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Scottish former footballer, Peter Lorimer Dies At 74

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Scottish former footballer, best known for his time with Leeds United and Scotland during the late 1960s and early 1970s, Peter Patrick Lorimer has passed away. The news of his death was confirmed today on Social Media.

Few days ago the Leeds United released a press statement confirming that their all-time top goal-scorer Peter Lorimer is fighting long-term illness.

The press statement reads…

Sadly we can confirm that Peter Lorimer is currently in a hospice battling a long term illness.

Peter, his wife Sue and their family would like some privacy at this time, but also want to thank the Leeds United fans across the world for their wonderful messages of support.

The Conwy County Whites Leeds United RMC confirmed the news of Peter Lorimer today via their Facebook Page.

It’s with great sadness I say Peter “Lash” Lorimer has passed away today. A real hero of us all.What a player Hotshot was.I had several chats with him in the Pavilion before matches and at his famous Lorimer Nights a few years ago. Thanks for the memories, 90 miles an hour. Forever in our hearts, Peter, MOT; they posted.

Who Is Peter Lorimer?

Name Peter Patrick Lorimer
Age 74yrs
Deathdate February 28 2021
Birthdate 14 December 1946
Career Footballer
Country Scotland

Peter Lorimer was a former Scottish footballer, best known for his time with Leeds United and Scotland during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He was an attacking midfielder, generally regarded as having one of the hardest shots in football. From 1984 to 1985 he was club captain of Leeds and holds the record as the club’s youngest ever player and record goalscorer with 238 goals in all competitions.

Peter made his debut for Leeds when he 15-year-old in September 1962. Manchester United offered his parents £5,000 for him to join the club, but he insisted to sign for Leeds who had shown interest in him first.

He retired as a player in 1986 after a brief spell with Whitby and was later appointed to Leeds’ board as a director. He was named as the club’s first ambassador in 2013.

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