Peter Lorimer, Leeds United's record goalscorer, has died

Leeds United's record goalscorer Peter Lorimer has died aged 74 after a long illness.

LEEDS LEGEND: Peter Lorimer has died, aged 74

The Scot played 705 times in two spells for the Whites, scoring 238 times from midfield.

The youngest player to appear for the first team, he won every major domestic honour with the club.“Today is an incredibly sad day for Leeds United, Peter Lorimer epitomised the word legend," said a statement from the Elland Road club. "Not only was he our record goal scorer from a decorated era of our history, but he continued to work closely with the club until it was no longer possible in recent months. Our thoughts are with Sue and all of his family, he will be missed greatly.”

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Dundee-born Lorimer made his Leeds United debut on Saturday 29th September 1962 against Southampton at Elland Road at the age of 15 years, 289 days.

In his first spell he won the 1968 League Cup, 1969 and 1974 titles First Division, 1969 Charity Shield and 1972 FA Cup. he also won the Fairs Cup twice, in 1968 and 1971, and was a runner-up in the 1973 European Cup Winners' Cup final and 1975 European Cup final, where he had a goal controversial chalked off because Billy Bremner was ruled offside.

The power of hit shooting was his trademark, often cutting in off the right wing to devastating effect.

His first spell came to an end in 1979, playing for Canadian sides Toronto Blizzard and Vancouver Whitecaps, plus York City, before returning in 1983 for two more years.

He finished his playing career at Whitby Town.

In retirement he was a Leeds United amabassador.

Lorimer won 21 Scotland caps, scoring four goals, and playing at the 1974 World Cup.

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