As one of the most historical clubs in English football, Leeds United have had their fair share of legends wear the shirt. This is a club that has long been recognised for its outstanding contribution to the English game. However, prior to a series of catastrophic gambles financially in the early 2000s, Leeds were a genuine power in the English game. They would regularly fight for titles and for European honours – and chief among that was their legendary South African legend, Lucas Radebe.Read More
The team was Leeds City; the time was 1919 and the place was a hotel in Leeds. But that is only part of the strange story that surrounds the creation of Leeds United Football Club.
Then a Second Division team, Leeds City had played only eight of their matches for that season, the first following World War I, when they incurred the displeasure of the Football Association. Illegal payments, former players turning whistleblowers, and missing financial documents, all added up as the FA and Football League called in Alderman William Clarke to hold a joint inquiry, before permanently disbanding the club.Read More