This is the first book to cover the international careers of players when they were with Leeds United and their predecessors, Leeds City. They are all here - from one-game wonders to World Cup winners. Profusely illustrated throughout with United stars past and present in international kit, each player's international history is backed up with statistical detail. The potted biographies throw up a myriad of fascinating facts covering the highs and lows of the 112 Leeds players who have represented a total of 23 countries. In addition to all the appearances and goals, you'll discover...Who travelled halfway round the world to play just two minutes for his country? Who had to give a Nazi salute before a game against Germany? Who was axed from an England summer tour because he was sent off in a West Riding Senior Cup match? Who saw a member of his country's coaching staff arrested on the pitch for practising black magic? Who saved a penalty on his only international appearance? Who met Mussolini and had an audience with the Pope on a continental tour? Who received a four-and-a-half year international ban for striking an opponent?
Who played in goal and as an outfield player for his country? Who represented his country before playing a League game for United? Who represented Scotland after being picked by England? Each biography blends the player's time at Elland Road with their international exploits and has a comprehensive statistical section. You'll find exactly where and when each Leeds player won their caps, scores and attendances plus details of intermediate internationals like B internationals, Under-23, Under-21 and Football League representative games. There are also lists of players who were capped before and after their time at Elland Road, plus a section on international managers with Leeds United connections. The book is essential reading for every Leeds fan.
MARTIN JARRED is a freelance journalist who covers Leeds United matches at Elland Road for The Press, York, where he was sports editor for many years. He formerly worked on a weekly newspaper in Leeds, was sports editor of the Scarborough Evening News and has followed the club's fortunes since he was a boy. With Malcolm Macdonald, he is co-author of The Who's Who of Leeds, United, The Leeds United Story, Leeds United: A Complete Record, The Leeds United Cup Book and Leeds United: The Complete European Record, all published by Breedon. He contributes Leeds United details to the PFA Footballers' Who's Who. He is also co-author of Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City.