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This page shows the ELO score history of the selected club - mapping their best and worst sides of all time, and their most unlikely victories and defeats based on their ELO score.

Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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A historical overview of Leeds United's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Leeds United sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1970 Thursday, March 26, 1970 4215.54  
  1972 Saturday, May 6, 1972 4200.65  
  1968 Saturday, April 20, 1968 4196.93  
  1973 Wednesday, December 26, 1973 4196.89  
  1974 Saturday, February 9, 1974 4192.55  
  1969 Tuesday, August 19, 1969 4189.79  
  1971 Saturday, January 30, 1971 4180.72  
  2001 Sunday, November 4, 2001 4172.68  
  1965 Monday, April 12, 1965 4163.00  
  2002 Tuesday, January 1, 2002 4152.59  
  1966 Saturday, January 8, 1966 4145.96  
  1999 Sunday, December 26, 1999 4142.40  
  1967 Saturday, December 30, 1967 4142.09  
  2000 Sunday, January 23, 2000 4131.13  
  1991 Saturday, December 7, 1991 4127.71  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Leeds United sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1921 Saturday, April 30, 1921 3704.26  
  2007 Saturday, March 3, 2007 3708.44  
  1949 Saturday, October 1, 1949 3708.54  
  2009 Saturday, January 10, 2009 3714.80  
  1922 Saturday, January 21, 1922 3715.80  
  1962 Saturday, March 3, 1962 3718.06  
  2008 Saturday, December 20, 2008 3718.43  
  2006 Saturday, December 30, 2006 3721.13  
  1948 Saturday, April 3, 1948 3726.94  
  1986 Monday, March 31, 1986 3729.10  
  2014 Tuesday, April 8, 2014 3731.57  
  1984 Monday, January 16, 1984 3735.33  
  2015 Sunday, January 4, 2015 3743.20  
  1947 Saturday, December 27, 1947 3744.80  
  1983 Tuesday, December 27, 1983 3746.87  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Leeds United's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Manchester United (4281) vs. Leeds United (3866)
  Sunday, January 3, 2010
-463.7 6.5% 0-1 +9.4 
  Leeds United (3814) vs. Tottenham Hotspur (4155)
  Sunday, January 27, 2013
-294.6 15.5% 2-1 +8.4 
  Leeds United (3811) vs. Everton (4147)
  Tuesday, September 25, 2012
-289.8 15.9% 2-1 +8.4 
  Leeds United (3829) vs. Middlesbrough (4123)
  Saturday, January 6, 1951
-199.5 24.1% 1-0 +15.2 
  Arsenal (4264) vs. Leeds United (4000)
  Sunday, May 4, 2003
-328.5 13.1% 2-3 +17.4 
  Arsenal (4218) vs. Leeds United (3955)
  Monday, December 26, 1932
-392.3 9.5% 1-2 +18.1 
  Leeds United (3944) vs. Manchester United (4182)
  Saturday, September 27, 1997
-174.5 26.8% 1-0 +14.6 
  Leeds United (3935) vs. Ipswich Town (4172)
  Tuesday, March 31, 1981
-137.5 31.2% 3-0 +24.1 
  Leeds United (3760) vs. Derby County (3988)
  Saturday, November 29, 2014
-182.1 26.0% 2-0 +22.2 
  Preston North End (4169) vs. Leeds United (3947)
  Saturday, September 6, 1958
-327.5 13.2% 1-2 +17.4 
  Leeds United (3875) vs. Bolton Wanderers (4093)
  Monday, August 31, 1925
-96.1 36.5% 2-1 +12.7 
  Leeds United (3772) vs. Queens Park Rangers (3984)
  Saturday, February 21, 1987
-123.8 32.9% 2-1 +13.4 
  Leeds United (3807) vs. Tottenham Hotspur (4017)
  Saturday, January 14, 1950
-116.0 33.9% 3-0 +23.1 
  Burnley (4100) vs. Leeds United (3893)
  Saturday, December 19, 1959
-309.8 14.4% 0-1 +17.1 
  Leeds United (3874) vs. Bolton Wanderers (4080)
  Tuesday, April 14, 1925
-87.0 37.7% 2-1 +12.5 
  Leeds United (3747) vs. AFC Bournemouth (3952)
  Tuesday, January 20, 2015
-158.7 28.6% 1-0 +14.3 
  Leeds United (3858) vs. Aston Villa (4062)
  Thursday, December 25, 1924
-84.6 38.1% 6-0 +26.3 
  Sheffield United (3919) vs. Leeds United (3716)
  Monday, September 5, 1949
-296.9 15.3% 0-1 +16.9 
  Leeds United (3771) vs. Hull City (3973)
  Saturday, December 5, 2015
-160.4 28.4% 2-1 +14.3 
  Tottenham Hotspur (4090) vs. Leeds United (3898)
  Monday, December 28, 1959
-294.7 15.5% 1-4 +29.6 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Leeds United's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Leeds United (4045) vs. Mansfield Town (3436)
  Wednesday, September 21, 1994
+678.0 98.0% 0-1 -9.8 
  Colchester United (3585) vs. Leeds United (4165)
  Saturday, February 13, 1971
+475.9 93.9% 3-2 -18.8 
  Sutton United (3375) vs. Leeds United (3908)
  Sunday, January 29, 2017
+495.4 94.5% 1-0 -9.5 
  Chester (3550) vs. Leeds United (4057)
  Wednesday, November 13, 1974
+406.0 91.2% 3-0 -31.9 
  Cardiff City (3660) vs. Leeds United (4153)
  Sunday, January 6, 2002
+426.6 92.1% 2-1 -9.2 
  Leeds United (3794) vs. Chester City (3392)
  Wednesday, October 5, 1983
+493.6 94.5% 0-1 -18.9 
  Leeds United (4186) vs. Bristol City (3797)
  Tuesday, February 19, 1974
+491.4 94.4% 0-1 -18.9 
  Leeds United (4093) vs. Crystal Palace (3726)
  Saturday, January 24, 1976
+469.4 93.7% 0-1 -18.7 
  Crystal Palace (3800) vs. Leeds United (4161)
  Wednesday, October 16, 1968
+255.9 81.4% 2-1 -16.3 
  Peterborough United (3423) vs. Leeds United (3782)
  Saturday, January 4, 1986
+269.0 82.5% 1-0 -16.5 
  Stoke City (3853) vs. Leeds United (4197)
  Tuesday, April 23, 1968
+239.4 79.9% 3-2 -16.0 
  Leeds United (4216) vs. Southampton (3894)
  Saturday, March 28, 1970
+427.6 92.1% 1-3 -27.6 
  Sheffield United (3858) vs. Leeds United (4175)
  Tuesday, September 8, 1970
+213.5 77.4% 1-0 -15.5 
  Exeter City (3622) vs. Leeds United (3939)
  Saturday, February 14, 1931
+186.8 74.6% 3-1 -22.4 
  Tranmere Rovers (3747) vs. Leeds United (4063)
  Tuesday, October 31, 2000
+249.1 80.8% 3-2 -8.1 
  Torquay United (3526) vs. Leeds United (3841)
  Wednesday, January 12, 1955
+208.3 76.8% 4-0 -28.8 
  Leeds United (4006) vs. Oxford United (3694)
  Wednesday, February 9, 1994
+385.2 90.2% 2-3 -9.0 
  Exeter City (3566) vs. Leeds United (3867)
  Saturday, January 16, 2010
+252.2 81.0% 2-0 -24.3 
  Histon (3467) vs. Leeds United (3764)
  Sunday, November 30, 2008
+245.7 80.4% 1-0 -8.0 
  Rochdale (3547) vs. Leeds United (3832)
  Saturday, January 4, 2014
+240.0 79.9% 2-0 -12.0 
 
   

The twenty teams that Leeds United are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  AFC Bournemouth 13 +6.03 
  Bradford Park Avenue 12 +4.21 
  Walsall 16 +2.98 
  Port Vale 24 +2.16 
  Bradford City 23 +2.15 
  Shrewsbury Town 16 +2.11 
  Notts County 36 +2.05 
  Swindon Town 22 +1.98 
  Blackburn Rovers 97 +1.71 
  Bristol City 37 +1.57 
  Doncaster Rovers 26 +1.54 
  AFC Wimbledon 26 +1.48 
  Carlisle United 19 +1.32 
  Everton 114 +1.31 
  Arsenal 119 +1.15 
  Coventry City 83 +1.13 
  Blackpool 47 +0.96 
  West Ham United 104 +0.92 
  Burnley 60 +0.91 
  Swansea City 36 +0.88 

The twenty teams that Leeds United are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Watford 25 -3.11 
  Liverpool 111 -2.47 
  Cardiff City 57 -1.73 
  Norwich City 55 -1.50 
  Oxford United 12 -1.41 
  Barnsley 59 -1.38 
  Huddersfield Town 78 -1.36 
  Oldham Athletic 48 -1.28 
  Manchester City 101 -1.11 
  Rotherham United 34 -1.06 
  Manchester United 107 -0.96 
  Sheffield United 78 -0.82 
  Tottenham Hotspur 97 -0.79 
  Nottingham Forest 95 -0.79 
  Millwall 32 -0.77 
  Chesterfield 12 -0.75 
  Ipswich Town 80 -0.73 
  Luton Town 47 -0.67 
  Queens Park Rangers 54 -0.64 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 45 -0.57