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Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

Who are all-time top goal scorers in Leeds United history? Only one of them has scored more than 200 goals, two of them more than 150 goals, and 5 of them more than 100 goals indeed if you don’t take the two who have scored more than 150 goals into account.
Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

And the interesting thing is that Leeds United highest goal scorer of all time is not a forward; he’s - better said was - an attacking midfielder. An attacking midfielder with more than 200 goals and even more than forwards; that’s amazing!

He’s indeed Leeds United top goal scorer ever but who is he? The 73-year-old Peter Lorimer with 238 goals scored for Leeds United. And what about other top scorers in Leeds United of all time? Read on to know!

The List of Highest Goal Scorers in Leeds United of All Time

The list of top scorers in Leeds United of all time, as you know, starts with Peter Lorimer. Although he’s not a forward, no other forward in Leeds United history has scored more than him. Let’s get to know more about him.

Peter Lorimer (238 Goals)

Number one on the list of Leeds United top scorers of all time, Peter Lorimer is not only a product of Leeds United but also has served thr Premier League club more than any other club during his career - actually for 19 years and in two time periods, namely from 1962 to 1979 and from 1983 to 1985. It is more than 10 times longer than the time he has served every single club. And during this time he scored 238 goals for Leeds United across all competitions.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

From all the 238 goals Lorimer scored for Leeds United 168 were scored at league level which actually comprise 63% of all his Leeds goals. And this number of goals (168) were scored in the 526 appearances that Lorimer made for Leeds at league level which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.31 meaning that the 73-year-old retired Scottish midfielder scored almost 1 goal in every 3 appearances that he made for the Whites.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

Being the all-time top goal scorer in Leeds United history, Lorimer has also served the Scottish national team from 1969 to 1976 scoring 4 goals in the 21 appearances that he has made for them.

With Leeds United, Lorimer won two First Division titles in 1968-69 and 1973-74 seasons, one FA Cup in 1972 and one League Cup in 1968. It is also noteworthy to mention that Lorimer is by 81 goals - a wide gap - in front of the second position on the list occupied by John Charles with 157 goals.

John Charles (157 Goals)

The first passed footballer on the list of Leeds United top scorers of all time, John Charles scored 157 goals for Leeds United across all competitions during his time, and like Peter Lorimer, he also served Leeds in two time periods, namely from 1949 to 1957 and in 1962, which actually add up to 9 years; 3 times longer than the time he served other clubs during his career.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

During this 9 years, Charles scored 160 goals in the 308 appearances that he made for Leeds United at league level. That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio 51% which means the Passed Welsh footballer scored a little bit more than half of his league goals for the Whites.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

Occupying the second position on the list of Leeds United top goal scorers ever, John Charles also served Wales national team for 15 years between 1950 and 1965, and during this time scored 15 goals in the 38 appearances that he made for them - almost 1 one goal in every two appearances.

The number of goals Charles scored for Leeds are more than 1.5 times higher than the second club he served the most: Juventus; for whom he scored 108 goals in 155 appearances.

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Allan Clarke (151 Goals)

The third footballer on the list of Leeds United top scorers of all time, Allan Clarke has scored 151 goals for Leeds United across all competitions. From among all these goals 110 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 72% of all Clarke’s Leeds goals.

The number of goals Clarke has scored for Leeds United at league level (110) are actually 2.5 to 7 times higher than the number of goals he has scored for other clubs.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

And the number of appearances Clarke has made for Leeds are 3 to 8 times higher than other clubs, so no wonder he has scored for Leeds several times higher than other clubs.

The 74-year-old retired English footballer has also played for the English national team from 1970 to 1975 scoring 10 goals in the 19 appearances that he has made for them. He is also the first footballer on the list of Leeds United highest goal scorer of all time to have managed the Whites after his retirement - actually from 1980 to 1982.

Tom Jennings (117 Goals)

The second passed footballer on the list of Leeds United top scorers of all time, Tom Jennings scored 117 goals for Leeds United during the time he served them - actually for 6 years between 1925 and 1931. From all the 117 goals Jennings scored for Leeds 112 were scored at league level which actually comprise 95% of all his Leeds goals.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

The number of goals Jennings scored for Leeds, also the number of appearances he made for them are 3 to 4 times higher than the other club he served during his career: Chester.

That doesn’t mean he didn’t serve other clubs, but there are no statistics or records available showing how many goals he scored and how many appearances he made for them. It is not known if the passed Scottish footballer served the Scotland national team or not, also it’s not known he was the product of which club. That is because he actually was in the business in early 1900s.

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Billy Bremner (115 Goals)

The second passed and also the second Scottish footballer on the list of Leeds United top scorers of all time, Billy Bremner scored 115 goals - only two less than those of Jennings, for Leeds United across all competitions. From among all the 115 goals Bremner scored for Leeds United 91 were scored at league level which actually comprise 79% of all his Leeds goals.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

Occupying the fifth position on the list of Leeds United top goal scorers ever, Bremner only served three clubs during his career: Leeds United, Hull City, and Doncaster Rovers.

However, the number of years he served the Whites were 8 times higher than the two other clubs. He actually served Leeds for 16 years - between 1960 to 1976, while he served each of the other two clubs for two years.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

Bremner scored all his 91 league goals for Leeds United in the 587 appearances that he made for them. That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.15 meaning that the passed Scottish footballer scored one goal in every 7 appearances that he made for the Whites.

He also served the Scottish national team from 1965 to 1975 scoring 3 goals in the 54 appearances that he made for them. Not at all a prolific scorer, but still on the list of all-time top goal scorers in Leeds United history.

Johnny Giles (114 Goals)

The first Irish footballer on the list of Leeds United top scorers of all time who was a midfielder like the top of the list Peter Lorimer, Johnny Giles has scored 114 goals for Leeds United during his career which lasted from 1957 to 1983. From among all the 114 goals Giles scored for Liverpool 88 were scored at league level which actually comprise 77% of all his Leeds goals.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

Giles served Leeds United for 12 years between 1963 and 1975 which is actually two times longer than the time he served Manchester United and an Irish club called Shamrock Rovers - the former from 1963 to 1975 and the latter from 1977 to 1983. The number of goals Giles has scored for Leeds, however, are eight times higher than the number of goals he has scored for the two above-mentioned clubs. The 79-year-old retired Irish footballer also served the Irish national team from 1959 to 1979 scoring 5 goals in the 59 appearances that he made for them.

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Mick Jones (111 Goals)

Occupying the 7th position on the list of Leeds United top scorers of all time, Mick Jones has scored a total of 111 goals for Leeds United across all competitions. From among the 111 goals Jones scored for Leeds 77 were scored at league level which comprise 69% of all his Leeds goals. Jones is actually a product of Sheffield United and has served the English club for one third of his career.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

And just guess what was the other club he served for the rest of his career? Right! Leeds United; he actually served Leeds for 8 years - between 1967 and 1975 - which makes up two third of his career.

During this time, Jones scored 77 goals in the 220 appearances that he made for the Whites at league level which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.35 meaning that the 75-year-old retired English footballer scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.05) in every 3 appearances that he made for Leeds at league level.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

Being a product of Sheffield United, Mick Jones actually shined with the English club, too, although he served Leeds United for the majority of his career. Just consider that he scored 63 goals in the 149 appearances he made for Sheffield United which actually gets him a higher ratio than his Leeds one: 0.42. So, if he made the same number of appearances for Sheffield United as he made for Leeds, then he would score 92 goals - 15 goals more - with that ratio.

Charlie Keetley (110 Goals)

The third passed footballer on the list of Leeds United top scorers of all time, Charlie Keetley scored 110 goals for Leeds United during his career which lasted from 1923 to 1936.

From among all the goals Keetley scored for Leeds 108 were scored at league level which actually comprise 98% of all his Leeds goals, and Keetley actually scored these 108 goals in the 160 appearances that he made for Leeds which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.67 meaning that the passed English footballer scored a little bit more than 2 goals (exactly 2.01) in every 3 appearances that he made for the Whites.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

Keetley served Leeds United for much of his career actually for 7 years between 1927 and 1934 and, as you know, during this time scored 108 goals for Leeds United at league level. That number of goals is actually 25 times higher than the number of goals he scored for other clubs. Keetley never served his country’s national team.

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Jack Charlton (96 Goals)

The fourth passed footballer and the only footballer on the list of Leeds United top scorers of all time who was a product of Leeds United and only played for the Premier League club during his career which actually lasted from 1952 to 1973; 21 years at Leeds service and during this time Charlton scored 96 goals for Leeds across all competitions. From among all these goals 70 were scored at league level which actually comprise 72% of all his Leeds goals.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

And Charlton scored his league-level goals for Leeds (70) in the 629 appearances that he made for the Premier League club. That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.11 meaning that the passed English footballer scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.1) in every 10 appearances he made for the Whites during his career. That is actually the lowest goal-to-appearance ratio on the list of top scorers in Leeds United of all time - even lower than that of Billy Bremner (0.15).

Russell Wainscoat (93 Goals)

Occupying the 10th position on the list of Leeds United top scorers of all time, also among the passed footballers on the list, Russell Wainscoat scored 93 goals for Leeds United during his career which lasted from 1920 to 1934.

Other than Leeds, the passed English footballer served three other clubs, namely Barnsely, Middlesbrough and Hull City, however, he served Leeds 2 to 3 times longer than these clubs - actually for 6 years between 1925 and 1931.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

And from among all the 93 goals Wainscoat scored for Leeds United 87 were scored at league level which actually comprise 93% of all his Leeds goals. This number of goals (87) were scored in the 215 appearances that Wainscoat made for the Whites which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.4 meaning that the passed English footballer scored 2 goals in every 5 appearances that he made for Leeds.

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Luciano Becchio (86 Goals)

The first footballer on the list of Leeds United top scorers of all time with dual nationality - he’s both Argentinian and Italian, Luciano Becchio has scored 86 goals for Leeds United during his career which lasted from 2003 to 2017. From among all the 86 goals Becchio scored for Leeds 75 were at league level which actually comprise 87% of all his Leeds goals.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

And the number of goals Becchio scored for Leeds United at league level (75) were scored in the 190 appearances that he made for them. That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.39 meaning that the 36-year-old retired Argentinian footballer scored almost 2 goals in every 5 appearances that he made for the Whites.

Becchio is a product of the Argentinian club, Boca Juniors, and the second club he has scored the most number of goals for is the Spanish club, Merida, for whom he scored 28 goals in 50 appearances, however, and as you see, that number of goals he scored Leeds are 2.5 times higher than the number of goals he scored for the Spanish club.

Jermaine Beckford (84 Goals)

And here’s the second footballer on the list of Leeds United top scorers of all time with dual nationality: Jermaine Beckford. He’s a retired English footballer with Jamaican Origin who has scored for Leeds United more than any other club he has served during his career.

As you can see from the title, Beckford has scored a total of 84 goals for Leeds United from which 71 goals have been scored at league level which actually comprise 84% of all his Leeds goals.

Leeds United Top Scorers of All Time

And if you just exclude the English club, Wealdstone, for whom Beckford scored 54 goals during his career, the number of goals the retired English footballer has scored for Leeds at league level (71) are 6 to 9 times higher than the number of goals he has scored for other clubs. He also served the Jamaican national team in 2013 and scored one goal in the 6 appearances that he made for them.

The List of Leeds United Highest Goal Scorers of All Time Does not End Here

Surely the list of Leeds United top goal scorers ever is not limited to the players mentioned above; the list continues as below:

  • Mark Viduka, Goals: 68, Ntl: Australian-Croatian
  • Ross McCormack, Goals: 58, Ntl: Scottish
  • Harry Kewell, Goals: 57, Ntl: Australian-English
  • Rod Wallace, Goals: 53, Ntl: English
  • Alan Smith, Goals: 53, Ntl: English
  • Lee Bowyer, Goals: 51, Ntl: English
  • Lee Chapman, Goals: 48, Ntl: English
  • Chris Wood, Goals: 44, Ntl: Australian
  • Brian Deane, Goals: 41, Ntl: English - Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Robert Snodgrass, Goals: 41, Ntl: Scottish

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