Leeds United and Scotland great Peter Lorimer dies, aged 74

Leeds United’s all time top-scorer Peter Lorimer has sadly passed away at the age of 74 after battling with a long-term illness.

The Scotland international netted an impressive 238 goals in 705 appearances for the Elland Road side during his 23 years at the club.

As well as being their top-scorer, Lorimer also became Leeds’ youngest ever debutant at the age of 15 years and 289 days in 1962.

Leeds announced Lorimer’s passing in a club statement which read:

“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.”

The Scot will forever remain a decorated member of the Leeds family winning two league titles, an FA Cup and a league cup.

Lorimer played alongside Terry Cooper – the father of Forest Green manager Mark Cooper – at Leeds United during 1962-1975.

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