Answer: Jack Harrison
Liverpool won the match 4-3 in a see-sawing contest. 'Pool were awarded an early penalty after a strict interpretation of the new handball laws - the ball had struck debutant Robin Koch on the thigh and deflected onto his arm. The interpretation of the rule was amended following the match - cold comfort. Bamford and Klich were the other two scorers for Leeds in the match.
Answer: Paddy Kisnorbo
Injury-plagued Paddy represented Australia in 2009 against the Republic of Ireland. Australia won 3-0 in Limerick (Tim Cahill (2) and David Carney scored for the Socceroos). As a matter of interest, Robbie Keane was playing for the Republic that day.
Harry Kewell has represented Australia at two World Cup Final Tournaments, whilst Tresor Kandol's only appearance for the Congo was against Gabon, in Paris of all places. However, whilst technically a Leeds player, he was on loan to Millwall at the time.
Whilst on loan from Queens Park Rangers, Mark made six appearances for the club in 1996. He did not manage to score during his time with the club though.
Answer: Allan Clarke
Allan 'Sniffer' Clarke scored with a diving header from 15 yards in the 53rd minute of a game dominated by Leeds throughout. He scored from a cross by Mick Jones.
Answer: Leeds City
Leeds City were formed in 1904. In 1919 they were forcibly dissolved for financial irregularities and expelled from the Second Division after 8 games of the 1919-20 season. The players and other assets of the club were sold-off at auction in October 1919. A new club, Leeds United, was established in the same month and, less than a year later, they were elected to the Second Division of The Football League.
Leeds won it in the 53rd minute with a Jones-Clarke combination, 1-0.
While they spawned from a team called Leeds City (1904-19), It wasn't until 1919 when Leeds United were formed. The club also moved into Elland Road in this year.
It was just before the 1963-64 season, when Don Revie changed from the old blue and gold strip to all white. "We shall be like Real Madrid, feared by everyone, challenging for everything," said Revie of the new kit. Revie had taken charge of Leeds in March 1961. The club had huge debts and were very nearly relegated at the end that (Revie's first) 1960-61 season, were it not for a final day defeat of Newcastle United. The board held faith in him, and sure enough, within the year, "Yorkshire's Real Madrid" won the Second Division title, and went on to further glory under Revie.
Answer: Manchester City
In a match United were expected (by everyone apart from Leeds fans) to lose, Rodrigo equalised after United had gone behind. The game finished 1-1 at Elland Road on Sat 3rd Oct 2020 (it was the 4th game of the season, which stated late because of the Covid-extended 2019-20 season).
Leeds defeated Fulham 4-3 at home on Sat 19th Sep (2nd game of the season), Sheffield United 1-0 away on Sun 27th Sep (3rd game), and lost to Wolves 1-0 at home on Mon 19th Oct (5th game).
Answer: 15 years 289 days
Peter Lorimer made his debut for Leeds United on 29th September 1962. He went on to become a legend of the club, scoring 238 goals in his two spells at the club as a player.
Answer: Mick Jones
Injured in the last minute of the game (dislocated shoulder), Mick Jones managed to climb the stairs to the Royal Box at Wembley to collect his winner's medal with the help of teammate Norman Hunter.
Answer: Howard Wilkinson
Howard Wilkinson managed Leeds from 1988-1996. He won 2 league titles and the Charity Shield in that period.
Answer: All white with yellow & blue trim
Leeds United played in all white until 1974, when they changed to the yellow and blue trim that they are now famous for.
Brian Flynn went back to Burnley in November 1982. He scored the winning goal at Old Trafford in 1981. It was the last time in the 20th century that Leeds had won in Manchester.
Answer: Dick Ray
Dick Ray was the manager for the 1919-20 season. Fairclough managed the team between 1920-27, followed by Ray again (1927-35), Hampson (1935-47), and Edwards was the manager for the 1947-48 season. Leeds have had some famous managers in their history, including Don Revie, Jock Stein, Billy Bremner and George Graham.
Terry Cooper scored the only goal in the 1-0 victory, Leeds first ever domestic cup competition win. Another triumph for Revie's Leeds.
Answer: Aston Villa
Bamford's hat-trick was delivered in a 3-0 away win at Villa Park on Friday 23rd October. One left foot, one right foot, one header. Done, gone, see you later, Villa. The other three opponents listed all ended in defeat: 4-1 at home to Leicester (game 7 on Mon 2nd Nov), 3-1 away to Chelsea (game 11 on Sat 5th Dec), and 4-1 away to Crystal Palace (one of Leeds' worst performanc6es of the season, game 8 on Sat 7th Nov).
Orange! Leeds lost the game 2-0 and Don Revie, a highly superstitious man, reportedly burned the kits after the game. If they were anything resembling the awful fluorescent orange goalkeeper's jersey that poor John Lukic was forced to wear in the 1980s, I would have bought the matches and lighter fluid.
Black was not allowed in those days, not in full. The reason being that referees wore black, and that was that. Pink has never been worn by Leeds United but they did play against a pink-shirted Oldham Athletic in March 2009. Oldham were raising money for breast cancer research. For the record, the result was a 1-1 draw.
Answer: Peter Lorimer
The 1975 European Cup Final between Bayern Munich and Leeds United was full of controversial decisions (e.g. two "clear-cut" penalties were not awarded). Later, amid allegations of match fixing, the French referee was banned. Bayern Munich won the final 2-0; it was their third successive final, and third consecutive win.
Peter Lorimer, famed for one of the most powerful shots in football believed he had scored a legitimate goal only to see the referee disallow it for offside. Peter was a rare thing in professional football as he could strike a ball just as well with either foot. Unfortunately, trouble broke out during and after the game which lead to Leeds being banned from European competitions for four years.
This was their second League Championship (they were Champions in 1969). The winning goal in Arsenal's win over Liverpool was scored by Ray Kennedy, who later transferred to Liverpool !
Leeds won the title with 67 points, 6 points ahead of second played Liverpool, who had 61. Leeds went unbeaten at home this season, and only lost two games away from home, 3-1 against Manchester City, and 5-1 to Burnley. After that defeat, they went on a five month unbeaten League run. Leeds won the old Division One title again in 1973-74, and 1991-92 (the last before the formation of the FA Premier League, 1992-93).
Arguably, Raphael Dias Belloli (Raphinha) was the most astute purchase the club has ever made, certainly in recent times. Transferred from French club Rennes in October 2020, he was transferred to Real Madrid in July 2022. In the intervening period, he brought 2 seasons of joy to United supporters with his wing wizardry, dribbling, pace and shooting ability. His performances whilst at Elland Road earned him an international callup for Brazil.
Sadly, Pablo Hernandez, a cult hero at Elland Road for his efforts in the previous seasons, leading United to promotion, was noticeably under-utilised by Marcelo Bielsa in the Premier League. Pablo never scored a Premier League goal for Leeds.
Mateusz Bogusz only made one appearance for Leeds and it was not in the Premier league. He scored no goals. Similarly, Ryan Edmondson made two appearances for Leeds, both in the Championship, and did not score.
Answer: Jermaine Beckford
Jermaine Beckford gave Leeds United the lead in the 19th minute, a lead they held on to for the rest of the game.
Billy played 587 games for the club, scoring 90 goals in a career which ran from 1959 to 1976. Billy also made 54 appearances for Scotland, scoring 3 goals. He came back to manage the club in 1985 and was the manager of the club until 1988. Sadly, Billy died on 7th December 1997 at the age of 54.
Leeds lost the semi-final 3-0 over 2 legs to Spanish giants Valencia. The second leg included a highly controversial goal by Juan Sanchez, who appeared to use his arm to turn in Gaizka Mendieta's cross.
Amazingly five times has seen Leeds suffer the drop: 1926-27, 1930-31, 1946-47, 1959-60 and 1981-82 were the seasons of despair.
Answer: Crystal Palace
Martyn began his career with Bristol Rovers in 1987, where he stayed until Crystal Palace signed him three years later in 1989. On 26th July 1996, Leeds finally signed the talented goalkeeper.
The first game finished 2-2, which was the first ever drawn FA Cup Final at Wembley. The replay was at Old Trafford, which was the first ever replay of a final, and both games went into extra time. The only time Leeds were ever behind in either game was when Dave Webb scored with his head in extra time at Old Trafford. Heart-breaking stuff.
Answer: Matt Heath
Season 2007-08 was their debut appearance in League One - it was August 2007 and the 11,000 spectators at Tranmere Rovers' Prenton Park saw Leeds start their penance for financial mis-management (and bad results) with a 2-1 win, the winning goal being scored by Tresor Kandol in the 89th minute.
League One? I still want to call it Division Three, it gives a much clearer picture of the ignominious situation the club found itself in for three seasons.
Leeds beat Lyn Oslo 10-0 in the First Round first-leg in the 1969-70 European Cup competition.
Answer: John Charles
He joined Leeds United in 1948 and was transferred for a British record fee of £65,000 to Juventus in 1957. He is widely considered to be the best ever Leeds player, able to play in both defence and attack, holding the record goals scored in one season for the Whites.
William John Charles was known in Italy as 'Il Gigante Buono' or 'The Gentle Giant. During his five years with Juventus he achieved the feat of scoring 29 goals in one season despite Italian football being known for its defensive outlook, lead them to three Championships and two Cup wins and won the Italian Player of the Year Award. In 1997 he was voted the best foreign player ever to play for Juve. John died in 2004 at the age of 72. The club renamed one of Elland Road's stands the John Charles Stand in tribute to the great man.
Answer: Jack Charlton and Billy Bremner
Charlton and Bremner each made 773 career appearances for Leeds. Jack Charlton played for the club from 1953-1973, and Billy Bremner from 1959-1976.
1968-69, 1973-74, and 1991-92 were the golden years for Leeds United.
Answer: Ipswich Town
The game was notable not only for McNiven's solitary goal, but also for a half time incident where the Marching Band refused to leave the pitch!
Against Notts County and Manchester City.
Okay, so Gary Kelly was a defender, and small in stature. David Batty was also small in stature, but he was a midfielder. Midfielders often are smaller. But they are expected to contribute goals. Look at Billy Bremner for example.
Here's the kicker. 8 goals between the two of them (4 each as it turns out). Yet they made - wait for it - a total of 904 appearances! Allowing for the fact that Kelly was a defender and can be excused, we will deduct his 531 games - that leaves Batty with an average of one goal in every 93 games.
Answer: West Ham United
Following a 3-0 defeat to West Ham, the team were returning to Leeds by plane. Just after takeoff from Stansted Airport there was an explosion in one of the plane's engines. The takeoff was aborted but the plane overshot the runway, and on landing, the nose landing gear collapsed. Fortunately, everyone managed to escape from the plane without any major injuries.