Leeds United have announced the the East Stand at Elland Road has been named in honour of Leeds United’s record appearance maker Jack Charlton.
#LUFC are proud to announce the East Stand will be named in honour of legendary defender Jack Charlton— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 27, 2020
Jack Charlton spent 23 years at the club making 773 appearances, winning two promotions from the Second Division and the first division. He also had a lot of success in the cups: winning FA Cup, League Cup, and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups.
He also won the World Cup in 1966, as well as leading the Republic of Ireland in Euro 88, and the World Cup in 1990 and 1994.
Angus Kinnear, CEO at Leeds United said: “The contribution made by Jack Charlton to Leeds United and the game of football is immeasurable.
“It is only right that we name a stand in his memory, he is an icon.
The Jack Charlton Stand pic.twitter.com/1UBRWkaLS5— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 27, 2020
“We thank Hisense for giving us the go ahead to name the East Stand after Jack alongside their sponsorship and we are looking forward to the day fans return to Elland Road to celebrate the life of Jack along with Norman Hunter and Trevor Cherry.”
The stand is being sponsored by electronics brand Hisense for the next two-years and Howard Grindrod, Hisense UK’s Vice President commented: “Leeds United are a huge club with an iconic stadium, so we’re delighted to announce this profile partnership with one of the biggest clubs in England.
“We’re also incredibly proud to partner with a club that has such history and heritage.
“Jack Charlton is a true legend of the game, especially at Leeds United, and we’re grateful to play our part in ensuring that his contribution to the club and country is marked with this naming honour.