Elland Road hosts beautiful tribute to Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer

Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer has taken one final trip down the Elland Road tunnel and onto the pitch he graced as a player.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:54 pm
Tributes left at Elland Road last month in honour or Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer. Pic: Getty

Lorimer made 705 appearances for the Whites in two spells between 1962 and 1979, and then later between 1983 and 1985.

The Scot was the club's record all-time goalscorer - having netted 238 times for Leeds and the former wide attacker had been a part of every major honour the club lifted, barring for the 1991-92 title.

Leeds released a statement in February to confirm that he was in a hospice battling a long term illness before Lorimer sadly lost his fight a little over a month ago.

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The club have now paid tribute to their all-time leading goalscorer by walking his coffin through Elland Road.

Fellow hero and ex-defender Norman Hunter - who lost a battle with Covid-19 - also took the same final visit as part of his funeral proceedings last year.

Leeds posted the update on social media on Wednesday afternoon, which was met by an outpouring of condolences from supporters.

The club also posted a message on behalf of the family following the support they had received: "From the entire Lorimer family we would like to thank the Leeds United community for their messages, support and fond memories of Peter during his time."

Whites chief executive Angus Kinnear said last month: "Today is an incredibly sad day for Leeds United, Peter Lorimer epitomised the word legend.

"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."

Whites chairman Andrea Radrizzani added: "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."