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Message started by peter1ob on 08.07.2018 at 17:22:55

Title: Leeds United in Finland
Post by peter1ob on 08.07.2018 at 17:22:55

Hi everyone

Just some information I need.

How many games have Leeds ever played in Finland?

I only have knowledge of one game so far:
Tervarit v Leeds 1999
Can anyone tell me the date, score and attendance please.
Surely they played 1 or 2 more games on this pre-season tour?
Any info much appreciated

Peter

Title: Re: Leeds United in Finland
Post by Peacock on 08.07.2018 at 20:14:10

This is the only time when Leeds have played in Finland.They had a couple of games in Sweden on the same tour in summer 1999.

Tervarit-Leeds 0-1.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink scored the only goal on the second half.
Both Gary Kelly and Harry Kewell missed penalties.

The match was  played in Oulu 17th July,1999.Attendance unknown.

Title: Re: Leeds United in Finland
Post by peter1ob on 08.07.2018 at 23:51:25

Thanks Peacock

Your reply is much appreciated!

All the best

Peter

Title: Re: Leeds United in Finland
Post by smithnjones on 09.07.2018 at 17:07:30

I was there and if I Dont remembet too much wrong (had couple of pints before the game) there were 4000-5000 watching the game.

Here by Finnish football wiki: Tervarit: 5 000 v. Leeds United, Raatti, 1999 (harjoitusottelu) - Tervarit sarjassa 1 040 v. Jaro, Castren, 2001 (I div)

Title: Re: Leeds United in Finland
Post by Madeley on 09.07.2018 at 20:56:23

I was there too  :)
A big friendly event. Not much police around. You could easily met the players...or just get an autographs when they went into bus.
I also have a matchday programme and a video from that match (from local tv coveridge).

Title: Re: Leeds United in Finland
Post by Joke on 11.07.2018 at 21:44:43


Peacock wrote on 08.07.2018 at 20:14:10:
.Attendance unknown.


At least,  I was there ! ;D

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