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England Defender Norman Hunter Dies At The Age Of 76 Due To Coronavirus

Norman Hunter is an England footballer who played for Leeds united as a defender. The legendary footballer contracted coronavirus last week and died on Friday in a hospital at the age of 76. Hunter won two league titles during a 14 year first term career. He was admitted to a hospital due to corona virus on April 10. The icon joined Leeds united when he was just 15, he also played for Barnsley, Bristol city and England. The legend was born on October 29, 1943 and passed away on 17 April 2020. He was born in Eighton Banks, Gates head, County Durham in England and played for Leeds from 1959 to 1962 for his youth career. The exceptional footballer was so good he managed Barnsley from 1980 to 1984, Rotherham united from 1985 to 1987 and Bradford city from 1989 to 1990.

In a tweet, the Leeds team confirmed his death “Leeds united are devastated to learn of the passing away of club legend Norman Hunter at the age of 76”. Hunter helped Leeds win the first Division twice in 1969 and 1974 under Don’t Revie. He also played over 700 games for the team and earned 28 England caps. The footballer was nick names “Bites ye legs” played a total of 540 matches for Leeds and became the club legend. In an announcement made by Hunter in 2013 years said “Medals don’t mean much to me, for me it was about being at Leeds united”. Hunter has left behind a lot of people to mourn his demise, Danny Mills, former Leeds defender said “He loved Leeds like nothing else. Its incredibly sad that he won’t get to see Leeds promoted back to the premier league”. Norman also left behind his wife and kids.

His famous much name “Bites ye legs” originated from a banner held up by Leeds during a match against Arsenal. In 1974 years was awarded the first ever PFA player of the year award. “He leaves a huge hole within the Leeds united family, his legacy will never be forgotten and out thoughts are with Norman’s family and friends at this very difficult time”, the club confirmed while adding that the death of the icon has left them devastated.

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