Leeds United were founded in 1919 after the disbanding of their predecessors Leeds City. They have won the First Division on three occasions in 1968-69, 1973-74 and 1991-92. They have also won one FA Cup, in 1972, and one League Cup, in 1968.
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. Fans also just call them United.
The club's most successful era came under Don Revie, who managed the side from 1961 to 1975. In his first season he saved them from relegation to Division Three, before seeing them promoted to the top flight in 1963-64. Between 1965 and 1974, Revie's Leeds never finished outside of the top four, winning two League Championships (1968-69 and 1973-74), the FA Cup (1972), the League Cup (1968) and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups (1968 and 1971).
Several legendary players represented Leeds in this era, including Billy Bremner, Allan Clarke, Norman Hunter, Jack Charlton and Mick Jones.
Howard Wilkinson was the next manager to win a significant trophy for the Peacocks, the First Division championship in 1991-92. His side included the likes of Gary Speed, Gordon Strachan, Gary McAllister, David Batty, Lee Chapman and Eric Cantona.
David O'Leary built an exciting young side in the early 2000s featuring the likes of Alan Smith, Robbie Fowler, Robbie Keane, Rio Ferdinand and Mark Viduka. They challenged for the Premiership title and made it to a Champions League semi-final, but financial problems meant the side was sold off and relegation followed.
The club are now back on a sound financial footing and challenging for a return to the Premiership.