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Factoids
Formed1919 ...after dissolution of Leeds City who were around from 1904
Elected to Football League31 May 1920 ...joining the Second Division
Home ColoursWhite with blue trim ...and looking better than ever before this year.
Away ColoursNavy blue with white pin stripe or yellow with blue trim ...not quite traditional but pretty smart compared to previous efforts.
NicknamesUnited, The Whites, The Peacocks ...or something a bit less complimentary if you ask in Salford or Bradford
Ground Capacity40,204 ...because they stopped us standing on the Kop
Pitch Measurements110 x 72 yards ...which these days could do with being a bit wider to give our wingmen some space
Club SponsorWhyte and Mackay ...because we need something more potent than Strongbow to drown our sorrows these days.
Records
Record Attendance57892 vs Sunderland, FA Cup 5th round replay, March 1967
Record Victory10 - 0 vs Lyn Oslo, European Cup 1st round, 1st leg, September 1969
Record Defeat1 - 8 vs Stoke City, Division 1, August 1934
Record Fee Paid£18,000,000 Rio Ferdinand (West Ham United)
Record Fee Received£29,100,000 Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)
Goals in a Season (Team)98 1927-28
Goals in a Season (Individual)43 The magnificent John Charles in 1953-54
Goals in a Match (Individual)5 Gordon Hodgson vs Leicester City, 1 October 1938
Career Goals238 'Hotshot' Peter Lorimer (1965-79, 1983-86)
Career Appearances773 Big Jack Charlton (1953-1973)
Billy Bremner (1959-1976)
International Caps69 The Chief - Lucas Radebe (South Africa)
Oldest Player41 years 23 days Eddie Burbank, captaining the side against Hull on 24 April 1954
Youngest Player15 years 269 days Jimmy Walton vs Port Vale, 28 August 1920
League History
1920 - 1924Division 2
1924 - 1927Division 1
1927 - 1928Division 2
1928 - 1931Division 1
1931 - 1932Division 2
1932 - 1947Division 1
1947 - 1956Division 2
1956 - 1960Division 1
1960 - 1964Division 2
1964 - 1982Division 1
1982 - 1990Division 2
1990 - 1992Division 1
1992 - 2004FA Premier League (Division 1 in real money)
2004 - dateCoca-Cola Championship (Division 2 in real money)
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