Leeds remained in Division Two until 1955–56, when they once again won promotion to Division One, inspired by the great John Charles.
However, Charles was hungry for success at the highest level, and manager Raich Carter was unable to convince him to stay ay Leeds. The Welshman was sold to Juventus for a then-world record of £65,000 and Leeds being relegated in the 1959–60 season.
But in 1961, along came a man called Don Revie.... and the rest, they say, is history. Simply scroll down and click through the pages to view these fantastic retro snaps of Leeds United in the 1950s and 60s
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Tottenham Hotspur play Leeds United in an FA Cup third round replay at White Hart Lane
John Charles, the 'Gentle Giant' of Leeds United. John and his brother Mel were both capped for Wales.
Leeds United footballer John Charles. Arsenal and Cardiff City once offered to pay 40,000 for him.
Leeds United team photo. Standing left to right - Bob Roxburgh (trainer), Harold Brook, Archie Gibson, Jimmy Dunn, Roy Wood, Eric Kerfoot, Grenville Hair. Front row left to right - Andy McCall, Albert Nightingale, John Charles (captain), Bobby Forrest, George Meek.
Leeds defender, Charles, watches his goalkeeper, Wood, take the ball ahead of West Ham United player, Dare, as West Ham United play Leeds United at Upton Park.
A 17-year-old Billy Bremner. Bremner went on to become a key midfielder in Don Revie's team and was voted player of the year in 1970. He played 54 times for Scotland and went on to manage Leeds and Doncaster Rovers
John Charles in action at Elland Road
Leeds United footballers Ian Lawson (left) and Albert Johanneson (right)
South African footballer Albert Johanneson with fans at the Hendon Football Club ground, London, during a team training session before the FA Cup final against Liverpool.
Don Revie, the manager of Leeds United FC, filming Bobby Collins, the team captain.
Liverpool manager Bill Shankly (1913 - 1981) and Leeds United manager Don Revie ( 1927 - 1989) lead their teams out at Wembley Stadium, London, for the 1965 FA Cup Final
Don Revie (1927 - 1989), manager of Leeds United
Alan Peacock at the England team training session
Jack Charlton of Leeds United holding the award for 'Footballer of the Year
Footballer Paul Madeley of Leeds United is carried off after an injury during a League Division One match against Nottingham Forest
Leeds United football supporters waiting for a train
Leeds United captain Billy Bremner (1942 - 1997) and fellow players hold trophies after winning the League Cup final against Arsenal.