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Leeds United players in 2021: Forwards Patrick Bamford is the top scorer of the season

Leeds have completed the 2020-21 season and finished 9th in the Premier League. Patrick Bamford has been one of the best players who partially brought this result to the club, though it is not high, but should be proud.
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Learn about Leeds United

Before figuring out the players of Leeds United in the 2020-21 season, this section will provide you with an overview of Leeds United’s background so that you can understand more about this professional football club. 

Origin

Leeds United Football Club is a professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. They were founded 101 years ago, on 17 October 1919 to replace Leeds City. Leeds United is also called by other nicknames, as The Whites or The Peacocks. 

They have played at Elland Road Stadium since the inception of the club. This home ground has a humble capacity, with almost 38,000 seats, ranking 14th in the largest stadiums in England. Their home kits are all white, from shirt, shorts, to shocks, hence their nickname The Whites. Moreover, their logo features the symbol of the county where the club is based: the White Rose of York (York in Yorkshire). 

Leeds United F.C.

Achievements

Leeds United F.C. spent most of their time competing in the first division, and the longest period of time in the first tier was 18 years from 1964 to 1982. They have won a total of three First Division (which is Premier League now) titles, one FA Cup, one EFL Cup, two Charity/ Community Shields, and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups. 

Leeds also reached other leagues’ finals but ended up as the runners-up. They lost to Milan in the 1973 European Cup Winners Cup and to Bayern Munich in the 1975 European Cup Final. In 2001, they were eligible for the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. 

For further details about the achievements of Leeds United, look below:

  1. Domestic

League

First Division/Premier League

  • Champions (3): 1968–69, 1973–74, 1991–92
  • Runners-up (5): 1964–65, 1965–66, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72

Second Division/Championship

  • Champions (4): 1923–24, 1963–64, 1989–90, 2019–20
  • Runners-up (3): 1927–28, 1931–32, 1955–56
  • Play-off runners-up (2): 1986–87, 2005–06

Third Division/League One

  • Runners-up (1): 2009–10
  • Play-off runners-up (1): 2007–08

Cup

FA Cup

  • Winners (1): 1971–72
  • Runners-up (3): 1964–65, 1969–70, 1972–73

EFL Cup

  • Winners (1): 1967–68
  • Runners-up (1): 1995–96

FA Charity/Community Shield

  • Winners (2): 1969, 1992
  • Runners-up (1): 1974

2. European

European Cup/Champions League

  • Runners-up: 1974–75

UEFA Cup Winners Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1972–73

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup

  • Winners: 1967–68, 1970–71
  • Runners-up: 1966–67
  • Trophy play-off runners-up: 1971–72

Most of Leeds United’s honors were achieved in the era of Don Revie, who was in charge of the club during the 1960s to 1970s. 

List of Leeds United players in 2021

 

Goalkeepers

Defenders

Midfielders

Strikers

1

Illan Meslier (1)

Luke Ayling (2)

Adam Forshaw (4)

Patrick Bamford (9)

2

Kiko Casilla (13)

Robin Koch (5)

Ian Poveda (7)

Tyler Roberts (11)

3

 

Liam Cooper (6)

Helder Costa (17)

Rodrigo Moreno (20)

4

 

Ezgjan Alioski (10)

Pablo Hernandez (19)

 

5

 

Stuart Dallas (15)

Jack Harrison (22)

 

6

 

Pascal Struijk (21)

Kalvin Phillips (23)

Eddie Nketiah (30)

7

 

Leif Davis (40)

Mateusz Klich (43)

Gabriel Martinelli (35)

8

   

Jamie Shackleton (46)

 

Who is the best Leeds United player in the 2020-21 season?

Patrick Bamford is considered the most successful player of Leeds this season because of the most goals he has netted throughout the season. This English striker has scored a total of 17 goals, and all from the Premier League.

Patrick Bamford

Right in the first three fixtures of the 2021 Premier League, Patrick netted in each game. The first one was the second goal in a total of four against Liverpool, then The Whites surpassed Fulham by 4-3, and 1-0 win over Sheffield United. He also received the Premier League Player of the Month award in October 2020.

On 8 February 2021, Patrick scored his 100th professional goal in a fixture over Crystal Palace. With 17 goals in the Premier League this season, Patrick ranked fourth in the top scorers of the season, after Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur, Mohamed Salah from Liverpool, and Bruno Fernades from Man Utd. He shared this position with Son Heung-Min from Hotspur with 17 goals each. 

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_United_F.C.

https://www.leedsunited.com/teams/first-team

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020%E2%80%9321_Leeds_United_F.C._season

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/goals

Harry Siuu
Written by: Harry Siuu
a specialized football specialist with over ten years' experience as a football journalist who works for Betimate.com.

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Premier League
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Arsenal 50 19 16 2 1 45 16 29
2 Man City 45 20 14 3 3 53 20 33
3 Newcastle 39 20 10 9 1 33 11 22
4 Man Utd 39 20 12 3 5 32 25 7
5 Tottenham 36 21 11 3 7 40 31 9
6 Brighton 31 19 9 4 6 37 27 10
7 Fulham 31 21 9 4 8 32 30 2
8 Brentford 30 20 7 9 4 32 28 4
9 Liverpool 29 19 8 5 6 34 25 9
10 Chelsea 29 20 8 5 7 22 21 1
11 Aston Villa 28 20 8 4 8 23 27 -4
12 Crystal Palace 24 20 6 6 8 18 27 -9
13 Nottm Forest 21 20 5 6 9 16 35 -19
14 Leicester 18 20 5 3 12 28 35 -7
15 Leeds 18 19 4 6 9 26 33 -7
16 West Ham 18 20 5 3 12 17 25 -8
17 Wolverhampton 17 20 4 5 11 12 30 -18
18 Bournemouth 17 20 4 5 11 19 42 -23
19 Everton 15 20 3 6 11 15 28 -13
20 Southampton 15 20 4 3 13 17 35 -18