Leeds United’s greatest Premier League XI

Adam Brown

Leeds United were once one of Europe’s giants capable of a long-run in the Champions League. Since then, one of England’s most historical clubs has fallen as low as England’s third tier before their recent rejuvenation under Gary Monk. As winners of the first division as well as England’s other major trophies, Elland Road has been home to some of the games best players.

Whilst the Peacocks have plenty of great players in their history, which players during the 12 years in the Premier League era would make their best ever XI?


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There are of course some honourable mentions to the likes of Billy Bremner and others from the great Leeds teams before the Premier League era.

It’s easy to see why Leeds have three league title’s to their name. The side always had plenty of talent before their relegation in 2004, it’s surprising how a team who were so good were able to fall so hard.

Former Swansea man Gary Monk currently has guided Leeds to 4th in the Championship, with the play-offs likely – we could see them back in the Premier League soon. Similar to the return of Middlesbrough, it will be good to see Leeds back in England’s top flight – their history is up there with England’s best and it’s a fixture which supporters of the top teams can look forward to.

The best part of this XI is that we would finally be able to see a partnership between Rio Ferdinand and Roque Junior. Something we should have seen, but for Manchester United who were always keen to cherry pick from other English clubs. The trio of Rio Ferdinand, Eric Cantona and Alan Smith were all signed by Sir Alex Ferguson – it’s not hard to see why either.


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