2011–12 Leeds United F.C. season

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Leeds United
2011–12 season
Chairman Ken Bates
Manager Simon Grayson
(until 1 Feb 2012)[1]
Neil Redfearn (c)
(until 19 Feb 2012)[2]
Neil Warnock
Stadium Elland Road
The Championship 14th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Ross McCormack (18)
All: Ross McCormack (19)
Highest home attendance 33,366 vs West Ham United
(17 Mar 2012, The Championship)
Lowest home attendance 17,665 vs Bradford City
(9 Aug 2011, League Cup)
Average home league attendance 23,369
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2011–12 season was Leeds United A.F.C.'s second season back in the second tier of English football which initially saw the club challenging for the play-offs positions but dismal form in spring resulted in a 14th position finish. In other competitions, the squad only saw one round of the FA Cup with defeat at the hands of Arsenal for the second year in a row and reached the 3rd round of the League Cup, losing to rivals Manchester United.

A turbulent February saw Reserve Team Manager Neil Redfearn in charge of the team for four games with Manager Simon Grayson relieved of his duties and replaced by veteran promotion specialist Neil Warnock.[2] Ross McCormack drastically improved his performance from the 2010-11 season by scoring 19 goals - the most in the squad. He narrowly lost out on Player of the Year to Robert Snodgrass who was made Club Captain by Warnock following the sale of influential local skipper Jonny Howson in January.[3] Young Player of the Year went to Tom Lees who led an injection of the youth into the side with Aidan White establishing himself in the starting line-up and debuts being handed to youngsters Zac Thompson, Charlie Taylor and keeper Alex Cairns.

Off the field, the club's directors reported a healthy profit of £3.5m,[4] but found themselves at war with some supporters following the controversial £7m summer renovation of the Elland Road stadium[5] - a summer which saw a contrasting £0.7m spent on players' transfers and £5.2m received in player sales. Chairman Ken Bates also came under scrutiny from fans following the departures of fans' favourite Howson and 2010-11 Player of the Year Max Gradel.[6]

Events[edit]

This is a list of the significant events to occur at the club during the 2011–12 season, presented in chronological order (starting from 11 May 2011 and ending on the final day of the club's final match in the 2011–12 season. 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]

  • 30 June: The players return for pre-season training with only one new face, goalkeeper Paul Rachubka[8]

July[edit]

October[edit]

  • 21 October: It is revealed that a planned statue of former manager Don Revie by Graham Ibbeson, will be located opposite the East Stand of Elland Road.[12]
  • 24 October: The club announce that several new hospitality suites will open for the first time for the home game against Cardiff City on 30 October. The suites form part of the ongoing redevelopment of Elland Road's East Stand.[13]

November[edit]

  • 8 November: Leeds receive the Level Playing Field Award following an audit of Elland Road to access its suitability for disabled staff and fans.[14]
  • 19 November: Simon Grayson announces that Andy O'Brien will not play for the club again after revealing that O'Brien refused to play in the match against Burnley[15]
  • 27 November: The club extends its sympathies to the family of former player Gary Speed who died earlier in the day, reportedly after committing suicide.[16][17] Leeds later announced that a new suite in the East Stand of Elland Road would be named in Speed's honour,[18] while the team wore black armbands and took part in a minute's applause for Speed before the away game against Nottingham Forest on 29 November and the home game against Millwall on 3 December.[19][20]

February[edit]

  • 1 February: Simon Grayson is sacked as manager following the 4-1 home defeat to Birmingham City the previous day. In an official statement, the club's chief executive Shaun Harvey, stated that Leeds made the decision in the belief that "a new managerial team will be able to get more out of the existing squad of players" and ensure a play-off finish.[21] Reserve team manager Neil Redfearn is appointed caretaker manager with immediate effect.
  • 18 February: After nearly three weeks of speculation, Neil Warnock is announced as the new club manager with an 18-month contract.[22] A number of high-profile managers were confirmed to have applied for the post, including Raddy Antic,[23] Phil Brown,[24] Sven-Göran Eriksson[25] and Albert Ferrer.[26] Redfearn and his coaching staff return to their usual jobs at the club.

Players[edit]

First team squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK England Lonergan, AndyAndy Lonergan 28 2011 38 0 2014 £200k Leeds United
2 DF England Connolly, PaulPaul Connolly 28 2010 63 0 2013 Free Leeds United
3 DF Australia Kisnorbo, PatrickPatrick Kisnorbo 31 2009 57 1 2013 Free Leeds United
4 DF England Bruce, AlexAlex Bruce 27 2010 34 1 2012 £300k Leeds United
5 DF Republic of IrelandEngland O'Brien, AndyAndy O'Brien1 32 2010 37 2 2013 Undisclosed Leeds United
6 MF United States Rogers, RobbieRobbie Rogers 24 2012 4 0 2013 Free Leeds United
8 MF England Brown, MichaelMichael Brown 35 2011 26 1 2012 Free Leeds United
9 FW England Paynter, BillyBilly Paynter 27 2010 27 3 2013 Free Leeds United
10 FW Argentina Becchio, LucianoLuciano Becchio 28 2008 190 67 2014 £300k Leeds United
11 MF GhanaEngland Sam, LloydLloyd Sam 27 2010 39 3 2012 Free Leeds United
12 GK EnglandUnited States Rachubka, PaulPaul Rachubka 30 2011 7 0 2013 Free Leeds United
15 MF England Clayton, AdamAdam Clayton 23 2010 49 6 2013 Undisclosed Leeds United
16 MF England Pugh, DannyDanny Pugh2 29 2011
2004
94 8 2014
2006
£500k
PX
Leeds United
18 FW Finland Forssell, MikaelMikael Forssell 31 2011 17 0 2012 Free BBC Sport
20 MF Honduras Núñez, RamónRamón Núñez 26 2010 25 5 2015 Free Leeds United
22 DF England Lees, TomTom Lees 21 2008 45 2 2015 Youth system Leeds United
23 FW Scotland Snodgrass, RobertRobert Snodgrass (captain) 24 2008 190 41 2013 £ 35k Leeds United
24 GK Northern IrelandGermany Taylor, MaikMaik Taylor 40 2011 0 0 2012 Free Leeds United
26 MF England Webber, DannyDanny Webber 30 2012 13 1 2012 Free Leeds United
26 DF England Bromby, LeighLeigh Bromby 31 2009 64 1 2013 £250k Leeds United
27 FW South Africa Somma, DavideDavide Somma 27 2009 34 12 2014 Free Leeds United
28 DF Republic of IrelandEngland White, AidanAidan White 20 2008 65 0 2012 Youth system Leeds United
29 DF England Thompson, ZacZac Thompson 19 2011 11 0 2013 Free Leeds United
30 GK England Cairns, AlexAlex Cairns 19 2011 1 0 2014 Youth system Leeds United
31 DF England Taylor, CharlieCharlie Taylor 18 2011 4 0 2014 Youth system Leeds United
32 DF England Turner, LewisLewis Turner 19 2011 0 0 2012 Youth system Leeds United
33 DF England Robinson, PaulPaul Robinson 33 2012 10 0 2012 Loan BBC Sport
44 FW Scotland McCormack, RossRoss McCormack 25 2010 70 21 2013 £350k Leeds United
  • Last updated: 28 April 2012
  • Source: Wikipedia players' articles, Leeds United, Sky Sports
  • Ordered by Squad Number.

Appearances (starts and substitute appearances) and goals include those in The Championship (and playoffs), League One (and playoffs), FA Cup, League Cup and Football League Trophy.
1Player first came to the club on loan and was transferred the following year.
2Player made fifty eight appearances (scoring six goals) for the club during his first spell at the club[27]

Squad stats[edit]

Total 2011–12 Football League Championship FA Cup 2011-12 Football League Cup
N
P
Name
Nat.
GS
App
Goals
Min
App
Goals
App
Goals
App
Goals
Notes
1 GK Lonergan England 31 31 2907 28 1 2
2 RB Connolly England 23 25 2171 23 2
3 CB Kisnorbo Australia 19 21 1773 19 2
4 RB Bruce Republic of Ireland
England
4 4 300 4
5 CB O'Brien Republic of Ireland
England
4 6 394 4 2
6 AM Rogers United States 1 10 1
8 DM Brown England 18 22 1 1608 20 1 1 1
9 FW Paynter England 2 57 2
10 FW Becchio Argentina 22 36 11 2305 34 11 1 1
11 LW Sam Ghana
England
5 19 782 17 2 Started several games at RW
12 GK Rachubka England
United States
6 7 440 6 1
15 CM Clayton England 40 41 6 3708 38 6 1 2
16 LM Pugh England 26 29 2 2407 28 2 1 Started several games at LB
18 FW Forssell Finland 1 13 294 11 1 1
20 LW Núñez Honduras 8 20 5 919 16 1 1 3 4 Started several games at AM
22 CB Lees England 35 38 2 3311 35 2 1 2 Started several games at RB
23 RW Snodgrass Scotland 35 37 13 3295 35 13 2
24 GK M. Taylor Northern Ireland
Germany
25 FW Webber England 1 6 228 6
26 CB Bromby England 4 7 395 5 2
27 FW Somma South Africa
28 LB White Republic of Ireland
England
37 38 3229 35 1 2 Started several games at LW
29 RB Thompson England 6 8 601 6 1 1 Started several games at CM
30 GK Cairns England 1 47 1
31 LB C. Taylor England 1 3 133 1 2
32 LB L. Turner England
33 LB Robinson England 4 4 365 4
44 FW McCormack Scotland 38 42 17 3274 38 16 1 3 1 Started several games at LW
48 CB O'Dea Republic of Ireland 35 34 2 3241 31 2 1 2 Started several games at LB
Players who have been available for selection this season, but have now permanently left the club:
7 LW Gradel Ivory Coast 4 5 1 336 4 1 1
7 AM Väyrynen Finland 3 12 357 10 1 1
13 FW Grella United States
14 CM Howson England 22 22 1 1981 19 1 3
14 RB Smith England 3 3 261 3
17 RW Townsend England 7 7 1 522 6 1 1
19 LB Parker England 1 1 95 1
21 LB Bessone Argentina
21 GK McCarthy England 6 6 564 6
25 CM Delph England 3 3 435 3
38 FW Keogh Republic of Ireland 19 24 2 1524 22 2 2

Last updated: 24 Mar 2012
Source: Leeds United
Ordered by Squad Numbers
0 shown as blank

Most frequent starting line-up[edit]

Soccer.Field Transparant.png

Lonergan
Connolly
Lees
O'Dea
White
Howson
Clayton
Snodgrass
Pugh
Becchio
McCormack

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
14 CM Howson England 22 Club captain (to Jan)
23 LW Snodgrass Scotland 14 Club captain (from Feb)
1 GK Lonergan England 8 Vice captain #2 (until Jan)
Club captain (Jan - Feb)
3 CB Kisnorbo Australia 6 Vice captain #1

Last updated: 28 April 2012
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.

Assists[edit]

R Player Position The Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 Scotland Snodgrass RW 15 0 0 15
2 Scotland McCormack FW 6 0 0 6
England Clayton CM 4 0 2 6
4 England Sam LW 3 0 1 4
5 England Lees CB 3 0 0 3
England Connolly RB 3 0 0 3
England White LB 3 0 0 3
8 Argentina Becchio FW 2 0 0 2
England Howson CM 2 0 0 2
10 England Brown DM 1 0 0 1
Finland Forssell FW 1 0 0 1
England Lonergan GK 1 0 0 1
England Paynter FW 1 0 0 1
England Pugh LM 1 0 0 1
England C. Taylor LB 1 0 0 1
England Webber RW 1 0 0 1

Last updated: 28 April 2012
Source: BBC Sport

Disciplinary record[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Notes
48 LB Republic of Ireland O'Dea 11 1
15 CM England Clayton 12
8 DM England Brown 7 1
2 RB England Connolly 7 1
23 RW Scotland Snodgrass 8
16 LW England Pugh 6
14 CM England Howson 4 1
10 FW Argentina Becchio 5
28 LB England White 3 1
7 LW Ivory Coast Gradel 2 1
3 CB Australia Kisnorbo 2 1
44 FW Scotland McCormack 3
33 LB England Robinson 3
22 CB England Lees 1 1
7 CM Finland Väyrynen 2
29 CM England Thompson 1
26 CB England Bromby 1
38 FW Republic of Ireland Keogh 1
1 GK England Lonergan 1
5 CB Republic of Ireland O'Brien 1
11 LW GhanaEngland Sam 1
31 LB England C. Taylor 1
17 RW England Townsend 1

Last updated: 28 April 2012
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.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
12 GK Paul Rachubka EU England
United States
30 Free Agent Blackpool Summer 2013 Free Leeds United
8 MF Michael Brown EU England 34 Free Agent Portsmouth Summer 20121 Free Leeds United
1 GK Andy Lonergan EU England 27 Transferred Preston North End Summer 2014 £200k2 Leeds United
18 FW Mikael Forssell EU Finland 30 Free Agent Hannover 96 Germany Summer 2012 Free BBC Sport
7 MF Mika Väyrynen EU Finland 29 Free Agent Heerenveen Netherlands Summer 20121 Free BBC Sport
24 GK Maik Taylor EU Northern Ireland
Germany
40 Free Agent Birmingham City Summer 2012 Free Leeds United
16 MF Danny Pugh EU England 29 Transferred Stoke City Winter 2014 £500k Leeds United
6 MF Robbie Rogers EU United States 24 Free Agent Columbus Crew United States Winter 2013 Free Leeds United
25 MF Danny Webber EU England 30 Free Agent Portsmouth Winter 2012 Free Leeds United

1Includes an option of the club extending the contract by one year.[28][29]
2Although the fee was officially 'undisclosed', the Yorkshire Evening Post confirmed that the fee was £200k[30]

Loans In[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
48 DF Darren O'Dea Republic of Ireland 25 Celtic 4 Aug 20 Apr Leeds United Leeds United
38 FW Andy Keogh Republic of Ireland 25 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 Aug 2 Jan BBC Sport Leeds United
16 MF Danny Pugh England 29 Stoke City 22 Sep 2 Jan Leeds United Sky Sports
21 GK Alex McCarthy England 22 Reading 4 Nov 3 Jan Yorkshire Evening Post Leeds United
17 MF Andros Townsend England 20 Tottenham Hotspur 1 Jan 23 Feb Leeds United Leeds United
25 MF Fabian Delph England 22 Aston Villa 20 Jan 22 Feb BBC Sport Leeds United
14 DF Adam Smith England 20 Tottenham Hotspur 31 Jan 27 Feb Leeds United Leeds United
33 DF Paul Robinson England 33 Bolton Wanderers 6 Mar 28 Apr BBC Sport BBC Sport
GK Sean McDermott Republic of Ireland
Norway
18 Arsenal 9 Mar 9 Apr Arsenal Donegal Democrat

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.

Loans Out[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
13 FW Mike Grella United States 24 Brentford 26 Aug 29 Aug Leeds United Leeds United
MF Will Hatfield England 23 Accrington Stanley 14 Oct 31 Dec Leeds United Accrington Stanley
9 FW Billy Paynter England 27 Brighton & Hove Albion 27 Oct 2 Jan Leeds United Leeds United
4 DF Alex Bruce England 30 Huddersfield Town 24 Oct 31 Dec Leeds United Leeds United
12 GK Paul Rachubka England
United States
30 Tranmere Rovers 14 Nov 30 Jan Leeds United Leeds United
31 DF Charlie Taylor England 18 York City 1 Jan 30 Jan Leeds United Leeds United
19 DF Ben Parker England 24 Carlisle United 26 Jan 25 Feb Leeds United Fans Network
30 GK Alex Cairns England 19 Barrow 31 Jan 2 Mar Leeds United Barrow
12 GK Paul Rachubka England
United States
33 Leyton Orient 7 Mar Leyton Orient
24 GK Maik Taylor Northern Ireland
Germany
40 Millwall 12 Mar 28 Apr BBC Sport BBC Sport
11 MF Sam, LloydLloyd Sam Ghana
England
30 Notts County 14 Mar 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.

Out[edit]

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
1 GK Kasper Schmeichel Denmark 24 Transferred Leicester City Summer £1.0m1 40 0 Leeds United
MF Elliott Kebbie England 16 Out of Contract Atlético Madrid Summer £ 500k2 0 0 BBC Sport
12 GK Shane Higgs England 34 Out of Contract Northampton Town Summer n/a 29 0 Leeds United
6 DF Richard Naylor England 34 Out of Contract Doncaster Rovers Summer n/a 76 4 Leeds United
MF James Baxendale England 18 Out of Contract Doncaster Rovers Summer n/a 0 0 Leeds United
DF Jonny Birbeck England 18 Out of Contract Summer n/a 0 0 Leeds United
DF James Booker England 18 Out of Contract Summer n/a 0 0 Leeds United
8 MF Neil Kilkenny Australia
England
25 Out of Contract Bristol City Summer n/a 144 11 BBC Sport
16 MF Bradley Johnson England 24 Out of Contract Norwich City Summer n/a 140 17 BBC Sport
13 FW Mike Grella United States 24 Released Brentford Summer n/a 42 5 Leeds United
21 DF Federico Bessone Argentina 27 Released Swansea City Summer n/a 8 0 BBC Football
7 MF Max Gradel Ivory Coast 23 Transferred Saint-Étienne Summer £1.7m1 84 25 Leeds United
MF Will Hatfield England 20 Released Accrington Stanley Winter n/a 0 0 Sky Sports
14 MF Jonathan Howson England 23 Transferred Norwich City Winter £2.0m1 225 29 BBC Sport
19 DF Ben Parker England 24 Released Guiseley Winter n/a 55 1 Leeds United
7 MF Mika Väyrynen Finland
Sweden
30 Released HJK Winter n/a 10 0 Leeds United

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.
1Although the fees were officially 'undisclosed', chairman Ken Bates confirmed that the Gradel fee was approximately £1,700,000, Schmeichel fee - £1,000,000 and Howson fee - £2,000,000[31]
2Despite being out of contract, Atletico Madrid were legally obliged to pay his former club an undisclosed fee which was later reported to be £500,000[32]

New Contracts[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
20 MF Honduras Núñez, RamónRamón Núñez 25 Signed 1 year June 2012 Leeds United
DF England Turner, NathanNathan Turner 18 Signed 1 year June 2012 Leeds United
32 MF England Turner, LewisLewis Turner 18 Signed 1 year June 2012 Leeds United
31 DF England Taylor, CharlieCharlie Taylor 17 Signed 3 years June 2014 Leeds United
16 MF England Johnson, BradleyBradley Johnson 24 Rejected Unknown n/a Leeds United
DF Germany Gimpel, MontyMonty Gimpel 17 Signed 1 year June 2012 Leeds United
30 GK England Cairns, AlexAlex Cairns 18 Signed 1 year1 June 2012 Leeds United
8 MF Australia
England
Kilkenny, NeilNeil Kilkenny 25 Rejected Unknown n/a Leeds United
22 DF England Lees, TomTom Lees 20 Signed 4 years June 2015 Leeds United
20 MF Honduras Núñez, RamónRamón Núñez 25 Signed 4 years1 June 2015 Leeds United
29 MF England Thompson, ZacZac Thompson 18 Signed 2 years June 2013 Leeds United
28 MF England White, AidanAidan White 20 Rejected 4 years n/a Leeds United
24 GK Northern Ireland
Germany
Taylor, MaikMaik Taylor 40 Signed 6 months June 2012 Leeds United
14 MF England Howson, JonathanJonathan Howson 23 Rejected Unknown n/a Leeds United
30 GK England Cairns, AlexAlex Cairns 19 Signed 2 years June 2014 Leeds United

Last updated:
1The contract includes the option to extend the contract by a further year.

Club[edit]

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Macron
Sponsor(s): Enterprise Insurance
Features: OHS

Home
Away
Third

Source: Home, Away

Club officials[edit]

Position Staff
Patron Australia The Countess of Harewood
Chairman England Ken Bates
Directors England Yvonne Allen
England Ken Bates
England Shaun Harvey
Scotland Peter Lorimer
Chief Executive Officer England Shaun Harvey

Last updated: 9 September 2011
Source: We Are Leeds, 9 August 2011 

Includes staff currently registered with club only.

First team coaching and medical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Neil Warnock1
Assistant Manager England Mick Jones1
First Team Coach England Ronnie Jepson1
Head Physio England Harvey Sharman
Fitness Coach England Matt Pears
Assistant Physio England Paul Perkins
Performance Analyst England Alex Davies

Last updated: 24 February 2012
Source: Yorkshire Evening Post (4 August 2010)

Includes staff currently registered with club only.
1Appointed in February 2012

Other staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head of Football Administration England Alison Royston
Technical Director Wales Gwyn Williams
Chief Scout England Mervyn Day
Kit Man England Chris Beasley
Groundsman England Norman Southernwood

Last updated: 7 May 2011
Source: Leeds United A.F.C. 2009/10 Season Official Handbook

Includes staff currently registered with club only.

Former staff[edit]

Position Staff Date Reason Notes Source
Manager England Simon Grayson 1 Feb Sacked Leeds United
First Team Coach Scotland Ian Miller 1 Feb Sacked Yorkshire Evening Post
First Team Coach England Glynn Snodin 1 Feb Sacked Yorkshire Evening Post
Goalkeeping Coach England Andy Beasley 1 Feb Sacked Yorkshire Evening Post
Caretaker Assistant Manager Republic of Ireland Andy O'Brien 13 Feb Temporary Appointed on 4 Feb Leeds United
Caretaker Manager England Neil Redfearn 19 Feb Temporary Appointed on 1 Feb Leeds United
Caretaker Goalkeeping Coach England Andy Leaning 19 Feb Temporary Appointed on 4 Feb Leeds United
Caretaker Assistant Manager England Mervyn Day 19 Feb Temporary Appointed on 14 Feb Leeds United

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


Other information[edit]

Mascot Lucas the Kop Cat
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Elland Road (39,460 / 105x68m)

Last updated: 7 May 2011
Source: Leeds United

Competitions[edit]

Overall summary[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
2011–12 Football League Championship 14th 6 August 2011 28 April 2012
2011-12 Football League Cup 1st Round 3rd Round 9 August 2011 20 September 2011
FA Cup 3rd round 3rd Round 9 January 2012 9 January 2012

Last updated: 28 April 2012
Source: Competitions

Detailed overall summary[edit]

Total House.svg Home GreenButton RightArrow.svg Away
Games played 50 25 25
Games won 19 10 9
Games drawn 10 3 7
Games lost 21 12 9
Biggest win 4–0 vs Notts. Forest 4–1 vs Hull City 4–0 vs Notts. Forest
Biggest loss 0–5 vs Blackpool 0–5 vs Blackpool 1–4 vs Barnsley
Clean sheets 10 2 8
Goals scored Yes check.svg 70 37 33
Goals conceded X mark.svg 75 46 29
Goal difference 0 -4 +4
Average GF per game 1.4 1.48 1.32
Average GA per game 1.5 1.84 1.16
Winning rate 41.86% 42.86% 40.91%
Yellow cards Booked 81 39 42
Red cards Red card 9 6 3
Most appearances Scotland McCormack (49) England Lees (24)
Scotland McCormack (24)
Scotland McCormack (25)
Most minutes played England Clayton (3618) England Clayton (1828) England Clayton (1790)
Top scorer Goal Scotland McCormack (19) Scotland McCormack (11) Scotland McCormack (8)
Top assister Ambox content.png Scotland Snodgrass (15) Scotland Snodgrass (7) Scotland Snodgrass (8)

Last updated: 28 April 2012
Source: Competitive matches

Championship[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
11 Watford 46 16 16 14 56 64 −8 64
12 Derby County 46 18 10 18 50 58 −8 64
13 Burnley 46 17 11 18 61 58 +3 62
14 Leeds United 46 17 10 19 65 68 −3 61
15 Ipswich Town 46 17 10 19 69 77 −8 61
16 Millwall 46 15 12 19 55 57 −2 57
17 Crystal Palace 46 13 17 16 46 51 −5 56

Updated to games played on 28 April 2012.
Source: [1]
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 17 10 19 65 68 −3 61 9 3 11 34 41 −7 8 7 8 31 27 +4

Last updated: 28 April 2012.
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 H A A H H A H A H A A H H A A H A H A H A A H A H H A H A H A H A A H H A H H H H A A H
Result L L W D L W W D W W D W L D L W W L W W D L L L W D W L W L L W D L D W D L W L L W W L D L
Position 23 23 13 13 19 12 11 9 11 5 10 5 5 7 10 7 5 5 5 5 6 6 8 10 8 11 9 10 9 10 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 13 14

Last updated: 28 April 2012.
Source: Competitive Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Championship[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2011–12 FA Cup

League Cup[edit]

Awards[edit]

Internal Awards[edit]

Official Player of the Year Awards[edit]

The results of the 2011-12 Leeds United A.F.C. Player of the Year Awards were announced at a dinner on 30 April 2012 at Elland Road.[33]

External Awards[edit]

Championship Team of the Week[edit]

The following Leeds players have been selected in the official 2011-12 Championship team of the week.[34]


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