Leeds United squad is one of the best teams in the English Premier League. Now we will tell you about the best Leeds players in the entire history of their stay on the football arena.
Uncle Jan Hart left Leeds, the last of O’Leary’s gang forcedly, only after a quarrel with the leadership of the club in the horrific season 2006/07. After that, he ended his career, saying that he was too accustomed to the city and did not want to move. After a good rest, the Irishman decided to become a coach and is now preparing for license exams.
As time and Instagram show, being Olivier Dacour is quite good. Ex-midfielder toils analytics on the French TV channel, flashes on various star parties, enters the list of VIPs at the World Cup finals and allows you to take a selfie with you Fabio Cannavaro, Liliana Tyurama and Mick Jager. A little earlier, in January, Dakur and Zidane received certificates from the general manager of the sports club.
To the question of leaving traces in history came up with the same passion that distinguished him both on the field and in the bar. When driving in “Lee Bowyer”, Google first of all happily offers to talk about the famous brawl with Kiron Dyer and racist antics, but not about 6 goals in the Champions League 2000/2001 season. Together with Kevin Davis and Paul Scholes keep the record of the Premier League on yellow cards. Each has 99 (it seems, very soon Gareth Barry will get to the cherished hundred). A year ago, Lee gave an interview to West Ham, the favorite club of youth (which is actually not surprising). He told about the refusal of Paul Jaulla’s proposal to enter the Ipswich coaching staff, where Boyer spent the last match. He did not agree to the role of the playing coach in Gillingham. But he expressed readiness to play the kids. Are you too scared to imagine what he can teach them?
The main uncle of that team would be unfair not to pay attention at all. True, the supporter avoids publicity, only occasionally appearing in charity matches or sharing his misunderstanding of modern football players: “Many come to football for the sake of lifestyle, and not the game itself. In my time, we played simply because we loved it.”
The Norwegian Centerhav left Leeds in 2006 and played several seasons at home. There, after one of the matches, the opponent’s trainer almost beat up because he called Backe as an alcologist. Having finished playing in 2012, I decided to just relax for a while.
“If you saw me in the morning you would think that next month I’ll turn 52 rather than 32 years old” – a quote from a September interview with exhausted Smith. The most terrible thing happened on February 18, 2006, at Enfield, after an attempt to block Yon-Arne Riise’s kick. Alan failed to return to the previous level and gradually descended a couple of divisional floors. Today he is the playing coach Notts County.
Well, you yourself probably know what happened with Harry of the year until 2011. And a great but scandalous for him personally Champions League final against Milan, and a vivid performance at the 2006 World Cup, and the transition to Galatasaray, which was hated by Lead’s fans, and injuries , and injuries, and injuries. Although they prevented Kewell from throwing out all of his monstrous potential, his career turned out to be more pleasant than that of Woodgate and Smith. Like its completion – in recent years, Harry has smoothly switched from combat to vacation regime in Qatar and in his native Australia, and in April played his farewell match.
He recently announced his retirement and another ex-Leeds ex-player who lived in the green continent. After the 1999/00 season and four years of studying hospitals, the forward was unable to return not only to the level of 20 goals per season, but even to the level of the middle teams of League 1, and only after finding in Australia the option with the most familiar ear called Newcastle Jets, finally found there is comfort. In jets, he was extremely respected and even wore a captain’s armband, but it never went away with performance, and in general Bridges deserves the role of the saddest character of the O’Leary team.
The striker, who once went over to Leeds from Celtic, thanks in large part to the friendly relations of the two nightmares of the Russian-language keyboard layout (Martin O’Neal and David O’Leary), everything is fine. He lives in his pleasure in Australia, travels, rests, acts in TV programs that give trash. He received a coaching license and threatens to eventually lead some local club.
Leaving Leeds with a £ 103 million debt, the CEO successfully continued the practice of kamikaze management in other clubs. At first, Reedsdale almost brought the liquidation of Barnsley, and then only the purchase of Cardiff by Vincent Thane, however fanciful the Malaysian, led the club out of the semi-bankrupt state reached by Reedsdale. Since 2011, Reedsdale manages the affairs of Preston from Ligue 1. The most remarkable thing is that in October 2012, Peter was deprived of the right to be the general director of anything for misappropriating money from one of his companies for seven and a half years. Reasonably noting that in Preston his position sounds just like a “football director”, Ridsdale calmly continued working, and everything is fine with him as always. In fairness and for “Preston” things are still going quite well.
In his career this canon British midfielder took off more often (twice with Norwich and once with Leeds) than he won trophies. Nevertheless, he must be in this team if only it’s because he played for the club in the new millennium almost more than anyone else. But also due to the fact that he performed very well, he was the brain of the team, did not forget to please the fans with regular assistants and excellent goals from the midfield. Of course, at first this pupil of “Leeds” was very difficult to form with his own club. I did not have time to play for the first time as a basis – coach Dennis Wise was fired, who gave him this debut. Only as soon as it should be fixed on the basis of his follower Gary McAllister – politely asked him and with the post. Howson again and again proved his worth as a player in the starting lineup, sometimes, however, going down on the bench as well. It was from the bench midfielder that he scored the Leeds promotion goal in a match with Bristol Rovers, who returned the peacocks to the championship. Next was the iron base, numerous goals, the status of the youngest club captain from the time of Billy Bremner, the words that he did not want to go anywhere and the sale at Norwich City for a modest £ 2 million in the barn era of Ken Bates. In the camp of the “canaries”, Howson has successfully mastered the difficult profession of a lifter and is in favor of them even now.
The only player included in this team in advance and for future services. If we compare the segments of the central midfielders of the XXI century exclusively in Leeds, then the achievements of Eirik Bakke, David Betty or even Fabian Delf will be much more significant. But it was impossible not to include the best pupil of the club in the current millennium. James made his debut in his native club at the very moment when he rolled down the steps of the English football ladder. Having played for Leeds for a season and a half (playing mainly at the edges of the midfield, and sometimes playing the role of even a forward), becoming the youngest player and a goal scorer in the history of the Premier League and departing from the elite, he went to progress to Newcastle. Next were Aston Villa, Manchester City and Liverpool, but the fans of Leeds Milner will be remembered only as an explosive young man in an incredibly baggy white t-shirt with number 37.
When Leeds, in 2008, playing for the third English division (you know what the bottom is) Leeds signed a 20-year-old midfielder from the third Scottish division (well, this is even a bigger bottom), hardly anyone suspected the start of a great football game. Sutul kid named Robert Snodgrass together with the “peacocks” grew as a result in a decent British winger, able to play on both flanks of the midfield without any problems; winger with a set kick and a good understanding of the game. Snoddy, together with Leeds, returned to the Championship and played there several seasons (already in the status of captain), and when he realized that the club had no ambitions for the Premier League, he asked him to let go. Now the bearded Scotsman is almost 30, he changes one team from the basement of the submarine to another, has recently moved to West Ham, and fans of the peacocks sincerely do not understand why none of the near-British British teams like Everton or Southampton.
“Luciano, Lucianooooo! He cost less than Berbatov and scores more goals!” This simple chant sounded for the first time in the performance of Leeds fans in January 2010, when the “peacocks” heroically beat the sworn friends from “Manchester United” on the “Old Trafford” as part of the FA Cup. Few of the players who were pulling the team out of the swamp of the third division left a brighter memory of themselves than the Argentine striker. Although seasonally this classic target man and a graduate of Barcelona has always been on the sidelines in the Leeds attack, first in the shadow of Jermain Beckford, and then Ross McCormack. But the heroes of the first plan changed and went to other clubs, but Bekkio remained. Argentine did not have just a few accurate shots to enter the top ten scorers in the history of the “white”, but 86 goals and the title of the most productive striker “Leeds” in the third millennium, it seems, for a long time will belong to Lucciano. For the club, the forward spent five incomplete seasons, after which he waited for an invitation from the Premier League and left for Norwich. As time has shown it was in vain. Get an Oscar for the best supporting role neither there nor in any other of the future clubs did not work.
- 5 guys who really want to be included in the national team, but the places have already ended: Nigel Martin, Max Gradel, Lee Boyer, Jermain Beckford, Ross McCormack
- 4 best pupils of the XXI century not mentioned above: Alan Smith, Fabian Delf, Aaron Lennon, and Danny Rose.
- 3 football players who diligently played, but were not good enough: Eirik Bakke, Bradley Johnson, and Fraser Richardson.
- 2 people who got here were prevented not by the quality of the game, but by injuries: Lukas Radebe and Jonathan Woodgate.
- 1 player of the current Leeds, who will definitely get into this team in a couple of years: Pontus Jansson.
Leeds United transfer rumours: “Leeds” offered “Spartak” 12 million euros for The Luis
Spartacus forward Zue Luis attracted Leeds interest. According to the “Championship”, the English club offered 12 million euros for the transfer of the 27-year-old striker, but Spartak is not ready to release the player for the same amount. The Luis moved to Spartak in 2015. In the current season of the RPL, he spent 14 matches, scored 7 goals and made one assist.
“Leeds” signed the goalkeeper “Real” Casillo
Real’s goalkeeper Kiko Casilla moved to Leeds. The 32-year-old Spaniard signed a 4.5-year contract with the whites. For “Leeds” Casilla will act under the 33rd number. It was reported that the footballer will get the British for free, and his salary will remain the same. In Real Madrid, Casilla lost competition to Kaylor Navas and Thibault Courtois and did not play a single match this season. After 27 rounds, Leeds heads the championship table.
“Leeds” refused to sell the “Krasnodar” defender Jansson for 10 million pounds
Defender “Leeds” Pontus Jansson will not go to the “Krasnodar”. “Leeds” rejected the offer of the Russian club in the amount of about 10 million pounds on the transfer of a 27-year-old player, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post. Other English clubs were interested in Jansson, but did not make an official request. “Leeds” intends to save the Swedish player, so is not going to sell it.
Leeds Midfielder Ronaldo Vieira Moves to Sampdoria
Leeds announced the move of midfielder Ronaldo Vieira to Sampdoria. The player’s contract with the new club is valid until 2023. Last season, the 20-year-old played 28 matches in the championship and made two assists.
Leeds wants to sign Fran Salt
Leeds, a champion at the Championship and applying for a higher class, wants to reinforce the line-up in the winter transfer window. One of the options for strengthening the club management considers striker “Willem II” Fran Sal. This writes the TEAMtalk. The 26-year-old Spaniard in the current season in 20 matches scored 17 goals and attracted the attention of many clubs. His contract with “Willem II” ends in the summer of 2019, but the club may extend the agreement for another year. The amount of transfer is estimated at 7-8 million euros. For so much, “Willem II” is ready to let go of its forward in the winter. Earlier it was reported that interest in Fran Sol Kiev shows Dynamo, but the Ukrainian club is not ready to pay more than 5 million euros.
Gael Andonian can go to Leeds
Defender of the Armenian national team Gael Andonian, who is in the status of a free agent, can acquire a new club during the winter transfer window. As it became known NEWS.am Sport, 23-year-old football player can go to the English “Leeds”, which is headed by Marcelo Bielsa. It was under the Argentine specialist Andonian who made his debut in the main team of the French “Marseille”. Clubs from Armenia are also interested in the services of Andonian. At one time, Bielsa crumbled in praise of the Armenian defender. “I respect this player and, at the same time, I admire him. Andonian is a flawless professional. By his years, he has already managed to acquire all the necessary qualities for a football player. Gael has everything he needs for a player of his position,” the Argentinian noted. Recall that last year Gael Andonian was reviewed as part of the English “Sunderland”.
“Leeds” bought from “Middlesbrough” ex-forward “Chelsea” Bamford for 7 million pounds
Middlesbrough forward Patrick Bamford moved to Leeds. The 24-year-old Englishman signed a contract with the new club until the summer of 2022. According to Sky Sports, Leeds will pay £ 7 million for Bamford. With bonuses, the amount can grow to 10 million. Bamfords 2012 to 2017 belonged to Chelsea, but did not play a single match for the London club, playing in leases.
“Las Palmas” rented midfielder “Leeds” Adi Sako
Leeds midfielder Adi Sako will join Las Palmas. The 24-year-old has flown to Spain today and has passed medical tests. Sako will play for Las Palmas on loan. In 2014, Adi moved from Bordeaux to Sporting Lisbon, where he never made his debut for the first team. In 2016, he was sent for rent to Leeds for the season; in 2017, the English club bought the rights to the player.
Leeds leased Harrison Manchester City midfielder
Leeds announced the transfer of midfielder Jack Harrison from Manchester City. 21-year-old player rented until the end of the season-2018/19. Harrison is a graduate of Manchester United. From 2016 to 2018, he played for the New York Red Bulls, for which he played 57 matches and scored 14 goals. In January 2018, Harrison signed a two and a half year contract with Manchester City. Part of last season, the 21-year-old has spent on loan at Middlesbrough.
“Sampdoria” is interested in midfielder England (U21) Ronaldo Vieira
Leeds midfielder Ronaldo Vieira drew the attention of Sampdoria. The Italian club plans to make a transfer offer for a 20-year-old England youth team player in the coming weeks.
Leeds leased Blackman’s Chelsea goalkeeper
Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman will continue his career at Leeds. “White” rented a 24-year-old goalkeeper for one year. Last season, Blackman also spent in the championship, speaking for Sheffield United. In 33 matches of the season, the goalkeeper played 9 matches to zero. Previously, Leeds leased Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker.
Leeds leased Chelsea Baker midfielder
Leeds announced the move of Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker. The 23-year-old midfielder joined Leeds on loan to the end of the season. The rights to Baker belong to Chelsea, of which he is a graduate. Last season, the 23-year-old midfielder was on loan for Middlesbrough, where he spent 14 matches and scored 2 goals.
Bielsa has signed a contract with Leeds
Marcelo Bielsa became the new Leeds head coach. The 62-year-old Argentine specialist signed a contract with an English club under the “2 +1” scheme. Bielsa is known for his work with the national teams of Argentina, Chile and Athletic. He also coached Marseille and Lille. “Leeds” last season took 13th place in the championship.
Mateusz Bogush moved from Rukh to Leeds
Leeds United announced the signing of a two-year contract with Polish midfielder Mateus Bogus. Earlier, this 17-year-old player played “Rukh” from Chorzów. The midfielder will initially play in the U-23 team, led by Carlos Corberan. Mateusz Bogush was the second signing of Leeds in the winter transfer window after the arrival of Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid.
Forward “West Bromwich” Roberts becomes Leeds.
“Leeds” will sign attacking “BWA” Tyler Roberts. According to Sky Sports, the cost of transfer 19-year-old Englishman will be 2.5 million pounds. Roberts will undergo a medical examination for Leeds tomorrow, and the transfer will be announced officially.