Leeds United F.C.

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Leeds United
Full nameLeeds United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Whites
United
The Peacocks
Foondit1919; 102 years ago (1919)
GroundElland Road,
Beeston, Leeds
Ground Capacity37,890[1]
AwnerEleonora Sport Limited[2]
ChairmanMassimo Cellino
Heid coachMarcelo Bielsa
LeagueChampionship
2018–19Championship, 3rd o 24
WabsteidClub wabsteid
Current saison

Leeds United are a professional fitbaw club based in Leeds, Wast Yorkshire who play in the Football League Championship, the seicont tier o the Inglis fitbaw league seestem. The club's home grund is Elland Road.

The club's maist common nicknames ar "The Whites" an "The Peacocks". The latter stems frae the umwhile name o the Elland Road, The Auld Peacock Ground, which wis in turn named efter The Auld Peacock pub opposite Elland Road's South Stand an The New Peacock pub which stood behind the North staund (whaur the M621 nou runs). Awtho the club name bears the "AFC" suffix, the current badge displays "LUFC". Houiver, previous badges hae included the offeecial suffix in its entirety.

The club hae competit at the tap level o Inglis fitbaw for the majority o thair existence, follaein the disbaundin o predecessor Leeds Ceety. Unner the management o Don Revie during the 1960s an 1970s, Leeds wan twa First Division titles, the FA Cup, the League Cup an the Inter-Ceeties Fairs Cup twice. Efter Revie's departure tae manage the Ingland team, Leeds wur relegated tae the Seicont Division in 1982, nae returnin tae the tap flight until 1990, when thay wur managed bi Howard Wilkinson. Leeds wur league champions twa seasons later, in 1992. During the 1990s an early 2000s Leeds competit for places in Europe, reachin the semi-finals o the UEFA Cup an the UEFA Champions League in consecutive seasons. Houiver, efter severe financial difficulties an a mass sale o players, Leeds wur relegated frae the Premier League an subsequently frae The Championship three year later. Efter three seasons in League Ane thay wur promoted back tae the Championship on the last day o the 2009-10 saison.

Club honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Domestic competition[eedit | eedit soorce]

League titles
Cups

European competition[eedit | eedit soorce]

Inter-Ceeties Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Leeds United". The Football League. 19 August 2013. Archived frae the original on 23 September 2014. Retrieved 24 Mey 2014.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 14 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 3 Mey 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)