Marcelo Bielsa and David Moyes. (Photo by Oli Scarff - Pool/Getty Images)
Marcelo Bielsa’s men have won over legions of neutrals with their pedal-to-the-metal attacking style, while absolutely nobody would have predicted that the Hammers would still be in contention for a top four finish with 12 games left to play.
Looking beyond the confines of this campaign, however, there’s no denying that the Whites and the Irons are historically two of the biggest sides in English football.
For their part, East Londoners have won three FA Cups and provided a significant portion of England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad, while Leeds have three league titles and a cup win of their own.
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Green spent six years with the Hammers before joining QPR and eventually moving to Elland Road in 2016. The former England number one has since hung up his gloves and has become a promising talent in the world of punditry. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Given the size ans stature of the two sides, it’s little surprise that a number of players have turned out for both throughout the years.
With that in mind, here are 11 talents who played for both Leeds United and West Ham...
A product of the academy system at Thorp Arch, Byram left Leeds for West Ham in 2016. Injuries have not been kind to the full-back, however, and after a couple of loan spells he ended up signing for Norwich City in 2019. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Another Leeds product, Kilgallon actually spent a brief loan spell with the Hammers right at the start of his career in 2003. The sum total of his spell in East London? Four appearances. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Foxe enjoyed a bit of journeyman career, turning out for seven club across England, the rest of Europe, Japan, and his native Australia. On his travels he spent brief spells with West Ham and Leeds, although with a combined total of 31 appearances for the two clubs, he probably won't be remembered as a legend by either. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Ferdinand made waves when he left boyhood club West Ham for Leeds in 2000, but he'd make even bigger ones when he left the Whites for bitter rivals Manchester United a couple of years later. Still, it's hard to deny that the defender had one of the most illustrious career of any English player in modern history. (Photo credit should read PAUL BARKER/AFP via Getty Images)
McCartney would finish his career at West Ham, spent the best part of a season on loan at Elland Road in 2010/11. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Bowyer left Leeds for West Ham in a cut-price deal back in January 2003, and would go on to make 60 appearances for the Irons. The midfielder eventually left the Hammers for Birmingham City in 2009. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
A fan favourite at both clubs, Snodgrass was still a West Ham player up until mid-January when he left East London to join Sam Allardyce at West Brom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Ephraim's time at Leeds and West Ham was so fleeting that he makes Hayden Foxe look positively stalwart-like. The winger played just four minutes for his boyhood Hammers before leaving for QPR, and a subsequent loan spell at Elland Road wasn't much more fruitful. 92 minutes over three League One outings made for a very forgettable stint. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Deane clocked up nearly 200 appearances for Leeds over the years, but his brief stint at Elland Road in 2004/05 came of the back of a similarly short-lived stay with the Hammers. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Keane was arguably one of the most clinical finishers in the Premier League on his day, but few will remember his brief stint with West Ham in the second half of the 2010/11 campaign. The Irishman scored on his debut, but would manage just one more in nine other appearances for the Hammers. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/ALLSPORT)