City museum teams up with Leeds United to celebrate club's centenary

Fans will get the chance to relive some unforgettable nights in Elland Road history thanks to a new display celebrating 100 years of Leeds United.

Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 4th October 2019, 9:28 am

Cherished memorabilia stretching back to some of the Whites’ unforgettable Champions League clashes will take pride of place at Leeds City Museum alongside photos, programmes

and souvenirs from key moments in the club’s storied past.

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Unseen Leeds United memorabilia to go on show in new exhibition celebrating club's centenary
Marek Romaniszyn, assistant curator at Leeds City Museum inspects memorabilia for the exhibition. PIC: James Hardisty

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The club officially turns 100 on Thursday, October 17.

Souvenirs fans can see at the museum include a pennant exchanged by with Italian giants SS Lazio when the two sides met in the group stages of the 2000 Champions League. A

memorable tie saw the teams share the spoils in a 3-3 draw.

Memorabilia at the exhibition. PIC: James Hardisty

The game was also the origin of the song Leeds! Leeds! Leeds! more commonly known as Marching on Together which was the b-side of the team’s cup final song.

A bust and photo of Leeds United Legend John Charles and a programme form Lucas Radebe’s testimonial are also part of the display.

And a souvenir edition of the Yorkshire Evening Post from April 27, 1992 carrying the headline We Are the Champions also commemorates one of the greatest moments in the

club’s history when they won the last ever first division title before the birth of the Premier League.

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “Leeds United have given their fans and the city so many unforgettable memories over the years and they are such an

important part of our culture and our history.

“It’s a fitting tribute to how much they mean to the people of Leeds that we are commemorating some of those special moments and giving visitors the chance to reminisce

about their heroes, the nights they have spent in the stands at Elland Road and the impact the impact the club has had on their lives.”

The 100 Years of Leeds United 1919-2019 display can be seen at Leeds City Museum, which is free to enter.