Leeds United Football Club was established in 1919, following the demise of Leeds City. The name of Leeds United rose to prominence following the appointment of Don Revie as team manager. Revie took over in March 1961, introduced the white kit as worn by Real Madrid and saved the club from relegation to the Third Division on the final game of the season. He then won promotion to the First Division after winning the Second Division title in 1963/64.
Leeds United League & Cup Success
Amazingly, from 1965 to 1974 Leeds United then never finished outside the top four and won the First Division title in 1968/69 and 1973/74. Cup wins were also prevalent: FA Cup in 1972, League Cup in 1968, and the Inter Cities Fairs Cup in 1968 and 1971 - an amazing time for every Leeds United supporter.
Leeds United reached the European Cup Final in 1975 under Jimmy Armfield, but were defeated by Bayern Munich (most Leeds fans will point out that there were some poor refereeing decisions). After that, the club went into decline and were relegated from the top flight in 1982.
In October 1988 Howard Wilkinson was appointed as manager and Leeds were promoted in 1990. They finished fourth in their first season back and then won the First Division title in the 1991/92 - next season saw the formation of the Premier League.