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League One 2008-09 5/4/2009
   
P
GD
PTS
1 Leicester 41 37 83
2 Peterborough 41 24 81

3 Millwall 41 13 76
4 MK Dons 40 31 72
5 Leeds United 40 22 71
6 Scunthorpe 39 17 67

7 Southend 41 -2 64
8 Tranmere 40 11 63
9 Oldham 41 2 59
10 Stockport 41 5 57
11 Colchester 41 -1 57
12 Huddersfield 41 -6 57
13 Walsall 41 -4 55
14 Bristol Rovers 39 17 54
15 Leyton Orient 40 -11 48
16 Hartlepool 41 -9 46
17 Yeovil T 40 -23 46
18 Swindon T 41 -4 45
19 Carlisle 41 -14 44
20 Crewe 41 -18 44

21 Northampton 39 -1 42
22 Brighton 39 -20 36
23 Hereford 39 -29 33
24 Cheltenham 40 -37 31

Leeds United Players - 2007-08 Season - Coca-Cola League One - Midfielders


Robert Bayly

Leeds United
Nickname
Height -'-" 
Weight -lbs 
Date of birth - Month 19-- 
Place of birth [city] 
Position Midfielder
Nationality [English] 
Int. Caps None 
Signed - Month 2006
Fee £---- 
Term
Squad number 18


Player story to follow

Links to previous seasons' player profile on www.leedsutd365.co.uk to:
2006-07 relegation from Championship
2005-06 Championship Play-offs

This page last updated: 21 August 2007


Sebastien Carole

Leeds United
Nickname
Height -'-" 
Weight -lbs 
Date of birth - Month 19-- 
Place of birth [city] 
Position Midfielder/Winger
Nationality French 
Int. Caps None 
Signed August 2006
Fee £---- 
Term
Squad number 17


Seb's story to follow

Links to previous seasons' player profile on www.leedsutd365.co.uk to:
2006-07 relegation from Championship
2005-06 Championship Play-offs

This page last updated: 21 August 2007


Robert Bayly

Leeds United
Nickname
Height -'-" 
Weight -lbs 
Date of birth - Month 19-- 
Place of birth [city] 
Position Midfielder
Nationality [English] 
Int. Caps None 
Signed - Month 2006
Fee £---- 
Term
Squad number 18


Player story to follow

Links to previous seasons' player profile on www.leedsutd365.co.uk to:
2006-07 relegation from Championship
2005-06 Championship Play-offs

This page last updated: 21 August 2007


Fabian Delph 

Leeds United defender Fabian Delph
Real name Fabian Delph
Height -'-"  
Weight -lbs  
Date of birth - Month 19--  
Place of birth [city]  
Position Defender 
Nationality [English]  
Int. Caps None 
Signed - Month 2007  
Fee £----  
Term -  
Squad number 28


Player story to follow

Player past record with other clubs to follow

Links to previous player profiles on www.leedsutd365.co.uk to follow

Page Last Updated: 20 August 2007


Shaun Derry of Leeds United
Shaun Derry of Leeds United

 
Shaun Derry  
Real name Shaun Derry 
Height 5.10 
Weight 10.13 
Date of birth 06 Dec 1977 
Place of birth Nottingham 
Position Midfielder 
Nationality English 
Int. Caps None 
Signed on 18 Feb 2005 
Fee Undisclosed 
Term 2½ years 
Squad number 21

The signing of Shaun Derry was a direct sign of the huge change that had come over the wreck that was Leeds United AFC. We attempted to sign him back in November 2004 but the Board that saved Leeds from administration struggled and ultimately failed to come up with the finance needed to complete the deal. Humiliation followed as the deal had already been made public and the player was already training with the Leeds squad!

Since those dark days Ken Bates has taken over and Shaun signed a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Last Update:21 August 2007


Filipe Gui Paradela Maciel da Costa

Filipe da Costa midfielder with Leeds United

portugese flag
Nickname 'Phil of the Coast'?
Height 180cm
Weight 72kgs
Date of birth 30 August 1984 
Place of birth Lisbon (Lisboa)
Position Midfielder/Winger
Nationality Portugese
Int. Caps None 
Signed 31 August 2007
Fee undisclosed
Term 1 year
Squad # -


Filipe Gui Paradela Maciel da Costa was signed from Larissa by Dennis Wise on transfer deadline day, 31 August 2007. Portugese winger Filipe joined Leeds United when they were unbeaten in Legue One but still on minus six points owing to the Football League punishing Leeds fans for the financial misdeeds of various directors over the past six years, by making the club start on minus fifteen points in their first season in League One. Happily for Filipe and Leeds fans and sadly for the Football League Chairman, the appropriately named Lord (God Almighty? - in his own eyes at least - Ed.) Mal-whine-y, his attempt to get United relegated straight to League Two seems to have hit the rocks after just three games.

Filipe is a lively, skilful, naturally left-footed midfielder with a hard shot who can play on both wings. Talented players often attract agricultural tackles for lesser-skilled players and Filipe has been known to retaliate - Filipe may have to look beyond Dennis Wise and Gus Poyet for lessons on keeping one's temper on the pitch!

Anyway, welcome to the fight Filipe! Thanks for joining Leeds United!

Filipe, obrigado por ficar um membro da nossa equipe, Leeds Unido!

Filipe started off in the Benfica under nines team, but here is Filipe's professional career to date:
Season  Team
2007/08 Leeds United
2006/07 Ionikos/Larissa (Greece)
2005/06 Ionikos (Greece)
2004/05 Reggiana/Ionikos
2003/04 Reggiana (Italy)
2002/03 Sp. Braga B (Portugal)
2001/02 Amora FC (Portugal)

See videos of his goals here

Update: Leeds United are still awaiting international clearance for him to play for Leeds as the Greeks are claiming he is still under contract. Leeds are assured this is not the case and that it is due to the way that Greek football contracts are drafted. Leeds have already stated that da Costas' signing is on the basis that it is a free transfer - so there is no way that they have been trapped into paying for the player.

Filipe made his debut in a closed door friendly against Chesterfield on Tuesday on 11/9/2007. He scored a "terrific" free- kick which bodes well for the his future at Elland Road. (We won 2-1 after Bayly scored the winner thre minutes from time).

Following a red card against Bury on his first-team debut Dennis Wise farmed him out to Falkirk but he failed to make an impact. He came back to Leeds but Gary McAllister didn't seem impressed by his attitude and eventually Filipe da Costa left Leeds United in May 2008.

This page last updated: 1 August 2008


Jonathon Douglas  

Jonathan Douglas of Leeds United
Real name Jonathon Douglas 
Height 6'0" 
Weight 173lbs 
Date of birth 22 Nov 1981 
Place of birth Monaghan 
Position Midfielder 
Nationality Irish 
Int. Caps
Signed on 31 Aug 2006 
Fee n/a 
Term 3 years
Squad number 4

Jonathon was originally signed on loan on the same day that we sold Matthew Spring to Watford at the start of the 2005-06 season. He started in the 2-0 League Cup victory over Oldham and his home debut was in the 3-3 draw with Brighton (10/9/05) in which he scored the sensational added-on-time equaliser. He played over 40 games during the season culminating in the disappointment of the play-off final in Cardiff. After which game he returned to Blackburn Rovers.

Nothing was heard of him on the transfer front until the deadline day, 31 August 2006 when Jonathon signed a three year permanent deal with Leeds United.

Last Update: 21 August 2007


Gylfi Einarsson
Gylfi Einarsson

 

Gylfi Einarsson
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Squad Number: 16
International: Iceland full (7 caps at end of Jan 2005)

Born 27th October 1978 in Iceland he began as a trainee with KR Reykjavik. Signed on a free transfer from Lillestrom of Norway on 1st Jan 2005. He was brought to the attention of Blackwell by a Scandanavian Leeds fan! A regular scorer for Lillestrom he scored the headed winner against Burnley at Turf Moor on 5th Feb 2005 which was only his third game for Leeds and only his second as a starter! Frank Sinclair of Burnley was also sent off for kicking out at him following a midfield clash in the same game!

That turned out to be his only goal for Leeds in career that spanned just 25 games. Gylfi suffered a long-term injury during the 2006-07 season - the season that Leeds United were relegated from the Championship.

He was released on a free transfer, while still injured, on transfer deadline day for the 2007-08 season, Leeds United first season in League One, the third tier of English professional football.

Updated: 31 August 2007


Jonathan Howson

Leeds United
Nickname Jonny
Height 5' 11" 
Weight -lbs 
Date of birth 21 May 1988 
Place of birth Leeds
Position Striker 
Nationality English 
Int. Caps None 
Signed 18/9/2007
Fee Youth player
Term 3 years
Squad number 14

Jonny Howson made his debut for the Leeds first team against Barnet on the 20 September 2006. Jonny made a shock debut in Dennis Wise's starting line-up for the Coca-Cola Championship fixture with Hull City at Elland Road on 23 December 2006. He played central midfield. He eventually finished the season with 11 senior appearances to his name, and scored his debut goal at Norwich City on 3 February 2007.

Despite relegation Jonny stuck by the club he has supported since a boy and was given number 14 for the club's first season in League One.

Links to previous seasons' player profile on www.leedsutd365.co.uk to:
2006-07 relegation from Championship

This page last updated: 28 August 2007


Andrew Hughes

Leeds United
Nickname
Height -'-" 
Weight -lbs 
Date of birth - Month 19-- 
Place of birth [city] 
Position Midfielder
Nationality [English] 
Int. Caps None 
Signed August 2007
Fee £---- 
Term
Squad number 22


Player story to follow

This page last updated: 20 August 2007


Bradley Johnson

Leeds Unitedengland
Squad Number 16
Height 5' 10" 
Date of birth 28/4/1987
Place of birth  
Position Midfielder
Nationality English
Int. Caps None 
Signed 8/1/2008
Signed from Northampton Town
Fee £250,000
Previous clubs Stevenage (loan), Ebbsfleet (loan), Northampton, Cambridge Utd


Bradley left Northampton Town when he signed a three-and-a-half-year contract on 8 January 2008 to play for Dennis Wise.

Johnson made his first appearance for Leeds United on January 14, when he replaced David Prutton in their League One fixture against Crewe at the Alexandra Stadium.

He scored his first goal for Leeds United at Elland Road against AFC Bournemouth on March 8, when he scored the first goal in the 2–0 victory.

Although a central midfielder, Johnson has established himself on the left wing under Gary McAllister. Due to on-loan Alan Sheehan's red card he played at left back in the last game of the 2007-2008 season against Gillingham FC,scoring a long-range volley. He kept the left-back slot through the play-off semi-finals against Carlisle United, and in the Wembley play-off final against Doncaster Rovers even though Alan Sheehan was available for the final.

On-loan Alan Sheehan signed permanently for Leeds in July 2008 and so Bradley is expected to return to left wing duties next season (2008-09)

This page last updated: 13 July 2008


Neil Kilkenny

Leeds Unitedengland
Squad Number -
Height 5' 8" 
Date of birth 19/12/1985
Place of birth Enfield, England
Position Central Midfielder
Nationality Australian
Int. Caps 2 full 4 U-23
Signed 7/1/2008
Signed from Birmingham City
Fee £150,000
Previous clubs Birmingham City, Oldham Athletic (loan), Arsenal

On January 4, 2008 Neil signed for Leeds United on an emergency loan. He made his debut in the 3 - 0 win over Northampton Town, putting in an impressive performance to get the man of the match award.

Kilkenny then signed a three-and-a-half year permanent contract with Leeds on January 7, 2008 for a fee of £150,000.

He scored his first goal for the club in the 2-0 win against AFC Bournemouth, in March 2008.

Despite being born in Enfield Neil was brought up in Brisbane and chose to play for Australia. He is a present member of the U-23 team which has qualified for the Beijing Olympics. This may bring him into conflict with the club over the 2008-09 season.

This page last updated: 11 June 2008


     Eddie Lewis  

Former player Eddie Lewis of Leeds United
Nickname
Date of birth 17 May 1974  
Place of birth Cerritos, CA, USA  
Position Winger, Left Full Back 
Nationality American
Int. Caps 49 (4 goals)  
Signed 24 June 2005  
Fee FREE
Left Leeds Utd 20 August 2007
Transferred to Derby County
Fee Received £275,000


Eddie Lewis
signed for Leeds United from Preston NE on a free transfer as he was out of contract. In the previous 2004-05 season he had been influential in Preston North End's successful season which saw them reach the Coca-Cola Championship play-off Final, where they lost out to West Ham. Interestingly, he turned down a new contract with Preston because he felt Leeds United offered him a better chance of reaching the Premiership in 2005-06. He was almost right, Leeds reached the play-off final under Kevin Blackwell but Eddie lost out again, this time 3-0 to Watford.

Eddie Lewis was popular at Leeds adding a touch of class to the left of midfield where he had displaced the popular Danny Pugh in his first season. Despite his efforts Eddie was part of the squad that was relegated from the Football League Coca-Cola Championship to League One - the first time Leeds United have ever been relegated to the third tier of professional football in England.

Although Leeds United made a winning start to the 2007-08 League One campaign Eddie was always going to be in demand and this time it was Derby County and the irresistable lure of Premier League football that came calling.

"I wanted to keep Eddie but this is a wonderful opportunity for him," said the Leeds manager Dennis Wise after the move was announced.

"He phoned me up and I was never going to stand in his way and say 'sorry, you're not going'. I think he would have been annoyed with me if I'd have done that."

Dennis Wise has hinted that several players were allowed to leave in the summer (2007) because he did not think they were team players or had the stomach for the fight - but Eddie Lewis was clearly not one of those. Of the departing American international Wise said,

"He's been a good pro, he's done very well for us and I'm chuffed to bits he has got an opportunity like this".

Eddie Lewis also goes with the thanks and best wishes of all of us here at www.leedsutd365.co.uk

Links to previous seasons' player profile on www.leedsutd365.co.uk to:
2006-07 relegation from Championship
2005-06 Championship Play-offs

This page last updated: 21 August 2007


Ben Parker

Ben Parker of Leeds United
Nickname
Height -'-" 
Weight -lbs 
Date of birth - Month 19-- 
Place of birth [city] 
Position Midfielder
Nationality [English] 
Int. Caps None 
Signed - Month 2007 
Fee £---- 
Term
Squad number 26


Player story to follow

Links to previous seasons' player profile on www.leedsutd365.co.uk to:
2006-07 relegation from Championship

This page last updated: 21 August 2007


David Prutton

Leeds United
Nickname Dave Prutton
Height -'-" 
Weight -lbs 
Date of birth - Month 19-- 
Place of birth [city] 
Position Midfielder
Nationality [English] 
Int. Caps None 
Signed August 2007 
Fee £---- 
Term
Squad number 7
Dave signed from Southampton having played for Forest in League One last season (2006-07). He was memorably sent off for Forest in the play-offs. More to follow

This page last updated: 27 August 2007


Sebastian Sorsa

Leeds UnitedFinland
Squad Number -
Height -'-" 
Date of birth 25/01/1984
Place of birth Helsinki
Position Forward
Nationality Finnish
Int. Caps None 
Signed 01/01/2008
Signed from HJK Helsinki
Fee Free
Previous clubs HJK Helsinki


Seb Sorsa signed from HJK Helsinki, where he had played for four years, for outgoing Leeds United manager Dennis Wise.

He has yet to make an appearance for Leeds United in any competition.

Links to previous seasons' player profile on www.leedsutd365.co.uk to:
2007-08 League One Play-Off Finalists

This page last updated: 11 July 2008


Peter Sweeney

Leeds UnitedScotland
Squad Number 24
Height 6' 0" 
Date of birth 25/09/1984
Place of birth Glasgow
Position Midfielder
Nationality Scottish
Int. Caps None 
Signed 10/01/2008
Signed from Walsall
Fee Free
Previous clubs Walsall, Yeovil, Stoke City, Millwall

Peter signed for Leeds United from Stoke City on 10 Jan 2008. Dennis Wise played him in the next four games and then was gone. He appeared on the teamsheet only five more times under new manager Gary McAllister who obviously doesn't rate him as highly as the departed Wise.

It was a topsy-turvey season for Sweeney. He played six games for Stoke at the start of the 2007-06 season (Stoke went on to win promotion to the Premier League), he also played in League One on loan at Walsall and Yeovil Town. Indeed, he even played AGAINST Leeds for Walsall in a 1-1 draw at Walsall! Then he arrives at Leeds United on a permanent deal and thinks things are settled and then Dennis Wise disappears to Newcastle and the new manager doesn't seem to fancy him.

All in all perhaps a season to forget for Sweeney.

This page last updated: 13 July 2008


Alan Thompson

Leeds United captain and midfielder Alan Thompsonengland
Nickname
Height -'-" 
Weight -lbs 
Date of birth - Month 19-- 
Place of birth Newcastle
Position Midfielder 
Nationality English 
Int. Caps None 
Signed January 2007
Fee £---- 
Term
Squad # -


Dennis Wise appointed Alan Thompson as captain for the club's first campaign in League One - 2007-08.

Alan started at Newcastle, then played for Bolton Wanderers, Aston Villa, Celtic and now Leeds United. Alan famously chose Aston Villa over Leeds United when moving from Bolton Wanderers back in the nineties

This page last updated: 31 August 2007


Ian Westlake

Ian Westlake of Leeds United
Nickname
Height -'-" 
Weight -lbs 
Date of birth - Month 19-- 
Place of birth [city] 
Position Midfielder
Nationality [English] 
Int. Caps None 
Signed - Month 2007 
Fee £---- 
Term
Squad number 11


Ian's story to follow

Links to previous seasons' player profile on www.leedsutd365.co.uk to:
2006-07 relegation from Championship

This page last updated: 20 August 2007


Curtis Weston

Leeds United
Nickname  
Height  
Weight  
Date of birth  
Place of birth  
Position Midfielder
Nationality English
Int. Caps None 
Signed August 2007 from Swindon
Fee  
Term
Squad number 23


Curtis Weston followed Dennis Wise from Millwall to Swindon and followed his boss once again when Wise moved from Swindon to Elland Road.

Weston is the youngest player ever in an FA Cup final when he came on as a late substitute in the Man Utd v Millwall final.

This page last updated: 28 August 2008

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