List of Leeds United F.C. players

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For a list of every single player to have played for Leeds United, see. For the current Leeds United first-team squad, see Leeds United F.C.#Current squad.

Below is a list of notable footballers who have played for Leeds United. Generally, this means players that have played 100 or more first-class matches for the club. However, some players who have played fewer matches are also included, as are the club's founder members and some players who fell just short of the 100 total but made significant contributions to the club's history (e.g. Don Revie).

Players are listed according to the date of their first professional contract signed with the club. Appearances and goals are for first-team competitive matches only; wartime matches are excluded. Substitute appearances are also included.

Notable players[edit]

Correct as of 29 April 2012

Name Nationality Position Leeds career Appearances Goals
Baker, JimJim Baker  England 36 CB 1920–1926 208 2
Dykes, OliverOliver Dykes  Scotland 36 LB 1920–1924 99 0
Duffield, AlbertAlbert Duffield  England 36 CB 1920–1925 211 0
Swann, JackJack Swann  England 36 ST 1921–1925 116 50
Hart, ErnieErnie Hart  England 36 CB 1920–1936 472 15
Harris, JoeJoe Harris  Scotland 21 RW 1922–1925 134 15
Menzies, BillBill Menzies  Scotland 21 LB 1922–1932 260 2
Reed, GeorgeGeorge Reed  England 21 CB 1924–1934 150 3
Townsley, TomTom Townsley  Scotland 21 CB 1925–1931 167 2
Turnbull, BobbyBobby Turnbull  England 21 RW 1925–1932 215 46
Duggan, HarryHarry Duggan  Ireland 21 W 1925–1936 196 47
Edwards, WillisWillis Edwards  England 36 DF 1925–1943 444 6
Wainscoat, RussellRussell Wainscoat  England 36 IF 1925–1931 226 93
Jennings, TomTom Jennings  Scotland 36 FW 1925–1931 174 117
Potts, JimmyJimmy Potts  England 36 GK 1926–1934 262 0
Keetley, CharlieCharlie Keetley  England 36 FW 1927–1934 169 110
Cochrane, TomTom Cochrane  England 36 LW 1928–1936 259 27
Milburn, GeorgeGeorge Milburn  England 36 RB 1928–1937 166 1
Milburn, JackJack Milburn  England 36 LB 1928–1939 408 30
Furness, BillyBilly Furness  England 36 IL 1928–1937 257 66
Copping, WilfWilf Copping  England 36 CB 1929-1934
1939-1942
183 4
Sproston, BertBert Sproston  England 36 RB 1933–1938 140 1
Stephenson, EricEric Stephenson  England 36 IL 1934–1944 115 22
Browne, BobbyBobby Browne  Northern Ireland 36 WH 1935–1947 114 0
Powell, AubreyAubrey Powell  Wales 36 IL 1935–1948 119 25
Milburn, JimJim Milburn  England 36 LB 1936–1952 220 17
Twomey, JimJim Twomey  Northern Ireland 36 GK 1937–1949 111 0
Cochrane, DavidDavid Cochrane  Northern Ireland 36 RW 1937–1950 185 32
Browning, LenLen Browning  England 36 FW 1946–1951 105 46
Dunn, JimmyJimmy Dunn  Scotland 36 RB 1947–1959 443 1
Charles, JohnJohn Charles  Wales 36 CB/FW 1947-1957
1962
327 157
Burden, TommyTommy Burden  England 36 MF 1948–1954 259 13
McCabe, JimJim McCabe  England 36 WH 1948–1954 161 0
Hair, GrenvilleGrenville Hair  England 36 LB 1948–1964 474 2
Searson, HarryHarry Searson  England 36 GK 1949–1952 116 0
Iggleden, RayRay Iggleden  England 36 IL 1949–1955 181 50
Williams, HaroldHarold Williams  Wales 36 RW 1949–1957 228 35
Kerfoot, EricEric Kerfoot  England 36 MF 1949–1959 349 10
Scott, JohnJohn Scott  England 36 GK 1950–1956 114 0
Charlton, JackJack Charlton  England 36 CB 1952–1973 762 95
Forrest, BobbyBobby Forrest  England 36 RW 1952–1959 121 37
Nightingale, AlbertAlbert Nightingale  England 36 ST 1952–1957 135 48
Wood, RoyRoy Wood  England 36 GK 1952–1960 203 0
Meek, GeorgeGeorge Meek  Scotland 36 RW 1952–1960 199 19
Overfield, JackJack Overfield  England 36 RW 1953–1960 163 20
Crowe, ChrisChris Crowe  England 36 W 1956–1960 98 27
Cush, WilburWilbur Cush  Northern Ireland 36 IR 1957–1960 90 9
Revie, DonDon Revie  England 36 IF 1958–1963 80 12
Peyton, NoelNoel Peyton  Ireland 36 IL 1958–1963 117 20
Bremner, BillyBilly Bremner  Scotland 36 MF 1959–1976 771 115
Goodwin, FreddieFreddie Goodwin  England 36 HB 1960–1964 120 2
Bell, WillieWillie Bell  Scotland 36 LB 1960–1967 260 18
Johanneson, AlbertAlbert Johanneson  South Africa 36 LW 1961–1970 200 68
Reaney, PaulPaul Reaney  England 36 RB 1961–1978 745 9
Hunter, NormanNorman Hunter  England 36 CB 1961–1976 724 21
Cooper, TerryTerry Cooper  England 36 LB 1961–1975 350 11
Madeley, PaulPaul Madeley  England 36 CB 1962–1980 724 34
Lorimer, PeterPeter Lorimer  Scotland 36 ST 1962–1978 616 219
Sprake, GaryGary Sprake  Wales 36 GK 1962–1973 506 0
Storrie, JimJim Storrie  Scotland 36 FW 1962–1967 156 67
Collins, BobbyBobby Collins  Scotland 36 MF 1962–1967 167 25
Belfitt, RodRod Belfitt  England 36 IF 1963–1971 128 33
Giles, JohnnyJohnny Giles  Ireland 36 IF 1963–1975 525 114
Greenhoff, JimmyJimmy Greenhoff  England 36 ST 1963–1968 136 36
Bates, MickMick Bates  England 36 MF 1964–1976 187 9
Gray, EddieEddie Gray  Scotland 36 LW 1965–1984 577 68
Harvey, DavidDavid Harvey  Scotland 36 GK 1965-1979
1983-1985
446 0
O'Grady, MikeMike O'Grady  England 36 RW 1965–1969 121 17
Yorath, TerryTerry Yorath  Wales 36 MF 1967–1976 196 12
Jones, MickMick Jones  England 36 FW 1967–1975 312 111
Clarke, AllanAllan Clarke  England 36 ST 1969–1978 364 151
Jordan, JoeJoe Jordan  Scotland 36 FW 1970–1978 220 48
Gray, FrankFrank Gray  Scotland 36 LB 1971–1979 246 25
Cherry, TrevorTrevor Cherry  England 36 LB 1972–1982 484 31
McQueen, GordonGordon McQueen  Scotland 36 CB 1972–1978 171 19
Harris, CarlCarl Harris  Wales 36 RW 1973–1982 176 29
Stevenson, ByronByron Stevenson  Wales 36 DF 1973–1982 110 5
Thomas, GwynGwyn Thomas  Wales 36 MF 1975–1984 103 3
Hankin, RayRay Hankin  England 36 FW 1976–1980 103 36
Currie, TonyTony Currie  England 36 MF 1976–1979 124 16
Graham, ArthurArthur Graham  Scotland 36 LW 1977–1983 260 47
Flynn, BrianBrian Flynn  Wales 36 MF 1977–1982 177 11
Hart, PaulPaul Hart  England 36 CB 1978–1983 223 20
Lukic, JohnJohn Lukic  England 36 GK 1978–1983
1990-1996
430 0
Connor, TerryTerry Connor  England 36 RW 1979–1983 108 22
Hamson, GaryGary Hamson  England 36 MF 1979–1986 152 4
Dickinson, MartinMartin Dickinson  England 36 CB 1980–1986 119 2
Aspin, NeilNeil Aspin  England 36 RB 1981–1989 244 6
Sheridan, JohnJohn Sheridan  Ireland 36 CM 1982–1989 267 52
Ritchie, AndyAndy Ritchie  England 36 ST 1983–1987 159 44
Day, MervynMervyn Day  England 36 GK 1985–1993 268 0
Baird, IanIan Baird  England 36 FW 1985-1987
1990-1991
192 58
Rennie, DavidDavid Rennie  Scotland 36 DF 1986–1989 119 7
Haddock, PeterPeter Haddock  England 36 CB 1986–1991 146 1
Adams, MickyMicky Adams  England 36 LB 1987–1989 89 3
Pearson, JohnJohn Pearson  England 36 FW 1987–1991 127 12
Snodin, GlynnGlynn Snodin  England 36 LB 1987–1992 116 13
Batty, DavidDavid Batty  England 36 CM 1987-1993
1998-2004
382 4
Davison, BobbyBobby Davison  England 36 ST 1987–1992 110 35
Speed, GaryGary Speed  Wales 36 MF 1988–1996 311 57
Jones, VinnieVinnie Jones  Wales 21 MF 1989–1990 53 5
Strachan, GordonGordon Strachan  Scotland 21 MF 1989–1995 244 45
Fairclough, ChrisChris Fairclough  England 36 CB 1989–1995 240 23
Sterland, MelMel Sterland  England 36 RB 1989–1993 146 20
Shutt, CarlCarl Shutt  England 36 ST 1989–1993 106 25
McAllister, GaryGary McAllister  Scotland 21 MF 1990–1996 294 45
Whyte, ChrisChris Whyte  England 36 CB 1990–1993 146 6
Chapman, LeeLee Chapman  England 36 FW 1990–1993
1996
174 80
Kelly, GaryGary Kelly  Ireland 21 RB 1991–2007 531 4
Wetherall, DavidDavid Wetherall  England 36 CB 1991–1999 250 18
Wallace, RodRod Wallace  England 36 ST 1991–1998 256 66
Dorigo, TonyTony Dorigo  England 21 LB 1991–1997 208 5
Cantona, EricEric Cantona  France 36 FW 1992 34 11
Deane, BrianBrian Deane  England 36 FW 1993-1997
2004-2005
201 45
Palmer, CarltonCarlton Palmer  England 36 MF 1994–1997 130 7
Radebe, LucasLucas Radebe  South Africa 36 CB 1994–2005 262 3
Yeboah, TonyTony Yeboah  Ghana 21 FW 1995–1997 62 33
Harte, IanIan Harte  Ireland 21 LB 1995–2004 288 39
Kewell, HarryHarry Kewell  Australia 21 AM 1995–2003 242 63
Martyn, NigelNigel Martyn  England 21 GK 1996–2003 273 0
McPhail, StephenStephen McPhail  Ireland 21 CM 1996–2004 97 3
Hasselbaink, Jimmy FloydJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink  Netherlands 36 ST 1997–1999 87 42
Bowyer, LeeLee Bowyer  England 21 RM 1996–2003 265 55
Håland, Alf-IngeAlf-Inge Håland  Norway 36 MF 1997–2000 92 8
Smith, AlanAlan Smith  England 21 FW 1997–2004 228 56
Robinson, PaulPaul Robinson  England 21 GK 1997–2004 119 1
Woodgate, JonathanJonathan Woodgate  England 21 CB 1996–2003 142 4
Bakke, EirikEirik Bakke  Norway 21 MF 1999–2006 196 21
Mills, DannyDanny Mills  England 21 RB 1999–2004 141 4
Bridges, MichaelMichael Bridges  England 21 FW 1999–2004 82 21
Wilcox, JasonJason Wilcox  England 21 LW 1999–2004 106 6
Viduka, MarkMark Viduka  Australia 21 ST 2000–2004 166 72
Matteo, DominicDominic Matteo  Scotland 21 DF 2000–2004 146 4
Kilgallon, MatthewMatthew Kilgallon  England 21 CB 2000–2007 95 3
Ferdinand, RioRio Ferdinand  England 21 CB 2000–2002 73 2
Richardson, FrazerFrazer Richardson  England 21 RB 2001–2009 173 5
Milner, JamesJames Milner  England 21 MF 2002–2004 54 5
Lennon, AaronAaron Lennon  England 21 RW 2003–2005 43 1
Healy, DavidDavid Healy  Northern Ireland 21 ST 2004–2007 121 31
Butler, PaulPaul Butler  Ireland 21 CB 2004–2007 106 4
Sullivan, NeilNeil Sullivan  Scotland 21 GK 2004–2007 110 0
Lewis, EddieEddie Lewis  United States 21 LM 2005–2007 96 9
Rui Marques, ManuelManuel Rui Marques  Angola 21 CB 2005–2010 100 4
Douglas, JonathanJonathan Douglas  Ireland 21 CM 2005–2009 166 11
Howson, JonathanJonathan Howson  England 21 CM 2006-2012 225 29
Beckford, JermaineJermaine Beckford  Jamaica 21 ST 2006–2010 152 85
Delph, FabianFabian Delph  England 21 CM 2006–2009
2012
57 6
Ankergren, CasperCasper Ankergren  Denmark 21 GK 2006–2010 143 0
Hughes, AndrewAndrew Hughes  England 21 MF 2007–2011 139 1
White, AidanAidan White  Ireland 21 ♙LB♙L♙LLB 2008-pres. 97 2
Kilkenny, NeilNeil Kilkenny  Australia 21 CM 2008-2011 144 11
Johnson, BradleyBradley Johnson  England 21 CM 2008-2011 140 17
Snodgrass, RobertRobert Snodgrass  Scotland 21 RW 2008-2012 189 41
Becchio, LucianoLuciano Becchio  Argentina 21 FW 2008-2013 221 86
Gradel, MaxMax Gradel  Ivory Coast 21 LW 2009-2011 79 24
McCormack, RossRoss McCormack  Scotland 21 FW 2010-2014 154 58
Byram, SamSam Byram  England 21 RB 2012-pres. 44 3

Key to positions[edit]

GK Goalkeeper RB Right back RW Right winger DF Defender
IF Inside Forward LB Left back LW Left winger CB Centre Back
FW Forward FB Fullback W Winger MF Midfielder
ST Striker WH Wing Half AM Attacking Midfielder CM Central Midfielder

Leeds United's 100 greatest players[edit]

The following list was compiled in 2006 by Leeds United.[1]

Players in bold attained international caps

Greatest ever team[edit]

The following team was voted the greatest ever Leeds United team by supporters and announced on 10 April 2006 on the Leeds United Web-site.[2] A formal dinner also took place to reward all the players voted into the team.

There is an alternative version here voted for by fans visiting fan sites.

Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player of the Year Players' Player of the Year Young Player of the Year
1971 Norman Hunter
1972 Peter Lorimer
1973 Allan Clarke
1974 Mick Jones
1975 Gordon McQueen
1976 Paul Madeley
1977 Gordon McQueen
1978 Tony Currie
1979 Brian Flynn
1980 John Lukic
1981 Trevor Cherry
1982 Eddie Gray
1983 Kenny Burns
1984 Tommy Wright
1985 Neil Aspin
1986 Ian Snodin
1987 John Sheridan
1988 Peter Haddock
1989 Ian Baird
1990 Chris Fairclough
1991 David Batty
1992 Tony Dorigo
1993 Gordon Strachan
1994 Gary McAllister
1995 Brian Deane
1996 Tony Yeboah
1997 Nigel Martyn
1998 Lucas Radebe Tommy Knarvik
1999 Lee Bowyer Alan Smith
2000 Harry Kewell Eirik Bakke
2001 Lee Bowyer Lee Bowyer Paul Robinson
2002 Rio Ferdinand Alan Smith
2003 Paul Robinson Alan Smith James Milner
2004 Alan Smith Alan Smith
2005 Neil Sullivan Neil Sullivan Aaron Lennon
2006 Gary Kelly Paul Butler
Gary Kelly
Matthew Kilgallon
2007 Eddie Lewis
2008 Jermaine Beckford Jermaine Beckford Jonny Howson
2009 Jermaine Beckford Fabian Delph Fabian Delph
2010 Patrick Kisnorbo Patrick Kisnorbo Aidan White
2011 Max Gradel Max Gradel Jonny Howson
2012 Robert Snodgrass Robert Snodgrass Tom Lees
2013 Sam Byram Sam Byram Sam Byram

Goal of the Season[edit]

Most Memorable Moment Award[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Best Contribution to the Community Award[edit]

The Chairman's Special Award[edit]

Captains[edit]

Jim Baker was the first ever captain of Leeds United and led the club to the 1923–24 second division championship.
From To Name Vice-captain Acting captains
1920 1926 Jim Baker
1926 1933 Jimmy Potts
1933 1934 Wilf Copping
1934 1937 Jock McDougall
1937 1949 Tom Holley
1949 1954 Tommy Burden
1954 1955 Eric Kerfoot
1955 1957 John Charles
1957 1960 Wilbur Cush Don Revie (1959-60)
1960 1962 Freddie Goodwin
1962 1966 Bobby Collins
1966 1976 Billy Bremner Jack Charlton (1965-66)
1976 1983 Trevor Cherry David Harvey (1982-83)
1983 1984 David Harvey
1984 1985 Peter Lorimer
1985 1986 Ian Snodin
1986 1987 Ian Baird
1987 1989 Mark Aizlewood Jack Ashurst (until 1988)
1989 1994 Gordon Strachan
1994 1996 Gary McAllister
1996 2001 Lucas Radebe Gary Kelly
2001 2002 Rio Ferdinand Dominic Matteo
2002 2004 Dominic Matteo Gary Kelly Lucas Radebe
2004 2006 Paul Butler Gary Kelly Sean Gregan
2006 2007 Kevin Nicholls Shaun Derry Jonathan Douglas
2007 2007 Jonathan Douglas David Healy Alan Thompson
2007 2008 Alan Thompson Jonathan Douglas Andrew Hughes
Rui Marques
2008 2009 Frazer Richardson Paul Telfer (until Jan 2009)
Richard Naylor (from Jan 2009)
2009 2011 Richard Naylor Jonny Howson Jermaine Beckford
2011 2012 Jonny Howson Patrick Kisnorbo
2012 2012 Robert Snodgrass Andy Lonergan
2012 2013 Lee Peltier Jason Pearce
2013 2014 Rodolph Austin Lee Peltier
2014 2014 Ross McCormack Jason Pearce
2014 2015 Jason Pearce [[]]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leeds Leeds Leeds 100 Greatest Leeds Players". LeedsUnited.com. 2000. Retrieved 2006-09-23.  Alternative Link
  2. ^ "The Greatest Leeds United Team Unveiled". LeedsUnited.com. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-23.  Alternative Links: leedsutd-mad.co.uk 1, leedsutd-mad.co.uk 2