finals
Full Members Cup Northern final
Top goalscorer League:
England Lee Chapman (21)
England Lee Chapman (31)
Highest home attendance 32,014 vs Manchester United
(24 Feb 1991, League Cup)
Lowest home attendance 6,334 vs Derby County
(22 Jan 1991, Full Members Cup)
Average home league attendance 25,779

The 1990-91 season saw Leeds United A.F.C. return to the Football League First Division for the first time in 8 seasons after winning the 1989–90 Football League Second Division.


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Mervyn Day
England GK John Lukic
Republic of Ireland DF Jim Beglin
England DF Chris Fairclough
England DF Peter Haddock
England DF Chris Kamara
Malta DF Dylan Kerr
England DF John McClelland
England DF Glynn Snodin
England DF Mel Sterland
England DF Mike Whitlow
England DF Chris Whyte
No. Position Player
England MF David Batty
England MF Simon Grayson
Wales MF Vinnie Jones
Scotland MF Gary McAllister
Wales MF Gary Speed
Scotland MF Gordon Strachan (captain)
England MF Andy Williams
England FW Bobby Davison
England FW Lee Chapman
England FW John Pearson
England FW Carl Shutt
England FW Imre Varadi



Date Pos. Name From Fee
July 1990 GK England John Lukic Arsenal £1,000,000
July 1990 MF Scotland Gary McAllister Leicester City £1,000,000
July 1990 DF England Chris Whyte West Bromwich Albion £450,000

Club record transfer fee at the time.


Date Pos. Name To Fee
June 1990 FW England Ian Baird Middlesbrough £275,000
June 1990 DF England Noel Blake Stoke City Undisclosed
June 1990 FW England John Hendrie Middlesbrough £275,000
June 1990 GK Italy Alessandro Nista Italy Ancona Calcio Undisclosed
June 1990 DF England Brendan Ormsby Doncaster Rovers Free
July 1990 DF England Chris O'Donnell Exeter City Free
July 1990 MF England Mickey Thomas Stoke City Free
September 1990 MF Wales Vinnie Jones Sheffield United £650,000
Transfers in: Decrease £2,450,000
Transfers out: Increase £1,200,000
Total spending: Decrease £1,250,000

Loaned out[edit]

Date From Date To Pos. Name To
December 1990 June 1991 DF Republic of Ireland Jim Beglin Blackburn Rovers

Top Goalscorers[edit]

First Division[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup (Rumbelows Cup)[edit]

Full Members Cup (Zenith System Data Cup)[edit]


FWA Footballer of the Year[edit]

Scotland Gordon Strachan[1]

LUFC Player of the Year[edit]

England David Batty

Notes and references[edit]