Happy Birthday Leeds United

Today marks the 102nd birthday of Leeds United Association Football Club. More than a centenary of our magnificent football club with its ups and downs, highs and lows. The history of football in Leeds dates back to the late 1800’s with teams such as Hunslet Football Club winning the West Yorkshire Cup in 1898 and Leeds Woodville in the Leeds League who shared Elland Road stadium with Holbeck Rugby Club. When Holbeck failed to secure a place in division one of the Northern Union in 1904 the club were disbanded and Elland Road put up for sale. Traditionally a Rugby League city there was an appetite for football in Leeds, especially now there was a vacant stadium available. The men previously...

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