Leeds United document goalscorer Peter Lorimer passes away aged 74

Leeds United document goalscorer Peter Lorimer passes away aged 74

The Scotland worldwide midfielder generally known as ‘Hotshot Lorimer’ scored 238 targets in 705 appearances for Leeds over two spells spanning 23 years.

Leeds United record goalscorer Peter Lorimer passes away aged 74

File picture of Peter Lorimer. AFP

London: Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s document goalscorer and a key participant within the nice aspect managed by Don Revie, has died aged 74, the membership introduced on Saturday.

The Scotland worldwide midfielder generally known as ‘Hotshot Lorimer’ scored 238 targets in 705 appearances for Leeds over two spells spanning 23 years.

Together with the likes of compatriot Billy Bremner and Norman Hunter they received two league titles (1968-69, 1973-74) and the 1972 FA Cup beneath Revie’s tutelage.

“It’s with nice unhappiness, Leeds United has discovered of the passing of membership legend Peter Lorimer this morning on the age of 74 following a long-term sickness,” learn a membership assertion.

“With the flexibility to place concern into the opposing goalkeeper along with his fierce putting of the ball, Peter famously earned the nicknames ‘Scorching Shot’ and ‘Lasher’ from supporters.”

Lorimer was additionally a member of the Leeds aspect — by that point managed by Jimmy Armfield — that reached the 1975 European Cup closing scoring a aim that was disallowed within the controversial 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in Paris.

He was within the aspect that sensationally misplaced to Sunderland within the 1973 FA Cup closing the place Jim Montgomery pulled off a exceptional save from considered one of Lorimer’s trademark strikes.

Capped 21 occasions Lorimer scored 4 targets for his nation together with the 2-0 win over Zaire within the 1974 World Cup finals.

“We’re deeply saddened to listen to concerning the passing of former @ScotlandNT Worldwide, Peter Lorimer,” tweeted the Scottish Soccer Affiliation.

Lorimer, the youngest participant to symbolize Leeds on the age of 15 years and 289 days, retired as a participant in 1986 and was later appointed to the membership board. He was named as their first ambassador in 2013.

Leeds stated in late February that Lorimer was in a hospice.

Present Leeds captain Liam Cooper tweeted: “Fly Excessive Peter. A legend that all of us aspire to be like. Sending all our like to Peter’s household”.

Leeds midfielder Stuart Dallas additionally wrote on Twitter: “After the excessive of final night time, we study of such unhappy information this morning. My ideas are with Peter’s household and mates at this troublesome time.”

Lorimer’s passing follows these of fellow Leeds icons Jack Charlton, Trevor Cherry and Hunter final 12 months.

Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani tweeted: “One other Legend left us. My prayers with the household — it has been an honour to fulfill you and host you at Elland Street, your private home.”

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