It has recently been announced that former Leeds United and England defender Trevor Cherry has passed away at the age of 72.
Cherry made 486 appearances in total for the Whites across a ten-year spell with the club. He played his part in run to the European Cup Winners’ Cup final and the 1973 FA Cup final.
He was also a regular in the Leeds team which were crowned champions of the First Division during the 1973/74, and was also named as the club’s captain in 1976, as he succeeded Billy Bremner.
Cherry moved on from Leeds United in 1982, as he moved to Bradford City, where he eventually retired from his playing career in 1985 after playing his last game against Bolton Wanderers in May.
Leeds’ current captain Liam Cooper took to Twitter to issue a classy tribute to Cherry, and labelled him as a Leeds United legend, which plenty of the club’s supporters are likely to agree with.
Our thoughts are with Trevor’s family at this sad time. Heaven has gained another Leeds United Legend. May you Rest in Paradise 💙 https://t.co/MEJqhzC2eb
— Liam Cooper 💙💛 (@LiamCooper__) April 29, 2020
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.
The Whites haven’t been in the top-flight of English football since the 2003/04 season, and will be keen to make a long-awaited return to the Premier League under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa this term.
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A classy message, from a classy player.
Cherry was a fantastic servant to Leeds United, and Cooper will be hoping that he and his team-mates can get over the line in the race for promotion into the Premier League.
They’ve put themselves in a fantastic position to do just that, and I can’t see any teams being able to match the Whites on the pitch from now until the end of the season.
Leeds are destined for the Premier League, and Cooper has played a key role in their impressive showings to date.