9 photos of the iconic Leeds United wave from the 1970s

It was a pre-match Elland Road ritual which fostered a connection between players and fans.

Thursday, 30th July 2020, 8:27 am
Do you remember the Leeds United wave? PIC: Varley Picture Agency
Do you remember the Leeds United wave? PIC: Varley Picture Agency

The team would walk out on to that pitch and wave to the crowd during the 1970s - a matchday ritual started by manager Don Revie and one which carried on when he left into the 1980s. Do you remember watching the team in the centre circle waving before kick off? These photos, published courtesy of Varley Picture Agency, are sure to evoke memories for a generation of supporters. READ MORE: 16 of the most iconic Leeds United photos of all time

The team wave to the fans ahead of kick off during the 1973/74 season. It was a campaign the club would be crowned First Divsion champions.
Another terrific photo taken during the 1973/74 season.

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The team wave to the Elland Road faithful during 1974/75 season, which saw the Whites reach the final of the European Cup.
The players wave ahead of kick off during the 1976/77 campaign.
The team wave to the crowd at Elland Road during the 1977/78 season.
The players wave to the crowd during the 1977/78 season.
Do you remember this team from the 1978/79 season? The Whites finished fifth.
Kenny Burns, John Lukic, Peter Barnes and Trevor Cherry are among the familiar faces from the 1981/82 season.
Do you remember the Leeds United wave?
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