Greatest Leeds United Players Of All Time | Top 10 Legends

6. Allan Clarke [1969-1978]

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Allan Clarke is arguably the greatest natural striker the Whites have ever had. The forward arrived at Elland Road from Leicester City in 1969 as Don Revie attempted to build on the side’s maiden First Division title the previous season. And Clarke made an immediate impact, scoring 17 times in 29 league games in his first campaign.

Clarke’s positioning ability made him the perfect partner for the more energetic Mick Jones, and together the pair gave opposition defences so many nightmares. He scored 151 goals in 364 appearances for the Whites, including the goals that won Leeds the 1972 F.A. Cup and the Fairs Cup.

5. Eddie Gray [1966-1983]

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Eddie Gray was perhaps the most talented footballer Leeds United ever had. The winger spent his entire playing career at Elland Road, making his debut in 1966.

The highlight of his Leeds career was his legendary goal against Burnley when he flicked and backheeled his way past numerous opposing players to get into a scoring position, before putting the ball in the back of the net.

In 2000, Gray was voted as the third Greatest Leeds United player of all time, surpassed only by his club captain, Billy Bremner and John Charles. He was also voted into the Greatest Leeds United team of all time.

4. Jack Charlton [1952–1973]

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Charlton was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. He is the elder brother of former Manchester United player Bobby Charlton, who was also a teammate in England’s World Cup final victory. He spent his entire club career with Leeds United from 1950 to 1973.

Jack was certainly one of the most talented defenders of his generation, if not of all-time. He was an integral part of the Leeds side that climbed the mountain from the Second Division and remained at the summit for several years.

His height was used to great advantage at Leeds corner kicks and his surprisingly agile defensive ability kept out even the greatest strikers of his day. His 629 league and 762 total competitive appearances are club records. In 2006, Leeds United supporters voted Charlton into the club’s greatest ever XI.

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One thought on “Greatest Leeds United Players Of All Time | Top 10 Legends

  • February 20, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Absolutely brilliant. They were all heroes.

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