Peter Lorimer: 1946-2021

The EFL was deeply saddened to be taught of the passing of Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer, on the age of 74. Under, we keep in mind Peter’s unbelievable career, one which rightly noticed him labelled an all-time great.

Leeds United’s youngest-ever player and file goalscorer, Peter Lorimer shall be remembered as one of the crucial explosive and influential members of the greatest side in Leeds United’s history, a side that grew to become a dominant force in English football. 

Having signed for Leeds in Might 1962, Lorimer made his debut for the membership on the tender age of 15 years and 289 days against Southampton, and to today he stays the youngest-ever player to play for the Leeds United first team. 

An attacking midfielder, he would go on to change into a useful member of Leeds United’s most profitable side, winning the League Cup in 1968, the First Division in 1969 and 1974 and the FA Cup in 1972. The side additionally tasted European success with victory within the Inter-Cities Gala’s Cup in 1968 and 1971, as well as reaching the 1973 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final and the 1975 European Cup Final. 

Not solely was Lorimer a key determine within the Whites’ success, however he was a pivotal character in what was a golden period at Elland Street. 

Recognized for his capturing from distance, Lorimer was given the nicknames ‘Hotshot’ and ‘Lash’ by the Leeds United supporters. 

His final look for the membership got here 23 years after his first – in his second spell at Elland Street – leaving Elland Street having scored 238 goals in 705 appearances – a membership file. To today, he stays the membership’s all-time file goalscorer.

Lorimer’s place in Leeds and England folklore is undisputed and he’ll perpetually be remembered as a real great by the whole football household. 

Career Honours:

Football League First Division: 1968/69, 1973/74

FA Cup: 1971/72

League Cup: 1967/68

FA Charity Protect: 1969

Inter-Cities Gala’s Cup: 1967/68, 1970/71

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