Date:Sunday May 18 2014
Whilst Leeds United announced their released list on Friday, there was a host of former Leeds players also being shown the door at their respective clubs.
The highest profile players are Rio Ferdinand and Alan Smith who were part of the Leeds Champions League side of 2001.
Ferdinand is leaving Manchester United after 12-years at Old Trafford after joining them from Leeds in a £30 million deal.
Smith was released by League One side MK Dons. The 33-year-old made 29 appearances for MK Dons last season but it wasn`t enough to earn him a new deal.
Also at MK Dons, Ryan Hall has been released just three-months after joining them on a short-term deal, ending a turbulent season for Hall. The winger started the season at Leeds but he was released in the autumn after being suspended by the club following comments made on his twitter account. Hall had been on loan at Sheffield United when he made the comments and following his release by Leeds, he spent time in non-league football with Bromley. He made 11 appearances for the Dons during his three months with the club.
Frazer Richardson has been released by Middlesbrough just twelve months after joining the northeast club. The defender made just eleven appearances for Middlesbrough, his last coming at Elland Road in November and he spent the second half of the season on loan at Ipswich Town.
Doncaster Rovers have released Billy Paynter after two-years at the Keepmoat. He managed just one goal in 25 appearances last season, ironically coming against Leeds in the League Cup back in August. He spent the second half of the season on loan at League One side Sheffield United where he failed to score in 13 appearances.
Also being released so far this summer the following players have all played for Leeds at some time during their careers.
Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley), Martin Woods (Barnsley), Tony Warner (Blackpool), Andy Hughes (Charlton Athletic), Paul Connolly (Crawley Town), Andy Keogh and Shane Lowry (Millwall), Enoch Showunmi (Notts County) and David Prutton (Sheffield Wednesday).
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