Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional association football club based in Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, who play in the Football League Championship. The club’s home ground is Elland Road. The club’s most common nicknames are “The Whites” and “The Peacocks”, the latter stemming from the former name of Elland Road, The Old Peacock Ground. In Leeds’ first fifteen years the club kit was modeled on Huddersfield Town’s blue and white striped shirts, white shorts and dark blue socks with blue and white rings on the turnovers, because Huddersfield’s chairman Hilton Crowther was attempting to merge the two clubs. He eventually left Huddersfield to take over at Leeds.
Leeds have competed at the top level of English football for the majority of their existence, following the disbanding of predecessor Leeds City in 1919. Under the management of Don Revie during the 1960s and 1970s, Leeds won two First Division titles, the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup twice. After Revie’s departure to manage the England team, Leeds were relegated to the Second Division in 1982, not returning to the top flight until 1990, when they were managed by Howard Wilkinson. Leeds were league champions two seasons later, in 1992. During the 1990s and early 2000s Leeds competed for places in Europe, reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Champions League in consecutive seasons. However, after severe financial difficulties and a mass sale of players, Leeds were relegated from the Premier League and subsequently from The Championship three years later. After three seasons in League One, they were promoted back to the Championship on the last day of the 2009–10 season. Being the city’s only professional football team, Leeds United are associated with a large, passionate fan base. Recent online research indicates that they are in the top five most supported clubs in England. We thought it would be a good idea to let fans in on some great apps available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Official Leeds United FC by Perform Group is the ideal app for supporters to get all the information they need. With current news and videos, fans will also be able to access live commentary, wallpapers and much more. Available through the iTunes App Store for £2.99 this application has official Leeds news as it happens with player statistics and images for all the players. Find out player line-ups and latest scores and table from the Championship. There are six wallpapers of players and crests including links to obtain tickets and shop in the LUFC store.
Leeds Soccer Diary by SpringApp Technologies Inc contains great information for fans to enjoy. There are historical details about the club including when and where the team was founded, how many goals Billy Bremner scored, when Leeds win the Fairs/UEFA Cup and other facts about the greatest players and all of the clubs managers. For £2.99/$4.99 at the App Store, this application also contains the up to date relevant information that fans need. View the full season’s fixture list with scores, team listings and attendances.
Leeds United Official Download by Perform Group gives fans the opportunity to receive wallpapers, official images from the win against Manchester United, promotion celebrations, clubs crests and new home kit. This easy to use app also allows users to play the Leeds Keepy Uppy Game and see how many keepy uppys can you do at Elland Road? Take on friends and other fans to see who the Leeds United Keepy Uppy king is. This app is £2.99/$4.99 and accessible at the App Store.
Leeds Fan Chants & Songs (free) by iAppMaker.com is a great free application for fans to listen to real football chants, by real fans, to use as your ringtone or play through your speakers. Use this application to annoy other fans or just to learn the words to some of your favorite chants. For more information on this, visit the App Store.
Leeds has one of the biggest fan bases in England and a great way for all those fans to keep updated on everything Leeds would be to use great fan apps. Do you think Leeds United will get promoted this year? It seems like a long time since they were playing in the Premiership and challenging the likes of Galatasaray in Europe. With such a great history, it seems like they are a team that needs to be up in the top tier.