Leeds United’s record goalscorer, Peter Lorimer, unfortunately, passed away on Saturday morning following his battle with a long-term illness.
It is with great sadness, #LUFC has learned of the passing of club legend Peter Lorimer this morning at the age of 74 following a long-term illness
— Leeds United (@LUFC) March 20, 2021
Fondly referred to as “hotshot”, Lorimer scored 238 goals in his 707 appearances for the club. Being Leeds’ top scorer is not the only record he holds, as he is also the youngest ever debutant in the club’s history. The Scotsman who made his debut in September 1962 aged just 15 years and 289 days.
Peter Lorimer was appointed as a club ambassador in 2013, which was rightly placed upon him after two memorable spells at the club. The first spell was for 17 years between 1962 and 1979 and the second between 1983 and 1985.
The attacking midfielder scored 217 goals in his first stint at the club and 19 goals in his second stint at the club. In his first stint, he won two league titles with the club in 1968-69 and 1973-74 and also secured a runners-up medal in the European Cup (1974-1975).
Here are some of the finest tributes paid to the club legend:
CEO Angus Kinnear: “Today is an incredibly sad day for Leeds Utd. Peter Lorimer epitomised the word legend.”
Chairman Andrea Radrizzani: “Another Legend left us. My prayers with the family – it has been an honour to meet you and host you at Elland Road, your home.”
Captain Liam Cooper tweeted: “Fly High Peter. A legend that we all aspire to be like. Sending all our love to Peter’s family.”
Former teammate Eddie Gray: “Peter was a truly great player, but he was also a great man.”