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Don Revie

Footballer and Manager
Born Jul 10, 1927

Donald George 'Don' Revie, OBE, was an English footballer who played for Leicester City, Hull City, Sunderland, Manchester City and Leeds United as a deep-lying centre forward. After managing Leeds United (1961–1974) he managed England from 1974 until 1977. He later managed in the Middle East at international and club level.… Read More

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1927 Birth Revie was born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, on 10 July 1927. … Read More


1939 11 Years Old His mother Margaret, passed away of cancer in 1939 when he was 12 years old. … Read More
1944 16 Years Old He signed as a footballer for Leicester City in August 1944. … Read More


In 1949 he was made captain of Leicester and in the same year they reached the final of the FA Cup, however Revie suffered a nasal haemorrhage caused by a burst vein one week before the final. … Read More
1951 23 Years Old Not long after he was on the move again to First Division Manchester City in 1951 (transfer fee £25,000), then five years later to Sunderland (for £22,000) and finally to struggling Leeds United in November 1958 (£12,000). … Read More
1955 27 Years Old 1 More Event
While at Manchester City Revie won six caps for England, was Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year in 1955 and won an FA Cup winners medal in 1956. … Read More


1961 34 Years Old Revie was made player-manager at Leeds United in March 1961, following the resignation of Jack Taylor. … Read More


1969 42 Years Old …  Halfway through the 1969-70 season Revie was awarded with an OBE for his services to football. … Read More
1973 46 Years Old 1 More Event
The 1–0 defeat to Sunderland in the 1973 FA Cup Final and the controversial loss to AC Milan in the Cup Winners' Cup final was seen by some as marking an end of Leeds' spell at the top. … Read More
1974 47 Years Old In July 1974, Revie accepted the manager's job after Joe Mercer had turned it down because of his advanced years. The FA, particularly Ted Croker, were impressed with Revie's personality and ideas. For the 1976 European championships, England were drawn in a tough qualification group including Czechoslovakia, Portugal and Cyprus, with only the winner progressing to the finals. … Read More
1975 48 Years Old The team enjoyed a final flourish, reaching the 1975 European Cup Final which they lost to Bayern Munich before they began to break up. … Read More


1977 50 Years Old In 1977, while still under contract to the English FA, he quit as England's manager to become coach to the United Arab Emirates. … Read More
1980 53 Years Old After leaving the UAE coaching role in May 1980 he took over management of Al-Nasr, followed in 1984 by the Egyptian club Al-Ahly of Cairo.
1986 59 Years Old In the Spring of 1986 Revie moved to Kinross, Scotland where he intended to retire, but in July that year he first noticed he wasn't hitting the ball as far as normal when playing golf. … Read More


1987 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1987 he played his final ever round of golf, and after numerous tests, he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in London in May 1987. … Read More
1988 61 Years Old Revie made his final public appearance on 11 May 1988 at Elland Road in a wheelchair, at a charity football match held to raise money into research into Motor Neurone Disease. … Read More
1989 62 Years Old 1 More Event
A memorial service was held in Leeds to give thanks for Revie's life on 14 June 1989. … Read More
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