Leeds United F.C. History
Leeds United F.C. History : Foreword
1919-29 - The Twenties
1930-39 - The Thirties
1939-46 - The War Years
1947-49 - Post War Depression
1949-57 - The Reign of King John
1957-63 - From Charles to Revie
1961-75 - The Revie Years
1975-82 - The Downward Spiral
1982-88 - The Dark Years
1988-96 - The Wilko Years
1996-04 - The Rollercoaster Ride
2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
Greatest Leeds United Games
Players' Profiles
Managers' Profiles
Leeds City F.C. History
Leeds City F.C. Player and Manager Profiles
Leeds United/City Statistics
Leeds United/City Captains
Leeds United/City Friendlies and Other Games
Leeds United/City Reserves and Other Teams

Leeds United Friendlies: Player Testimonial Friendlies

Name of Player TestimonialDateOpponentsScoreScorersTeamCrowdOpposition ScorersNotes and Comments

Bob Preston

26-09-1921

Heart of Midlothian (a)

1-0 (W)

Armitage (85')

Team

8,500

George Affleck

26-03-1925

Grimsby Town (a)

1-2 (L)

Whipp

Team

Unknown

Thain 2

Half-Time 0-0

Alf Saxby

14-04-1926

Chesterfield (a)

2-3 (L)

Unknown

Team

Unknown

Cookson Whitfield Roseboom

Half-Time 1-0

Joe Gowdy

29-09-1926

Falkirk (a)

2-2 (D)

Turnbull Duggan

Team

4,000

Paterson Cox

Half-Time 0-0

Willie White

30-04-1928

Heart of Midlothian (a)

2-1 (W)

Wainscoat 2 (30') (42')

Team

7,000

Smith 84'

Half-Time 2-0 Referee: J.W. Roberts (Edinburgh)

Fred Emery

14-04-1930

Doncaster Rovers (a)

5-0 (W)

Keetley 3 Longden Wainscoat

Team

3,000

Half-Time 1-0

Tommy Fenoughty

02-05-1934

York City (a)

7-1 (W)

Unknown Unknown Cochrane Wilcockson (og) Duggan Firth J. Milburn

Team

Unknown

Hathaway

Half-Time 3-0.

Frank Betteridge

27-04-1936

Halifax Town (a)

2-2 (D)

Brown Hydes

Team

Unknown

Smith Merry

Jim Harvey

20-09-1937

Third Lanark (a)

4-0 (W)

Buckley 21' Ainsley 24' Hodgson 2 (40' 43')

Team

Unknown

Half-Time 4-0. Referee: J. Hudson (Glasgow).

Jim Imrie

24-04-1939

Doncaster Rovers (a)

2-0 (W)

Hodgson Powell

Team

4,000

Half-Time 1-0.

Eric Stephenson

27-05-1947

Celtic (h)

1-3 (L)

Dodds

Team

19,000

Sirrel Evans Hazlett

Half-Time 0-1

Arthur Crowther, Willis Edwards & Bob Roxburgh

19-04-1950

Wolverhampton Wanderers (h)

1-1 (D)

Dudley

Team

19,000

Unknown

Half-Time 0-0

Bert Brenen

30-04-1951

York City (a)

4-0 (W)

Williams Stevenson Iggleden P. Harrison

Team

11,000

Paddy O'Leary

27-05-1951

Cork Athletic (h)

2-0 (W)

P. Harrison Hughes

Team

Unknown

Unknown

Half-Time 1-0. Played at the Mardyke Ground during the Irish Tour in May 1951.

Benny Henderson & Tommy Kinsella

18-05-1955

Drumcondra (a)

2-0 (W)

Henderson (40') Charles (60')

Team

Unknown

Unknown

Half-Time 1-0. Irish Tour May 1955.

Jack Scott/Jack Marsden

14-03-1956

All Stars XI (h)

5-2 (W)

Charles 3 Forrest Brook

Team

6,000

Unknown

Half-Time 2-1

Jack Scott/Jack Marsden

30-04-1956

Sheffield Wednesday (h)

3-3 (D)

Nightingale 2 Forrest

Team

15,210

Shiner 2 Broadbent

Bill Dunn

01-05-1956

Darlington (a)

3-2 (W)

Charles Nightingale Ripley

Team

Unknown

Unknown

Freddie Capel

02-05-1956

Chesterfield (a)

2-3 (L)

Charles 2

Team

6,580

Sowden 2 Taylor

Len Browning

01-10-1956

Sheffield United/Wednesday Combined XI (a)

1-7 (L)

Hickson

Team

17,337

Hawksworth 2 Watson 2 Finney 2 Smith

Half-Time 0-4

Willis Edwards/Bob Roxburgh

17-10-1960

All Stars XI (h)

4-2 (W)

Revie 2 Fitzgerald 2

Team

8,009

Staniforth Clapton

Half-Time 2-0

Tommy Younger

21-05-1963

Tommy Younger's XI (h)

2-5 (L)

Lawson Johanesson

Team

8,969

O'Grady St John Hunt Harley Quinn

Half-Time 2-2. Referee A.W. "Arthur" Luty (Leeds)

Ken Gilliland

05-08-1964

Linfield (a)

3-0 (W)

Weston 2 Collins

Team

Unknown

Irish Tour August 1964.

Grenville Hair

08-03-1965

Wellington Town (a)

2-2 (D)

Unknown

Team

Unknown

Unknown

Referee J. Miller (Wolverhampton)

Freddie Goodwin

25-10-1965

Scunthorpe United (a)

2-2 (D)

Bremner Gray

Team

Unknown

Unknown

Grenville Hair

15-11-1965

Grenville Hair All Stars XI (h)

4-2 (W)

Lorimer 2 Gray Cooper

Team

6,203

Unknown

Referee A. Holland (Barnsley). Half-Time 1-2. Abandoned due to fog after 75 minutes.

Ted Burgin

02-05-1966

Rochdale (a)

2-2 (D)

Cooper Winspear

Team

Unknown

Unknown

John Atyeo

10-10-1966

Bristol City (a)

4-2 (W)

Gray Storrie Unknown (og) Unknown

Team

17,425

Unknown

Peter Fitzgerald

07-08-1967

Waterford (a)

4-2 (W)

Giles 2 (1 pen) (25' 35' pen) Hunter (40') O'Grady (50')

Team

Unknown

Lynch Hale (75')

Half-Time 3-0. Referee James Quinn (Ireland). Played at Kilcohan Park Waterford. Crowd close to a record.

Eamonn D'Arcy

10-08-1967

Drumcondra Select XI (a)

1-2 (L)

Charlton (35')

Team

12,000

Leech (58') Hannigan (87')

Half-time 1-0 Referee P. Coates (Dublin) Played at Tolka Park.

Grenville Hair

12-08-1967

Bradford City (h)

3-2 (W)

Belfitt Charlton Cooper

Team

Unknown

Unknown

Ivor Allchurch

25-05-1968

Swansea Town (a)

3-2 (W)

Greenhoff Hunter Reaney

Team

Unknown

Williams Charles

Referee J. Gow (Swansea)

Grenville Hair

30-07-1968

Bradford City (a)

4-0 (W)

Charlton Greenhoff Cooper (og) Hunter

Team

10,607

Half-Time 1-0. Referee Frank Cowan (Oldham). Receipts over 2,000.

Chris Chilton

03-05-1971

Hull City (a)

6-7 (L)

Charlton 2 Belfitt 2 Hunter Jones

Team

28,250

Chilton 3 Wagstaff 3 McKechnie

Referee: Maurice Fussey (Retford, Nottinghamshire).

John Charles

08-12-1971

John Charles All Stars XI (a)

5-8 (L)

Sprake (pen) Lorimer Clarke Jones Jordan

Team

18,950

Toshack 2 (9' 15') McDougall 2 (23' 79') Haynes (33') Reece 2 (46' 53') Greaves (89')

Half-Time 3-4. Played at Ninian Park Cardiff. Referee Clive Thomas (Treorchy).

Jack Charlton

07-05-1973

Celtic (h)

3-4 (L)

Clarke 2 (28' 53') Bremner(68')

Team

34,963

Dalglish (18') Lennox (49') Johnstone 2 (65' 85')

Half-Time 1-1. Referee Gordon Hill (Leicester).

Billy Bremner

30-10-1973

Stirling Albion (a)

3-2 (W)

Bates 2 (25' 63') Jones (62')

Team

9,000

McMillan (33') McAleer (46')

Half-Time 1-1. Referee A.F.J. Webster (Falkirk).

Billy Bremner

06-05-1974

Sunderland (h)

0-0 (D)

Team

37,708

Half-Time 0-0. Referee Gordon Hill (Leicester). Receipts 32,500

Bill Gates

07-05-1974

Middlesbrough (a)

4-4 (D)

Jordan Yorath Lorimer Bremner

Team

31,643

Mills Foggon 3

Steve Smith

03-08-1974

Huddersfield Town (a)

2-1 (W)

Bates Giles

Team

Unknown

Unknown

Ted Bates

13-08-1974

Southampton (a)

1-1 (D)

McKenzie 18'

Team

Unknown

O'Neil

Half-Time 1-1. Referee: Derek Nippard (Bournemouth).

Norman Hunter

05-05-1975

Don Revie XI (h)

2-3 (L)

Bremner 2

Team

36,118

Channon 2 MacDonald

Half-Time 0-0. Referee Jack Taylor (Wolverhampton).

Nick Atthey

13-05-1975

Walsall (a)

3-3 (D)

Clarke Jordan McKenzie

Team

8,498

Unknown

John Giles

22-10-1975

John Giles XI (a)

1-3 (L)

McKenzie

Team

8,652

Mulligan Dougan A. Brown

Played at the Hawthorns

Bobby Kerr

26-04-1976

Sunderland (a)

2-1 (W)

McNiven (13') Clarke (51')

Team

24,880

Hughes (10')

Referee: Pat Partridge (Co. Durham).

Paul Reaney

03-05-1976

Newcastle United (h)

4-5 (L)

Lorimer 2 (1 pen) Clarke Stevenson

Team

19,376

Gowling MacDonald 2 Burns Kennedy

Half-Time 2-2. Referee Bob Matthewson (Bolton).

Paul Madeley

26-03-1977

John Giles Eire XI (h)

2-5 (L)

Jordan Harris

Team

12,501

Unknown

Half-Time 1-4. Referee George Hartley (Wakefield).

Peter Lorimer

09-11-1977

Scotland Select XI (h)

5-2 (W)

Giles 2 Flynn Currie Thomas

Team

18,812

Unknown

Half-Time 1-1. Referee Terry Morris (Leeds).

Eddie Gray

28-03-1979

Super Leeds XI (h)

1-4 (L)

Stevenson (pen)

Team

19,097

Lorimer 2 Giles Belfitt

Half-Time 0-1. Referee Keith Styles (Barnsley).

Paul Bradshaw

11-09-1979

Sheffield Wednesday (a)

2-4 (L)

Hankin Thomas

Team

Unknown

Unknown

David Harvey

05-03-1980

Vancouver Whitecaps (h)

2-1 (W)

Graham (16') Parkinson (59')

Team

11,222

Ingram (84')

Half-Time 1-0. Referee Terry Morris (Leeds). Receipts 13,475

Norman Rimmington

14-10-1980

Barnsley (a)

2-3 (L)

Graham Thomas

Team

6,560

Unknown

Referee Trelford Mills (Barnsley)

Harry Wainman

03-02-1981

Grimsby Town (a)

1-2 (L)

Graham

Team

5,841

Unknown

Referee D. Bray (Holton-le-Clay)

Trevor Cherry

14-10-1981

Sheffield Wednesday (h)

3-3 (D)

Cherry (pen) Connor Hird (pen)

Team

9,331

Unknown

Half-Time 0-1. Referee Terry Morris (Leeds).

Gordon Foster

21-08-1982

Doncaster Rovers (a)

1-0 (W)

F. Gray

Team

Unknown

Referee: A. Challinor (Rotherham).

Darren Smith

10-04-1983

Yorkshire Amateurs (a)

2-0 (W)

Unknown

Team

1,000

Half-Time 2-0. Referee C. Paylor

John Simpson

09-05-1983

York City (a)

3-2 (W)

Ritchie (20') Wright 2 (80' 87')

Team

3,066

Walwyn Pearce

Half-Time 1-0.Referee: Peter Willis (Co. Durham).

Phil Chambers

10-05-1983

Barnsley (a)

1-3 (L)

Unknown

Team

Unknown

Unknown

Referee: Trelford Mills (Barnsley).

Peter Lorimer

20-11-1985

Manchester United (h)

2-2 (D)

McCluskey (21') Sheridan (59')

Team

8,460

Stapleton (9' pen) Hughes (22')

Half-Time 1-2. Referee T. Simpson (Leeds). 60 minute game. Receipts 25,000

Les Scott

23-03-1987

Whitby Town (a)

5-2 (W)

Taylor 2 (25' 32') Edwards 3 (65' 76' 81')

Team

524

Scaife 2 (41' 78')

Half-Time 2-1.

Bobby Collins & John Charles

12-04-1988

Everton (h)

3-2 (W)

Rush 3 (6' 21' 52')

Team

13,671

Adams (8') Heath (61')

Half-Time 2-1. Referee Keith Hackett (Sheffield).

Don Revie

11-05-1988

Don Revie International XI (h)

2-1 (W)

Baird (46') Sheridan (70')

Team

7,305

Gascoigne (4')

Half-Time 0-1. Referee Jim McAuley (Leeds).

Mel Sterland

12-11-1990

Sheffield Wednesday (h)

2-7 (L)

Pearson Varadi

Team

6,246

Francis 3 Hirst 2 Harkes Mooney

Half-Time 1-0. Referee John Key (Sheffield). Ray Stephen was a 28yo trialist from Nancy (France).

Maurice Lindley

31-07-1991

Bradford City (a)

1-0 (W)

Fairclough (30')

Team

3,630

Half-Time 1-0. Referee Stephen Bell (Bradford). Receipts 15,000. The game was also a West Riding Senior Cup Group Match

Jim Beglin

11-08-1992

Liverpool (h)

1-4 (L)

Batty (78')

Team

8,492

Rush 2 (12' 31') Redknapp Saunders (80')

Half-Time 0-2. Referee: Stephen Lodge (Barnsley).

Arthur Jones

02-08-1993

Hatfield Main (a)

3-1 (W)

Fidler (22') Forrester(62') Tobin (80')

Team

Lannargan (10')

Half-Time 1-0.

Frank Bridge

06-08-1993

Grimsby Town (a)

1-0 (W)

Whelan (60')

Team

5,874

Half-Time 0-0. Referee Keith Hackett.

John Buckley

31-01-1994

Rotherham United (a)

2-4 (L)

Forrester Whelan

Team

4,735

Goater Hazel Howard O'Hara (og)

Half-Time 1-1. Referee Alan Dawson (Jarrow).

Peter Haddock

21-03-1994

Bradford City (h)

3-2 (W)

Hoyle (og) Forrester Rod Wallace

Team

6,100

Jewell Tolson

Half-Time 1-2. Referee: Robert Hart (Darlington).

Mervyn Day

08-08-1994

Carlisle United (a)

1-0 (W)

Wetherall (62')

Team

6,000

Half-Time 0-0. Referee Ian Cruikshanks (Darlington).

Gavin Oliver

17-10-1994

Bradford City (a)

3-2 (W)

Pemberton 2 Rod Wallace

Team

3,908

Murray Hendrie

Mel Sterland

03-09-1995

Boston United (a)

1-0 (W)

Whelan (34')

Team

3,165

Half-Time 1-0. Referee Uriah Rennie (Sheffield).

John McDermott

10-08-1996

Grimsby Town (a)

2-0 (W)

Bowman (64') Rod Wallace (74')

Team

4,696

Half-Time 0-0. Referee: J. Winter (Middlesbrough).

Gary Lee

12-08-1996

Gainsborough Trinity (a)

0-1 (L)

Team

Williams (46')

Half-Time 0-0.

John Lukic

31-08-1996

Arsenal (h)

1-2 (L)

Kewell

Team

2,773

Helder Taylor (78')

Half-Time 1-1. Referee: Stephen Lodge (Barnsley)

Andy McMillan

21-07-1999

York City (a)

1-1 (D)

Boyle (52')

Team

2,875

Bullock (15')

Half-Time 0-1.

Paul Pitman

26-07-1999

Whitby Town (a)

2-1 (W)

Bridges (37') Jones (44')

Team

1,452

Pitman (85' pen)

Half-Time 2-0.

Steve Beaglehole

01-08-1999

Doncaster Rovers (a)

2-0 (W)

Ribeiro (2') Bridges (31')

Team

4,360

Half-Time 2-0.

Gary Kelly

07-05-2002

Celtic (h)

1-4 (L)

Bowyer (29')

Team

26,440

Thompson (21') Larsson (25') Hartson (56') Maloney (63')

Half-Time 1-2. Referee: Dermot Gallagher (Banbury)

John Taylor

11-11-2003

Cambridge United (a)

5-3 (W)

Seth Johnson (29') Sakho (63') Chapuis (68' 69' 83')

Team

5,803

Taylor (75') Billson-Page 2 (85' 87')

Half-Time 1-0. Referee: Michael Thorpe (IPswich).

Lucas Radebe

02-05-2005

World International XI (h)

3-7 (L)

Aaron Lennon (34') Lucy Ward (68') Kilgallon (88')

Team

37,886

Melchiot (37') Carew (44') Radebe 2 (66' pen 89') McCoist 2 (72' 85') Halle (78')

Half-Time 1-2. Referee: Dermot Gallagher (Banbury)

Michael Barron

22-07-2006

Hartlepool United (a)

1-2 (L)

Stone (60')

Team

2,912

Brown 2 (14' 55')

Half-Time 0-1. Referee: Graham Laws (Whitley Bay)

Graham Rodger

31-07-2006

Grimsby Town (a)

1-1 (D)

Lewis (52')

Team

3,575

McDermott (9')

Half-Time 0-1. Referee: Mark Swift (Grimsby).