About Leeds United
Leeds United Football Club was formed in 1919 on the disbandment of Leeds City FC and was elected to the Football League the following year. The club hovered between the old Divisions One and Two until Don Revie took over in 1961, with notable successes throughout the decade.
The original Leeds United kit of blue and white striped shirts, white shorts and blue socks mirrored the Huddersfield Town strip, due to the planned, but failed, merger between the two clubs. The Leeds kit changed in 1934 to blue and yellow halved shirts, and changed again to yellow shirts, white shorts and black, blue and gold hooped socks from 1950. The 1955 kit echoed the original Leeds City FC, with royal blue shirts, white shorts and blue and yellow hooped socks. Don Revie changed the club kit to all white in recognition of the famous Real Madrid team, and the first kit has been predominantly white ever since. The second and third change kits are changed frequently, but feature combinations of blue, white, yellow, grey and black.
Leeds have gone through some troubled times since the 1980s, but their supporters have remained loyal throughout, with a good trade in shirts, especially those bearing the signature of players and of retro shirts from past seasons. Match worn shirts, especially if signed, fetch high prices amongst fans. Retro scarves and hats are popular, together with old match day programmes, especially those from the heady days of European football. Club badges, replica training wear, jackets, Elland Road street signs, pencil cases and plenty of other club merchandise is available.