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Leeds United announce death of all-time top scorer and club legend Peter Lorimer at the age of 74


Leeds United announce death of all-time top scorer and club legend Peter Lorimer at the age of 74

Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer has died at the age of 74.

The Premier League club announced on Saturday morning that their former player had passed away following a long-term illness.

Lorimer is regarded as one of the greatest players ever to play for Leeds

An attacking midfielder, Lorimer was the youngest player to represent Leeds at the age of 15 years and 289 days and went on to make 705 appearances for the Whites over two spells.

He is the club’s all-time top goalscorer, having netted 238 times in all competitions, and was part of a legendary team under Don Revie.

During his brilliant Elland Road career, he won two league titles, the FA Cup and League Cup.

“Peter’s contribution to Leeds United will never be forgotten and his passing leaves another huge hole in the Leeds United family,” the club said.

“He will always remain a club icon and his legacy at Elland Road will live on.

“Our thoughts are naturally with Peter’s wife Sue and the rest of his family at this difficult time.

“Rest in peace, Peter.”

Lorimer and his Leeds teammates celebrate their 1968 League Cup final success

Lorimer was an integral member of the Leeds side under Revie that became one of the most feared teams in Europe during the 1960s and 70s.

He also played 21 times for Scotland and, following his playing career, later joined the Leeds board as a director.

He also worked as a pundit, and remained a hugely popular figure around the club.

Current Leeds captain Liam Cooper tweeted: “Fly High Peter. A legend that we all aspire to be like. Sending all our love to Peters family”.

Midfielder Stuart Dallas added: “After the high of last night, we learn of such sad news this morning. My thoughts are with Peters family and friends at this difficult time”.

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