Leeds United: Player Statistics
There are nearly 45000 'player appearances' in these stats, and
over 6000 goals. They've been gleaned from a spreadsheet generously
provided by Graham, 'Leeds United - A Complete Record 1919-1989' by
Martin Jarred and Malcolm Macdonald, 'Leeds United - The Official
Illustrated History' and 'The Essential History of Leeds United' by
Andrew Mourant, from my extensive pile of newspapers, programmes
and Rothmans yearbooks. I've now double-checked all of these
numbers twice - but I may have missed something during one of my
more cross-eyed sessions. Let me know if you see something
obviously wrong: I'll be re-reviewing the numbers here against
these sources over time.
Take a look in the
gallery for a few pictures of players past and present.
To make life a bit simpler (and quicker for everyone), I've
stored the player results alphabetically: pick a letter from the
list below to see the stats. I have not included
games from the war league and cup games in the overall stats,
although they do appear listed in each individual's page.
Pre-season games, the Charity Shield and 'friendly' tournaments
such as the Festival of Britain games and the Makita Trophy are not
counted for any purpose.
Below the index, you'll see the top ten appearance and scorers
lists - it's no surprise that the majority of these players are
from the Revie era - you're not likely to see such longevity or
loyalty in the modern game. Next up is a list of all the hat-tricks
scored by Leeds players, followed by a list of rarities: one game
and one goal wonders. Interestingly, nobody appears on both of the
latter lists (though Steve Balcombe came perilously close). There's
also a list of players who managed to score on their debuts - some
of whom went on to much greater things than others!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y
Top Ten Appearances
Top Ten Scorers
Hat Trick Heroes
One Game Wonders
One Goal Wonders