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Leslie At The Unveiling

Leslie At The Unveiling

Description: Leslie Silver here the former United Chairman at the unveiling of the Don Revie Statue at Elland Road. The statue a result of the Don Revie Tribute is now situated opposite the new development at the East Stand side of the Elland Road Stadium.

Leslie Silver was the Chairman at Leeds through United's most successful period outside of the Revie era. United under his Chairmanship won promotion as Champions to the Top Tier in 1989-90 and two years later won the Last Ever League Championship in 1991-92. United also won a Charity Shield in Silver's era and made the Final of the Football League Cup. Silver is at the time of writing President of Harrogate Football Club and Honorary President of amateur club Garforth A.F.C.

The Don Revie Tribute was set up by Birmingham City fan Jim Cadman. Jim Cadman is passionate about the game of football and has experience in setting up Tributes for past Legends of the game including Tom Finney the Preston North End Forward. It was the eventual sculptor of the Don Revie statue Graham Ibbeson who originally contacted Jim looking for help with the funding of the statue after the sculptor had been approached. The statue would cost around 90k. Jim decided the best way to get the funds and the best way to honour Don would be to set up a Tribute Fund and ask the supporters of Leeds United to contribute. A number of functions, dinners and auctions including a theatrical tribute and magazine were set up by Jim Cadman which were focused around the players from the Don Revie era who gladly gave up their time to help the cause. It was called the Don Revie Tribute and the supporters of Leeds United raised the cash. The Don Revie Statue was unveiled on the 5th May, 2012.

Thanks To: Chris for this great pic.

Submitted: 06/08/12 (Edited 06/08/12)

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