Leeds United have recently announced the devastating news that club legend Norman Hunter has passed away.
Hunter made 726 appearances for the Yorkshire-based side in his time with the club, and he’ll be fondly remembered by the Elland Road faithful.
He played for the Whites during a tricky period of their history whilst in the Second Division and First Division, and became a regular in the starting XI.
Hunter also played his part for Leeds in their memorable run to the European Cup final, where they were eventually beaten by German giants Bayern Munich.
The former Leeds defender was also part of the 1966 World Cup winning England squad that attained legendary status in the world of English football.
Leeds United captain Liam Cooper issued a heartwarming tribute to Hunter, and insists that he and the current playing squad will do him proud.
Leeds are currently sat top of the Championship table, and are seven points clear of third-placed Fulham with just nine games remaining in this year’s campaign.
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This is a fantastic tribute to a Leeds United legend.
Hunter was a fantastic servant to the club, and he’ll remain forever in the hearts of a number of supporters across England, not just at Elland Road.
Liam Cooper’s last five words in that message in saying the Leeds squad will do him proud are spot-on. Leeds should be using this as motivation to win promotion back into the Premier League this season.
They’re in a fantastic position to do so, and if they do return to the top-flight, then I can see Leeds having a prolonged spell in the Premier League for a number of seasons to come.