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Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer passes away aged 74

Sat 20 March 2021 | 12:18

Leed’s United’s all-time top goalscorer Peter Lorimer has passed away at the age of 74 following a long-term illness.

The attacking midfielder made 705 appearances and scored 238 goals over two spells with the club from 1962-79 and 1983-85, winning seven domestic trophies.

A statement by the Premier League club read

: "It is with great sadness, Leeds United has learned of the passing of club legend Peter Lorimer this morning at the age of 74 following a long-term illness."

"Peter's contribution to Leeds United will never be forgotten and his passing leaves another huge hole in the Leeds United family.

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

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CEO and chairman have also paid tribute to their record scorer.

Leeds CEO

Angus Kinnear


: "Today is an incredibly sad day for Leeds Utd. Peter Lorimer epitomized the word legend.

  "Not only was he our record goalscorer from a decorated era of our history but he continued to work closely with the club until it was no longer possible in recent months.

"Our thoughts are with Sue and all his family. He will be missed greatly."

Leeds chairman

Andrea Radrizzani


: "Another Legend left us. My prayers with the family - it has been an honor to meet you and host you at Elland Road, your home."

source: SportMob