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Leeds United Legend Norman Hunter Has Died, Aged 76

Leeds United Legend Norman Hunter Has Died, Aged 76

Leeds United have announced that club legend Norman Hunter has passed away at the age of 76.

Know affectionately as Norman "Bite Yer Legs" the defender amassed 726 appearances for the club during the most successful period in their history, winning the Frist Division twice and the FA Cup in 1972. He was also the first ever PFA Players' Player of the Year in 1974.

In a statement on the club website they say: "Leeds United are devastated to learn of the passing of club icon Norman Hunter at the age of 76. Norman was taken to hospital last week after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and despite continuing to battle and the best efforts of NHS staff, he sadly lost his fight earlier this morning."

"Norman remained part of the furniture at Elland Road throughout the years, being a regular speaker in the suite named in his honour, and was in attendance as recently as last month’s victory over Huddersfield Town.

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"He leaves a huge hole in the Leeds United family, his legacy will never be forgotten and our thoughts are with Norman’s family and friends at this very difficult time."

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Mark Farrelly
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