Leeds United legend Trevor Cherry has passed away “suddenly and unexpectedly” at the age of 72. All of us at Through It All Together offer our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
#LUFC are shocked and deeply saddened by the news that club legend Trevor Cherry has passed away. Our thoughts are with Trevor's family and friends at this time— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 29, 2020
Cherry broke through at Huddersfield Town in 1965 and was a mainstay in their side until 1972 when he made the move to Leeds United for £100,000.
Cherry went on to make 462 appearances for Leeds United in all competitions. He was a part of the Leeds side which won the first division in 1974, but was unfortunate in cup competitions, being on the losing side in the 1973 FA Cup final, 1973 Cup Winners Cup final, and 1975 European Cup final - the last two in very controversial circumstances.
A defender always willing to push forward Trevor scored 32 goals for Leeds, including this memorable FA Cup goal against Man City pic.twitter.com/z3DEpSa87u— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 29, 2020
Cherry succeeded Billy Bremner as captain of Leeds and won the club’s Player of the Year award in 1981. He also had a good international career with England, getting 27 caps, one of which was as captain.
Trevor Cherry RIP. Another Leeds United great passes away. Title winner in 74. Memorable duel with Barcelona’s Johan Cruyff in 1975. Captained club. 27 England caps too. Huddersfield Town and Bradford City, too. Thoughts with Trevor’s family and friends. https://t.co/ZlZ6uIlqoN— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) April 29, 2020
He moved on to Bradford City in 1982, where he would serve first as player-manager, then as manager. His final game as a player in the professional game was Bradford’s 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers which sealed the Division Three title in 1985, one week later the club would be devastated by the fire which claimed 56 lives.