Focus On; Joe Jordan

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There was little prospect of Jordan making first-team, as the partnership of Allan Clarke and Mick Jones was a well established and successful duo.[5] In 1973, he made 16 League starts and scoring nine goals. However, he was left out of the team that contested the FA Cup final against Sunderland which Leeds lost 1–0. Don Revie would select him for the 1973 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final played on 16 May against Milan, another 1–0 defeat. Jordan was a regular in the following season, as Leeds coasted to the League title. He scored seven goals in 25 League games.

By 1974, Jordan was Leeds’ main target man, providing many knock downs for Peter Lorimer to volley. Alongside other Scottish players at Leeds, Jordan formed part of the so called ‘Scottish mafia’; namely goalkeeper David Harvey (1965–1980, 1982–1984), defender Gordon McQueen (1972–1978), midfielder Billy Bremner (1959–1976), left winger Eddie Gray (1965–1983) and right winger Peter Lorimer (1963–1979, 1983–1986).[5] Jordan was the Leeds number 9 in the team which lost the 1975 European Cup Final 2–0 to Bayern Munich, described as the last hurrah for Revie’s Leeds team.[5] With Leeds in decline, Jordan moved to Manchester United in January 1978 for £350,000. His final league record for Leeds was 39 goals from 135 games. His Leeds and Scotland colleague Gordon McQueen soon followed.[5] The deal set a new transfer fee record for a transfer between two English clubs.[4]


  • Full Name: Joseph Jordan
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of Birth: 15.12.1951
  • Birthplace: Cleland, North Lanarkshire
  • Nation: Scotland
    • Full Caps: 52
  • Major League Career
    • 1970-78, Leeds United (170/35)
    • 1978-81, Manchester United (109/37)
    • 1981-83, AC Milan (52/12)
    • 1983-84, Hellas Verona (12/1)
    • 1984-87, Southampton (48/12)
    • 1987-89, Bristol City (57/8)
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