2000–01 Leeds United A.F.C. season

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Leeds United
2000-01 season
Chairman Peter Ridsdale
Manager David O'Leary
Stadium Elland Road
Premiership 4th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Third round
Champions League Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League: Viduka (17)
All: Viduka (22)
Highest home attendance 40,055 vs Liverpool
(4 Nov 2000, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance 32,386 vs Barnsley
(6 Jan 2001, FA Cup)
Average home league attendance 37,866

During the 2000–01 season, Leeds United A.F.C. competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary[edit]

David O'Leary took Leeds United to their first European Cup semi-final since 1975, where defeat at the hands of Valencia ended their chances of a repeat of the ill-tempered 1975 European Cup clash with Bayern Munich, who beat Real Madrid in the other semi-final.[1] Still, this disappointment was less of a dampener on a season where Leeds had fielded a predominantly young squad. They finished fourth in the final table, which meant that their place in Europe for 2001-02 would be in the UEFA Cup rather than the European Cup.

Failure to qualify for the Champions League was viewed as merely a disappointment by fans of the club, given the success in reaching the semi-final. In fact, the directors of the club had secured tens of millions of pounds of loans on successful Champions League qualification; the failure to qualify was a calamity that would see the club suffer financial disaster and be relegated twice in the coming seasons.

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 38 24 8 6 79 31 +48 80 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Arsenal 38 20 10 8 63 38 +25 70
3 Liverpool 38 20 9 9 71 39 +32 69 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round 1
4 Leeds United 38 20 8 10 64 43 +21 68 2001–02 UEFA Cup First round 1
5 Ipswich Town 38 20 6 12 57 42 +15 66
6 Chelsea 38 17 10 11 68 45 +23 61
7 Sunderland 38 15 12 11 46 41 +5 57
8 Aston Villa 38 13 15 10 46 43 +3 54 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
9 Charlton Athletic 38 14 10 14 50 57 −7 52
10 Southampton 38 14 10 14 40 48 −8 52
11 Newcastle United 38 14 9 15 44 50 −6 51 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
12 Tottenham Hotspur 38 13 10 15 47 54 −7 49
13 Leicester City 38 14 6 18 39 51 −12 48
14 Middlesbrough 38 9 15 14 44 44 0 42
15 West Ham United 38 10 12 16 45 50 −5 42
16 Everton 38 11 9 18 45 59 −14 42
17 Derby County 38 10 12 16 37 59 −22 42
18 Manchester City (R) 38 8 10 20 41 65 −24 34 Relegation to 2001–02 Football League First Division
19 Coventry City (R) 38 8 10 20 36 63 −27 34
20 Bradford City (R) 38 5 11 22 30 70 −40 26

Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Since Liverpool qualified for the Champions League, their place in the UEFA Cup as FA Cup winners went to Ipswich Town, and as Liverpool also won the League Cup that place went to Chelsea.
(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
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 20 8 10 64 43  +21 68 11 3 5 36 21  +15 9 5 5 28 22  +6

Source: 2000-01 FA Premier League table

Results by round
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
Ground H A H A H A H H A A H A H H A A H H A H A H A H A A H A H A A H A A H A H H
Result W W L D L D W W L D W D L W L L W L L D W L W W W D D W D W W W W W W L W W
Position 5 2 4 6 9 10 8 4 9 10 7 8 10 10 11 12 10 12 12 13 12 12 10 10 7 6 5 6 5 5 3 3 3 4 3 4 4 4

Source: 11v11.com: 2000-01 Leeds United results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

Premier League[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

First group stage[edit]

Second group stage[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Nigel Martyn
2 Republic of Ireland DF Gary Kelly
3 Republic of Ireland DF Ian Harte
4 France MF Olivier Dacourt
5 South Africa DF Lucas Radebe (captain)
6 England DF Jonathan Woodgate
7 Republic of Ireland FW Robbie Keane (on loan from Inter Milan)
8 England FW Michael Bridges
9 Australia FW Mark Viduka
10 Australia FW Harry Kewell
11 England MF Lee Bowyer
13 England GK Paul Robinson
14 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen McPhail
16 England MF Jason Wilcox
No. Position Player
17 England FW Alan Smith
18 England DF Danny Mills
19 Norway MF Eirik Bakke
21 Scotland DF Dominic Matteo
22 England DF Michael Duberry
23 England MF David Batty
24 New Zealand DF Danny Hay
25 Australia MF Jacob Burns
27 Republic of Ireland DF Alan Maybury
28 England MF Jamie McMaster
29 England DF Rio Ferdinand
31 England DF Gareth Evans
38 England FW Tony Hackworth

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
12 England FW Darren Huckerby (to Manchester City)
20 Wales MF Matt Jones (to Leicester City)
29 Wales MF Kevin Aherne-Evans (to Cardiff City)
30 Netherlands DF Robert Molenaar (to Bradford City)
No. Position Player
35 England FW Lee Matthews (to Bristol City)
40 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Cawley (to Sheffield Wednesday)
41 England DF Jason Lanns (to Rochdale)

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
26 Australia GK Danny Milosevic
32 Northern Ireland MF Simon Watson
33 Northern Ireland MF Wesley Boyle
34 England MF Kevin Dixon
36 Northern Ireland FW Warren Feeney
37 Republic of Ireland DF Damian Lynch
No. Position Player
39 Republic of Ireland DF Alan Martin
42 England FW Tony Lennon
43 England FW Harpal Singh
England GK Shaun Allaway
Australia DF Shane Cansdell-Sherriff
United States MF John Arsala
England FW Simon Johnson

Youth team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
South Africa GK Chad Harpur
England DF Christopher Kamara
England DF Matthew Kilgallon
England DF Tom Newey
England DF Frazer Richardson
No. Position Player
Republic of Ireland MF Paul Keegan
England FW Craig Farrell
England FW Caleb Folan
Wales FW Craig Steins
England FW Jemeel Rhodes

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

(Starting appearances + substitute appearances)[3][4]
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Champions League Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England Nigel Martyn 23 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 36 0 1 0
2 DF Republic of Ireland Gary Kelly 22+2 0 1 0 1 0 11+1 0 35+3 0 1 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Ian Harte 29 7 1 0 1 0 17 4 48 11 3 0
4 MF France Olivier Dacourt 33 3 1 0 0 0 14 1 48 3 16 1
5 DF South Africa Lucas Radebe 19+1 0 1 0 0+1 0 10 0 30+2 0 7 1
6 DF England Jonathan Woodgate 14 1 1 0 1 0 5 0 21 1 4 0
7 FW Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane 12+6 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 14+6 9 1 0
8 FW England Michael Bridges 6+1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 10+1 0 0 0
9 FW Australia Mark Viduka 34 17 2 1 1 0 16 4 53 22 7 0
10 FW Australia Harry Kewell 12+5 2 0 0 0 0 6 3 18+8 2 3 0
11 MF England Lee Bowyer 38 9 1 0 0 0 15 6 54 15 12 0
12 FW England Darren Huckerby 2+5 0 0 0 1 2 0+3 1 3+8 3 0 0
13 GK England Paul Robinson 15+1 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 23+1 0 0 0
14 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen McPhail 3+4 0 0 0 0 0 1+2 0 4+6 0 0 0
16 MF England Jason Wilcox 7+10 0 0+1 0 1 0 2+3 1 9+14 1 0 0
17 FW England Alan Smith 26+7 11 1+1 0 0+1 0 16 7 43+9 18 11 2
18 DF England Danny Mills 20+3 1 1 0 0 0 15+1 0 36+4 0 11 0
19 MF Norway Eirik Bakke 24+5 2 2 0 1 0 10+2 1 37+7 3 12 1
20 MF Wales Matt Jones 3+1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5+1 0 0 0
21 DF Scotland Dominic Matteo 30 0 2 0 1 0 15 2 48 2 3 0
22 DF England Michael Duberry 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 9 0 1 0
23 MF England David Batty 13 3 2 0 0 0 7+1 0 22+4 0 4 1
24 DF New Zealand Danny Hay 2+2 0 0 0 1 0 0+1 0 3+3 0 0 0
25 MF Australia Jacob Burns 3+1 0 0 0 1 0 3+1 0 7+2 0 0 0
27 DF Republic of Ireland Alan Maybury 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
29 DF England Rio Ferdinand 23 2 2 0 0 0 7 1 32 3 1 0
31 MF England Gareth Evans 0+1 1 0 0 1 0 0+1 0 0+2 0 0 0
38 FW England Tony Hackworth 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0+2 0 0+3 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Club record transfer fee at the time.
Current club record transfer fee.

Out[edit]

Transfers in: Decrease £43,700,000
Transfers out: Increase £12,950,000
Total spending: Decrease £30,750,000

Loaned in[edit]

Loaned out[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leeds' luck runs out in Valencia". BBC Sport. 8 May 2001. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Leeds United - 2000/01". FootballSquads. Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  3. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/leeds-united/tab/players/season/2001/comp/1
  4. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/leeds-united/tab/players/season/2001/comp/7