100for100 - Greatest LUFC Players 75-71

11 Feb 2019 09:06pm, by YorkshireSquare

Back in 2005 we compiled a list of the 100 Greatest Leeds Players Ever. Over 164 players were nominated to give us our final 100 but in the time that has passed since 2005 nearly 200 more players have donned the white shirt of Leeds United. It has not been a period of glory for Leeds United but there have been some stand out players who deserve to be added to the list. 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 in time for our centenary year and give you our 100for100. Players 80-76 included; Mike O'Grady, David Rocastle, Carl Shutt, Ernie Hart and Andy Ritchie. Now we bring you players 75 to 71...

75) Charlie Keetley (1927-1934)

Country: England | DOB: 10/03/1906 | Position: Forward | Apps: 169 | Goals: 110

Born 1906, the youngest of ten football play brothers. Joined LUFC in 1927 and initially understudied Tom Jennings, from who he learned a lot. So much so that he scored 7 goals in a Reserve game and finally took over from his mentor. His record of 169 games and 110 goals is testament to his outstanding goalscoring ability which resulted in him being picked as a reserve for the Football League in 1932. He left for Bradford City in 1934.

Read more about Charlie Keetley on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

74) Jimmy Dunn (1947-1959)

Country: Scotland | DOB: 01/11/1947 | Position: Defender | Apps: 443 | Goals: 1

Born Rutherglen 1922, Jimmy was signed in 1947 and soon became a permanent fixture at Right Back, playing 443 games and scoring one goal! So consistent and hardly putting a foot wrong in 11 years of service, it remains a mystery why a player so often tipped for full honours never received an International call. From the beginning of the 1952-53 to the end of 1956-57 he missed one game, being everpresent in the 1955-56 promotion campaign and the first season in top flight.

Read more about Jimmy Dunn on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

73) Alan Peacock (1964-1967)

Country: England | DOB: 29/10/1937 | Position: Forward | Apps: 65 | Goals: 30

Born Middlesbrough 1937, he joined his hometown club and gained England Youth honours before turning professional in 1954. He formed a prolific goalscoring spearhead with Brian Clough scoring 126 League goals in 218 appearances and was a full England International before LUFC paid ?53,000 for him in 1964. His goals immediately secured promotion for his new team. Acknowledged as one of the finest headers of the post-war era he added 2 more England caps to take his total to six before injuries stopped him from greatly increasing his tally. After 65 games and 31 goals he was allowed to go to Plymouth Argyle in 1967 but soon was forced to retire.

Read more about Alan Peacock on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

72) Don Revie (1958-1963)

Country: England | DOB: 10/07/1927 | Position: Forward | Apps: 80 | Goals: 12

Born Middlesbrough 1927. Don is better known to LUFC fans as their best-ever Manager, but he was indeed a very fine International footballer, master tactician and architect of the famous Revie Plan. Footballer of the Year in 1955, FA Cup winner in 1956, Capped 6 times for England, and the subject of many high priced transfers. Played with Leicester City, Hull City, Man City and Sunderland before Leeds paid ?12,000 for his services in 1956. Was mentor to Billy Bremner in his early Leeds days, first captaining the side before becoming player-manager in 1961. He retired as a player in 1963 after 80 games and 12 goals.

Read more about Don Revie on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

71) Wilf Copping (1939-1942)

Country: England | DOB: 17/08/1907 | Position: Midfielder | Apps: 183 | Goals: 4

Born Barnsley 1909, Wilf was the original Iron Man. Reknowned for his fair but bone-jarring tackles he was also a long throw expert. Joining LUFC in 1929, he was part of the formidable all English International half back line of Edwards-Hart-Copping. Winning his first cap in 1933, he was signed by Arsenal a year later, securing 2 championship and one FA Cup medal before returning to Leeds in 1939. He retired in 1942. Capped 20 times by England, 7 while at LUFC.

Read more about Wilf Copping on Oz Whites fantastic Leeds United FC History website.

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

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