|Full name||Leeds United Football Club|
|Owner|| Aser Group Holding |
|League||Premier League 2|
Leeds United Football Club Under–23s is the most senior of Leeds United's youth teams and the club's former reserve team. As of the 2021–22 season, they play in the Premier League 2, the highest tier of the Professional Development League, following promotion in 2021.The team host most of their home games at the club's Thorp Arch training complex, with some matches also taking place at Elland Road.
The under–23s replaced the club's under–21 team in 2016, which had replaced the reserve team in 2012 following the English game's reform of the youth football and the introduction of the Elite Player Performance Plan. The club was initially awarded Category Two status but upgraded to Category One in 2020.The team is current managed by former Academy graduate Mark Jackson and competes in the Premier League 2 and the Football League Trophy.
Leeds United Football Club Under–18s are the Academy's junior side and compete in the U18 Premier League and the FA Youth Cup. The team is managed by another former Academy graduate Scott Gardner.
The Academy itself is overseen by Manager Adam Underwood, who joined the club in 2017 and helped to secure Category One status three years later.
Only players aged 23 or under, on 31 August of the current season, are eligible to play for the Development Squad. Three overage outfield players, and an overage goalkeeper may also play. Only players aged 18 or under, on 31 August of the current season (primarily scholars), are eligible to play for the Under 18s. Italics denotes player has received a call up to the squad but did not or has yet to receive a cap at that level.
|Nat.||No.||Name||Place of Birth||Date of Birth||Pos.||International||Contract Exp.||Other|
|25||Elia Caprile||Verona, Italy||25 August 2001||GK||Italy U18s||2023|
|13||Kristoffer Klaesson||Norway||27 November 2000||GK||Norway U21s||2025|
|40||Dani Van Den Heuvel||Delft, Netherlands||28 May 2003||GK||Netherlands U17s||2023|
|65||Jeremiah Chilokoa-Mullen||Leeds, England||17 June 2004||DF||Scotland U19s||2023|
|35||Charlie Cresswell||York, England||17 August 2002||DF||England U19s||2023|
|37||Cody Drameh||London, England||8 December 2001||DF||England U20s||2024|
|33||Bryce Hosannah||Lambeth, England||8 April 1999||DF||2022|
|52||Niall Huggins||York, England||18 December 2000||DF||Wales U21s||2023|
|70||Charlie Allen||Belfast, Northern Ireland||22 November 2003||MF||Northern Ireland U19s||2023|
|Lewis Bate||London, England||28 October 2002||MF||England U19s||2024|
|59||Josh Galloway||Glasgow, Scotland||21 January 2002||MF||2022|
|36||Robbie Gotts||Harrogate, England||9 November 1999||MF||2022|
|74||Alfie Hughes||Stockton-on-Tees, England||6 October 2002||MF||England U15s||2022|
|47||Jack Jenkins||Leeds, England||26 November 2001||MF||2023|
|54||Nohan Kenneh||Zwedru, Liberia||10 January 2003||MF||England U18s||2022|
|45||Liam McCarron||Preston, England||7 March 2001||MF||Scotland U21s||2022|
|60||Sean McGurk||Liverpool, England||15 March 2003||MF||2024|
|39||Stuart McKinstry||Wishaw, Scotland||18 September 2002||MF||Scotland U19s||2023|
|Amari Miller||Birmingham, England||4 November 2002||MF||2025|
|7||Ian Poveda||Southwark, England||9 February 2000||MF||England U20s||2024|
|Joe Snowdon||Oldham, England||14 February 2004||MF||2023|
|Morten Spencer||Darlington, England||14 March 2004||MF||Norway U15s||2023|
|38||Crysencio Summerville||Rotterdam, Netherlands||30 October 2001||MF||Netherlands U19s||2023|
|48||Jordan Stevens||Gloucester, England||25 March 2000||MF||2022|
|71||Max Dean||Ormskirk, England||21 February 2004||FW||2023|
|30||Joe Gelhardt||Liverpool, England||4 May 2002||FW||England U19s||2024|
|42||Sam Greenwood||Sunderland, England||26 January 2002||FW||England U19s||2023|
|51||Bobby Kamwa||Yaounde, Cameroon||18 March 2000||FW||2022|
|2021-22 Out on Loan|
|44||Mateusz Bogusz||Ruda Śląska, Poland||22 August 2001||MF||Poland U21s||2023||On loan to UD Ibiza|
|Ryan Edmondson||Harrogate, England||20 May 2001||FW||England U19s||2023||On loan to Fleetwood Town|
|34||Alfie McCalmont||Thirsk, England||25 March 2000||MF||Northern Ireland||2024||On loan to Morecambe|
|Kun Temenuzhkov||Haskovo, Bulgaria||1 February 2000||FW||Bulgaria U21s||2023||On loan to Real Union|
|24||Leif Davis||Newcastle upon Tyne, England||31 December 1999||DF||2023||On loan to AFC Bournemouth|
|2021-22 3rd Year Scholars|
|66||Owen Bray||York, England||22 February 2003||MF||2022|
|Taylor Ragan||Leeds, England||29 April 2003||DF||2022|
|2021-22 2nd Year Scholars|
|Lui Bradbury||Halifax, England||12 July 2004||MF||2022|
|Will Brook||Pontefract, England||9 November 2003||GK||2022|
|73||Keenan Carole||Nice, France||4 August 2004||FW||2022|
|72||Harry Christy||Harrogate, England||31 October 2003||GK||England U15s||2022|
|76||Joe Littlewood||Leeds, England||31 December 2003||DF||2022|
|64||Kris Moore||Leeds, England||13 November 2003||DF||2022|
|Mitch Picksley||Dewsbury, England||6 December 2003||MF||2022|
|61||Harvey Sutcliffe||Keighley, England||7 September 2003||DF||2022|
|2021-22 1st Year Scholars|
|Ben Andreucci||Bedford, England||5 October 2004||FW||Scotland U19s||2023|
|Jay Buchan||Bradford, England||28 January 2005||MF||2023|
|Cuba Cline||Liverpool, England||11 October 2004||DF||England U15s||2023|
|78||Cian Coleman||Pudsey, England||23 September 2004||MF||Republic of Ireland U19s||2023|
|James Debayo||Hillingdon, England||10 August 2005||DF||England U15s||2023|
|Connor Ferguson||Keighley, England||16 October 2004||DF||2023|
|Scott Godden||Leeds, England||16 February 2005||DF||Wales U16s||2023|
|Ronnie McGrath||Bexley, England||21 January 2005||FW||England U16s||2023|
|Darryl Ombang||Leeds, England||11 July 2005||GK||England U17s||2023|
|Luca Thomas||Crewe, England||16 September 2004||FW||2023|
|Archie Gray||Durham, England||MF||England U15s|
|Marley Wilson||Leeds, England||7 November 2005||FW||England U15s|
The following list includes players who have graduated from Leeds' youth system to make their senior debut for the first team, or made their professional debut playing at senior level for their national team while in the Academy. Players who have represented their national team at senior level are highlighted in bold.
As of the end of the 2020-2021 season.
|Birth Year||Nat||Name||Current club||International|
|1998||Romario Vieira||Tadcaster Albion||Guinea Bissau|
|1997||Adam Berry||Blacktown City||Australia U20|
|1997||Daniel Batty||Fleetwood Town|
|1996||Oli McBurnie||Sheffield United||Scotland|
|1994||Elliot Kebbie||Retired||England U16|
|1993||Luke Garbutt||Blackpool||England U21|
|1992||James Baxendale||Grantham Town|
|1991||Ben Gordon||Pontefract Collieries||England U20|
|1991||Danny Ward||Huddersfield Town|
|1990||Liam Darville||Free Agent||England U17|
|1990||Josh Falkingham||Harrogate Town|
|1990||Andrew Milne||Retired||Scotland U18|
|1990||Adam Priestley||Yorkshire Amateur||Gibraltar|
|1990||Danny Rose||Tottenham Hotspur||England|
|1990||Tom Taiwo||Retired||England U17|
|1990||Michael Woods||York City||England U19|
|1987||Ian Morris||Retired||Republic of Ireland U21|
|1987||Gavin Rothery||Bradford Park Avenue||England U19|
|1987||Kevin Smith||East Fife|
|1985||Henry McStay||Retired||Republic of Ireland U21|
|1985||Jamie Winter||Carnoustie Panmure|
|1984||Paul Keegan||Free Agent||Republic of Ireland U23|
|1984||Craig Stiens||Retired||Wales U19|
|1982||Shane Cansdell-Sherriff||Retired||Australia U23|
|1982||Alan Cawley||Retired||Republic of Ireland U17|
|1982||Craig Farrell||Retired||England U16|
|1982||Caleb Folan||Retired||Republic of Ireland|
|1981||Warren Feeney||Retired||Northern Ireland|
|1980||Kevin Aherne-Evans||Retired||Wales U21|
|1979||Damian Lynch||Retired||Republic of Ireland U21|
|Academy Manager||Adam Underwood|
|Head of Academy Coaching||Andy Foster|
|Head Of Academy Recruitment||Terry Potter|
|Head Of National Academy Recruitment||Paul Midgley|
|Head Of Emerging Talent||Craig Dean|
|Under 23s Manager||Mark Jackson|
|Under 18s Coach||Scott Gardner|
|2000||c. 2001||Clive Richards||Assistant|
|2016||2017||Jason Blunt||Under 23s Coach|
|2017||2020||Carlos Corberán||Under 23s Coach|
|2020||Present||Mark Jackson||Under 23s Coach|
|2000||2004||Pop Robson||Under 17s Coach (2000–01),|
Under 19s Coach (2001–04)
|2006||2007||Steve Agnew||Under 18s Coach|
|2007||Paul Beesley||Under 18s Coach|
|2007||2009||Daral Pugh||Under 16s Coach|
Under 18s Coach (2007–09)
|2009||2012||Neil Redfearn||Under 18s Coach|
|2012||2014||Richard Naylor||Under 18s Coach|
|2014||2015||Jason Blunt||Under 18s Coach|
|2015||2016||John Anderson||Under 18s Manager|
|2016||2017||Andy Gray||Under 18s Coach|
|2016||2020||Mark Jackson||Under 18s Coach|
|2020||present||Scott Gardner||Under 18s Coach|
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