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Leeds United League Seasons

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This is a record of every league campaign involving Leeds United since their invitation to join the Football League for the 1920/21 season. The War Years between 1939 and 1945 have been excluded as they are not widely recognised as competitive fixtures.

In 1981, the English Football League implemented an increase in the number of points for a win from two to three, with the premise that teams would try harder to avoid boring draws. The table below is an actual record of each league season, so campaigns prior to 1981 have not been converted to three points for a win.

Leeds were given a 10-point deduction by the Football League before for entering administration following the club's relegation during the 2006/07 season. The club suffered a second points deduction by the authorities as chairman Ken Bates battled HMRC and were handed a 15-point penalty for exiting administration incorrectly ahead of the 2007/08 campaign.

Leeds finished as league champions for the seventh time at the end of an extended Championship 2019/20 season following the Coronavirus outbreak. Marcelo Bielsa's side won the most league matches (28), earned the most away wins (13) and won the most points (93) in the club's history (for a three-points per win campaign) in the 2019/20 Championship-winning campaign.


Leeds sealed the most wins at home (18) in the 1968/69 season. Leeds drew the most matches (21) throughout the 1982/83 campaign and the fewest (4) in the 1936/37 season. Leeds have gone four seasons unbeaten at home in the club's history, three of which came under Don Revie (1963/64, 1968/69, 1971/72) and the last under Howard Wilkinson (1991/92).

Don Revie's Leeds lost just 2 of their 42 league matches during the 1968/69 season. Leeds lost a club record 30 of their 42 league games in the 1946/47 season. The club scored a club record 98 goals during their promotion-winning 1927/28 campaign, and conceded a club record 92 goals during the 1934/35 and 1959/60 seasons. Leeds conceded just 9 goals at home during the 1968/69 and 1998/99 seasons which remains a club record low in a single season.

Leeds recorded a club record 23 league draws in a single campaign in 1982/83 and recorded the fewest draws (4) in the 1936/37 season. The Whites went an entire campaign without a single away league draw for the first time in the club's history in the 2020/21 season. 

Leeds kept a club record 24 league clean sheets twice in a single campaign under Don Revie throughout the 1968/69 and 1970/71 seasons. Leeds recorded a club record 20 Premier League clean sheets in a single campaign during the 1996/97 season, predominantly under the management of George Graham. Leeds achieved the fewest home wins in a single season during the 2021/22 campaign (4). The club has recorded 20+ clean sheets in 11 separate league campaigns.

Leeds secured just 7 league wins in 2022/23, the club's second-lowest tally in a single campaign in the club’s history after 6 in 1946/47.


Leeds recorded 90 points in the 2023/24 Championship season under Daniel Farke, the highest points total ever recorded by a Championship side that failed to achieve automatic promotion in the division's current format since 2004/05.



# - Season Number

Season - Season

Div - Division

H - Honours / Promoted / Relegated

LP - League Position

G - Games Played

HW - Home Wins

HW - Home Draws

HL - Home Losses

HF - Home Goals For

HA - Home Goals Against

AW - Away Wins

AD - Away Draws

AL - Away Losses

AF - Away Goals For

AA - Away Goals Against

W - Total Wins

D - Total Draws

L - Total Losses

F - Total Goals Scored

A - Total Goals Against

GD - Total Goal Difference

PTS - Total Points

CS - Clean Sheets

PD - Points Deductions


Norman Hunter became the inaugural winner of the Leeds United Player of the Year award in 1971. John Sheridan became the first non-British winner of the award in 1987. Tony Yeboah became the first non-European player to be named Leeds Player of the Year.


Gordon McQueen became the first Leeds player to win the award twice (1975, 1977).  Pablo Hernandez became the first player to win three Leeds Player of the Year awards which he achieve in consecutive seasons (2018, 2019, 2020).

Pablo Hernandez, Lee Bowyer, Gordon McQueen and Jermaine Beckford remain the only Leeds players to have won the award on more than one occasion.

There was no recipient of the Leeds Player of the Year award in 2022 as the club prioritised staying in the Premier League and securing the club's

top flight status over hosting the club awards. The club decided against holding a Player of the Year awards following relegation from the Premier League in May 2023.


Tommy Knarvic became the inaugural winner of the Leeds United Young Player of the Year award in 1998 at the age of 18. James Milner remains the youngest ever recipent of the award at the age of just 17.

Alan Smith (1999 & 2002), Jonny Howson (2008 & 2011) and Lewis Cook (2015 & 2016) remain the only Leeds United players to have received the award on more than one occasion, with the latter the only player in the club's history to have received the award in consecutive years.

Paul Robinson became the first goalkeeper to received the award in 2001 at the age of 21. Alan Smith remains the only forward to have received the award (twice).

There were no recipients of the award in the years in which the club suffered relegation in 2004, 2007 and 2023. There was also no recipient in 2022

as the club prioritised staying in the Premier League and securing the club's top flight status at the time. 

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