2008–09 Leeds United A.F.C. season

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Leeds United
2008–09 season
Chairman England Ken Bates
Manager Scotland Gary McAllister
(until 21 Dec 2008)[1]
England Simon Grayson
Stadium Elland Road
League One 4th (qualified for play-offs)
Play-offs Semi-finals
FA Cup Second round
League Cup Fourth round
League Trophy Second round northern
Top goalscorer League:
England Jermaine Beckford (27)
All:
England Jermaine Beckford (34)
Highest home attendance 37,036 vs Millwall
(14 May 2009, Play-offs)
Lowest home attendance 9,531 vs Northampton Town
(7 Nov 2008, FA Cup)
Average home league attendance 22,849
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2008–09 season was Leeds United A.F.C.'s second consecutive season in the third tier of English football and for the second year running saw them finish in the play-offs in League One. Gary McAllister started the season as manager, but after a poor run of games in late 2008, his contact was terminated and he was replaced by Simon Grayson. After a nervy first few games, Grayson lifted the side from 8th to 4th, resulting in a place in the play-offs. During this time, the club recorded an incredible 11 consecutive home wins. Although to the heartbreak of Leeds fans, the club failed in the play-offs again, being defeated by Millwall in the semi-finals. During the season, Jermaine Beckford scored 34 goals in all competitions - the highest in the country. Once again, the club received the highest attendance outside the Premier League on three occasions; the largest in the play-off semi final, recording a crowd of over 37,000. Off the pitch, the club made a profit for the first time in years.

Events[edit]

This is a list of the significant events to occur at the club during the 2008–09 season, presented in chronological order (starting from 26 May 2008 and ending on 14 May 2009). This list does not include transfers or new contracts, which are listed in the transfers section below, or match results, which are in the matches section.

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • 4 July: The Leeds team return from their holidays for pre-season training.[10] Leeds' opponents for the friendly match on 2 August at Elland Road are changed from Sporting Lokeren to FCV Dender after Lokeren struggle to get visas for their full team.[11]
  • 9 July: Assistant manager, Steve Staunton is charged with a breach of FA rule E3 following comments he allegedly made to FA doping controllers after the club's defeat to Doncaster Rovers at Wembley on 25 May 2008.[12]
  • 10 July: The club's new kit for the 2008–09 season is revealed, with a full white home strip, a light blue/dark blue away kit and a full yellow alternative away kit. The club encounter contractual issues with the company who had agreed and signed a two-year contract with the club on 26 May 2008 to be the new shirt sponsor. The problem will force the team to wear shirts without a sponsor for the friendly against York City on the 11th.[13]
  • 14 July: Gary McAllister leaves out Sébastien Carole, Anthony Elding, Trésor Kandol, Sebastian Sorsa, Ian Westlake, Curtis Weston from his squad for the pre-season tour of Ireland. Fabian Delph and Neil Kilkenny miss out due to international duty.[14]
  • 29 July: Leeds agree a three-year shirt sponsorship deal with online travel company NetFlights.com.[15]

August[edit]

  • 1 August: The squad numbers for the new season are revealed. Most notably, Carole, Westlake, Weston and Bayly are demoted to numbers 35, 37, 40 and 41 respectively, suggesting their careers at Elland Road may be coming to an end.[16]
  • 9 August: Frazer Richardson is named as Leeds' club captain for the 2008–09 season.[17] Leeds win their opening game of the season with a 2–1 away victory over Scunthorpe United.[18]
  • 29 August: The club confirm they have been charged by the FA with making payments to an unlicensed agent during the transfer of Anthony Elding from Crewe Alexandra in January 2008.[19]
  • 30 August: The club's new home shirt is made available for the first time in the official club shop.[20]

September[edit]

  • 3 September: Leeds' first goal against Bristol Rovers on 30 August is awarded to Jermaine Beckford after there was initial confusion where the goal had in fact been an own goal by Bristol defender, Steve Elliott.[21] The club plead guilty to the FA charge in regard to payments to unlicensed agents in the Elding transfer.[22]
  • 6 September: The club announce that OHS will be the club's secondary shirt sponsor for a further two seasons. OHS were the club's secondary shirt sponsors in the 2007–08 season as well.[23]
  • 27 September: The club's new away shirt is made available for the first time in the official club shop and online.[24]
  • 30 September: The club are fined £7,500, with a further suspended fine of £12,500, for using an unlicensed agent in the transfer of Anthony Elding from Stockport County in January.[25]

October[edit]

  • 27 October: Plans for the re-development of the East Stand of Elland Road are revealed. As part of the re-development, a hotel, arcade, shops, restaurants, bars, nightclub, office block and a new club shop will be built.[26]

November[edit]

  • 27 November: The club directors reveal that the audited accounts for the 14-month period to the 30 June 2008 show the club have made a profit of £4,553,000.[27] The club also announce that due to savings on VAT, ticket prices as of 1 January 2009 will feature a £1 reduction.[28]

December[edit]

January[edit]

  • 1 January: Leeds' academy is re-structured with Daral Pugh being promoted from Under 18s Manager to Assistant Academy Manager, with responsibilities for under-16s. Neil Redfearn joins the club to replace Pugh as Under-18s Manager.[39]
  • 3 January: The away match at Hereford United is postponed to due a frozen pitch.[40]
  • 17 January: Leeds rejects bids from two unnamed Premiership clubs for starlet, Fabian Delph.[41]

February[edit]

  • 2 February: Glynn Snodin returns to the club as Assistant Manager having left the club as a player over 15 years ago.[42] The away match against Leyton Orient is cancelled a day in advance because of heavy snow.[43]
  • 11 February: Striker, Jermaine Beckford is charged with violent conduct and offered a three match ban following an incident in the match against Millwall two days earlier.[44]
  • 13 February: Jermaine Beckford pleas guilty to the violent conduct charge by FA resulting in an automatic three match suspension.[45]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • 1 May: The new kit for the 2009–10 season is unveiled, featuring a new NetFlights.com logo, a white and blue collar, a blue slash adjacent to the club badge and a blue Macron logo. It is announced that the new kit will be worn for the final games of the season, starting with the final league game of the season against Northampton Town.[51]
  • 2 May: The normal league season comes to a close with Leeds beating Northampton to finish 4th. The result means that Leeds will play Millwall in the play-off semi finals with the 1st leg away on 9 May and the 2nd leg at home on 14 May.[52]
  • 14 May: The club's play-off campaign comes to an end as they draw 1–1 with Millwall resulting in a 2–1 aggregate score to Millwall.[53]

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  DEN Ankergren 29 EU 2007 104 0 2010 Undisclosed Leeds United
2 DF  ENG Richardson (captain) 26 EU 2001 173 5 2009 Youth system Leeds United
3 DF  ENG Huntington 21 EU 2007 31 2 2010 £200k BBC Sport
4 MF  IRE Douglas 27 EU 2005 166 11 2009 Undisclosed Sky Sports
5 DF  ANG Rui Marques 31 Non-EU 2005 94 4 2010 Free Leeds United
6 DF  SVK Michalík 25 EU 2007 53 1 2011 £200k Leeds United
7 MF  ENG Prutton 27 EU 2007 69 4 2010 Free Leeds United
8 MF  AUS ENG Kilkenny 23 EU 2008 57 5 2011 £150k Birmingham City
9 FW  ENG Beckford 25 EU 2006 100 54 2010 £ 50k Leeds United
10 FW  ARG Becchio 25 Non-EU 2008 56 19 2011 £300k Leeds United
11 DF  IRE Sheehan 22 EU 2008 24 2 2011 Undisclosed Leeds United
12 GK  ENG Lucas 31 EU 2007 23 0 2009 Free Leeds United
13 FW  USA Grella 22 EU 2009 12 0 2010 Free Leeds United
14 MF  ENG Howson 20 EU 2006 97 12 2011 Youth system Leeds United
15 MF  ENG Delph 19 EU 2007 54 6 2012 Youth system Leeds United
16 MF  ENG Johnson 22 EU 2008 44 4 2011 £250k BBC Sport
18 MF  ENG Robinson 29 EU 2008 41 6 2011 Free Leeds United
19 DF  ENG Parker 21 EU 2007 45 1 2009 Youth system Leeds United
20 FW  COD ZAI Kandol 27 Non-EU 2006 66 12 2011 £200k Leeds United
21 FW  NGR ENG Showunmi 27 EU 2008 16 5 2010 Free Leeds United
22 MF  ENG Hughes 31 EU 2007 74 1 2010 Undisclosed Leeds United
23 FW  SCO Snodgrass 21 EU 2008 51 11 2011 £ 35k Leeds United
24 MF  SCO Sweeney 24 EU 2008 9 0 2010 £150k Leeds United
25 GK  SCO Martin 20 EU 2007 0 0 2011 Undisclosed Leeds United
26 DF  NGR ENG Sodje 29 EU 20092 7 0 2009 Loan Leeds United
27 FW  ENG Dickinson 23 EU 20092 8 0 2009 Loan Leeds United
28 GK  ENG Flahavan 30 EU 20092 0 0 2009 Loan Leeds United
29 FW  ENG Elliott 19 EU 2007 4 0 2011 Youth system Leeds United
31 DF  ENG Webb 19 EU 2008 1 0 2009 Youth system Leeds United
32 DF  ENG White 17 EU 2008 9 0 2012 Youth system Leeds United
33 MF  ENG Falkingham 18 EU 2008 0 0 Youth system Leeds United
36 DF  ENG Naylor (VC) 32 EU 2009 24 1 2011 Free Leeds United
  • Last updated: 15 May 2009
  • Source: Wikipedia players' articles, Leeds United, Sky Sports
  • Ordered by Squad Number.

Appearances (starts and substitute appearances) and goals include those in The Premiership, The Championship (and playoffs), League One (and playoffs), FA Cup, League Cup, Football League Trophy, and UEFA Cup.
1Player first came to the club on loan and was transferred the following year.
2Player is at the club on loan

Squad includes players registered with the club on the last day of the season (14 May 2009) only.

Squad stats[edit]

Total League One FA Cup Football League Cup Football League Trophy
No.
P
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK  DEN Ankergren 39 39 35 1 3


2 RB  ENG Richardson 27 29 23 2 3 1


3 CB  ENG Huntington 7 7 4 2 1


4 CM  IRE Douglas 49 51 2 45 1 3 3 1


5 CB  ANG Rui Marques 36 36 1 32 1 1 1 2


6 CB  SVK Michalík 22 26 19 3 3 1


7 RM  ENG Prutton 12 20 16 1 1 2


8 CM  AUS
 ENG
Kilkenny 35 38 4 32 4 1 3 2


9 FW  ENG Beckford 37 42 34 36 27 1 3 4 4 1


10 FW  ARG Becchio 48 55 19 46 16 3 4 2 2 1


11 LB  IRE Sheehan 13 14 1 11 1 1 1 1


12 GK  ENG Lucas 18 18 13 2 1 2


13 FW  USA Grella 12 12


14 CM  ENG Howson 34 52 6 43 4 3 1 4 2 1


15 LM  ENG Delph 47 51 6 44 6 2 4 1


16 LM  ENG Johnson 7 20 1 17 1 2 1


18 LW  ENG Robinson 27 41 6 34 2 2 1 3 2 2 1


19 LB  ENG Parker 30 31 1 26 2 1 2 1


20 FW  COD
 ZAI
Kandol


21 FW  NGR
 ENG
Showunmi 6 16 5 8 2 3 3 2 2 1


22 RM  ENG Hughes 23 32 27 2 2 1


23 RW  SCO Snodgrass 35 51 11 44 9 2 3 2 2


24 LM  SCO Sweeney


25 GK  SCO Martin


26 CB  SCO Telfer 18 18 14 2 2


26 CB  NGR
 ENG
Sodje 7 7 7


27 RB  MLI
 FRA
Assoumani 1 1 1


27 FW  ENG L. Dickinson 4 8 8


28 FW  ENG Christie 2 5 1 4 1 1


28 GK  ENG Flahavan


29 FW  ENG Elliott


31 CB  ENG Webb 1 1


32 LB  ENG White 7 9 5 1 2 1


33 CM  ENG Falkingham


35 FW  ENG Trundle 7 10 1 10 1


36 CB  ENG Naylor 24 24 1 24 1


38 LB  ENG C. Dickinson 7 7 7


Last updated: 15 May 2009
Source: Leeds United
Ordered by Squad Numbers
0 shown as blank

Most frequent start[edit]

No.
Pos
Nat
Name
MS Notes
4 MF  IRE Douglas 49
15 MF  ENG Delph 47
10 FW  ARG Becchio 47
1 GK  DEN Ankergren 39
5 DF  ANG Rui Marques 36
9 FW  ENG Beckford 36
8 MF  AUS
 ENG
Kilkenny 35
23 MF  SCO Snodgrass 34
14 MF  ENG Howson 34
18 MF  ENG Robinson 28
19 DF  ENG Parker 30

Last updated: 15 May 2009
Source: Squad stats.
Starts in League One, FA Cup, League Cup and Football League Trophy only.
If two players in the same position have same amount of starts in all competitions, the player with the high amount of starts in League games is listed.
Ordered by position on pitch (from back right to front left).
Country: 1st flag=country of birth, 2nd flag=country that plays for internationally (if different); N = number on jersey; P = Position; Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on the name).


Most frequent starting line-up[edit]

Soccer.Field Transparant.png

Ankergren
Richardson
Naylor
Marques
Parker
Snodgrass
Kilkenny
Howson
Delph
Becchio
Beckford

Most frequent starting line-up uses the team's most used formation: 4-4-2. The players used are those who have played the most games in each respective position, not necessarily who have played most games out of all the players.

Captains[edit]

No. P Name Country No. Games Notes
2 DF Richardson  ENG 26 Club Captain
36 DF Naylor  ENG 23 Vice-captain (Jan-present)
26 DF Telfer  SCO 4 Vice-captain (Aug-Jan)
22 MF Hughes  ENG 2
5 DF Rui Marques  ANG 1

Last updated: 15 May 2009
Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only
Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.

Disciplinary record[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Notes
15 MF  ENG Delph 13
10 FW  ARG Becchio 8
23 MF  SCO Snodgrass 7
36 DF  ENG Naylor 6 3/6 yellow cards at previous club
18 MF  ENG Robinson 6
4 MF  IRE Douglas 5
16 MF  ENG Johnson 5 2/5 yellow cards on loan
8 MF  AUS ENG Kilkenny 5
9 FW  ENG Beckford 5 1
6 DF  SVK Michalik 4 1
5 DF  ANG Rui Marques 4
7 MF  ENG Prutton 3 1
1 GK  DEN Ankergren 2
2 DF  ENG Richardson 2
11 DF  IRE Sheehan 1 1
38 DF  ENG C. Dickinson 1
27 FW  ENG L. Dickinson 1
14 MF  ENG Howson 1 1
22 MF  ENG Hughes 1
3 DF  ENG Huntington 1
19 DF  ENG Parker 1
26 DF  NGR ENG Sodje 1
21 FW  NGR ENG Showunmi 1
26 DF  SCO Telfer 1
32 DF  ENG White 1

Last updated: 7 May 2009
Source: BBC Sport
Only competitive matches
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

Suspensions[edit]

No. P Name No. Matches
Banned
Reason for Suspension Notes
6 DF Michalík 1 Red card for second bookable offence
11 DF Sheehan 3 Red card for violent conduct
15 MF Delph 1 Five yellow cards
7 MF Prutton 1 Red card for second bookable offence
9 FW Beckford 3 Violent conduct Incident not spotted by referee during play.
Suspension handed after match.
10 FW Becchio 1 Five yellow cards
14 MF Howson 1 Red card for second bookable offence
9 FW Beckford 1 Red card for second bookable offence
15 MF Delph 2 Ten yellow cards

Awards[edit]

Internal Awards[edit]

Official Player of the Year Awards[edit]

The results of the 2008–09 Leeds United A.F.C. Player of the Year Awards were announced at a dinner on 14 April 2008 at Elland Road [1].

Regional Members Clubs Player of the Year Awards[edit]

Official Goal of the Month[edit]

1Winning goal was the player's third goal in the match. 2Winning goal was the player's first goal in the match.

External Awards[edit]

League One Team of the Week[edit]

The following Leeds players have been selected in the official League One team of the week.

Others[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
18 MF Robinson EU  ENG 34 Free Agent Swansea City Wales Summer 2011 Free Leeds United
Yorkshire Evening Post
11 DF Sheehan EU  IRE 28 Transferred1 Leicester City Summer 2011 Undisclosed Leeds United
21 FW Showunmi EU  NGR
 ENG
32 Free Agent Bristol City Summer 2010 Free Leeds United
23 FW Snodgrass EU  SCO 27 Free Agent1 Livingston Scotland Summer 2011 £ 35k2 Leeds United
10 FW Becchio Non-EU  ARG 30 Transferred Mérida UD Spain Summer 2011 £300k3 Leeds United
26 DF Telfer EU  SCO 43 Free Agent Bournemouth England Summer 20094 Free Leeds United
28 FW Christie EU  ENG 35 Free Agent Middlesbrough Summer n/a5 Free Leeds United
27 DF Assoumani EU  MLI
 FRA
31 Free Agent Sportfreunde Siegen Germany Summer 2009 Free Leeds United
13 FW Grella EU  USA 27 Free Agent Cary Clarets United States Winter 2010 Free Leeds United
36 DF Naylor EU  ENG 31 Transferred Ipswich Town Winter 2011 Free Leeds United

1As the player was under the age of 23 at the time of the transfer, an undisclosed compensation package was due to the player's former club.
2Although intended to be undisclosed, it was revealed on Yorkshire Radio on 18 April 2009 that the compensation paid to the player's former club was £35,000.
3Although intended to be undisclosed, chairman Ken Bates revealed on Yorkshire Radio on 19 May 2009 that the compensation paid to the player's former club was £300,000.
4Player originally joined the club on a non-contract basis, but signed a one-year contract lasting until 2009 several weeks after.
5Player joined the club on a non-contract basis.

Out[edit]

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
8 MF Thompson  ENG 34 Retired Retirement Summer n/a 25 5 Leeds United
35 DF Kenton  ENG 29 Out of Contract Cheltenham Town Summer n/a 16 0 Leeds United
10 FW Constantine  ENG 36 Transferred Northampton Town Summer Free 6 2 Leeds United
31 FW Ameobi  ENG 26 Transferred Doncaster Rovers Summer £ 30k 2 0 Leeds United
39 FW Elding  ENG 32 Transferred Crewe Alexandra Summer £160k 9 1 Leeds United
38 MF Sorsa  FIN 30 Released Hamilton Academical Summer n/a 0 0 Yorkshire Evening Post
41 MF Bayly  IRE 20 Released Sporting Fingal Summer n/a 3 0 Leeds United
40 MF Weston  ENG 21 Transferred Gillingham Summer Free 11 1 Leeds United
35 MF Carole  FRA 25 Released Darlington Summer n/a 52 3 Leeds United
27 DF Assoumani  MLI
 FRA
27 Out of Contract Wrexham Winter n/a 1 0 Leeds United
37 MF Westlake  ENG 25 Released Cheltenham Town Winter n/a 52 3 Leeds United
28 FW Christie  ENG 29 Released1 Winter n/a 5 1 Leeds United
17 DF Gardner  ENG
 LUX
20 Released Mansfield Town Winter n/a 2 0 Leeds United
26 DF Telfer  ENG 37 Released Slough Town Winter n/a 18 0 Leeds United
30 GK Lund  ENG 20 Released Grimsby Town Winter n/a 0 0 Leeds United
MF Booth  ENG 18 Released Winter n/a 0 0 [64]
MF Cartman  ENG 19 Released Winter n/a 0 0 [64]
GK Edwards  ENG 18 Released Rochdale Winter n/a 0 0 [64]
FW Jerome  ENG 18 Released Winter n/a 0 0 [64]
DF Ovington  ENG 18 Released Bradford Park Avenue Winter n/a 0 0 [64]
DF Wilkinson  ENG 19 Released Winter n/a 0 0 [64]

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable; Apps = Total number of competitive appearances (including substitute appearances) at the club prior to departure; Goals = Total number of competitive goals scored at the club prior to departure.

1Player was at the club on a non-contract, pay-as-you-play deal which include a clause in which either party could cancel the agreement with 7 days notice. The player was the party that triggered the clause, resulting in his release from the club.

Loans[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
40 MF Weston  ENG 21 Gillingham 1 August 27 August Leeds United Leeds United
20 FW Kandol  COD
 ZAI
26 Millwall 7 August 28 January Sky Sports Yorkshire Evening Post
17 DF Gardner  ENG
 LUX
20 Farsley Celtic 19 September 21 October Leeds United Leeds United
25 GK Martin  SCO 19 Barrow 24 September 2 May Leeds United BBC Sport
37 MF Westlake  ENG 25 Cheltenham Town 23 October 24 January Leeds United Yorkshire Evening Post
16 MF Johnson  ENG 21 Brighton & Hove Albion 27 October 5 January Seagulls Yorkshire Evening Post
35 FW Trundle  ENG 32 Bristol City 9 January 11 March Leeds United Leeds United
36 DF Naylor  ENG 31 Ipswich Town 14 January 2 February Leeds United Leeds United
38 DF C. Dickinson  ENG 21 Stoke City 15 January 18 February Leeds United Leeds United
29 FW Elliott  ENG 18 Macclesfield Town 27 January 26 February BBC Sport Macclesfield Town
20 FW Kandol  COD
 ZAI
27 Charlton Athletic 30 January 3 May Leeds United South London Press
31 DF Webb  ENG 19 Newcastle Blue Star 27 February 2 May Leeds United
27 FW L. Dickinson  ENG 23 Derby County 13 March 14 May Leeds United Leeds United
24 MF Sweeney  SCO 24 Grimsby Town 20 March 2 May Leeds United BBC Sport
11 DF Sheehan  IRE 22 Crewe Alexandra 23 March 2 May Leeds United BBC Sport
26 DF Sodje  NGR
 ENG
29 Reading 27 March 14 May Leeds United Leeds United
28 GK Flahavan  ENG 30 Crystal Palace 27 March 14 May Leeds United Leeds United

Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

New Contracts[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
5 DF  ANG Rui Marques 30 Signed 2 years May 2010 Leeds United
14 MF  ENG Howson 20 Signed 3 years1 June 2011 Leeds United
GK  ENG Edwards 17 Signed 1 year July 2009 Leeds United
FW  ENG Ovington 17 Signed 1 year July 2009 Leeds United
7 MF  ENG Prutton 26 Signed 1 year June 2010 Leeds United
25 GK  SCO Martin 19 Signed 3 years August 2011 Leeds United
31 DF  ENG Webb 18 Signed 1 year August 2009 LUTV
15 MF  ENG Delph 18 Signed 4 years August 2012 Leeds United
32 DF  ENG White 17 Signed 4 years December 2012 Leeds United
DF  ENG Lees 18 Signed 3 years January 2011 Leeds United
22 MF  ENG Hughes 31 Signed 1 year2 June 2010 Leeds United

Last updated:

1Automatically extended until 2012 if the club is promoted to The Championship.
2Player's first contract included an appearance related clause which was automatically triggered in March, resulting in a one-year contract extension commencing in June 2009.

Club[edit]

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Macron
Sponsor(s): NetFlights.com

Home (Aug-Apr)
Home (May)
Away
Third

Source: Leeds United (Macron), Leeds United (NetFlights.com)

Non-playing staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Simon Grayson (from Dec.)
First Team Coaches Scotland Ian Miller (from Dec.)
England Glynn Snodin (from Feb.)
Technical Director Wales Gwyn Williams
Academy Manager,
Reserve Team Coach
England Neil Thompson
Goalkeeping Coach England Andy Beasley
Under 18s Coach (until Jan.)
Assistant Academy Manager (from Jan.)
Wales Daral Pugh
Under 18s Coach England Neil Redfearn (from Jan)
Head Physio England Harvey Sharman
Assistant Physio England Paul Perkins
Fitness Coach England Matt Pears
Coaching Assistant England Mick Walker
Performance Analyst England Darren Mowbray
Kit Man England Chris Beasley
Groundsman England Norman Southernwood

Last updated: 5 May 2009
Source: Leeds United A.F.C. Official Handbook[65]

Includes staff currently registered with club only.

Former staff[edit]

Position Staff Date Reason Notes Source
First Team Coach England Neil McDonald 18 December Resigned to join Blackburn Rovers Leeds United
Manager Scotland Gary McAllister 21 December Sacked Leeds United
Assistant Manager Republic of Ireland Steve Staunton 22 December Sacked Leeds United
Head of Recruitment England Dave Harrison 1 January Resigned to join Manchester City

Date = Date the staff member left the club. Reason = Reason for departure from the club.


Other information[edit]

President England George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood KBE
Chairman England Ken Bates
Director, Chief Executive Officer England Shaun Harvey
Director England Mark Taylor
Mascot Lucas the Kop Cat
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Elland Road (39,460 / 105x68m)

Last updated: 5 August 2008
Source: Leeds United

Competitions[edit]

Overall summary[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
League One 4th1 9 August 2 May
Football League Cup 1st round 4th round 12 August 11 Nov
Football League Trophy 1st round (North-East) 2nd round (Northern) 2 September 8 Oct
FA Cup 1st round 2nd round 7 November 30 Nov

Last updated: 15 May 2009
Source: Competitions
1Qualified for play-offs. Lost to Millwall in the semi-final.

League One[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Leicester City (C) (P) 46 27 15 4 84 39 +45 96 Promotion to Football League Championship 2009–10
2 Peterborough United (P) 46 26 11 9 78 54 +24 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 26 9 11 83 47 +36 87 Qualification to Football League One playoffs
4 Leeds United 46 26 6 14 77 49 +28 84
5 Millwall 46 25 7 14 63 53 +10 82
6 Scunthorpe United (P) 46 22 10 14 82 63 +19 76

Updated to games played on 2 May 2008.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 26 6 14 77 49 +28 84 17 2 4 49 20 +29 9 4 10 28 29 −1

Last updated: 2 May 2009.
Source: The Football League

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H A H H A A H A H A H H A A H H A A H A H A H A H H A H A A H H A A H H A H A A H A H A H
Result W L D D W W W W L W L W W L W L W L L L L D W L W W W L W L L W W D D W W W W W D W L W W W
Position 8 13 12 14 6 4 3 3 4 3 5 4 2 3 2 6 6 7 7 8 9 9 9 10 9 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 6 5 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4

Last updated: 2 May 2009.
Source: Competitive Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Play-offs[edit]

  Semi-finals Final
                     
3  MK Dons 1 0 1  
6  Scunthorpe United 1 0 11  
     Scunthorpe United 3
   Millwall 2
4  Leeds United 0 1 1
5  Millwall 1 1 2  

Last updated: 15 May 2009.
Source: Competitive Matches
1Scunthorpe beat MK Dons 7–6 on penalties.

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