Enjoy a Newspaper History of United
Leeds United was founded in 1919 following the enforced disbanding of Leeds City FC. United formed a formidable back line in the 1940s and the 1950s saw the emergence of John Charles. Charles was primarily a centre back, but he also played as a striker. He soon became one of the greatest all-round football talents in the game and Leeds built their team around him. John Charles departed for Juventus in 1958 and the club began to struggle. Don Revie was appointed player-manager at Leeds United in 1961. He led the side to stability and then incredible success. United won the First Division title in 1969 and 1974 and finished in second place on five occasions. Leeds also won both domestic cups and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups. Don Revie left the club in 1974, but the team still got to the 1975 European Cup final. United eventually won their third First Division title in 1992, reached the UEFA Cup semi-final in 2000 and played in the Champions League semi-final in 2001.
Personalised Leeds Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A Leeds United Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of United. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Leeds Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Leeds United memorabilia collection.
Leeds United Football Book Coverage
This Leeds Football Book opens with coverage of the club’s election into the Second Division in 1905. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.
Major stories included in the Leeds Football Book include beating Chelsea to gain promotion in 1928 and thrashing arch rivals Manchester United 5-0 in 1930. The Gift Books feature coverage of the FA Cup win in 1972, plus the finals of 1965, 1970 and 1973. We also incorporate reports on the Fairs Cup triumphs of 1968 and 1971. The Leeds United Books revisit the club becoming League Champions in 1969 and 1992. You can additionally read about Don Revie becoming Manager of the Year in 1969, Jack Charlton retiring in 1973, the epic win over Manchester United in 1994 and the appointment of George Graham as Manager in 2001. These great Gift Books include a variety of high-scoring games and thrilling contests.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Leeds United’s history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Leeds memorabilia.
Leeds United Memorabilia
If you are a collector of Leeds memorabilia or looking for other Leeds gifts, why not consider our Leeds United Calendar or Leeds United Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of United’s key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Leeds United fans. Other Leeds presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and special Leeds United Mugs.
Finally – Did You Know?
- Leeds City FC was forced to disband following allegations of illegal payments to players during World War One.
- United have played at Elland Road Stadium since the club’s formation in 1919.
- Leeds United AFC was elected into the English Football League on 31st May 1920.
- Don Revie left Leeds in 1974 to become the manager of the England football team. Brian Clough was named as Revie’s replacement. This was surprising, as he had been one of Leeds United’s biggest critics. Clough was sacked after just 44 days. A film entitled “The Damned United" was released in 2009, which looked back at Clough’s short reign at the club.
- Leeds United own a radio station called “Yorkshire Radio".