Where do Leeds United rank as a club based on the last 50 years?

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Season ending positions show Leeds United rank well based on results from the past 50 years.

Leeds United rank 11th on a league table compiled by Sky Sports, which takes into where the club has finished in their league over the last 50 years.

Leeds, one of the biggest and most historic clubs in the country, rank well and are ahead of some big sides in Southampton (12th), Nottingham Forest (13th), West Brom (16th), Sunderland (17th) and Derby County (20th).

However, the club are behind arch rivals Manchester United (2nd), with all of the clubs above them forming the top ten positions playing in the Premier League.

Sky Sports’ table shows the average league position of where Leeds have ranked over the last 50 years (16th across all leagues), based on the first to last places in the entire Football League, as well as their current position (36th) across the top four divisions.

In recent years, the club has been forced to endure a lot of adversity, dropping down in the Football League before fighting back to take their current position in the Championship.

The ultimate goal for the club is to get back into the Premier League in the near future although whether that’s possible with Massimo Cellino connected to the club is debatable.

Leeds are 20 positions behind their average as things stand and that needs to change moving forward.

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