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Don Revie

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Position Inside right
Born 10 Jul 1927, Middlesbrough (England)
Height 180 cm
Weight 80 kg
International Caps England: 1 B

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leicester City 01 Aug 1944 01 Nov 1949 96 25 £20000
Hull City 01 Nov 1949 01 Oct 1951 76 12 £25000
Manchester City 01 Oct 1951 01 Nov 1956 162 37 £22000
Sunderland 01 Nov 1956 01 Dec 1958 64 15 £12000
Leeds United 01 Dec 1958 18 May 1963 80 12  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1958 - 1959 202 1  0  0  0 
1959 - 1960 357 0  0  0  0 
1960 - 1961 141 0  31 0  0 
1961 - 1962 71 0  0  0  0 
Total 7611 1  31 0  0 

Jabba's Comments

A lot of people won't remember that Don Revie was a player. Such were his achievements and fame - or as uncharitably minded, jealous or spiteful little shits like Emlyn Hughes might say, notoriety - as a manager, that his playing career sometimes get passed over. The fact is that he played for nearly 20 years at the top level, picking up 6 England caps while at Manchester City, FA Cup losers and winners medals with City and he even had a style of play named after him: the "Revie Plan" involved the use of a deep-lying centre-forward and it was that plan that brought City such success in the mid-1950s. His skills were recognised at the time with the accolade of "Footballer of the Year" in 1955.

Revie joined Leeds as a player in 1958, but as player and subsequently captain could do nothing to stop the team slipping into Division 2. With his on-field career drawing to a close, he started putting his name forward for a managerial role elsewhere, but he was persuaded to stay on at Elland Road as player-manager, and finally ended his on-field career in 1963.

Steve Cocker says: I knew Don Revie very well from an early age as my dad was one of the coaches at Leeds from 1960 & a kinder man i have yet to meet. None of the Ferguson, Wenger, Houlier attitude that seem to have surfaced in the past few years. i have lost count of the autographed footballs, signed photos & even full spare training kits to local sides etc. Besides the numerous presentation nights he did free of charge. I also played a few times for the Junior side & as busy as he was still made time to come & watch us & even give a half time team talk. A really inspirational & gentle giant of a man.

Christian Dixon says: hi, i am Don Revies great nephew. i met him on quite a few occasions before he died. my father was around more though at the time when he was playing and managing so has more memories then me. to this day i am still a die hard leeds fan as are all of my family. i am glad that there are websites such as this that remember him as the great player and manager he was, and keep him alive in the team today. thankyou.

Once a Mancunion says: I saw Manchester City win the F.A.Cup in 1956. Birmingham were heavy favourites but Revies' laid back style cut their defence apart and had them running in all directions. Playing with their injured left winger(Johnstone) on the right wing, City were terrific under Revies cool playing style. Truly one of the best days in Manchester football and I say that even though I'm a United supporter.

jake says: The legend will be turning in his grave looking at what our great club has become and how it is being ran


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