Leeds legends are all impressive players that helped bring glory to this football side. Discover the best players ever that were once members of Leeds United.
The team is riding high at the moment on the back of a wave of successes the side hasn’t known for years. Now is the perfect time to look back at some of the legends of Elland Road that have paved the way for the side’s contemporary victories.
1. Billy Bremner
The player known as “King Billy” is likely to be the best player in the history of Leeds United, taking the pitch 771 times in his storied career, lasting between 1959 and 1976, whilst racking up 115 goals in a performance that set the standard for British football of the period
2. Peter Lorimer
Playing for the Leeds from 1962 to 1978 and again between 1984 and 1985, he amassed a grand total of 703 appearances on the pitch. Bringing in a formidable 238 goals for the team, “Lash”, as he was dubbed by fans, was a dangerous attacking midfielder with a powerful strike. He still serves on the board of directors to this day.
3. Eddie Gray
Coming in at a total of 577 appearances, Gray scored 68 goals from 1965 to 1984. He’s famous for an incredible goal scored against Burnley where he passed several players with the consummate skill to finally bury the ball in the back of the net.
4. John Charles
Appearing 327 times for the club, the bulk of his career lasted between 1947 and 1957, totting up 157 goals. The Leeds legend lived up to his moniker of “The Gentle Giant” by never having been carded once in his career, affirming his philosophy of nonviolence and fair play.
5. Jack Charlton
With a not inconsiderable 772 turns for Leeds, this rugged defender scored 95 goals for the side between 1952 and 1973. He also played a crucial role for the England international side that won the 1966 World Cup.
6. Johnny Giles
A key part of the heyday Leeds enjoyed under the leadership of manager Don Revie, Giles showed up 525 times for the team between 1963 and 1975 while amassing a total of 114 goals. His book of ra slot specialty turned out to be penalties, and he had an incredible sporting rapport with Bremner on the pitch.
7. Alan Clark
AKA “Sniffer”, Clark had 364 total appearances from 1969 to 1978 where he bagged a total of 151 goals. His moniker came from his famous ability to find the goal-scoring potential in unlikely situations.
8. Norman Hunter
Unjustly cast as something of a thug on the pitch, Hunter was a skillful Leeds player who flourished in defence. He clocked in 724 appearances for the side while amassing a scoring total of 21 goals between 1961 and 1976.
9. Gordon Strachan
Following a sport of bother with Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, Strachan moved to Leeds where his career flourished. He played for the team 311 times, racking up 57 goals between 1988 and 1996.
10. Nigel Martyn
Martyn was the most storied of all of Leeds’ keepers. He numbered 273 appearances between 1996 and 2003 and helped Leeds through some impressive Champions League performances that remain the stuff of legend.
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