Former Leeds United striker who netted six Championship goals for Whites retires

Tributes and best wishes have been made to former Leeds United striker Luke Varney who has retired.

By Lee Sobot
Tuesday, 2nd November 2021, 2:44 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd November 2021, 2:46 pm

Varney signed for Leeds from Portsmouth under Neil Warnock in July 2012 and spent just under two years at the club before joining Blackburn Rovers on loan in February 2014.

The striker was then released by United in May and joined Blackburn on a permanent deal that summer.

Loan spells and then a permanent move to Ipswich Town followed before two stints at Burton Albion either side of a move to Cheltenham Town.

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Varney has most recently been playing for non-league Leicestershire side Quorn but has now called it a day aged 39.

Ipswich, Burton and another of the former striker's clubs Blackpool have all taken to social media to pass on their best wishes.

Varney made 45 Championship appearances for Leeds, scoring six times in the league as well as once in both the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

His strike helped sink Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the FA Cup fourth round clash at Elland Road of January 2013.

OVER AND OUT: From former Leeds United striker Luke Varney, pictured scoring against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup clash of January 2017 at Elland Road. Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images.

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