Leeds United Centenary – FA Cup Record

Leeds United were formed 100 years ago in October 1919 on the back of the demise of Leeds City who were wound up by the FA following illegal payments made by the club during the war years.Leeds United 19

The new Leeds United club were invited to join the Midland League for the 1919-20 season, but their formation came too late to participate in the FA Cup that season.

The club submitted entry to the FA Cup for the 1920-21 when at the time they will still members of the Midland League. However, by the time the 1920-21 season began Leeds United had been accepted into the Football League. They played some FA Cup matches in the qualifying rounds but it was untenable to play League and Cup matches on the same day, so they decided to withdraw from the FA Cup to concentrate on their League campaign.

Leeds United’s first FA Cup match occurred on the 11th September, 1920, a home Extra Preliminary Round tie against Boothtown who were members of the lower Halifax and District League at the time. Unsurprisingly, Leeds United ran out 5-2 winners in their debut match with Eugene O’Doherty scoring the club’s first FA Cup hat-trick, alongside a brace for Len Armitage.

Two weeks later, in the Preliminary Round, Leeds United easily dispatched Leeds Steelworks 7-0, a local works side who were members of Leeds Invisa Alliance league. The tie was played at Elland Road after it had initially been drawn as an away tie. This time it was Walter Butler’s turn to keep the match ball scoring three goals in front of approximately three thousand fans.

Ahead of the Leeds Steelworks tie, the club had already decided to scratch from the FA Cup and play just the League games that were scheduled on the same day, but they played the local works side to satisfy local interest in the match. They had been drawn to face Harrogate of the Yorkshire League in the 1st Qualifying Round on 9th October that year but the tie was awarded to the North Yorkshire side.

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The club’s predecessor, Leeds City, had had an inauspicious FA Cup history, winning just six times in their 22 matches across eleven seasons, reaching the 2nd Round ‘Proper’ four times representing their best FA Cup runs. They had defeated Morley 11-0 in the 1905-06 1st Qualifying Round, but had never caused a cup upset in any of their ‘Proper’ Round victories, and it would take Leeds United twenty-three FA Cup campaigns before they made any serious inroads in the competition, too.

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Leeds United lost 2-1 at Division Three South side Swindon Town in their own debut 1st Round ‘Proper’ tie in the 1921-22 season with Jack Swan scoring the club’s first ever goal at that stage of the competition.

The following season Leeds United achieved their first ‘Proper’ Round victory, winning 3-1 at home to another Division Three South club, Portsmouth, after a goal-less game at Fratton Park. Armitage and Swan were among the goals in this first ever win over League opposition, alongside a Percy Whipp effort (who also had a penalty saved, the first awarded to Leeds United in the FA Cup), but the club lost by the same scoreline to First Division Bolton Wanderers in the Second Round, with Jack Swan scoring once again.

The 1923-24 season saw Leeds United go one round further still. Twenty-six and a half thousand fans saw Whipp score the only goal in their 1st Round 1-0 home win over fellow Second Division side Stoke, who became the highest League side Leeds United had defeated in the FA Cup to date.

This win was followed by the club’s first ever giant-killing in the Second Round. After holding Division One side West Ham United to a one-one draw, thanks to a Walter Coates strike, over 31,000 fans saw Percy Whipp score the only goal in the last minute of the replay. The run that season came to a shuddering halt with a 3-0 reverse at Aston Villa in front of over 51,500 fans at Villa Park.


A first ever promotion to Division One came at the end of that 1923-24 season, but Leeds United came up against fellow First Division side Liverpool in the 1st Round the following season and were well beaten by the same 3-0 scoreline as at Villa Park.

The FA Cup was restructured in time for the 1925-26 season to more or less reflect the structure it has now whereby teams in the top two divisions are exempted until the 3rd Round ‘Proper’. For comparison the new 3rd Round would be the equivalent of the old 1st Round, so for Leeds United to emulate their best FA Cup run to date they would need to progress to at least the 5th Round from here on in.

However, their second season as a Division One club ended in the same way as their first in the FA Cup with defeat in their first tie. This time, though, they would be on the wrong end of a humiliating giant-killing, going down 5-1 at Second Division Middlesbrough, with Jimmy McLellan scoring all five goals. The only notable fact for Leeds United from the game was that John Armand became the first player to convert a penalty for the club in the competition.

The 1926-27 season witnessed Leeds United win their first FA Cup game as a First Division side, winning 3-1 against Championship contenders Sunderland thanks to a Tom Jennings brace (including one penalty) and a Harry Duggan effort. They were then beaten 3-0 by Bolton Wanderers, after a goal-less draw at Elland Road, who became the first club to knock Leeds United out of the FA Cup twice. At the end of the 1926-27 season, the club was relegated back to the Second Division.

Life in the Second Division would be short-lived, with Leeds United finishing runners-up to Manchester City. Unfortunately, it was Manchester City whom they met in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup that season. Leeds United lost by a solitary goal at Maine Road, despite City playing with 10 men for an hour and with an outfield player in goal during that time.

Leeds United would spend three years in the First Division before suffering relegation at the end of the 1930-31 season. In those three years the club always progressed beyond the 3rd Round, in successive seasons recording their biggest FA Cup wins, and culminating in their furthest run to date, a bittersweet moment that resulted in an embarrassing defeat.

In the 1928-29 season they drew two-two at Third Division South Exeter City before setting their biggest FA Cup win to date in the replay, 5-1. The goals were spread out across four players and an own goal. The margin of victory was aided by the lower league side playing with 10 men for forty minutes. Leeds United were then well beaten by local rivals Huddersfield Town 3-0 in the 4th Round.

The following season the club recorded its biggest ever FA Cup margin of victory, an 8-1 thrashing of Third Division South Crystal Palace in the 3rd Round. Tom Jennings and John White both scored two, Bobby Turnbull grabbed himself one, and Russell Wainscoat bagged himself a hat-trick. Leeds United were brought back down to earth in the 4th Round with a heavy 4-1 loss at fellow Division One side West Ham United, with Vic Watson scoring all four goals. Jennings was on the scoresheet again with the consolation goal for Leeds United.


The 1930-31 season would see Leeds United make the 5th Round for the first time, although this was the equivalent of the 3rd Round they achieved before the 1925-26 season. They avenged their defeat by local rivals Huddersfield Town with a 2-0 win at Elland Road in the 3rd Round, and this was followed up by a 4-1 home victory over Newcastle United, with Wainscoat bagging a brace.

They were paired with Third Division South side Exeter City in the 5th Round, a side they had comprehensively beaten just two seasons earlier, and would have been confident of making the Quarter Finals for the first time. Alas, it was not to be, with Tom Mitchell’s strike cancelled out by three from the lower league side, and it was they and not Leeds United who made the Quarter Finals for the first time.

Leeds United were relegated along with Manchester United at the end of that season and it would be almost 20 years before the club finally made that step on to the last eight of the FA Cup.

The club returned to Division One again after just one season away, and this time had a more sustained period in the top flight consisting of eight seasons that spanned across World War II. The first FA Cup season after the War witnessed the club’s heaviest FA Cup defeat and the first League season after the War saw the club relegated back to the Second Division once more.

They had had a couple of attempts of reaching the Quarter Finals in those Division One years, but ultimately fell at the last hurdle. In their first season back in the top flight, in 1932-33, they defeated Newcastle United 3-0 in the 3rd Round with Arthur Hydes becoming the latest Leeds United player to score an FA Cup hat-trick. Tranmere Rovers were disposed of 4-0 in a 4th Round replay after a hard-earned goal-less draw in the original game, played with 10 men for 85 minutes following an early injury to Charlie Keetley. That run ended with a 2-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park in the 5th Round.

Three years later they made the 5th Round once again, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 after a one-one draw in the 3rd Round, Bury 3-2 at Elland Road in the 4th Round, before losing 3-1 at Sheffield United in front of their biggest FA Cup crowd to date, over sixty-eight thousand.

FA Cup runs up until the outbreak of World War II were pretty nondescript after that last run to the 5th Round, but the FA Cup campaign in the season immediately after the cessation of hostilities would be remembered for all the wrong reasons.


There was no formally recognised League football in the 1945-46 season, so for one season and one season only, the FA decided that ‘Proper’ Round FA Cup matches up to and including the Quarter Finals would be two-legged affairs.

Leeds United were drawn to face fellow Division One side Middlesbrough in the 3rd Round with the first game at Elland Road on the 5th January and the return game at Ayresome Park four days later.

The first match was a ding-dong eight goal thriller ending with both sides scoring four goals apiece, but no-one could have imagined that the second leg would witness an even higher number of goals in a one-sided affair.

Mickey Fenton proved to be Leeds United’s undoing scoring a hat-trick in Boro’s 7-2 victory, still to this day Leeds United’s heaviest FA Cup defeat. The club had scored six goals in one FA Cup round but had gone out of the competition on an 11-6 aggregate.

More cup woe was to follow in the 1946-47 season with a 2-1 defeat at the Hawthorns against Second Division West Bromwich Albion, and this was followed by relegation back to Division Two at the end of the season. And this time there would be no immediate return.

However, during this nine year hiatus from Division One the club would record their best FA Cup run to date, making the last eight for the first ever time in the 1949-50 season.


The run that season started with a 5-2 away win at Brunton Park against Carlisle United from Division Three North, their biggest away victory in the competition to date, with Frank Dudley bagging a brace amongst the goals. This was followed by a 3-2 away win at Burden Park against Division One side Bolton Wanderers after a one-one draw at Elland Road. Dudley grabbed his second brace of the run in the giant-killing win.

Leeds United’s first ever FA Cup 5th Round victory came at the expense of Cardiff City of Division Two with Harold Williams, David Cochrane and Ray Iggleden scoring the historic goals in the 3-1 win. A trip to Highbury to face Arsenal was the reward, and Leeds United gave a good account of themselves against the eventual Cup winners that year, going down to a solitary Reg Lewis goal. Arsenal would go on to become the most common opponents Leeds United have had to face in the FA Cup.

The next few years in the FA Cup before Don Revie took charge in 1961 were pretty inconsequential with just one run to the 5th Round, and are now known more famously for the club’s three consecutive 3rd Round matches against Cardiff City.

In the 1955-56 season Leeds United were still a Second Division side and were drawn at home to First Division Cardiff City. Harold Brook scored for Leeds United but Cardiff ran out the 2-1 winners. The following season, with both teams maintaining their respective League status, Leeds United were drawn at home against Cardiff City again. This time the legendary John Charles scored for Leeds United, but Cardiff once again ran out 2-1 winners.

At the end of the 1956-57 season Leeds United were promoted and Cardiff City were relegated, but remarkably they were drawn to face each other again in the 3rd Round the next season, and at Elland Road for the third successive time, too. Surely, with League statuses being switched, it was time for Leeds United to win. But it was not to be. Bobby Forrest scored for Leeds United but astonishingly yet again Cardiff City ran out 2-1 winners.

Leeds United actually went 10 consecutive seasons without winning an FA Cup match going out in the 3rd Round every time, even in the first season after Don Revie took charge. By then Leeds United were back in Division Two, and they didn’t break their FA Cup poor run until eventually defeating Stoke City 3-0 in the 3rd Round of the 1962-63 season (a game postponed a dozen times due to extremely bad weather) thanks to goals from Jackie Charlton, Paul Reaney and Grenville Hair.


After 10 years without a win of course two came along in the same season as Middlesbrough were defeated 2-0 away from home with goals from Albert Johanneson and Jim Storrie. A 3-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest prevented a second Quarter Final appearance, but much better was to come along in the not too distant future.

Promotion to Division One was secured as Champions at the end of the 1963-64 season, a season that had seen Leeds United win 1-0 at nemesis Cardiff City in the 3rd Round thanks to a Billy Bremner strike, before going down 2-0 to Everton at Goodison Park in the 4th Round. And what a return to the top flight it would be.

Leeds United were denied the 1964-65 First Division title on the narrowest of margins, having a poorer goal aggregate than Champions Manchester United when tied on points, and were defeated in the FA Cup Final only after extra time by Liverpool.

The Cup run that season began with a 3-0 win at Fourth Division Southport in the 3rd Round, and then a 2-1 victory at Goodison Park against Everton in the 4th Round after the two sides had drawn one apiece at Elland Road.

Division Three side Shrewsbury Town were dispatched 2-0 at Elland Road in the 5th Round to take Leeds United into the Quarter Finals for only the second time. This time they faced Second Division Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, and an Alan Peacock brace and a Jim Storrie effort secured the 3-0 win that took the club into the Semi-Finals for the first ever time.

Their last four opponents were to be eventual League Champions Manchester United and the two sides played out a goal-less draw in front of 65,000 people at Hillsborough on the 27th March. Four days later at the City Ground in Nottingham, Billy Bremner scored the only goal of the game to send Leeds United to Wembley for the very first time.

Remarkably, their opponents Liverpool had never won the FA Cup before either, and so a brand new name was to be etched onto the famous trophy. Unfortunately, that name would be Liverpool and not Leeds United as despite Billy Bremner scoring again, the club was undone by a normal time goal by Roger Hunt and an extra time winner by Ian St John.

This would be the start of a golden ten year period for Leeds United incorporating two League Championships, two Fairs Cup / UEFA Cup victories, a League Cup win, four FA Cup Final appearances and a lifting of the FA Cup Trophy for their one and only time to date.

In the 1965-66 season Peter Lorimer became the latest Leeds United player to score a hat-trick in the FA Cup in the club’s 3rd Round 6-0 victory over Bury, but they lost to Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in the next round.

The following year Leeds United made it all the way to the Semi-Finals only to lose 1-0 against Chelsea again. Goals were spread across the team on the way to the Semi Finals that year with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, a 5-0 thrashing of West Bromwich Albion, a 2-1 victory over Sunderland at the third attempt after two one-one draws, and a 1-0 win over Manchester City all leading to the eventual Semi Final loss.


In 1967-68 Leeds United won the League Cup Final at Wembley with a 1-0 win over Arsenal thanks to a Terry Cooper strike that he had dreamt of scoring the night before. In the FA Cup that season Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Sheffield United were all sent packing before the club experienced another Semi Final defeat, on this occasion by losing 1-0 against Everton at Old Trafford.

The following 1968-69 season would see Leeds United be crowned Football League Champions for the first time, but their FA Cup exploits that season were limited to a replay 3-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday after securing a one-one draw at Hillsborough four days earlier.

The club would return to Wembley for the FA Cup Final in the 1969-70 season. A 2-1 home win over Swansea Town in the 3rd Round was followed by a 6-0 demolition of Isthmian League side Sutton United in the 4th Round. In that win Allan Clarke became the first and only Leeds United player to score four goals in one FA Cup match.

Lower level clubs Mansfield Town and Swindon Town were both defeated 2-0 in the 5th and 6th Rounds respectively to set up another FA Cup Semi-Final marathon against Manchester United. This time there were two goal-less draws, one at Hillsborough and one at Villa Park, before once again Billy Bremner settled it by scoring the only goal at Burnden Park in the second replay.

Their opponents in the Cup Final were to be Chelsea, and as with the 1965 Cup Final neither side had as yet managed to get their name on the Trophy. This is the last FA Cup Final to date to be contested by two clubs who had never won the Cup before.

The 1970 FA Cup Final went down in history as being the first Wembley Final to require a replay, with Leeds United being the first club to take the lead three times and still lose, and for being the last Final to be settled at a League club’s ground, Old Trafford.

The 1970-71 campaign would end up being famous for a completely different reason. A 3-2 replay win over Rotherham United and a 4-0 home win over Swindon Town (in which Mick Jones became the latest Leeds United player to score an FA Cup hat-trick) led to a fifth round tie at 4th Division Colchester United.

The Essex based lower league side raced into a three goal lead, and despite Norman Hunter and Johnny Giles getting on the scoresheet, the 3-2 victory for Colchester United is regarded by many as the greatest ever FA Cup giant killing feat between two league sides. However, the 1971-72 season would be famous for all the right reasons.


It was the FA Cup’s centenary season and the competition became even more highly regarded in the eyes of players, managers and fans than the high esteem it was already held in. Leeds United began their campaign with a straightforward 4-1 home win over Third Division Bristol Rovers, with both Johnny Giles and Peter Lorimer bagging a brace apiece.

Then a goal-less draw was secured at Anfield against Liverpool, before an Allan Clarke double secured a 2-0 win in the replay. Johnny Giles then scored twice more as Leeds United won 2-0 at Cardiff City in the Fifth Round before Jackie Charlton and Allan Clarke netted in the 2-1 home win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Quarter Finals.

Second Division Birmingham City were the opponents in the Semi-Final at Hillsborough and Leeds United easily won through 3-0, thanks to a brace from Mick Jones and a Peter Lorimer strike, to set up an FA Cup Final at Wembley against the previous season’s double winners Arsenal.

A tightly contested affair was settled by an Allan Clarke diving header and Leeds United were crowned FA Cup winners for the first, and to date only, time. Mick Jones memorably had to be helped up the steps to collect his medal after dislocating his elbow in one of his many crosses into the Arsenal box.

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A year later Leeds United would be back at Wembley as overwhelming favourites, but the fates were not so kind to them on that occasion.

Norwich City were eventually beaten 5-0 at the third attempt in the 3rd Round in that 1972-73 season, after two one-one draws, with Allan Clarke becoming the first Leeds United player to score a second hat-trick in the FA Cup. This was followed by a 2-1 home win over Plymouth Argyle and a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Elland Round in the 4th and 5th Rounds respectively.

The Quarter Final at Derby County’s Baseball Ground was settled by a solitary Peter Lorimer effort, and the Semi-Final against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Maine Road was won through a Billy Bremner effort, the third time he had scored the solitary winning goal in an FA Cup Semi-Final.

Bizarrely, Arsenal were the other beaten Semi-Finalists, preventing the first repeat FA Cup Final for 88 years, and instead it was mid-table Second Division side Sunderland who Leeds United would face. The 1-0 victory for Sunderland is regarded by many as the greatest FA Cup Final upset and the double save by Jim Montgomery is fated to be shown every year whenever either side progresses in the competition.

Leeds United have only twice come close to appearing in another FA Cup final since 1973. They were surprisingly defeated by Second Division Bristol City in the 1973-74 season 5th Round tie when they were in the latter stages of a 29 game unbeaten start to the League season. Leeds United would go on to be crowned Champions of England at the end of the season, the last trophy of the Revie era.

The 1974-75 season culminated in unjust defeat in the European Cup Final, a mid-table finish in the League, and a Quarter Final exit in the FA Cup at the hands of Ipswich Town, losing 3-2 at the fourth time of asking.

The Semi-Finals were reached two seasons later after victories over Norwich City (5-2 in the 3rd Round), Birmingham City (2-1 away), Manchester City (1-0 at Elland Road) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-0 away). In the Semi Final Leeds United faced Manchester United in the last four for the third time, but this time it was Manchester United who were victorious, 2-1, with Allan Clarke scoring for Leeds United.


Within five years of this Semi-Final defeat Leeds United would be relegated to the Second Division and their FA Cup exploits would become nondescript again. Well for the next ten years at least. In those 10 years the club was in the doldrums League wise and never went beyond the 4th Round of the FA Cup. But that all changed in the ‘nearly’ 1986-87 season.

Managed by club legend Billy Bremner, the club participated in the first season of the play-offs being re-introduced and went on a Cup run that came oh so close to a return visit to Wembley. Those re-introduced play-offs ran slightly differently to the current format, with the third lowest club in Division One participating alongside three clubs from Division Two.

And the Finals were a two-legged affair as well, with Leeds United and Charlton Athletic having to go to a third game at St Andrews in Birmingham to settle it. Leeds United were ahead in extra time in the third game with seven minutes to go thanks to a John Sheridan strike but two late goals by Peter Shirtliff won the game for Charlton.

This play-off Final echoed the fortune of Leeds United in the FA Cup Semi-Final. Conference side Telford United were defeated 2-1 at the Hawthorns in the 3rd Round thanks to an Ian Baird brace, and then Third Division Swindon Town were beaten by the same score in the 4th Round.

Another 2-1 victory against First Division Queens Park Rangers was followed up by a 2-0 Quarter Final win at Wigan Athletic to set up a Semi-Final against Coventry City, a club into the last four for the very first time. A late equaliser by Keith Edwards took the Semi-Final at Hillsborough into extra time, and it was Dave Bennett who would settle it for Coventry City in extra time.

Three years later Leeds United won the Second Division title and returned to the top flight after an absence of eight years, but their FA Cup performances didn’t start improving until the mid-1990s, and not until after the club had been crowned English League Champions for the third time in 1992, the last season before the Premier League began.

In the 1994-95 season, after eight years without going beyond the 4th Round, Leeds United were drawn away at fourth tier Walsall in that season’s 3rd Round. A one-one draw was followed by a 5-2 after extra time win at Elland Road in the replay with Phil Masinga becoming the latest Leeds United player to score a hat-trick in the FA Cup, the first substitute to do so, and all being scored in extra time.

That victory was followed by another in the 4th Round, 3-2 at home to Oldham Athletic, before they lost 3-1 at Manchester United in the 5th Round, with Tony Yeboah scoring his first FA Cup goal.


The following season, 1995-96, the Quarter Finals were reached after a 4-2 win over Derby County, a 1-0 victory at Bolton Wanderers, and a 2-1 replay win at Port Vale with Gary McAllister scoring twice. The run ended with a 3-0 replay defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

Leeds United have only appeared in two more Quarter Finals to date since then. The 1997-98 season began with a 4-0 home win over Oxford United, then a 2-0 victory over Grimsby Town and a narrow 3-2 win over Birmingham City, before a surprising 1-0 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Quarter Finals who were playing in the lower Division One at the time, a defeat made more unpalatable as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink missed a penalty.

Five years later a similar run ended in a similar way. Scunthorpe United were defeated 2-0, then Gillingham were beaten 2-1 in a replay, followed by a 2-1 away win at Crystal Palace. In 2002-03, however, it was a 1-0 defeat at Division One side Sheffield United that ended the run.

Not only is it Leeds United’s last FA Cup Quarter Final appearance to date, but the club was relegated a season later, and at the end of the 2006-07 were relegated to the third tier for the first time in their history. Leeds United lost to lower league Hereford United in the 1st Round the following season, the clubs first ever 1st Round exit since the new structure was put in place over 80 years earlier. But more FA Cup wretchedness was to come.

The 2008-09 season saw Leeds United be knocked out of the FA Cup by non-league opposition for the first time in their history. They had eventually progressed to the Second Round with a 5-2 replay victory at Northampton Town, a result notable for Jermaine Beckford becoming the latest Leeds United player to score a hat-trick in the FA Cup. But it was a false dawn as they were drawn away at Conference Premier Side Histon, and went down to a humiliating 1-0 defeat. However, the following season it was to be Leeds United who were to inflict a humiliating defeat.

The 2009-10 FA Cup campaign began with a 2-0 win at Oldham Athletic in the 1st Round, followed by an eventual 5-1 after extra time replay win over Conference Premier side Kettering Town in the 2nd Round. It was the first time Leeds United had scored four goals in extra time and it set up an away trip to Old Trafford to face Premier League reigning Champions Manchester United.

Despite the two division gap it was Leeds United who came away from Old Trafford victorious thanks to a first half Jermaine Beckford strike. Despite taking them to a replay at Elland Road, the trick could not be repeated against Tottenham Hotspur in the next round and they fell to a 3-1 defeat.


The club were promoted back to the second tier at the end of the 2009-10 season and in the intervening years playing at that level they have reached the FA Cup 5th Round twice. In 2012-13 season they beat Birmingham City 2-1 in a 3rd Round replay after a one-one draw, then did finally beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Elland Road in the 4th Round, before going down 4-0 at Manchester City in the 5th Round.

Three years later they beat Rotherham United 2-0 in the 3rd Round, Bolton Wanderers 2-1 away in the 4th Round, before losing 1-0 at Watford in the 5th Round. The 2016-17 season saw Leeds United lose to a second Non-League side as Conference side Sutton United avenged their heavy defeat of 1970 with a 1-0 win in the 4th Round.

In a nutshell, the story of Leeds United in the FA Cup is one of slow starters, leading to a fabulous peak followed by an all-time low. They have experienced the extremes of having competed in four FA Cup Finals, winning just once in the competition’s Centenary season, to having suffered embarrassing defeats to lower league and non-league sides.

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But Leeds United are one of only 43 clubs to lift the famous trophy out of over 3,200 plus teams who have competed in it over 138 seasons. They have scored 407 FA Cup goals and won 106 FA Cup games across 93 campaigns and are the 27th most successful club in the competition’s history.

So, it is true to say, for Leeds United in the FA Cup, the highs definitely far outweigh the lows.

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