Varley's are a photo family dynasty whose images have helped define the club's history and heritage down the decades. Doncaster-born Daily Mirror photographer John Varley - whose images include the famous 1970 shot of Pelé exchanging shirts with Bobby Moore at the World Cup in Mexico - kicked off the family affair. By the 1970s his son Andrew was also making a name for himself as a freelance sports photographer and says he has not looked back since. Having covered Leeds United for so many years - an image from his first trip to Elland Road was of Duncan McKenzie jumping over a Mini - he is pleased to see them back in the Premier League. “I’ve been through everything with them,” said Andrew, whose son Jack, 32, also works with him part-time, and will likely take over his father’s archives on day. Enjoy these iconic Varley Picture Agency images of Leeds United down the decades. Which is your favourite? READ MORE: The ups and downs of Leeds United's Elland Road down the decades LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook
16 of the most iconic Leeds United photos of all time
These iconic Leeds United images all have one thing in common - they were all taken by legendary lensmen of the photographic world.
By Andrew Hutchinson
Published 28th Jul 2020, 11:30 GMT
Updated 17th Dec 2021, 13:35 GMT
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