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Leeds United Football Club
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Leeds United A.F.C. was formed in 1919 following the demise of Leeds City. Leeds United established their home at Elland Road in 1919, where they have played ever since. They joined the Midland League in 1919 and were loaned £35,000 by the chairman of local rivals Huddersfield Town, to be repaid when Leeds reached Division One. In 1920 they were elected to the football league Division Two, gaining promotion to Division One as champions in 1924. The club had to wait until the arrival of Don Revie as manager in 1961 before the glory years began. He took over with the club in financial difficulty and only a win on the last day of the season saved them from relegation to the then Division three. Don had completely turned the situation around, however, by 1964 when the team were promoted to the First Division. Between 1965 and 1974 the club finished in the top four every season. During this time they won two league championships, the FA Cup, the League Cup and two Inter City Fairs Championships. There have been many highs and lows since and a period of desperate financial problems. The club began the 2007-08 season in the third tier for the first time in its history.


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