Don Revie

Footballer and Manager
Born Jul 10, 1927
Hometown Middlesbrough
Died May 26, 1989
Death Place Edinburgh
Team Sunderland Associ...
Position Centre forward

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

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Don Revie.


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Don Revie.


1927 Birth Born on July 10, 1927.


1944 16 Years Old He signed as a footballer for Leicester City in August 1944. … Read More


1949 21 Years Old From there he went on to play for Hull City in 1949 (transfer fee £20,000), Manchester City in 1951 (£25,000), Sunderland in October 1956 (£22,000) and Leeds United in November 1958 (£12,000). … 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
1964 37 Years Old In 1964 Leeds won promotion to the First Division, topping the Second Division with 63 points. … Read More


1973 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Leeds 1–0 defeat to Sunderland in the 1973 FA 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 the side 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 1980 he took over management of Al-Nasr, followed in 1984 by the Egyptian club Al-Ahly of Cairo. … Read More
1986 59 Years Old In 1986 Revie moved to Scotland where he intended to retire. … Read More


1987 60 Years Old 1 More Event
After tests, he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in May 1987.
1988 61 Years Old Revie made his last public appearance in May 1988 at Elland Road in a wheelchair.
1989 62 Years Old He died in Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh on 26 May 1989, aged 61, and was cremated four days later at Warriston Crematorium in Edinburgh. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.