Former England defender and Leeds United hero Trevor Cherry has died aged 72

Leed United has confirmed the ‘sudden’ death of former England defender Trevor Cherry at the age of 72.

‘Leeds United are shocked and deeply saddened by the news that club legend Trevor Cherry has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 72,’ Leeds said in a statement.

Cherry started his footballing career with hometown club Huddersfield and also later played for and managed Bradford.

He earned 27 caps for England and captained the national side in his penultimate appearance.

His death comes less than a fortnight after that of his former Leeds teammate Norman Hunter.

Having made his way through the ranks with Huddersfield, Cherry moved to Elland Road for £100,000 in 1972 after his hometown club was relegated from the First Division.

He was in the Leeds squad that won the title in 1973-74 and played in the European Cup final in 1975.

He became captain in 1976, the year he made his England debut in a match against Wales.

Leeds’ statement added: ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with Trevor’s wife Sue, sons Darren and Ian, daughter Danielle and his five grandchildren at this difficult time.’

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