OzWhite's 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
2018-22 - The El Loco Era: Back Where We Belong
2022-24 - Marsch back to the Championship
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 F.C. History: Foreword

Welcome to OzWhite's History of Leeds United F.C. - one of the original and most extensive web resources on all things Leeds United Football Club (LUFC), established in 2006 by Tony Hill.

Thomas Anthony (Tony) Hill was a Leeds lad and maintained a lifelong connection with the Whites despite the great distance after moving to Australia in 1969. Once he retired, Tony spent all his spare time on this History of Leeds United website, as well as collecting LUFC books and programmes. Tony passed away after a long illness in 2022. Tony's son passed the site onto me in the hopes that it would be preserved and built upon well into the future. This site is quite rightly now dedicated to his memory: Vale Tony Hill.

OzWhite's History of Leeds United F.C. will continue into the future and is now in the slow process of being updated. There is much to do! Please get in touch if you would like to help. ON ON ON! Cheers, Sam Gibbard (aka the Leeds Librarian)

To make suggestions, corrections or contributions, contact: leedsunitedaustralia@hotmail.com or via X (Twiiter) @LeedsLibrarian

We continue to welcome authors and other websites to use this website as a reference, but ask that you please cite OzWhite's History of Leeds United as appropriate. An example of how to cite this webpage is below:.

“The Wilko Years: 1988-96.” OzWhite's History of Leeds https://www.ozwhitelufc.net.au/1988-1996.php. Accessed 4 March 2021.

Site Acknowledgements from Tony Hill:

In compiling this reasonably extensive but by no means comprehensive History of Leeds United from 1919 to present day (and subsequently a section on the History of Leeds City) much use has been made of personal memorabilia and first hand experiences, but in general the accepted facts have been strictly adhered to and several well known reference books have been used.

Additional acknowledgement is made to the following:

Jabba: For his comprehensive statistics and in particular, the details of each season results, appearances and goal-scorers, which have been hyperlinked to the relevant season. Unfortunately Jabba ceased to maintain his site and the information was no longer available. Therefore I and others created a Statistics section which now provides every result, team and player statistics. It was a long project and thankfully it is now complete, and has now replaced and updated the information formerly provided by Jabba. Whereas Jabba provided a database system, this does not. Subsequent to my commencing this arduous task Jabba's site reappeared and may now be found at http://www.leeds-fans.org.uk/leeds/history/index.html so my thanks once more to Jabba for providing it for such a long time and resurrecting it!

Paul Felton and RSSSF: For the use of the league tables for all the Football Leagues. These have been hyperlinked to each season to give a broader outline on just where Leeds United and others figured in the pecking order of that particular season.

Thanks also to http://www.soccerbase.com for the use of their player statistics in the player profile section and to http://soccernet.espn.go.com and http://www.statto.com for their season statistics in recent years.

Mr Colin S. Jeffrey: For his ‘12 Years at the Top’ The Story in words and pictures of Leeds United’s Great Years 1963-1975, which IMHO could not be improved on!

Mike Beckmann and Paul Winning for their invaluable advice and assistance and without whom this site would not have been possible.

Paul Gregson for his excellent graphics and assistance.

Neil Roche for his incredibly detailed research together with Bernard Longstaff and Mark Ledgard who have made outstanding contributions on special projects.

Just a personal opinion, for those who wish to have a further in depth view of the History of Leeds United, I thoroughly recommend http://www.mightyleeds.co.uk/index.htm and http://www.wafll.com/leeds-united.html, while for more nostalgia of LUFC, John Charles, Harold Williams, Jack Scott and also the City of Leeds, Thirkers provides that on http://www.thirkersleeds.co.uk/page10/page10.html!

For LUFC Songs, Poems and Chants "Laughing Leeds Fan" has it all on his website http://www.electronickop.com and for all historical kits of LUFC or any British Club http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Leeds_United/Leeds_United.htm and thanks for the use of them particularly in the "Greatest Games" section.

Over the years Michael Hewitt has provided me with the most proficient and prompt supply of Leeds United home programmes, while Kenny Sharpe has provided access to his fine collection of Leeds United programmes. For a comprehensive display of all Leeds United programmes may I suggest to check with Michael Hewitt at hewittprog@aol.com or visit Kenny Sharpe's website at http://www.leedsunitedprogrammeguide.co.uk/Index.html


Tony Hill (Oz White)

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