Bradford City vs Leeds United

Bradford engage in a very fierce competition with local rivals Leeds United: they are considered to be the club’s most hated rivals in modern times.

This rivalry is mainly due to the two cities’ proximity to one another, which has exacerbated in later years because there has been some football fans within Bradford choosing to travel the short distance to support Leeds rather than the home town’s City. Although Leeds fans are unlikely to raise the same level of emotion talking about Bradford that a City would in talking about Leeds. There may be other reasons, including the setting alight of a chip van by Leeds fans during a game between the two sides at Odsal perceived by some as a mockery of the Bradford City stadium fire.