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Leeds United England's 12th biggest club, according to Sky Sports study

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Leeds face Liverpool in the EFL Cup quarter-final on Tuesday, live on Sky Sports 1 from 7.30 pm - but how big is the Yorkshire club?

Leeds have won three league titles during their 97-year history - in 1968/69, 1973/74 and 1991/92 - while they reached the European Cup final in 1974/75 and the Champions League semi-finals under manager David O'Leary in 2001.

7 Mar 2001:  Mark Viduka of Leeds United has his shot blocked by Aitor Karanka of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Group D match played at the
Image: Leeds reached the Champions League semi-final in 2001

Just four years later, Leeds were relegated from the Premier League and were demoted again to League One in 2007 after being deducted 10 points for entering administration.

But are Leeds a sleeping giant, ready to be woken amid takeover speculation? We've broken down their all-time and current successes into four categories to work it out...


Since 1920, Leeds have featured in the top-flight for 50 seasons, 36 in tier two and three in the third. The club reached a 96-year low in 2007/08 when the Whites finished the season fifth in League One.

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However, the club has bounced back since then and currently sit fifth in the Championship under new boss Garry Monk.

The Sky Sports Ultimate League, which ranks clubs annually by their average 50-year league position, suggests Leeds are the 12th biggest club in England with an average position of 17.66 - averaging at 19.33 since 1920.

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In terms of honours won, Leeds are England's 13th most successful club with nine trophies, winning three league titles, one FA Cup, two Europa League competitions, one League Cup and two FA Charity Shields.

Clubs' all-time total honours

Club Total honours
Man Utd 64
Liverpool 60
Arsenal 43
Chelsea 28
Tottenham 24
Everton 24
Aston Villa 23
Man City 18
Newcastle 13
Nott'm Forest 13
Wolves 13
Blackburn 12
Leeds Utd 9
Sheff Weds 9
Sunderland 9
West Brom 9
West Ham 6
Leicester 5


Leeds have attracted an average home attendance of 25,123 in the league this season - that's the 20th highest across all English divisions, according to With a capacity of 39,460, Elland Road is also the 13th biggest football stadium in England.

Top average home attendances in England 2016/17

Club Avg. home attendance 2016/17
Man Utd 75,287
Arsenal 60,004
West Ham 56,953
Man City 54,207
Liverpool 52,768
Newcastle 50,782
Sunderland 41,750
Chelsea 41,508
Everton 39,209
Leicester 31,874
Aston Villa 31,841
Tottenham 31,464
Middlesbrough 30,967
Southampton 30,653
Derby 28,883
Stoke 27,434
Brighton 26,931
Sheff Weds 26,607
Norwich 26,263
Leeds Utd 25,123


On social media, Leeds have the 22nd biggest following with 744,486 subscribed fans across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, ahead of Premier League clubs Watford, Middlesbrough, Bournemouth and Burnley.

Social media followers on FB, Instagram & Twitter

Club Total followers
Man Utd 95,812,364
Chelsea 62,359,083
Arsenal 54,104,873
Liverpool 39,414,489
Man City 30,007,542
Tottenham 10,797,311
Leicester 8,775,978
Everton 4,134,092
Aston Villa 3,337,609
West Ham 3,247,758
Newcastle 3,039,345
Southampton 2,487,270
Sunderland 2,417,056
Stoke City 2,123,095
Swansea 2,090,745
Crystal Palace 1,593,570
West Brom 1,360,807
Hull City 1,348,826
Norwich 1,307,527
Fulham 1,184,742
QPR 1,134,051
Leeds 744,486

*Premier League clubs' social media follower totals provided by Brandtix

So, Leeds have the 13th biggest stadium, they are ranked 13th for all-time honours and the Ultimate League puts them as the 12th biggest club in England. There has not been a great deal to cheer for their supporters in recent years, but they will be hoping for a brief return to the glory years on Tuesday night.

Do you think Leeds are still a big club? Have your say and leave a comment below or tweet us at @SkyFootball

Watch Liverpool v Leeds in the EFL Cup quarter-final live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7.30pm on Tuesday

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