Trevor Cherry: Former Leeds and England defender dies at 72

Trevor Cherry: Former Leeds and England defender dies at 72

Trevor Cherry Former Leeds and England defender Trevor Cherry has died at the age of 72.

The news of Cherry’s death comes but a fortnight after his former Leeds team-mate Norman Hunter gave up the ghost .

Cherry, who began his career at hometown club Huddersfield, made almost 500 appearances for the legendary Leeds side of the 1970s and played 27 times for his country.




“Leeds United are shocked and deeply saddened by the news that club legend Trevor Cherry has gave up the ghost suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 72,” the club where he spent a decade said during a statement.

“Defender Cherry made 486 appearances for the club altogether competitions between 1972 and 1982.

“Born in Huddersfield in 1948, Trevor signed professionally for his hometown club in 1965 before joining Don Revie’s side in 1972.

“In his first full season with the Whites, he helped Leeds reach and played in both the 1973 European Cup Winners’ final and therefore the 1973 FA final .

“In the 1973/74 season, Cherry played 38 times within the league because the Whites were crowned champions of the primary 




Division for the second time, setting a then-Football League record of 29 games undefeated within the process.

“He also helped Leeds reach the 1975 European final and went on to succeed Billy Bremner because the club’s captain in 1976.

“As well as impressing at club level, where he was named the club’s Player of the Year in 1981, Cherry made 27 appearances for England, captaining his country on one occasion.

“As a part of the club’s recent centenary celebrations, Trevor, alongside fellow members of the Revie team, was granted the liberty of the town of Leeds by Leeds council .

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Trevor’s wife Sue, sons Darren and Ian, daughter Danielle and his five grandchildren at this difficult time.”

After a decade at Leeds, Cherry left Elland Road to become player-manager of Bradford. He would later continue to manage Rotherham. 

“Leeds United are shocked and deeply saddened by the news that club legend Trevor Cherry has gave up the ghost suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 72.

“Defender Cherry made 486 appearances for the club altogether competitions between 1972 and 1982. 




Born in Huddersfield in 1948, Trevor signed professionally for his hometown club in 1965 before joining Don Revie’s side in 1972.

“In his first full season with the Whites, he helped Leeds reach and played in both the 1973 European Cup Winners’ final and therefore the 1973 FA final .

“In the 1973/74 season, Cherry played 38 times within the league because the Whites were crowned champions of the primary Division for the second time, setting a then league record of 29 games undefeated within the process.

“He also helped Leeds reach the 1975 European final and went on to succeed Billy Bremner because the club’s captain in 1976

“As well as impressing at club level, where he was named the club’s Player of the Year in 1981, Cherry made 27 appearances for England, captaining his country on one occasion

“As a part of the club’s recent Centenary celebrations, Trevor, alongside fellow members of the Revie team, was granted the liberty of the town of Leeds by Leeds council .

“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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