Leeds United AFC is a British football club from Leeds who play in England’s Championship. They play their home games at the Elland Road in front of 40,296 spectators.
Leeds have won the Premier League (formerly known as First Division) three times and the Championship (formerly known as the Second Division) three times as well. The FA Cup trophy has been acquired once and the UEFA Cup twice. Leeds were also runners-up in the UEFA Champions League in 1975.
United have endured a rocky past 20 years after reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals in 2000-2001, before a sudden fall as the club financially imploded under chairman Peter Ridsdale, leading to the sale of numerous key players including Rio Ferdinand to rivals Manchester United for a significant fee. Leeds were eventually relegated from the top flight in 2003-2004 and haven’t been back since.
Leeds slumped as low as League One after going into administration in 2007. The club returned to the Championship in 2012 but were unable to push for promotion until Andrea Radrizzani announced a 100% buyout of ownership ushering in a new era of optimism for the club, with ex-Argentina manager Marcelo Bielsa installed.
- First Division/Premier League Champions (3): 1968–69, 1973–74, 1991–92
- Second Division/Championship Champions (3): 1923–24, 1963–64, 1989–90
- FA Cup Winners (1): 1971–72
- Football League Cup Winners (1): 1967–68
- FA Charity Shield/Community Shield Winners (2): 1969, 1992
- Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Winners (2): 1967–68, 1970–71