Don Revie

English footballer and manager Don Revie

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.
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Birthday
10 July 1927
Deceased
26 May 1989
home town
England
Death Place
Scotland

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Preview: Leeds United storm Radio 4 - Sabotage Times
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Like me, Mark grew up with the legendary Don Revie side, the Greatest Team In Football The World Has Ever Seen. That was in the 1960s and 1970s, before it all went horribly wrong. We recall the mazy dribbles of Eddie Gray and Peter Lorimer's
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The men that made it, why they are described as the best managers in football - SoccerVoice
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If we go back a number of years, names like Alf Ramsey, Bobby Robson, Howard Kendall, Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley and Joe Mercer comes to mind, so does Don Revie, Bertie Mee and Brian Clough. They were all special bringing great success to their clubs,
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tottenham hammer hearts and other english tonkings of scotland in sport - talkSPORT.co.uk
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Wilshaw grabbed four, Nat Lofthouse scored twice and Don Revie bagged the other in a comprehensive 7-2 victory. Lawrie Reilly and Tommy Docherty got Scotland's goal either side of the interval. There was simply no stopping Jimmy Greaves, Johnny Haynes
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football's managerial grudge matches: jol v ramos, fergie v wenger, benitez v ... - talkSPORT.co.uk
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Clough said: “Don Revie's so-called [Leeds] family had more in keeping with the mafia than Mothercare.” Revie said: “Brian is a fool to himself… He's criticised so many people in the game whose records stand to be seen and I think that is totally
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Damned United Meets Morecambe & Wise: In The Pub With Leed United's Sniffer ... - Sabotage Times
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In celebration of Don Revie, Sniffer Clarke and Speedy Reaney take over a pub opposite Elland Road to tell tales of how The Gaffer made them Super Leeds. Sniffer Clarke and Speedy Reaney are doing a turn at the Old Peacock pub
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Leeds United Dream Team right winger: I knew I was right man for Revie ... - Yorkshire Evening Post
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In 1962, Peter Lorimer was sweeping the terraces at Elland Road when a summons from Don Revie reached him. Nods and winks among Leeds United's coaching staff implied that his first-team debut had arrived. Lorimer was 77 days short of his 16th birthday
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The Vital Forest Fan Interview: Lee - Vitalfootball
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Particularly the one with Don Revie, (watch on youtube), that man was an absolute legend. Q - Since you have been following Forest, what would your best starting eleven be? And who is your all time favourite player? Q - In your opinion,
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Leeds United: My Whites playing days - Lumsden INTERVIEW - Yorkshire Evening Post
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UNITED DAYS: Jimmy Lumsden signs pro forms for Leeds United in 1964, at the age of 17, watched by Don Revie. Jimmy Lumsden arrived at Leeds as a 15-year-old along with Eddie Gray and though their careers ultimately took different paths, they never went
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Leeds United mourn death of Earl of Harewood - Bradford Telegraph and Argus
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George Henry Hubert Lascelles, first cousin of the Queen, was a regular attender at Elland Road and was a close friend of the club's late manager Don Revie during the club's glory years. A statement on the club's website read: “It is with deep sadness
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From political icons to figures of fun, statues stand out - Yorkshire Post
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Ibbeson is currently working on a statue of Leeds United manager Don Revie which is due to be unveiled at Elland Road next year. “I'm not a huge football fan, but when I think of Don Revie I think of his mop of wavy hair and his sheepskin jacket
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Hated Cardiff claim 'ludicrous' insists Bluebirds stalwart Scott Young - WalesOnline
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The list also includes Don Revie's 'dirty' Leeds of the 1970s and Inter Milan's violent and negative team of the early 1960s. Cardiff have been chosen to take their place amongst such infamous company mainly due to the antics of then owner Sam Hammam
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Leeds United Dream Team: Your favourite central midfielders revealed - Yorkshire Evening Post
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Don Revie's celebrated midfield has been reunited in the YEP readers' dream team, with Leeds United legends Billy Bremner and Johnny Giles thrust into the heart of our line-up. The class of the Revie years proved irresistible again as
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Who is the biggest club in the Championship? - Squarefootball
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Under Don Revie, Leeds United enjoyed their most successful period in their history. However, their style of play led to them being known as Dirty Leeds, as they did whatever it took to win. (I'm sure a few Arsenal fans would welcome someone like Revie
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Video exclusive: Elland Road's Leeds United treasures uncovered - Yorkshire Post
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From the heady days of the Don Revie era when the club was crowned league champions and won the League Cup and FA Cup, as well as the old European Fairs Cup, to the dark days of the 1980s and its high-profile fall from grace in the second half of the
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Former Altrincham defender Mark Maddox has been diagnosed with motor neurone ... - Messenger Newspapers
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The 38-year-old, affectionately known as 'Mad Dog' for his wholehearted approach as the cornerstone of Alty's defence, was told around Christmas time he had the same wasting illness that claimed the life of former England manager Don Revie
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1989
    Age 61
    He died in Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh on 26 May 1989, aged 61, and was cremated four days later at Warriston Crematorium in Edinburgh.
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  • 1988
    Age 60
    Revie publicly announced his illness in August of that year, and 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.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1986
    Age 58
    In the spring of 1986 Revie moved to Kinross, Scotland where he intended to retire, but he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in May 1987.
  • 1983
    Age 55
    He returned to club management with Al-Nasr of the UAE Arabian Gulf League, but was sacked in 1983 with the club sitting third in the league.
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  • 1980
    Age 52
    He left the UAE coaching role in May 1980 as the UAE searched for an Arabic speaking manager.
  • 1979
    Age 51
    UAE finished sixth in the seven team 1979 Gulf Cup of Nations in Iraq, but it was his work in helping to improve the footballing facilities in the country in the long-term that were more important, which helped the UAE qualify for the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
  • FORTIES
  • 1977
    Age 49
    On 12 July 1977, Revie revealed in an exclusive to the Daily Mail that he was quitting the England job to become manager of the UAE.
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  • 1976
    Age 48
    Sensing that he was disliked by FA chairman Sir Harold Thompson, and with further criticism coming his way after England could only finish third in the 1976–77 British Home Championship, Revie began to look for a way out.
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  • 1975
    Age 47
    Just before the campaign began England suffered a dejecting defeat in Scotland to finish second in the 1975–76 British Home Championship.
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  • 1974
    Age 46
    Though only drawing with Wales and Northern Ireland, a 5–1 victory over Scotland secured England the 1974–75 British Home Championship title and left England in confident mood for the crucial qualifying games.
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    In July 1974, Revie accepted the offer of the England manager's job, succeeding Alf Ramsey and caretaker-manager Joe Mercer.
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    In July 1974 he accepted the job as England manager, but had an unsuccessful three years in the role before quitting in highly controversial circumstances to take up the management role with the United Arab Emirates.
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  • 1973
    Age 45
    He chose to continue with largely the same line-up for the 1973–74 season.
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  • 1972
    Age 44
    Looking for a successor to Jack Charlton, early in the 1972–73 season he signed Gordon McQueen from St Mirren for £30,000.
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  • 1970
    Age 42
    Rejecting a £100,000 four-year contract offer to manage Birmingham City, Revie instead elected to remain at Leeds and stick with the same squad for the 1970–71 campaign.
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  • 1969
    Age 41
    He targeted the treble in 1969–70 and came close to achieving his aim only to fail on all three fronts in a congested close season, finishing second in the league to Everton, losing the 1970 FA Cup Final to Chelsea (after a replay), and exiting the European Cup with a semi-final defeat to Celtic in front of a competition record crowd of 136,505 at Hampden Park.
  • 1968
    Age 40
    Having found success in both domestic and European cup competitions, Revie took the decision to focus exclusively on the league for the 1968–69 campaign.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1967
    Age 39
    With his team coming close but failing to land a trophy he brought in a gypsy to lift a curse he believed had been placed on Elland Road so that there would be no bad luck for the 1967–68 season.
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  • 1965
    Age 37
    Revie felt he did not have to strengthen his squad for the 1965–66 campaign, and made no new signings.
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  • 1963
    Age 35
    United secure promotion as champions of the Second Division in 1963–64, helped by the late signing of striker Alan Peacock from Middlesbrough for £53,000. However the overly physical approach typified by captain Collins earned Leeds a reputation as "dirty" that would shadow the club throughout Revie's tenure as manager and continue to this day. Leeds adapted well to the First Division early in the 1964–65 campaign, but caused controversy in Collins's return to Goodison Park as the game against Everton descended into a brawl and the referee ordered the players off the field after 35 minutes to prevent further violence.
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  • 1962
    Age 34
    Revie played his last game in March 1962 before concentrating entirely on management.
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  • 1961
    Age 33
    Leeds struggled in the 1961–62 season, as aside from Billy Bremner and Jack Charlton his playing squad was filled with journeymen pros; he did though inherit a good coaching staff that included Les Cocker, Maurice Lindley and Syd Owen who would all spend many years with Revie at Leeds.
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    Revie was made player-manager at Leeds United in March 1961 following the resignation of Jack Taylor, who left after Leeds found themselves struggling in the Second Division.
  • 1960
    Age 32
    Less than 7,000 turned out for the final home game of the 1960–61 season whilst Leeds RLFC's championship game of the 1960–61 Rugby League season had an attendance of over 50,000.
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  • 1958
    Age 30
    Revie returned to the First Division when he joined Leeds United in November 1958 for a £14,000 fee.
    In September 1958, he rejected the opportunity to sign for hometown club Middlesbrough – had he joined the club then he would have played alongside captain Brian Clough and goalkeeper Peter Taylor.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 29
    Sunderland suffered relegation from the First Division for the first time in the club's history in the 1957–58 season, and Revie was dropped for the 1958–59 Second Division campaign in favour of a youth policy.
  • 1956
    Age 28
    In October 1956, Sunderland manager Bill Murray bought Revie for a £22,000 fee.
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    However the rift with his manager was not forgotten, and he was moved to right-half in the 1956–57 campaign, leaving him to seek a move away from Maine Road.
    Revie played only one FA Cup match that season before being named in the team for the 1956 FA Cup Final against Birmingham City, with Johnstone being moved to the wings.
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  • 1955
    Age 27
    McDowall dropped Revie for much of the 1955–56 season, preferring instead to play Bobby Johnstone.
  • 1954
    Age 26
    He scored on his England debut on 2 October 1954, in a 2–0 British Home Championship victory over Northern Ireland at Windsor Park.
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  • 1953
    Age 25
    Revie had improved his goal tally to 13 in the 1953–54 season, but only once the Revie Plan was implemented in the 1954–55 campaign were Manchester City able to fully make use of his abilities.
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  • 1951
    Age 23
    Revie was sold to First Division side Manchester City for £25,000 (including a part-exchange for Ernie Phillips, valued at £12,000) in October 1951.
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  • 1949
    Age 21
    Carter did improve Revie's game but was not a success as Hull manager, as City finished mid-table in 1949–50 and 1950–51, before becoming involved in a relegation battle in 1951–52.
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    In November 1949 he joined Second Division club Hull City for a transfer fee of £19,000.
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    Revie married Elsie, the niece of Leicester City manager Johnny Duncan, on 17 October 1949 and they had a son Duncan and daughter Kim.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1947
    Age 19
    Manager Johnny Duncan identified Revie as the player to build his team around for the 1947–48 and 1948–49 seasons, and though the Foxes fared poorly in the league they managed to reach the 1949 FA Cup Final.
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  • 1946
    Age 18
    He played in the wartime league, before making his debut in the Football League on the opening day of the 1946–47 season, a 3–0 defeat to Manchester City, who would go on to win the Second Division that season.
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  • 1944
    Age 16
    He signed as a professional footballer for Leicester City in August 1944, choosing them ahead of local club Middlesbrough primarily due to the close links between Middlesbrough Swifts and Leicester City; he also worked as an apprentice bricklayer.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Born
    Revie was born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, on 10 July 1927.
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