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Former Leeds United defender Trevor Cherry has died at the age of 72, the club announced on Wednesday evening.

Cherry was a stalwart of Yorkshire football having played for Huddersfield, Leeds and Bradford in a career that spanned 20 years.

Trevor Cherry played 27 times for England

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Trevor Cherry played 27 times for England

He also made 27 England caps between 1976 and 1980 with his final appearance coming as a substitute against Spain in the 1980 European Championships.

Leeds United announced the news on their Twitter account on Wednesday evening.

They wrote: “#LUFC are shocked and deeply saddened by the news that club legend Trevor Cherry has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”

Cherry started his career at Huddersfield in 1965 before being signed by Don Revie at Leeds in 1972 for £100,000.

He won the First Division title with Leeds in the 1973/74 season and went on to be the club captain in 1976 when Billy Bremner left.

The defender joined Bradford in 1982 as player-manager and retired from playing three years later to concentrate on management.

Trevor Cherry was sent off in a friendly against Argentina in 1977

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Trevor Cherry was sent off in a friendly against Argentina in 1977

Cherry helped Leeds win the title in the 1973/74 season

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Cherry helped Leeds win the title in the 1973/74 season

Huddersfield Town also paid tribute to Cherry on Wednesday evening following the news of his death.

The club wrote on Twitter: “Huddersfield Town are devastated to learn of the passing of former player and director Trevor Cherry.

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at #htafc are with Trevor’s wife Sue, sons Darren and Ian, daughter Danielle and his five grandchildren. RIP.”

Bradford City wrote: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of former player and manager Trevor Cherry, who has sadly passed away at the age of 72. Rest in peace, Trevor.”





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