Norman Hunter was admitted to hospital last week after contracting the coronavirus. The former centre-back spent most of his career with Leeds United and was also a member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad.
Leeds said in a statement: “Leeds United are devastated to learn of the passing of club legend Norman Hunter at the age of 76.
“Norman was taken to hospital last week after being diagnosed with Covid-19 and despite continuing to battle and the best efforts of NHS staff, he sadly lost his fight earlier (on Friday) morning.
“He leaves a huge hole in the Leeds United family, his legacy will never be forgotten and our thoughts are with Norman’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”
Hunter played for Leeds from 1962-77 before spells with Bristol and Barnsley.
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Trophies: Two First Division titles, the Second Division, the FA Cup, League Cup and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups.
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