– Peter Lorimer has been confirmed dead by Premier League side Leeds United
– The Scottish footballer was one of the best attackers during his time in English football
– Lorimer last played for Hapoel Haifa in 1986 before he retired from the game
Players and staff of Premier League giants Leeds United have been thrown into mourning following the demise of their legend Peter Lorimer who died at the age of 74.
Peter Lorimer during his active playing days in the English football was one of the best attacking midfielders scoring 200 goals for Leeds United.
The Dundee born forward played 705 times for Leeds over two spells at the Yorkshire club before he left the side.
He became their youngest ever player when he made his debut in 1962 at the age of 15 years and 289 days.
Lorimer won two league titles, the FA Cup and League Cup during his time at Elland Road.
Leeds United explained below.
“Following his retirement from playing, Peter became an ambassador for Leeds United and continued to attend matches up and down the country.
“He was a contributor with his own page in the club’s matchday programme, continuing until last month’s match with Aston Villa, where he became unwell enough to do so.”
Meanwhile, Leeds United are currently occupying 11th position on the Premier League table with 39 points after 29 games played so far.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how an inquest was made and it was confirmed that former Premier League star Peter Whittingham died in a tragic accident after falling down from the stairs in a heartbreaking incident.
The sad incident was said to have occurred in South Wales in which the former Aston Villa star suffered a serious head injury and was rushed to a hospital.
At the hospital where Peter was taken to in South Wales, he was placed on a life support machine before he eventually passed on, throwing his family members and football followers into deep mourning.
According to the report, a friend of the deceased named Ryan Tailor explained in details what actually happened the day Peter Whittingham fell from the stairs.
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