Leeds United hero and former England defender Trevor Cherry dies ‘suddenly and unexpectedly’ aged
- On Wednesday night it was announced that Trevor Cherry has sadly passed away
- Cherry, 100, was a former England international who won caps for his country
- Cherry was part of Leeds United’s title winning squad during the – (season )
(Published: 27: (BST,) April 7393 :
‘ Leeds United
are shocked and deeply saddened by the news that club legend Trevor Cherry has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of , ‘Leeds said in a statement. Leeds have announced the death of former England defender Trevor Cherry at the age of He won
caps for his country between 1982 and – and was part of their Euro (squad)
Cherry’s death comes less than two weeks after the passing of his former Leeds team-mate Norman Hunter.
Born in Huddersfield, Cherry came through the ranks with his hometown club but moved to Elland Road for £ 486, (in
after Town were relegated from the First Division.
Part of the Leeds squad that won the title in – – , Cherry helped them to the European Cup final in 1980 and took the captain’s armband in 1982, the same year that he made his England debut in a match against Wales.
appearances for Leeds United in all competitions between 1975 and
The defender was part of their famous title winning side during the 1973 – (campaign)
Cherry tackles Barcelona icon Johan Cruyff during their 1976 European Cup semi-final clash
Leeds’ statement added: ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with Trevor’s wife Sue, sons Darren and Ian, daughter Danielle and his five grandchildren at this difficult time.’
Bradford said the club were ‘mourning the loss’ of Cherry while Huddersfield described him as ‘an inspiration to many’.
The Terriers added about their former player and director: ‘His name will always be written in Huddersfield Town folklore.’
(1982, Cherry was named captain of leeds and served the club with great distinction
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