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Leeds United Reserves were the English football reserve team of Leeds United F.C. In previous seasons, they played at York City's Bootham Crescent, South Leeds Stadium and the first team's ground Elland Road.[2] The reserves were generally a mix of recovering or fringe first-team players, young professionals and promising scholars.

The Leeds United Development Squad are the development squad of Leeds United F.C. They play in the Professional Development League. Jason Blunt is the team's coach. They play at the club's training ground, Thorp Arch, although they have announced they may also occasionally play at Elland Road.[3]

Leeds United Under 18s are the youth team of Leeds United F.C. They play in the Professional Development League. The youth team won the competition's predecessor, the Premier Academy League, in the 2002–03 season, when the league was split into Under-19s and Under-17s, with Leeds winning the Under-17s competition. Andy Gray and Mark Jackson are the current coaches of the team.[4] They play at the club's training ground, Thorp Arch. The youth team also annually compete in the FA Youth Cup, having won it twice – the first time in 1993, beating Manchester United 4–1[5] and the second time beating Crystal Palace 3–0 in 1997.[6]

Leeds' concentration on youth since the Ridsdale era attracted praise at the highest level with the president of FIFA Sepp Blatter commenting "Leeds, a club I greatly respect, have to be applauded for its efforts in this regard".[7]

The Leeds United Academy has produced several promising youngsters who have been controversially signed by top flight clubs in recent years.[8][9] Michael Woods, Ben Gordon and Tom Taiwo moved to Chelsea, 16-year-old Elliot Kebbie was signed by Atletico Madrid,[10] 14-year-olds George Swan and Louis Hutton were signed by Manchester City,[11] Danny Ward switched to Bolton Wanderers and Luke Garbutt moved to Everton while still in the Leeds United youth team.

Former players that graduated through the Leeds United academy include England internationals Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Paul Robinson, Scott Carson, Jonathan Woodgate, Danny Rose, Fabian Delph and Alan Smith, Australian international Harry Kewell, Republic of Ireland internationals Stephen McPhail, Gary Kelly and Ian Harte, Republic of Ireland Under-21 internationals Eric Grimes and Aidan White and England Under-21 internationals Jonny Howson, Matthew Kilgallon and Tom Lees. Former club and international greats that also came through Leeds' youth ranks include; John Charles, Terry Cooper, Peter Lorimer, Paul Reaney, Norman Hunter, Jack Charlton, Albert Johanneson, Billy Bremner, Eddie Gray, Gary Speed, John Lukic, David Batty, and Paul Madeley.

Graduates in the current Leeds United first team squad are plentiful, with Lewie Coyle, Tyler Denton, Alex Mowatt, Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Kalvin Phillips, Charlie Taylor and Ronaldo Vieira all having made appearances in the first team squad recently.

About the Academy[edit]

The Leeds United website describes the Academy's philosophy as follows:

"At Leeds United Academy, players must learn to be technically proficient, be able to deal with the ball anywhere on the pitch. Tactically they must become familiar with the club’s system of play and understand the strengths and weaknesses within it. Physically players need to become the football athlete, someone that can play at the tempo that is required to compete at the highest level and psychologically they need to have a balanced view of success and failure so that by the time they have reached the Professional Development Phase they have the confidence to be able to deal with the stress of playing to win, week in and week out."[12]

Current players[edit]

Only players aged 23 or under, on 31 August of the current season, are eligible to play for the Development Squad. Three overage outfield players, and an overage goalkeeper may also play. Only players aged 18 or under, on 31 August of the current season (primarily scholars), are eligible to play for the Under 18s.[4] Italics denotes player has received a call up to the squad but did not or has to receive a cap at that level.

Nat. Player P.o.B D.o.B Pos. International Contract Expiry
Young Professionals
England Lewie Coyle Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire; England (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 20) RB 2017 [13]
England Tyler Denton Dewsbury, West Yorkshire; England (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 20) LB England U17s 2019[14]
Scotland Jack McKay Glasgow; Scotland (1996-12-19) 19 December 1996 (age 19) FW 2018[15]
Scotland Paul McKay Glasgow; Scotland (1996-12-19) 19 December 1996 (age 19) CB 2018[15]
Italy Dario Meadows Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent; England (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 17) RW Italy U16s 2017[16]
England Alex Mowatt Doncaster, South Yorkshire; England (1995-02-13) 13 February 1995 (age 21) CM England U20s 2017[17]
Republic of Ireland Frank Mulhern Doncaster, South Yorkshire; England (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 19) FW Republic of Ireland U19s 2017[18]
England Bailey Peacock-Farrell Darlington, Durham; England (1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 19) GK 2018[19]
England Tom Pearce Ormskirk, Lancashire; England (1998-04-12) 12 April 1998 (age 18) LB 2017[20]
England Kalvin Phillips Leeds, West Yorkshire; England (1995-12-02) 2 December 1995 (age 20) CM 2019[21]
England Alex Purver Leeds, West Yorkshire; England (1995-12-01) 1 December 1995 (age 20) CM 2017[21]
Republic of Ireland Eoghan Stokes Dublin; Republic of Ireland (1996-05-17) 17 May 1996 (age 20) FW Republic of Ireland U19s 2017[22]
England Charlie Taylor York, North Yorkshire; England (1993-09-18) 18 September 1993 (age 22) LB England U19s 2017[23]
England Mike Taylor Southport, Lancashire; England (1998-03-18) 18 March 1998 (age 18) RM 2017[24]
England Jack Vann Doncaster, South Yorkshire; England (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 18) CB England U17s 2017[25]
Portugal Ronaldo Vieira Bissau; Guinea Bissau (1998-07-20) 20 July 1998 (age 18) CM 2018[26]
England Billy Whitehouse Rotherham, South Yorkshire; England (1996-06-13) 13 June 1996 (age 20) RW 2017[27]
2016-17 2nd year scholars
England Jake Croft Leeds, West Yorkshire; England (1998-09-14) 14 September 1998 (age 17) CB [28]
England Matty Downing Leeds, West Yorkshire; England (1999-07-19) 19 July 1999 (age 17) LB [28]
England Ryan Ferguson Leeds, West Yorkshire; England (1998-11-25) 25 November 1998 (age 17) FW England U16s [28]
England Tom Godden Leeds, West Yorkshire; England RB [28]
England Max Hill Leeds, West Yorkshire; England DM [28]
England Will Huffer Wandsworth, London; England (1998-10-30) 30 October 1998 (age 17) GK England U18s [28]
England Lewis Knight Dewsbury, West Yorkshire; England (1998-09-09) 9 September 1998 (age 17) FW [28]
Kenya Clarke Oduor (1999-06-25) 25 June 1999 (age 17) RW [28]
England Henry Rollinson York, North Yorkshire; England (1998-10-23) 23 October 1998 (age 17) RM [28]
England Theo Richardson Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire; England (1998-10-06) 6 October 1998 (age 17) GK [28]
England Jovanni Sterling Leeds, West Yorkshire; England (1999-05-27) 27 May 1999 (age 17) CB [28]
England Mallik Wilks Leeds, West Yorkshire; England (1998-12-15) 15 December 1998 (age 17) FW [28]
2016-17 1st year scholars
Nigeria Moses Abioye FW [29]
Ghana Samuel Amissah FW [29]
England Robbie Gotts DF [29]
England Bobby Kamwa MF [29]
England Matthew Keogh Knaresborough, North Yorkshire; England (2000-01-05) 5 January 2000 (age 16) DF [29]
England Liam Kitching DF [29]
England Moise Kroma FW [29]
England Alfie McCalmont MF [29]
Republic of Ireland Callum Nicell Doncaster, South Yorkshire; England (1999-10-30) 30 October 1999 (age 16) MF Republic of Ireland U17s [29]
England Jamie Shackleton MF [29]
England Alex Wollerton Barnsley, South Yorkshire; England (1999-09-27) 27 September 1999 (age 16) MF [29]
Notable other academy players
England Jack Clarke FW
England Theo Hudson Knaresborough, North Yorkshire; England (2000-09-26) 26 September 2000 (age 15) MF England U16s
England Harrison Male Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire; England (2000-09-12) 12 September 2000 (age 15) GK England U16s
Wales Tom Pugh Doncaster, South Yorkshire; England MF Wales U15s

Graduates[edit]

The following list includes players who have graduated from Leeds' youth system and have either become established in the club's first team, another club's first team and/or have been capped at international level.

As of 13 August 2016.

2010s[edit]

Debut Name Current club International Apps Goals
2016 Denton, TylerTyler Denton Leeds United  England U17 1 1
2016 Vieira, RonaldoRonaldo Vieira Leeds United 7 0
2016 Peacock-Farrell, BaileyBailey Peacock-Farrell Leeds United 1 0
2015 Coyle, LewieLewie Coyle Leeds United 16 0
2015 Phillips, KalvinKalvin Phillips Leeds United 18 2
2014 Cook, LewisLewis Cook AFC Bournemouth  England U19 85 2
2013 Mowatt, AlexAlex Mowatt Leeds United  England U20 110 12
2013 Dawson, ChrisChris Dawson Rotherham United  Wales U21 4 0
2012 Poleon, DominicDominic Poleon AFC Wimbledon 37 4
2012 Byram, SamSam Byram West Ham United 143 10
2011 Cairns, AlexAlex Cairns Fleetwood Town 1 0
2011 Taylor, CharlieCharlie Taylor Leeds United  England U19 76 3
2011 Lees, TomTom Lees Sheffield Wednesday  England U21 135 4
2011 Thompson, ZacZac Thompson Free Agent 12 0

2000s[edit]

Debut Name Current club International Apps Goals
- Hatfield, WillWill Hatfield Guiseley 0 0
- Darville, LiamLiam Darville Richmond Town  England U17 0 0
- Baxendale, JamesJames Baxendale Mansfield Town 0 0
- Falkingham, JoshJosh Falkingham Free Agent 0 0
- Milne, AndrewAndrew Milne Tadcaster Albion  Scotland U18 0 0
- Jones, RyanRyan Jones Bradford Park Avenue 0 0
- Garbutt, LukeLuke Garbutt Everton  England U21 0 0
- Edwards, MattyMatty Edwards Retired 0 0
- Swan, GeorgeGeorge Swan Free Agent 0 0
- Rothery, GavinGavin Rothery Gainsborough Trinity  England U19 0 0
2008 White, AidanAidan White Barnsley  Republic of Ireland U21 111 2
- Brown, DavidDavid Brown Scarborough Athletic 0 0
- Hird, SamSam Hird Chesterfield 0 0
2007 Bayly, RobertRobert Bayly Waterford United  Republic of Ireland U19 3 0
2007 Ameobi, TomiTomi Ameobi FC Edmonton 1 0
2007 Madden, SimonSimon Madden Shamrock Rovers  Republic of Ireland U21 1 0
2007 Parker, BenBen Parker Harrogate Town  England U19 55 1
2007 Gardner, ScottScott Gardner Retired  England U17 2 0
2007 Delph, FabianFabian Delph Manchester City  England 59 6
2007 Elliott, TomTom Elliott AFC Wimbledon  England U18 4 0
- Cairney, TomTom Cairney Fulham  Scotland U21 0 0
- Rose, DannyDanny Rose Tottenham Hotspur  England 0 0
- Ward, DannyDanny Ward Rotherham United 0 0
- Gordon, BenBen Gordon Woking FC  England U20 0 0
- Taiwo, TomTom Taiwo Falkirk  England U17 0 0
- Woods, MichaelMichael Woods Hartlepool United  England U19 0 0
- Morris, IanIan Morris Bohemian FC  Republic of Ireland U21 0 0
- Leister, BrentonBrenton Leister Retired 0 0
- Smith, KevinKevin Smith East Fife 0 0
2006 Howson, JonnyJonny Howson Norwich City  England U21 226 28
- McStay, HenryHenry McStay Retired  Republic of Ireland U21 0 0
- Singh, HarpalHarpal Singh Retired 0 0
- Winter, JamieJamie Winter Broughty Athletic 0 0
- Keegan, PaulPaul Keegan Doncaster Rovers  Republic of Ireland U23 0 0
- Stiens, CraigCraig Stiens Retired  Wales U19 0 0
2004 Woods, MartinMartin Woods Ross County  Scotland U21 1 0
2004 Keogh, AndyAndy Keogh Perth Glory  Republic of Ireland 25 2
2004 Walton, SimonSimon Walton Garforth Town  England U19 38 3
2004 Carson, ScottScott Carson Derby County  England 2 0
- Cansdell-Sherriff, ShaneShane Cansdell-Sherriff Manly United FC  Australia U23 0 0
- Newey, TomTom Newey Northampton Town 0 0
2003 Johnson, SimonSimon Johnson Hinckley A.F.C.  England U20 11 0
2003 Lennon, AaronAaron Lennon Everton  England 43 1
- Corr, BarryBarry Corr Cambridge United 0 0
2002 Milner, JamesJames Milner Liverpool  England 54 3
2002 Richardson, FrazerFrazer Richardson Free Agent  England U19 173 5
2002 Kilgallon, MatthewMatthew Kilgallon Bradford City  England U21 95 3
2002 McMaster, JamieJamie McMaster Sutherland Sharks  England U20 13 0
- Farrell, CraigCraig Farrell Retired  England U16 0 0
- Dixon, KevinKevin Dixon Retired 0 0
- Harpur, ChadChad Harpur Retired 0 0
- Lynch, DamianDamian Lynch Retired  Republic of Ireland U21 0 0
- Folan, CalebCaleb Folan Kanbawza  Republic of Ireland 0 0
- Feeney, WarrenWarren Feeney Retired  Northern Ireland 0 0
- Aherne-Evans, KevinKevin Aherne-Evans Retired  Wales U21 0 0
- Cawley, AlanAlan Cawley Retired  Republic of Ireland U17 0 0
- Ross, NeilNeil Ross Retired 0 0
2000 Hackworth, TonyTony Hackworth Pickering Town 3 0
2000 Evans, GarethGareth Evans Retired  England U18 1 0
- Price, JamieJamie Price Scarborough Athletic 0 0

1990s[edit]

Debut Name Current club International Apps Goals
1999 Jones, MattMatt Jones Retired  Wales 31 0
1999 Knarvik, TommyTommy Knarvik Retired  Norway U21 1 0
- Foster, MartinMartin Foster Retired 0 0
- Hessey, SeanSean Hessey Retired 0 0
1998 Smith, AlanAlan Smith Notts County  England 228 56
1998 Robinson, PaulPaul Robinson Burnley  England 119 1
1998 Woodgate, JonathanJonathan Woodgate Retired  England 142 5
1998 McPhail, StephenStephen McPhail Shamrock Rovers  Republic of Ireland 107 3
- Davies, LawrenceLawrence Davies Retired 0 0
1997 Matthews, LeeLee Matthews Retired 4 0
- Smithard, MatthewMatthew Smithard Retired 0 0
1996 Shepherd, PaulPaul Shepherd Retired 1 0
1996 Jackson, MarkMark Jackson Retired  England U20 23 0
1996 Blunt, JasonJason Blunt Retired  England U18 5 0
1996 Kewell, HarryHarry Kewell Retired  Australia 242 63
1996 Maybury, AlanAlan Maybury Falkirk  Republic of Ireland 18 0
1996 Harte, IanIan Harte Retired  Republic of Ireland 288 39
1996 Boyle, WesleyWesley Boyle Loughgall  Northern Ireland U21 1 0
- Nicholls, RyanRyan Nicholls Retired 0 0
1995 Gray, AndyAndy Gray Retired  Scotland 39 1
- Lowndes, NathanNathan Lowndes Retired 0 0
1993 Couzens, AndyAndy Couzens Retired 36 1
1993 Bowman, RobRob Bowman Retired  England U18 9 0
1993 Sharp, KevinKevin Sharp Retired  England U18 17 0
1993 Forrester, JamieJamie Forrester Retired  England U18 11 2
1993 Ford, MarkMark Ford Retired  England U21 43 1
- Pettinger, PaulPaul Pettinger Retired 0 0
1993 Tinkler, MarkMark Tinkler Retired  England U18 27 0
1993 Whelan, NoelNoel Whelan Retired  England U21 59 8
1992 Kelly, GaryGary Kelly Retired  Republic of Ireland 528 4

1980s[edit]

Debut Name Current club International Apps Goals
1989 Edwards, NeilNeil Edwards Retired  Wales U21 1 0
1988 Grayson, SimonSimon Grayson Retired 4 0
1988 Speed, GaryGary Speed Retired  Wales 312 58
1986 Batty, DavidDavid Batty Retired  England 373 4
1985 Swan, PeterPeter Swan Retired 58 13
- Scales, JohnJohn Scales Retired  England 0 0
1983 Sellars, ScottScott Sellars Retired  England U21 83 7
1983 Irwin, DenisDenis Irwin Retired  Republic of Ireland 82 1
1982 Wright, TommyTommy Wright Retired 92 28
- Seaman, DavidDavid Seaman Retired  England 0 0
1982 Sheridan, JohnJohn Sheridan Retired  Republic of Ireland 276 55
1982 Aspin, NeilNeil Aspin Retired 234 5

1970s[edit]

Debut Name Current club International Apps Goals
1979 Lukic, JohnJohn Lukic Retired  England B 430 0
1975 Stevenson, ByronByron Stevenson Retired  Wales 110 5
1974 Harris, CarlCarl Harris Retired  Wales 176 29
1973 Gray, FrankFrank Gray Retired  Scotland 396 35
1973 Hampton, PeterPeter Hampton Retired 83 3
1970 Harvey, DavidDavid Harvey Retired  Scotland 447 0

1960s[edit]

Debut Name Current club International Apps Goals
1968 Yorath, TerryTerry Yorath Retired  Wales 196 12
1966 Gray, EddieEddie Gray Retired  Scotland 577 68
1966 Bates, MickMick Bates Retired 287 9
1965 Hibbitt, TerryTerry Hibbitt Retired 62 11
1964 Cooper, TerryTerry Cooper Retired  England 350 11
1964 Belfitt, RodRod Belfitt Retired 128 33
1963 Greenhoff, JimmyJimmy Greenhoff Retired  England U23 136 33
1963 Madeley, PaulPaul Madeley Retired  England 724 34
1962 Reaney, PaulPaul Reaney Retired  England 745 9
1962 Sprake, GaryGary Sprake Retired  Wales 506 0
1962 Lorimer, PeterPeter Lorimer Retired  Scotland 703 238
1962 Hunter, NormanNorman Hunter Retired  England 724 21
1961 Johanneson, AlbertAlbert Johanneson Retired 200 68
1960 Bremner, BillyBilly Bremner Retired  Scotland 771 115

1950s[edit]

Debut Name Current club International Apps Goals
1959 Francis, GerryGerry Francis Retired 59 9
1953 Charlton, JackJack Charlton Retired  England 772 95

1940s[edit]

Debut Name Current club International Apps Goals
1949 Charles, JohnJohn Charles Retired  Wales 327 157
1948 Hair, GrenvilleGrenville Hair Retired 474 2

Honours[edit]

Reserves[edit]

League

Under 18s[edit]

Cups

Under 17s[edit]

League
Cups

Managers[edit]

For a more detailed list of Academy coaching staff, see Leeds United A.F.C. personnel#Academy Staff.

Academy Directors[edit]

From To Name Notes
1992 1997 Paul Hart
1998 2000 Alan Hill
1999 2000 Steve Beaglehole Assistant
2000 2001 Brian Kidd
2000 c.2001 Clive Richards Assistant
2001 2005 Gary Worthington Assistant
2002 2004 Andy Ritchie
2004 2010 Neil Thompson
2009 2010 Daral Pugh Assistant
2010 2011 Gwyn Williams Acting
2011 2012 Chris Sulley
2012 2015 Steve Holmes
2015 2016 Paul Hart

Development Squad[edit]

From To Name Notes
2012 2014 Neil Redfearn
2014 2015 Jason Blunt Acting
2015 2016 Paul Hart
2016 pres. Jason Blunt Under 23s Coach

Reserves[edit]

From To Name Notes
1948 1960 Willis Edwards
1967 1975 Cyril Patridge
1978 1980 Bryan Edwards
1980 1991 Peter Gunby
1995 1997 David Williams
1997 1998 Eddie Gray
2000 2003 Lucas Murtagh
2003 2005 Steve Agnew
2006 2006 David Geddis
2006 2010 Neil Thompson
2010 2012 Neil Redfearn

Under 19s & 17s and 18s & 16s[edit]

From To Name Position
2000 2004 Pop Robson Under 17s Coach (2000–01),
Under 19s Coach (2001–04)
2006 2007 Steve Agnew Under 18s Coach
2007 Paul Beesley Under 18s Coach
2007 2009 Daral Pugh Under 16s Coach
Under 18s Coach (2007–09)
2009 2012 Neil Redfearn Under 18s Coach
2012 2014 Richard Naylor Under 18s Coach
2014 2015 Jason Blunt Under 18s Coach
2015 2016 John Anderson Under 18s Manager
2016 pres. Andy Gray Under 18s Coach
2016 pres. Mark Jackson Under 18s Coach

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