2009–10 Leeds United F.C. season

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Leeds United
2009–10 season
Chairman Ken Bates
Manager Simon Grayson
Stadium Elland Road
League One 2nd (promoted)
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Third round
League Trophy Area finals
Top goalscorer League: Jermaine Beckford (25)
All: Jermaine Beckford (31)
Highest home attendance 38,234 vs Bristol Rovers
(8 May 2010, League One)
Lowest home attendance 8,429 vs Darlington
(6 Oct 2009, League Trophy)
Average home league attendance 23,115
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2009–10 season was Leeds United A.F.C.'s third consecutive season in the third tier of English football which saw them finish second in League One, thus winning promotion to The Championship.

In other competitions, the club played a number of Premier League sides including a historic victory over rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup. The club's run in the FA Cup was the longest since 2003. Leeds also secured a place in the Football League Trophy area final, but lost to Carlisle United on penalties.

Simon Grayson became the first manager in five years to complete a full season as Leeds boss and celebrated it by winning the club's first promotion in twenty years. For the third season in a row, Jermaine Beckford was the club's top goalscorer with 31 goals in all competitions; Beckford was again named the League One Player of the Year, however lost out on the club's Player of the Year to Patrick Kisnorbo.

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 15 May 2009 and ending on the final day of the club's final match in the 2009–10 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]

  • 15 May: The eight new academy scholars for the 2009–10 season are revealed to be: James Baxendale, Jonathan Birbeck, James Booker, Alex Cairns, Joe McCann, Sanchez Payne, Lewis Turner and Nathan Turner.[1]
  • 26 May: The club's top goalscorer in the 2008–09 season, Jermaine Beckford, rejects a three-year contract offer from the club. As a result, the club put the player on the transfer list.[2]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • 4 August: Chairman, Ken Bates revealed that the club had agreed a fee with Manchester City for Fabian Delph; however City needed to have the bid approved by their owners in the Gulf and required a week to do so.[10] As a result, Leeds rejected City's bid and accepted another bid from Aston Villa.[11] Delph later agreed terms with Villa and was transferred for a fee worth up to £8 million.[12]
  • 6 August: Jonny Howson is announced as the new club vice-captain.[13]

September[edit]

  • 5 September: The 2–0 home win against Stockport County sees the club record their best ever start to a season with eight successive victories; the previous best start to a season was in 1973 – the season in which Don Revie won his second First Division title as manager of Leeds. Another club record is beaten with the victory the club's fourteenth successive home league win.[14]
  • 17 September: Leeds City Council offer to re-purchase the club's training ground, Thorp Arch, which was sold by the club to businessman Jacob Adler in 2004. The deal would see the Council renting Thorp Arch to the club with an option for the club to purchase the facility at the end of the lease.[15][16]

October[edit]

  • 16 October: The club announce that they chose not to exercise the option of re-purchasing Thorp Arch from Barnaway Ltd. before the 23:59 deadline on 15 October.[17]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 13 March: The club's youth team finish the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens tournament as runners-up having beaten Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers and Celtic in previous rounds. The team lost 2–0 to Olympiacos in the final.[25]

April[edit]

  • 3 April: Striker Trésor Kandol is fined by the club after being sent off for violent conduct just twenty seconds after coming on the field of play as a substitute in the 1–0 defeat to Norwich City.[26] The red card is the second Kandol has received this season having been sent-off after the final whistle for violent conduct earlier on in the season.[27]
  • 17 April: The club qualify for the League One 2009–10 play-offs after 7th place Colchester United lose to Hartlepool United.[28] Even if Colchester win all of their three remaining games and Leeds lose all of theirs, Colchester would still be three points adrift of Leeds in the final league table.[29]

May[edit]

  • 8 May: The club come second in the league and thus finally secure automatic promotion to The Championship after a nailbiting season finale against Bristol Rovers.[30][31] With Max Gradel sent off[32] in the first half and the club conceding a goal early in the second half, the Leeds fans feared that they would have to settle for a play-off place; but Jonathan Howson and Jermaine Beckford each scored within four minutes to make the score 2–1 to Leeds and secure their promotion.[33]

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK Denmark Ankergren, CasperCasper Ankergren 30 2007 143 0 2010 £200k Leeds United
2 DF England Crowe, JasonJason Crowe 31 2009 27 2 2011 Free Leeds United
3 DF Australia Kisnorbo, PatrickPatrick Kisnorbo 29 2009 35 1 2011 Free Leeds United
4 MF Republic of Ireland Doyle, MichaelMichael Doyle 28 2009 52 0 2010 Loan Leeds United
5 DF Angola Marques, RuiRui Marques 32 2005 100 4 2010 Free Leeds United
6 DF England Naylor, RichardRichard Naylor (captain) 33 2009 61 3 2011 Free Leeds United
7 FW Scotland Dickov, PaulPaul Dickov 37 2010 4 0 2010 Free Leeds United
8 MF AustraliaEngland Kilkenny, NeilNeil Kilkenny 24 2008 105 9 2011 £150k Birmingham City
9 FW England Beckford, JermaineJermaine Beckford 26 2006 152 85 2010 £ 45k Leeds United
10 FW Argentina Becchio, LucianoLuciano Becchio 26 2008 103 36 2011 £300k Leeds United
11 DF Republic of Ireland Sheehan, AlanAlan Sheehan 23 2008 24 2 2011 Undisclosed Leeds United
12 GK England Higgs, ShaneShane Higgs 32 2009 22 0 2011 Free Leeds United
13 FW United States Grella, MikeMike Grella 23 2009 40 5 2012 Free Leeds United
14 MF England Howson, JonathanJonathan Howson (VC) 21 2006 153 17 2011 Youth system Leeds United
15 FW England McSheffrey, GaryGary McSheffrey 27 2010 11 1 2010 Loan Leeds United
16 MF England Johnson, BradleyBradley Johnson 23 2008 91 11 2011 £250k BBC Sport
17 DF Slovakia Michalík, ĽubomírĽubomír Michalík1 26 2007 76 2 2011 £200k Leeds United
18 MF England Robinson, AndyAndy Robinson 30 2008 50 7 2011 Free Leeds United
19 DF England Parker, BenBen Parker 22 2007 50 1 2012 Youth system Leeds United
20 FW Democratic Republic of the CongoZaire Kandol, TrésorTrésor Kandol 28 2006 79 16 2011 £200k Leeds United
21 DF Australia Lowry, ShaneShane Lowry 20 2010 12 0 2010 Loan Leeds United
22 MF England Hughes, AndrewAndrew Hughes 32 2007 126 1 2010 £300k Leeds United
23 FW Scotland Snodgrass, RobertRobert Snodgrass 22 2008 108 21 2013 £ 35k Leeds United
24 MF England Watt, SanchezSanchez Watt 19 2010 6 0 2010 Loan Leeds United
25 GK Scotland Martin, AlanAlan Martin 21 2007 0 0 2011 Undisclosed Leeds United
26 DF England Bromby, LeighLeigh Bromby 29 2009 37 1 2013 £250k Leeds United
27 FW South Africa Somma, DavideDavide Somma 25 2009 1 0 2011 Free Leeds United
28 MF Ivory Coast Gradel, MaxMax Gradel1 22 2009 35 6 2012 £250k Leeds United
29 FW England Elliott, TomTom Elliott 20 2007 4 0 2011 Youth system Leeds United
30 MF England Will Hatfield 18 2009 0 0 2010 Youth system Leeds United
32 DF England White, AidanAidan White 18 2008 23 0 2012 Youth system Leeds United
33 DF Scotland Collins, NeillNeill Collins 26 2010 9 0 2010 Loan BBC Sport
34 GK England Ryan Jones 18 2008 0 0 n/a2 Youth system Leeds United
  • Last updated: 10 May 2010
  • 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 joined the club in 2008 as a scholar. He is presently a 2nd year scholar and is not currently signed to the club on professional terms.
Squad includes players registered with the club on the last day of the season (8 May 2010) only.

Squad stats[edit]

Total League One FA Cup FL Cup Football League Trophy
N
P
Name
Nat.
GS
App
Goals
Min
App
Goals
App
Goals
App
Goals
App
Goals
Notes
1 GK Ankergren Denmark 36 38 3461 28 6 4
2 RB Crowe England 25 27 2 2099 17 4 3 3 2
3 CB Kisnorbo Australia
33 34 1 3021 28 1 3 2 1
4 CM Doyle Republic of Ireland 49 50 4436 40 6 3 1
5 CB Rui Marques Angola 6 6 567 5 1
6 CB Naylor England 35 36 2 3275 28 2 3 5
7 CM Prutton England 3 9 329 6 3
7 FW Dickov Scotland 1 7 124 4 3
8 CM Kilkenny Australia
England
32 47 4 3241 34 2 5 3 5 2
9 FW Beckford England 46 50 31 4274 40 25 6 5 2 2 1
10 FW Becchio Argentina 37 46 17 3189 36 15 5 2 3 2
11 LB Sheehan Republic of Ireland
12 GK Higgs England 22 22 1909 19 3
13 FW Grella United States 9 27 5 917 16 1 4 3 3 4 1
14 CM Howson England 49 56 4 4566 45 3 6 1 3 2 Also played RM
15 FW Vokes Wales
England
9 10 1 714 8 1 2
15 LW McSheffrey England 9 10 1 845 9 1 1
16 LM Johnson England 34 46 7 3217 35 7 4 3 4 Also played CM
17 CB Michalík Slovakia 16 23 1 1704 13 1 4 2 4
18 LW Robinson England 1 9 1 244 6 1 2 1 Also played RW
19 LB Parker England 2 4 152 4
20 FW Kandol Democratic Republic of the Congo
Zaire
2 13 4 261 10 2 1 1 2 1
21 FW Showunmi Nigeria
England
1 12 1 256 7 3 1 2
21 LB Lowry Australia 11 11 1025 10 1
22 LB Hughes England 49 50 4309 38 5 3 4 Also played RB
23 RW Snodgrass Scotland 53 56 9 4517 43 6 6 3 2 4 1 Also played LW
24 CB Huntington England 1 1 90 1
24 LW Watt England 1 7 121 6 1
25 GK A. Martin Scotland
26 RB Bromby England 38 39 1 3416 32 1 5 2 Also played CB
27 FW Somma South Africa 1 20 1
28 RW Gradel Ivory Coast 13 34 6 1522 31 6 3 Also played FW
29 FW Elliott England
30 GK Fielding England
30 LB Capaldi Northern Ireland
Norway
4 5 424 3 2
30 CM Will Hatfield England
31 CB Webb England
32 LB White England 7 14 679 8 4 2 Also played LM
33 CM Josh Falkingham England
33 CB Collins Scotland 9 9 810 9
34 GK Ryan Jones England
35 RW Ephraim England 2 4 1 183 3 1 1
36 GK D. Martin England 1 1 90 1

Last updated: 10 May 2010
Source: Leeds United
Ordered by Squad Numbers
0 shown as blank

Most frequent starting line-up[edit]

Soccer Field Transparant.svg

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
6 DF Naylor England 36 Club captain
14 MF Howson England 22 Vice-captain
9 FW Beckford England 1

Last updated: 10 May 2010
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 League One FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy Total
1 Scotland Snodgrass RW 10 4 1 0 15
2 Ivory Coast Gradel RW 5 0 0 1 6
England Howson CM 4 1 0 1 6
England Beckford FW 4 0 0 2 6
5 England Johnson LM 4 0 0 1 5
6 Argentina Becchio FW 4 0 0 0 4
Australia Kilkenny CM 3 0 0 1 4
8 England McSheffrey LW 1 0 0 2 3
9 Republic of Ireland Doyle CM 2 0 0 0 2
Australia Kisnorbo CB 2 0 0 0 2
England Bromby RB 1 1 0 0 2
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kandol FW 1 1 0 0 2
England Hughes RB 1 0 0 1 2
14 England Crowe RB 1 0 0 0 1
England Parker LB 1 0 0 0 1
England Prutton CM 1 0 0 0 1
England Robinson LW 1 0 0 0 1
Angola Rui Marques CB 1 0 0 0 1
England Watt LW 1 0 0 0 1
Wales Vokes FW 1 0 0 0 1
England White DF 0 1 0 0 1
United States Grella FW 0 0 1 0 1
England Ephraim MF 0 0 0 1 1

Last updated:10 May 2010
Source: BBC Sport

Disciplinary record[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Notes
16 MF England Johnson 12
4 MF Republic of Ireland Doyle 10
23 MF Scotland Snodgrass 9
26 DF England Bromby 8
6 DF England Naylor 8
28 MF Ivory Coast Gradel 5 1
9 FW England Beckford 6
2 DF England Crowe 6
10 FW Argentina Becchio 5
8 MF AustraliaEngland Kilkenny 5
3 DF Australia Kisnorbo 5
14 MF England Howson 5
21 DF Australia Lowry 4
33 DF Scotland Collins 3
22 DF England Hughes 3
20 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Kandol 1
1 GK Denmark Ankergren 2
30 DF Northern IrelandNorway Capaldi 2
17 DF Slovenia Michalík 2
21 FW NigeriaEngland Showunmi 1

Last updated: 10 May 2010
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
4 MF Doyle 1 Five yellow cards
20 FW Kandol 3 Violent conduct Incident happened on the field of play after the final whistle of a match.
Suspension handed after match.
23 MF Snodgrass 1 Five yellow cards
26 DF Bromby 1 Five yellow cards
20 FW Kandol 4 Red card (violent conduct)
16 MF Johnson 2 Ten yellow cards
28 MF Gradel 3 Red card (violent conduct) Suspension to start at the beginning of the 2010–11 season.
4 MF Doyle 2 Ten yellow cards Suspension to start at the beginning of the 2010–11 season.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
2 DF Crowe EU England 30 Free Agent Northampton Town Summer 2011 Free Leeds United
12 GK Higgs EU England 32 Transferred Cheltenham Town Summer 2010 Free Leeds United
3 DF Kisnorbo Non-EU Australia 28 Free Agent Leicester City Summer 2011 Free Leeds United
26 DF Bromby EU England 29 Transferred Sheffield United Summer 2013 £250k1 Leeds United
27 FW Somma Non-EU South Africa 24 Transferred San Jose EarthquakesUnited States Summer 20102 Free Leeds United
28 MF Gradel Non-EU Ivory Coast 22 Transferred Leicester City Winter 2012 £250k Leeds United
7 FW Dickov EU Scotland 37 Free Agent Leicester CityEngland Winter 2010 Free Leeds United

1Transfer fee was officially undisclosed, however it was reported by The Times that the fee was £250,000.[34]
2The club has the option of extending the player's contact by an additional year.[35]

Loans In[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
4 MF Doyle, MichaelMichael Doyle Republic of Ireland 28 Coventry City 6 Aug 8 May Leeds United BBC Sport
30 GK Fielding, FrankFrank Fielding England 21 Blackburn Rovers 29 Sep 26 Oct Leeds United Leeds United
15 FW Vokes, SamSam Vokes Wales
England
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 Oct 1 Jan Leeds United Leeds United
28 MF Gradel, MaxMax Gradel Ivory Coast 22 Leicester City 19 Oct 19 Jan Leeds United Leeds United
35 MF Ephraim, HoganHogan Ephraim England 21 Queens Park Rangers 26 Nov 1 Jan Leeds United QPR
36 GK Martin, DavidDavid Martin England 24 Liverpool 26 Nov 10 Feb Leeds United Sky Sports
30 DF Capaldi, TonyTony Capaldi Northern Ireland
Norway
28 Cardiff City 26 Nov 4 Jan Leeds United Leeds United
15 FW McSheffrey, GaryGary McSheffrey England 27 Birmingham City 29 Jan 8 May Leeds United BBC Sport
21 DF Lowry, ShaneShane Lowry Australia 20 Aston Villa 29 Jan 8 May Leeds United BBC Sport
33 DF Collins, NeillNeill Collins Scotland 26 Preston North End 23 Mar 8 May BBC Sport BBC Sport
25 MF Watt, SanchezSanchez Watt England 19 Arsenal 25 Mar 8 May BBC Sport BBC Sport

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
24 GK A. Martin Scotland 20 Accrington Stanley 30 Jul 26 Oct Leeds United Leeds United
DF Lees, TomTom Lees England 19 Accrington Stanley 30 Jul 8 May Vital Football BBC Sport
11 DF Sheehan Republic of Ireland 23 Oldham Athletic 2 Sep 2 Nov Leeds United Oldham Athletic
24 DF Huntington England 22 Stockport County 10 Sep 12 Nov Leeds United Leeds United
29 FW Elliott England 19 Bury 16 Sep 8 May Leeds United BBC Sport
MF Hotchkiss, OllieOllie Hotchkiss England 20 Mansfield Town 16 Oct 13 Jan BBC Sport Leeds United
DF Milne, AndrewAndrew Milne England 19 Darlington 26 Nov 14 Dec Leeds United Sky Sports
11 DF Sheehan Republic of Ireland 30 Swindon Town 26 Nov Leeds United
27 FW Somma South Africa 24 Chesterfield 26 Nov 5 Jan Leeds United Leeds United
7 MF Prutton England 28 Colchester United 26 Jan 1 Feb Leeds United Leeds United
27 FW Somma South Africa 25 Lincoln City 26 Feb 8 May Leeds United BBC Sport
18 MF Robinson England 30 Tranmere Rovers 25 Mar 8 May Leeds United BBC Sport
DF Liam Darville England 26 Rotherham United 25 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
4 MF Douglas, JonathanJonathan Douglas Republic of Ireland 27 Out of Contract Swindon Town Summer n/a 166 11 Leeds United
12 GK Lucas, DavidDavid Lucas England 31 Out of Contract Swindon Town Summer n/a 23 0 Leeds United
2 DF Richardson, FrazerFrazer Richardson England 26 Out of Contract Charlton Athletic Summer n/a 173 5 Leeds United
24 MF Sweeney, PeterPeter Sweeney Scotland 24 Released Grimsby Town Summer n/a 9 0 Leeds United
DF Garbutt, LukeLuke Garbutt England 16 Transferred Everton Summer £1.55m1 0 0 Leeds United
15 MF Delph, FabianFabian Delph England 19 Transferred Aston Villa Summer £8m2 54 6 Leeds United
DF Louis Hutton England 14 Transferred Manchester City Summer £ 400k3 0 0 Yorkshire Evening Post
DF George Swann England 14 Transferred Manchester City Summer £ 400k3 0 0 Yorkshire Evening Post
31 MF Webb, JonathanJonathan Webb England 20 Out of Contract Winter n/a 1 0 Leeds United
33 MF Josh Falkingham England 19 Out of Contract St Johnstone Winter n/a 0 0 Leeds United
MF Hotchkiss, OllieOllie Hotchkiss England 20 Released Mansfield Town Winter n/a 0 0 Leeds United
21 FW Showunmi, EnochEnoch Showunmi Nigeria
England
27 Released Falkirk Winter n/a 28 6 Leeds United
7 MF Prutton, DavidDavid Prutton England 28 Released Colchester United Winter n/a 78 4 Leeds United
24 DF Huntington, PaulPaul Huntington England 22 Released Stockport County Winter n/a 32 2 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.
1The Professional Football Compensation Committee decided that Everton should pay Leeds an initial compensation fee of £600,000 followed by £200,000 upon Garbutt's first full international appearance and £150,000 after the player has made 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 appearances (thus totalling £750,000 from this final clause). It was also ruled that Leeds should receive 20% of any profit that Everton makes from future sale of the player.[36]
2Transfer fee was officially undisclosed, however it was reported by The Guardian that the fee was approximately an upfront £6 million with an additional £2 million in variables.[37]
3The total compensation fee for the two academy players was reported by the Mail Online to be £800,000.[38]

New Contracts[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
31 DF England Webb 19 Signed 6 months Nov 2009 Leeds United
33 MF England Falkingham 18 Signed 6 months Nov 2009 Leeds United
4 MF Republic of Ireland Douglas 27 Rejected Unknown n/a Leeds United
9 FW England Beckford 25 Rejected 3 years n/a Leeds United
19 DF England Parker 22 Signed 3 years July 2012 Leeds United
23 MF Scotland Snodgrass 21 Signed 4 years August 2013 Leeds United
13 FW United States Grella 22 Signed 3 years August 2012 Leeds United
12 GK England Higgs 32 Signed 1 year July 2011 Leeds United
DF England Lees 19 Signed 2 years February 2012 Leeds United
27 FW South Africa Somma 25 Signed 1 year April 2011 Leeds United

Last updated:

Club[edit]

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Macron
Sponsor(s): NetFlights.com
Features: OHS

Home (Aug–Apr)
Home (May)
Away
Third

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

Club officials[edit]

Position Staff
Club President England George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood KBE
Chairman England Ken Bates
Chief Executive Officer England Shaun Harvey
Directors England Ken Bates
England Shaun Harvey
England Mark Taylor

Last updated: 15 May 2009
Source: Leeds United A.F.C. 2009/10 Season Official Handbook

Includes staff currently registered with club only.

First team coaching and medical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager England Simon Grayson
First Team Coaches Scotland Ian Miller
England Glynn Snodin
Goalkeeping Coach England Andy Beasley
Head Physio England Harvey Sharman
Fitness Coach England Matt Pears
Assistant Physio England Paul Perkins
Performance Analyst England Darren Mowbray
Match Assessor England Mick Walker

Last updated: 6 Sep 2009
Source: Leeds United A.F.C. 2009/10 Season Official Handbook

Includes staff currently registered with club only.

Other staff[edit]

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

Last updated: 6 Sep 2009
Source: Leeds United A.F.C. 2009/10 Season Official Handbook

Includes staff currently registered with club only.

Other information[edit]

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

Last updated: 15 May 2009
Source: Leeds United

Competitions[edit]

Overall summary[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
League One 2nd (promoted) 8 August 2009 8 May 2010
Template:Fb competition 2009–10 FL Cup 1st round 3rd round 10 August 2009 22 September 2009
Template:Fb competition 2009–10 Football League Trophy 2nd round Area Finals 6 October 2009 9 February 2010
Template:Fb competition 2009–10 FA Cup 1st round 4th round 7 November 2009 3 February 2010

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010
Source: Competitions

Detailed overall summary[edit]

Total House.svg Home GreenButton RightArrow.svg Away
Games played 60 31 29
Games won 34 19 15
Games drawn 13 6 7
Games lost 13 6 7
Biggest win 4–0 vs Bristol Rovers
4–0 vs Yeovil Town
4–0 vs Yeovil Town 4–0 vs Bristol Rovers
Biggest loss 0–3 vs Swindon Town 0–3 vs Swindon Town 0–3 vs Swindon Town
Clean sheets 20 10 10
Goals scored Yes check.svg 103 57 46
Goals conceded X mark.svg 59 29 30
Goal difference +44 +26 +18
Average GF per game 1.72 1.84 1.59
Average GA per game 1 0.97 1.03
Winning rate 56.67% 61.29% 51.72%
Yellow cards YC 89 36 53
Red cards Red card 2 1 1
Most appearances England Howson (56)
Scotland Snodgrass (56)
Scotland Snodgrass (29) England Howson (28)
Most minutes played England Howson (4566) Scotland Snodgrass (2343) England Howson (2254)
Top scorer Goal England Beckford (31) England Beckford (17) England Beckford (14)
Top assister Ambox content.png Scotland Snodgrass (15) Scotland Snodgrass (7) Scotland Snodgrass (8)

Last updated: 10 May 2010
Source: Competitive matches

League One[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Norwich City (C) (P) 46 29 8 9 89 47 +42 95 Promotion to Template:Fb competition 2010–11 Football League Championship
2 Leeds United (P) 46 25 11 10 77 44 +33 86
3 Millwall (P) 46 24 13 9 76 44 +32 85 Qualification to Template:Fb competition 2009–10 League One Playoffs
4 Charlton Athletic (Q) 46 23 15 8 71 48 +23 84
5 Swindon Town (Q) 46 22 16 8 73 57 +16 82
6 Huddersfield Town (Q) 46 23 11 12 82 56 +26 80

Updated to games played on 8 May 2010.
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 25 11 10 77 44  +33 86 14 6 3 41 19  +22 11 5 7 36 25  +11

Last updated: 3 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 H A A H A H A H A H H H A A H A H A H A H H A H A A H A A H H H A H A A H A H A H A A H A H
Result W W W W W W D W W D D W L W W W W W D D W W W D L L W D D L D W D D W L L L L W W W L W L W
Position 6 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2

Last updated: 3 May 2009.
Source: Competitive Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

League One[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Awards[edit]

Internal Awards[edit]

Official Player of the Year Awards[edit]

The results of the 2009–10 Leeds United A.F.C. Player of the Year Awards were announced at a dinner on 8 May 2010 at Elland Road.[39]

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.

Other Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Fixtures Released: Exeter First Up!". Leeds United. 17 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  4. ^ "They're Back". Leeds United. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Luke Garbutt". Leeds United. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
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