100for100 - Greatest LUFC Players 50-46

21 Mar 2019 08:36pm, by YorkshireSquare

Back in 2005 we compiled a list of the 100 Greatest Leeds Players Ever. In the time that has passed since 2005 nearly 200 more players have donned the white shirt of Leeds United. Some of those who were fresh in the memory when the initial vote was taken may have faded in the memories over the years and some players may no be looked on with greater fondness. As such we have updated the 100 Greatest Leeds United Players Ever to give you our 100for100 in our centenary year. Last time in our countdown we profiled Eirik Bakke, Jermaine Beckford, Willis Edwards, John Lukic and Danny Mills. Now we bring you players 50 to 46…

50) Ian Snodin (1985-1987)

Country: England | DOB: 15/08/1963 | Position: Defender | Apps: 55 | Goals: 8

Ian Snodin joined Doncaster with his brother Glynn in 1980 as a teenager and although an unfashionable club, Snodin's displays won him four England Under-23 caps in 1985. In May that year he joined Leeds and succeeded Peter Lorimer as captain. He left Leeds in 1987 to join Everton where he won a League Championship medal. He later switched from midfield to right back and only injury prevented him from being capped for England in Albania in 1989 He made 55 appearances for Leeds scoring 8 goals.

Read more about Ian Snodin on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

49) Mervyn Day (1985-1993)

Country: England | DOB: 26/06/1955 | Position: Goalkeeper | Apps: 268 | Goals: 0

Hailed as a future England goalkeeper after a breathtaking start to his career, he never quite fulfilled that promise, although he enjoyed a successful second career at Leeds. He was the youngest FA Cup Final goalkeeper in 1975, the same year he was named Young Player of the Year and winning England Youth and Under 23 caps. Eddie Gray signed him for Leeds in 1985 and he played an important part in Billy Bremner's teams and was a key figure in the run to the FA Cup semi-final in 1987 before picking a Division Two winners medal with Howard Wilkinson in 1990.

Read more about Mervyn Day on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

All White: Leeds United's 100 Greatest Players
By Jon Howe and Andrew Dalton

For a different perspective on the 100 greatest Leeds players of all time check out All White by Jon Howe and Andrew Dalton. A celebration of Leeds United's greatest 100 players. Definitive and official, All White offers a perspective on the history of the club, combining stories and expert insights into the players with telling facts and statistics. From Bremner and Batty, Chapman and Charles to Smudger and Sniffer, the book gives a real sense of how these heroic, combative, iconic characters could affect the moods and the lives of fans over the decades - all contributing to the rollercoaster drama that is pure Leeds.

48) Arthur Graham (1977-1983)

Country: Scotland | DOB: 26/10/1952 | Position: Forward | Apps: 260 | Goals: 47

After only a handful of Scottish League appearances, Graham won a Scottish FA Cup medal with Aberdeen against Celtic in 1970, when he was 17. He joined Leeds in July 1977 and within months won the first of his 10 Scottish caps. A direct winger, he netted three hat-tricks for Leeds, including a quick-fire effort at Birmingham in January 1978. After United slumped, he stayed on one more season before a surprise transfer to Manchester United in 1983. He made 259 appearances scoring 47 goals, including 3 goals in 3 European appearances.

Read more about Arthur Graham on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

47) Jim Storrie (1962-1967)

Country: Scotland | DOB: 31/03/1940 | Position: Forward | Apps: 156 | Goals: 67

Storrie's goals helped Leeds United to establish themselves as a force to reckoned with on their return to Division One in 1964. He was bought in June 1962 and marked his debut with the winning goal on the opening day of the following season. He finished 1962-63 with 25 league goals, played his part in United's promoting drive the following season and was top scorer when they made their return to Division One. In February 1967 he signed for Aberdeen and missed a penalty in that year's Scottish Cup Final.

Read more about Jim Storrie on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

46) Gary Sprake (1962-1973)

Country: Wales | DOB: 03/04/1945 | Position: Goalkeeper | Apps: 506 | Goals: 0

Remembered more for two errors than for his wonderful 11 years (and over 200 clean sheets) of helping Leeds win cups and top league placings. The gum chewing, 37 times capped for Wales Gary Sprake still remains our goalkeeper with the most appearances. His totally unsighted, instinctive save in Hungary denied the greatly superior Ferencvaros, to give Leeds the honour of being the 1st English club to win the Fairs Cup Final. But alas, history will remember Gary differently. He moved to Birmingham in 1973, for £100,000 - after an alleged estrangement from Don Revie.

Read more about Gary Sprake on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

For the full 100 players check out our 100 Greatest Ever Leeds Players...