Don Revie remembered
From his playing days to lifting the FA Cup as Leeds United manager, take a look back as we roll back the years below.
Don Revies managerial success often overshadows a fine playing career which included six appearances for England. A false nine, to use modern parlance, Leeds signed him from Sunderland in 1958. Don Revie with Leeds Uniteds squad in 1959, with a young Jack Charlton in the back row. Revie became Leeds player-manager in 1961, replacing Jack Taylor. One of his earliest signings was the Black Flash, Albert Johanneson. Revie steered Leeds into the top flight as Division Two champions in 1964. This is a picture of his first division line-up in 1965, featuring Charlton, Billy Bremner and Bobby Collins. In 1965, Revie led United to their first major cup final but the club were unable to lift the FA Cup, beaten 2-1 by Bill Shanklys Liverpool. Seven years into Revies tenure, Leeds landed their first major trophy with victory in the 1968 League Cup final. Terry Cooper scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Arsenal at Wembley. Success followed success as Leeds went onto win the Inter Cities Fairs Cup. The club would claim the trophy again in 1971. In 1969, Leeds were crowned Division One champions in a triumph which brought to fruition almost a decade of work by Revie. Leeds battled for trophies on three fronts in 1969-70. Their European Cup adventure ended in the semi-finals at the hands of Celtic. Revie on his phone in his Elland Road office in 1971. In the FA Cups centenary year, 1972, Leeds and Revie lifted the famous trophy after a 1-0 victory over Arsenal. Allan Clarke claimed the only goal. United reached the final of the European Cup Winners Cup in 1973 but were beaten in Greece in hugely controversial fashion by AC Milan. Revie outside Elland Roads West Stand. Leeds registered their final success under Revie when they won the Division One title in 1974. Here he is celebrating at home with champagne. Revie quit Elland Road in 1974 for a short-lived spell as England coach. He is pictured here with some of his England players at the American Bicentennial Cup. Revie suffered from motor neurone disease in later life and Leed staged an all-star benefit game for him at Elland Road in 1988. Revie died in 1989 in Edinburgh, aged 61. Tributes were paid to him at the gates of Elland Road. Revie was honoured in 2012 with a statue of him opposite Elland Roads East Stand. A number of his old players were present for the unveiling.