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Leeds United legend Trevor Cherry passes away at the age of 72.

More sad news around Leeds United as the former Leeds defender passes away suddenly.

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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.

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.

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.

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.