The 1971–72 FA Cup was the 91st season of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Leeds United won the competition, beating Arsenal 1–0 in the final at Wembley, London.
Several records were set during this FA Cup season. This was the third year in which the losing semifinalists were required to compete in a "match for third place"; following a goalless 90 minutes, Birmingham City beat Stoke City in a penalty shootout, the first time this method had been used to determine the result of an FA Cup match. In the first round proper, Ted MacDougall's nine goals for A.F.C. Bournemouth as they beat Margate 11–0 remains the record for goals scored in a match in the FA Cup proper. The fourth qualifying round tie between Alvechurch and Oxford City became the longest FA Cup tie ever, lasting a total of eleven hours before Alvechurch won the fifth replay 1–0.
Matches were scheduled to be played at the stadium of the team named first on the date specified for each round, which was always a Saturday. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played, a replay would take place at the stadium of the second-named team later the same week. If the replayed match was drawn further replays would be held until a winner was determined. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played in a replay, a 30-minute period of extra time would be played.
|1971–72 FA Cup|
|Third place||Birmingham City|
|Fourth place||Stoke City|
|Preliminary round||Saturday, 4 September 1971|
|First qualifying round||Saturday, 18 September 1971|
|Second qualifying round||Saturday, 9 October 1971|
|Third qualifying round||Saturday, 23 October 1971|
|Fourth qualifying round||Saturday, 6 November 1971|
|First round proper||Saturday, 20 November 1971|
|Second round proper||Saturday, 11 December 1971|
|Third round proper||Saturday, 15 January 1972|
|Fourth round proper||Saturday, 5 February 1972|
|Fifth round proper||Saturday, 26 February 1972|
|Sixth round proper||Saturday, 18 March 1972|
|Semi-finals||Saturday, 15 April 1972|
|Final||Saturday, 6 May 1972|
At this stage clubs from the Football League Third and Fourth Divisions joined those non-league clubs having come through the qualifying rounds. Matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 20 November 1971, although Aldershot's tie with Alvechurch was delayed until 24 November because non-league clubs Alvechurch and Oxford City were taking part in the longest FA Cup tie on record, the fifth and decisive replay taking place on 22 November, two days after the date set for the first round ties. Nine drawn matches were settled by a single replay. Ted MacDougall set a goalscoring record for the FA Cup proper with nine goals for Third Division A.F.C. Bournemouth as they beat Margate of the Southern League 11–0.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date||Attendance||Notes|
|1||Enfield||2–0||Maidenhead United||20 November 1971|
|2||Chester||1–1||Mansfield Town||20 November 1971|
|Replay||Mansfield Town||4–3||Chester||22 November 1971|
|3||Chesterfield||3–0||Oldham Athletic||20 November 1971||10057|
|4||Hartlepool||6–1||Scarborough||20 November 1971||3,374|||
|5||A.F.C. Bournemouth||11–0||Margate||20 November 1971|||
|6||Barrow||0–2||Darlington||20 November 1971|
|7||Rochdale||1–3||Barnsley||20 November 1971|
|8||Walsall||4–1||Dagenham||20 November 1971|
|9||Gillingham||3–2||Plymouth Argyle||20 November 1971|
|10||Notts County||6–0||Newport County||20 November 1971||11,976|||
|11||Blackburn Rovers||1–1||Port Vale||20 November 1971|
|Replay||Port Vale||3–1||Blackburn Rovers||22 November 1971||5,717|||
|12||Bolton Wanderers||3–0||Bangor City||20 November 1971|
|13||Crewe Alexandra||0–1||Blyth Spartans||20 November 1971|
|14||Lincoln City||1–2||Bury||20 November 1971|
|15||Doncaster Rovers||1–2||Stockport County||20 November 1971|
|16||Wrexham||5–1||Bradford City||20 November 1971|
|17||Bristol Rovers||3–0||Telford United||20 November 1971|
|18||Rossendale United||1–0||Altrincham||23 November 1971||1,769|||
|19||King's Lynn||0–0||Hereford United||20 November 1971|
|Replay||Hereford United||1–0||King's Lynn||24 November 1971||7,758|||
|20||Brighton & Hove Albion||7–1||Hillingdon Borough||20 November 1971|
|21||Skelmersdale United||0–4||Tranmere Rovers||20 November 1971|
|22||Southend United||1–0||Aston Villa||20 November 1971||16,929|||
|23||Frickley Colliery||2–2||Rotherham United||20 November 1971|
|Replay||Rotherham United||4–0||Frickley Colliery||23 November 1971||9,793|||
|24||Southport||1–3||Workington||20 November 1971|
|25||Torquay United||1–0||Nuneaton Borough||20 November 1971|
|26||Ellesmere Port Town||0–3||Boston United||20 November 1971|
|27||York City||4–2||Grimsby Town||20 November 1971|
|28||Witney Town||0–3||Romford||20 November 1971|
|29||Kettering Town||2–4||Barnet||20 November 1971|
|30||Aldershot||4–2||Alvechurch||24 November 1971||4,638|||
|31||Guildford City||0–0||Dover||20 November 1971|
|Replay||Dover||0–2||Guildford City||24 November 1971||2,156|||
|32||Wigan Athletic||2–1||Halifax Town||20 November 1971|
|33||South Shields||3–3||Scunthorpe United||20 November 1971|
|Replay||Scunthorpe United||2–3||South Shields||29 November 1971||5,272|||
|34||Colchester United||1–4||Shrewsbury Town||20 November 1971|
|35||Basingstoke Town||1–5||Northampton Town||20 November 1971|
|36||Bridgwater Town||0–3||Reading||20 November 1971|
|37||Cambridge United||2–1||Weymouth||20 November 1971|
|38||Crawley Town||0–0||Exeter City||20 November 1971|
|Replay||Exeter City||2–0||Crawley Town||24 November 1971||3,967|||
|39||Redditch United||1–1||Peterborough United||20 November 1971||4,500|||
|Replay||Peterborough United||6–0||Redditch United||22 November 1971||5,108|||
|40||Swansea City||1–1||Brentford||20 November 1971|
|Replay||Brentford||2–3||Swansea City||22 November 1971||15,000|||
The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 11 December 1971. Six matches were drawn, one of which required a second replay.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date||Attendance||Notes|
|1||A.F.C. Bournemouth||2–0||Southend United||11 December 1971||14,643|||
|2||Barnet||1–4||Torquay United||11 December 1971|
|3||Reading||1–0||Aldershot||11 December 1971|
|4||Shrewsbury Town||2–1||Guildford City||11 December 1971|
|5||Wrexham||4–0||Wigan Athletic||11 December 1971|
|6||Barnsley||0–0||Chesterfield||11 December 1971|
|Replay||Chesterfield||1–0||Barnsley||15 December 1971||14,500|||
|7||Bristol Rovers||3–0||Cambridge United||11 December 1971|
|8||Rossendale United||1–4||Bolton Wanderers||11 December 1971||[A]|
|9||Brighton & Hove Albion||1–1||Walsall||11 December 1971|
|Replay||Walsall||2–1||Brighton & Hove Albion||14 December 1971||8,014|||
|10||Blyth Spartans||1–0||Stockport County||11 December 1971|
|11||Mansfield Town||2–2||Tranmere Rovers||11 December 1971|
|Replay||Tranmere Rovers||4–2||Mansfield Town||15 December 1971||5,703|||
|12||Port Vale||1–0||Darlington||11 December 1971|
|13||Workington||1–3||Bury||11 December 1971|
|14||Hereford United||0–0||Northampton Town||11 December 1971|
|Replay||Northampton Town||2–2||Hereford United||14 December 1971||9,099|||
|2nd replay||Hereford United||2–1||Northampton Town||20 December 1971||8,331||[B]|
|15||Rotherham United||1–1||York City||11 December 1971|
|Replay||York City||2–3||Rotherham United||13 December 1971||10,010|||
|16||Romford||0–1||Gillingham||11 December 1971|
|17||Boston United||2–1||Hartlepool||11 December 1971||4,400|||
|18||Peterborough United||4–0||Enfield||11 December 1971||7,702|||
|19||South Shields||1–3||Notts County||11 December 1971||8,144|||
|20||Swansea City||0–0||Exeter City||11 December 1971|
|Replay||Exeter City||0–1||Swansea City||15 December 1971||6,858|||
The 44 First and Second Division clubs entered the competition at this stage. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 15 January 1972; the tie between Newcastle United and Hereford United at Newcastle was twice postponed because of a waterlogged pitch on which snow had fallen. Ten matches were drawn, each of which was settled by a single replay. The replay between Hereford and Newcastle, also the subject of several postponements and eventually played on the day scheduled for the fourth round ties, was voted "best FA Cup tie ever" in a 2007 poll hosted in The Observer newspaper.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date||Attendance||Notes|
|1||Blackpool||0–1||Chelsea||15 January 1972|
|2||Burnley||0–1||Huddersfield Town||15 January 1972|
|3||Bury||1–1||Rotherham United||15 January 1972|
|Replay||Rotherham United||2–1||Bury||24 January 1972||14,625|||
|4||Preston North End||4–2||Bristol City||15 January 1972|
|5||Southampton||1–1||Manchester United||15 January 1972||30,190|||
|Replay||Manchester United||4–1||Southampton||19 January 1972||50,960|||
|6||Watford||1–4||Notts County||15 January 1972||13,488|||
|7||Walsall||1–0||A.F.C. Bournemouth||15 January 1972|
|8||Bolton Wanderers||2–1||Torquay United||15 January 1972|
|9||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1–1||Leicester City||15 January 1972|
|Replay||Leicester City||2–0||Wolverhampton Wanderers||19 January 1972||32,060|||
|10||West Bromwich Albion||1–2||Coventry City||15 January 1972|
|11||Sunderland||3–0||Sheffield Wednesday||15 January 1972||25,310|||
|12||Derby County||2–0||Shrewsbury Town||15 January 1972||33,463|||
|13||Swindon Town||0–2||Arsenal||15 January 1972||31,668|||
|14||Sheffield United||1–3||Cardiff City||15 January 1972|
|15||Newcastle United||2–2||Hereford United||24 January 1972||39,381|||
|Replay||Hereford United||2–1||Newcastle United||5 February 1972||14,313|||
|16||Tottenham Hotspur||1–1||Carlisle United||15 January 1972||33,702|||
|Replay||Carlisle United||1–3||Tottenham Hotspur||18 January 1972||21,560|||
|17||Manchester City||1–1||Middlesbrough||15 January 1972||42,620|||
|Replay||Middlesbrough||1–0||Manchester City||18 January 1972||37,917|||
|18||Queens Park Rangers||1–1||Fulham||15 January 1972|
|Replay||Fulham||2–1||Queens Park Rangers||18 January 1972||24,181|||
|19||West Ham United||2–1||Luton Town||15 January 1972||32,099|||
|20||Norwich City||0–3||Hull City||15 January 1972|
|21||Millwall||3–1||Nottingham Forest||15 January 1972|
|22||Crystal Palace||2–2||Everton||15 January 1972||32,331|||
|Replay||Everton||3–2||Crystal Palace||18 January 1972||45,408|||
|23||Blyth Spartans||2–2||Reading||15 January 1972|
|Replay||Reading||6–1||Blyth Spartans||19 January 1972||10,550|||
|24||Charlton Athletic||0–0||Tranmere Rovers||15 January 1972|
|Replay||Tranmere Rovers||4–2||Charlton Athletic||17 January 1972||12,512|||
|25||Leeds United||4–1||Bristol Rovers||15 January 1972||33,565|||
|26||Stoke City||2–1||Chesterfield||15 January 1972||26,559|
|27||Boston United||0–1||Portsmouth||15 January 1972||11,000|
|28||Peterborough United||0–2||Ipswich Town||15 January 1972||16,973|||
|29||Birmingham City||3–0||Port Vale||15 January 1972||32,937|||
|30||Oxford United||0–3||Liverpool||15 January 1972||18,000|||
|31||Orient||3–0||Wrexham||15 January 1972|
|32||Swansea City||1–0||Gillingham||15 January 1972|
The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 5 February 1972; Hereford United, unable to play their third-round replay until this date, played their match later that week. Five matches were drawn, of which one required a second replay.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date||Attendance||Notes|
|1||Liverpool||0–0||Leeds United||5 February 1972||56,300|||
|Replay||Leeds United||2–0||Liverpool||9 February 1972||45,821|||
|2||Preston North End||0–2||Manchester United||5 February 1972||27,025|||
|3||Reading||1–2||Arsenal||5 February 1972|
|4||Leicester City||0–2||Orient||5 February 1972|
|5||Derby County||6–0||Notts County||5 February 1972||39,450|||
|6||Everton||2–1||Walsall||5 February 1972||45,462|||
|7||Tranmere Rovers||2–2||Stoke City||5 February 1972|
|Replay||Stoke City||2–0||Tranmere Rovers||9 February 1972||25,000|||
|8||Tottenham Hotspur||2–0||Rotherham United||5 February 1972||36,903|||
|9||Coventry City||0–1||Hull City||5 February 1972|
|10||Portsmouth||2–0||Swansea City||5 February 1972||19,782|
|11||Millwall||2–2||Middlesbrough||5 February 1972|
|Replay||Middlesbrough||2–1||Millwall||8 February 1972||36,489|||
|12||Chelsea||3–0||Bolton Wanderers||5 February 1972|
|13||Huddersfield Town||3–0||Fulham||5 February 1972|
|14||Cardiff City||1–1||Sunderland||5 February 1972||27,000|||
|Replay||Sunderland||1–1||Cardiff City||9 February 1972||39,348|||
|2nd replay||Cardiff City||3–1||Sunderland||14 February 1972||8,868||[C]|
|15||Hereford United||0–0||West Ham United||9 February 1972||15,000|||
|Replay||West Ham United||3–1||Hereford United||14 February 1972||42,271|||
|16||Birmingham City||1–0||Ipswich Town||5 February 1972||40,709|||
The matches were played on Saturday, 26 February 1972. Two matches were drawn, of which one required a second replay.
|Tie no||Home team||Score||Away team||Date||Attendance||Notes|
|1||Derby County||2–2||Arsenal||26 February 1972||39,622|||
|Replay||Arsenal||0–0||Derby County||29 February 1972||63,077|||
|2nd replay||Derby County||0–1||Arsenal||13 March 1972||40,000||[D]|
|2||Everton||0–2||Tottenham Hotspur||26 February 1972||50,511|||
|3||Manchester United||0–0||Middlesbrough||26 February 1972||53,850|||
|Replay||Middlesbrough||0–3||Manchester United||29 February 1972||39,683|||
|4||Huddersfield Town||4–2||West Ham United||26 February 1972||27,080|||
|5||Cardiff City||0–2||Leeds United||26 February 1972||50,000|||
|6||Stoke City||4–1||Hull City||26 February 1972|
|7||Birmingham City||3–1||Portsmouth||26 February 1972||43,886|||
|8||Orient||3–2||Chelsea||26 February 1972|
|Manchester United||1–1||Stoke City|
|Leeds United||2–1||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Birmingham City||3–1||Huddersfield Town|
|Stoke City||2–1||Manchester United|
|Armstrong 47'||Simpson 65' (og)|
|Leeds United||3–0||Birmingham City|
|Greenhoff (pen)||George (pen)
For the third time in what turned out to be a five-year experiment, the losing semifinalists were obliged to play off for third and fourth place. The match was held over until immediately before the 1972–73 season. After a goalless 90 minutes, the result was determined by a penalty shootout, the first time this method was used to settle a match in the FA Cup.
The rights to show FA Cup games were, as with Football League matches, shared between the BBC and ITV network. All games were shown in a highlights format, except the Final, which was shown live both on BBC1 & ITV. The BBC football highlights programme Match Of The Day would show up to three games and the various ITV regional network stations would cover up to one game and show highlights from other games covered elsewhere on the ITV network. No games from Rounds 1 or 2 were shown. Highlights of replays would be shown on either the BBC or ITV. Third round BBC Swindon Town v Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City, Blackpool v Chelsea, Manchester United v Southampton (Midweek-replay), Hereford United v Newcastle United (Saturday-replay) ITV Southampton v Manchester United (Southern & Granada), West Ham United v Luton Town (LWT), Leeds United v Bristol Rovers (Yorkshire), Peterborough United v Ipswich Town (Anglia), Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday (Tyne-Tees). Fourth round BBC Liverpool v Leeds United, Preston North End v Manchester United ITV Reading v Arsenal (Southern & LWT), Birmingham City v Ipswich Town (ATV), Huddersfield Town v Fulham (Yorkshire), Everton v Walsall (Granada), Coventry City v Hull City (Anglia-covered game out of region), Leeds United v Liverpool (Midweek replay-All regions). Fifth round BBC Orient v Chelsea, Cardiff City v Leeds United, Manchester United v Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough v Manchester United (Midweek-replay) ITV Everton v Tottenham Hotspur (Granada & LWT), Birmingham City v Portsmouth (ATV), Huddersfield Town v West Ham United, Stoke City v Hull City (Anglia-covered game out of region). Sixth round BBC Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United v Stoke City ITV Orient v Arsenal (LWT), Birmingham City v Huddersfield Town (ATV & Yorkshire) All regions covered those two games. Semi-final BBC Birmingham City v Leeds United ITV Arsenal v Stoke City All regions covered this game Arsenal v Stoke City (Midweek Replay All Regions) Final Arsenal v Leeds United Shown Live on both BBC & all ITV regions
The 1971–72 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 69th in the Football League and their 31st in the Second Division. They finished in second place in the 22-team division, so were promoted to the First Division for 1972–73, despite never having been in the promotion positions until after the final game of the season.
They entered the 1971–72 FA Cup in the third round proper and progressed to the semi-final, in which they lost to Leeds United. This was the third year of five in which the losing semifinalists were required to compete in a "Match for third place"; following a goalless 90 minutes, Birmingham beat Stoke City in a penalty shootout, the first time this method had been used to determine the result of an FA Cup match. They lost to Queens Park Rangers in their opening match in the second round of the League Cup, and finished fourth of the six English entrants in the third staging of the Anglo-Italian Cup, a tournament held after the end of the league season.
Twenty-five players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were ten different goalscorers. Defender Roger Hynd, midfielder Alan Campbell and centre-forward Bob Latchford played in all 53 first-team matches over the season. Latchford finished as leading goalscorer with 30 goals, of which 23 came in league competition. The average attendance in Second Division matches exceeded 32,000.1971–72 FA Cup qualifying rounds
The FA Cup 1971–72 is the 91st season of the world's oldest football knockout competition; The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. The large number of clubs entering the tournament from lower down the English football league system meant that the competition started with a number of preliminary and qualifying rounds. The 30 victorious teams from the Fourth Round Qualifying progressed to the First Round Proper.1972 FA Cup Final
The 1972 FA Cup Final took place on 6 May 1972 at Wembley Stadium. It was the centenary final (although only the 91st final due to world wars) and the 44th to be played at Wembley.
It was contested between cup holders Arsenal, who had won the Football League and the FA Cup the previous season, and Leeds United, who had won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and finished 2nd in the league the previous season. They had never won the trophy before.
Arsenal planned to make it the third decade for a club to return as Cup-holders and win again for the second successive year, as Newcastle United had done in 1952 and Tottenham Hotspur in 1962.
The final is also the origin of the song "Leeds! Leeds! Leeds!" (commonly known as "Marching On Together") as the B-side of the Leeds cup final song, still played by United and other Leeds sports teams.Allan Clarke (footballer)
Allan John Clarke (born 31 July 1946 in Short Heath, Willenhall, Staffordshire), nicknamed "Sniffer", is a former footballer who played in the Football League for Walsall, Fulham, Leicester City, Leeds United and Barnsley, and won 19 international caps for England.Colin Addison
Colin Addison (born 18 May 1940) is an English former professional footballer and manager.
Born in Taunton, Somerset, Addison started his playing career with York City before moving to Nottingham Forest, Arsenal and Sheffield United. His managerial career started when he took the post of player-manager of Hereford United in 1971 during their famous 1971–72 FA Cup run, which saw them defeat Newcastle United.
Since then Addison has managed a wide variety of clubs in the UK, as well as in Spain, South Africa, Kuwait and Qatar.Dennis Rofe
Dennis Rofe (born 1 June 1950, in Epping) is a former professional football player, who spent most of his playing career with Leicester City before spending many years in various coaching capacities at Southampton.FA Cup
The FA Cup, also known officially as The Football Association Challenge Cup, is an annual knockout football competition in men's domestic English football. First played during the 1871–72 season, it is the oldest national football competition in the world. It is organised by and named after The Football Association (The FA). For sponsorship reasons, from 2015 through to 2019 it is also known as The Emirates FA Cup. A concurrent women's tournament is also held, the FA Women's Cup.
The competition is open to any eligible club down to Level 10 of the English football league system – all 92 professional clubs in the Premier League (Level 1) and the English Football League (Levels 2 to 4), and several hundred "non-league" teams in Steps 1 to 6 of the National League System (Levels 5 to 10). A record 763 clubs competed in 2011–12. The tournament consists of 12 randomly drawn rounds followed by the semi-finals and the final. Entrants are not seeded, although a system of byes based on league level ensures higher ranked teams enter in later rounds – the minimum number of games needed to win, depending on which round a team enters the competition, ranges from six to fourteen.
The first six rounds are the Qualifying Competition, from which 32 teams progress to the first round of the Competition Proper, meeting the first of the 48 professional teams from Leagues One and Two. The last entrants are the Premier League and Championship clubs, into the draw for the Third Round Proper. In the modern era, only one non-league team has ever reached the quarter-finals, and teams below Level 2 have never reached the final. As a result, significant focus is given to those "minnows" (smaller teams) who progress furthest, especially if they achieve an unlikely "giant-killing" victory.
Winners receive the FA Cup trophy, of which there have been two designs and five actual cups; the latest is a 2014 replica of the second design, introduced in 1911. Winners also qualify for the Europa League and a place in the FA Community Shield match. Manchester City are the current holders, having beaten Watford 6–0 in the 2019 final. Arsenal are the most successful club with 13 titles. Arsène Wenger is the most successful manager in the history of the competition, having won seven finals as manager of Arsenal.FA Cup Third-fourth place matches
The FA Cup Third-fourth place matches were played to determine the order of third and fourth place in the FA Cup. They were introduced in 1970 replacing the traditional pre-final match between England and Young England. They were generally unpopular and were only played for five seasons. The 1972 and 1973 matches were played at the start of the following season and the 1974 match five days after the final. The 1972 match was the first FA Cup match to be decided on penalties.Hereford United 2–1 Newcastle United
Hereford United v Newcastle United was a football match played on 5 February 1972 at Edgar Street, Hereford. The match was an FA Cup Third Round Replay after the first match had resulted in a 2–2 draw. The result, a 2–1 extra time victory for Hereford, is notable for being the greatest shock of all time in the history of the FA Cup, as Hereford were the lowest-ranked non-league side to beat a top-flight opposition in English footballing history. It was the first time a non-league club had beaten a top-flight club in a competitive fixture since Yeovil Town's victory over Sunderland in 1949.
The home team, Hereford United, were playing in the Southern Football League, the fifth tier of the English football league system. The away team, Newcastle United, played in the English First Division, the first tier.Hereford United F.C.
Hereford United Football Club was an English association football club based in the city of Hereford that last played in the Southern League Premier Division, the seventh tier of English football. Founded in 1924, the club was elected to the Football League in 1972, and spent 31 seasons in the League in two spells, 25 of them in the fourth tier. The club reached the old Second Division in 1976, its best league performance, but was relegated after only one season at that level.
Hereford achieved national prominence in 1972 when, as a Southern League club, they knocked top-flight Newcastle United out of the FA Cup.Hereford played at Edgar Street for their entire history. They were nicknamed 'The Whites' or 'The Lilywhites', after their predominantly white kit, or 'The Bulls' after the Hereford cattle breed. The club's motto was "Our greatest glory lies not in never having fallen, but in rising when we fall". The club was affiliated to the Herefordshire County FA. On 19 December 2014, the club was wound up in the High Court after a petition had been brought against it by HM Revenue and Customs.
Following the demise of United, a new 'phoenix club' was being set up, Hereford. The new club incorporates the words 'Forever United' into its crest design, as well as the iconic Hereford Bull.History of Leeds United F.C.
The history of Leeds United Football Club is an article about a professional association football club based in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The club was established in 1919, following the demise of Leeds City F.C.
Leeds had their most successful period under the management of Don Revie in the 1960s and 1970s. The club won the English league title twice, the FA Cup once, the League Cup once and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup twice. They were also finalists in the European Cup Winners Cup in 1973 and the European Cup in 1975. Leeds later won another league title in 1991–92 under manager Howard Wilkinson.Mick Jones (footballer, born 1945)
Michael David Jones (born 24 April 1945 in Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire, England) is a former footballer who played as centre forward with Leeds United during the 1960s and 1970s. He was also capped for England.Peter Lorimer
Peter Patrick Lorimer (born 14 December 1946) is a Scottish former footballer, best known for his time with Leeds United and Scotland during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was an attacking midfielder, generally regarded as having one of the hardest shots in football. From 1984 to 1985 he was club captain of Leeds and holds the record as the club's youngest ever player and record goalscorer. He has been voted as the ninth-greatest Leeds player of all time and voted into the Greatest Leeds United team of all time. After retiring as a player, Lorimer became a director on the board at Leeds, provided match commentary on BBC Radio Leeds and Yorkshire Radio, and written a regular column in the Yorkshire Evening Post. Since April 2013 he has held the position of club ambassador.Ricky George
Richard Stuart George (born 28 June 1946) is an English former footballer, businessman and columnist. He is notable for scoring the winning goal for Hereford United in their giant killing 1971–72 FA Cup match against Newcastle United. He was also part owner of Earth Summit, which won the 1998 Grand National.Ronnie Radford
Ronald Radford (born 12 July 1943) is an English former footballer who notably scored a memorable goal in the 1971–72 FA Cup for Hereford United during their shock 2–1 giant-killing of Newcastle United.St Andrew's (stadium)
St Andrew's, known since June 2018 for sponsorship reasons as St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium, is an association football stadium in the Bordesley district of Birmingham, England. It has been the home ground of Birmingham City Football Club for more than a century. It will be also used as Coventry City F.C.'s home ground for the 2019–20 season.Constructed and opened in 1906 to replace the Muntz Street ground, which had become too small to meet the club's needs, the original St Andrew's could hold an estimated 75,000 spectators, housed in one grandstand and a large uncovered terrace. The attendance record, variously recorded as 66,844 or 67,341, was set at a 1939 FA Cup tie against Everton. During the Second World War, St Andrew's suffered bomb damage and the grandstand, housing a temporary fire station, burned down in an accidental fire. In the 1950s, the club replaced the stand and installed floodlights, and later erected a second small stand and roofed over the open terraces, but there were few further changes.
The ground became dilapidated: a boy was killed when a wall collapsed during rioting in the 1980s. When new owners took the club out of administration in 1993, they began a six-year redevelopment programme during which the ground was converted to an all-seater stadium to comply with the Taylor Report into safety at sports grounds, and all areas apart from the Main Stand were completely rebuilt. The seating capacity of the modern stadium is around 30,000. It has function rooms suitable for business or social events and a club store selling Birmingham City merchandise. A 2004 proposal that the club should sell the ground and move into a multi-purpose City of Birmingham Stadium remains speculative. In 2013, the ground was listed as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011.
St Andrew's has been the venue for England international football matches at all levels below the senior national team, and for semifinal matches in the FA Cup and finals of lesser competitions. It has played host to events in other sports, including rugby union and professional boxing, and more recently has staged music concerts.Terry Cooper (footballer, born 1944)
Terence Cooper (born 12 July 1944) is an English former football player and manager born in Brotherton, West Riding of Yorkshire. He was a full-back in the Leeds United team of the 1960s and 1970s.Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club (listen), commonly known as Wolves, is an English professional football club in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Formed as St Luke's F.C. in 1877, they have played at Molineux Stadium since 1889 and compete in the Premier League, the top division of English football, after winning the 2017–18 EFL Championship. Wolves will compete in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League, the first time the club has qualified for a European tournament for thirty-nine years, by virtue of finishing in seventh-place in the 2018–19 Premier League in their first season back in the top tier.
Wolves were one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888. The club in 2018–19 enjoyed its 64th season of top flight football; Wolves's longest continuous period in the top tier was 26 consecutive seasons in the 33 years between 1932 to 1965 (n.b. there was no league football between 1939 and 1946 due to World War II). In the 1950s, Wolves were English League champions three times (1953–54, 1957–58 and 1958–59), under the management of Stan Cullis. Wolves have also finished League runners-up on five occasions, most recently in 1959–60.
Wolves have won the FA Cup four times, most recently in 1960, and finished runners-up on a further four occasions. The club has also won the Football League Cup twice, in 1974 and 1980.
In 1953, Wolves was one of the first British clubs to install floodlights, taking part in televised "floodlit friendlies" against leading overseas club sides between 1953 and 1956 in the run-up to the creation of the European Cup in 1955 and the first participation of an English club side in that competition in 1956. Wolves reached the quarter-finals of the 1959–60 European Cup and the semi-finals of the 1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup, and were runners-up to Tottenham Hotspur in the inaugural 1972 UEFA Cup Final.
Wolves' traditional kit consists of gold shirts and black shorts and the club badge one or more wolves. Wolves have long-standing rivalries with other West Midlands clubs, the main one being with West Bromwich Albion, against whom they contest the Black Country derby, although the two clubs have not met in a League fixture since 2011–12, the last season they competed in the same division.
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