Leeds United goalkeeping legend Gary Sprake has passed away today, at the age of 71. It’s very sad news and many of us never got the privilege of seeing him in action. The club have released the following statement following the news, so all that’s left to be said, RIP Gary. Thoughts with his friends and family. MOT

The thoughts of everyone at Leeds United today are with the family of Gary Sprake who has sadly passed away at the age of 71

It is with immense sadness, that today Leeds United Football Club learnt of the passing of former goalkeeper, Gary Sprake at the age of 71.

All the players, management, and staff at Leeds United sends its condolences and support to the Sprake family at this difficult time.

Gary, played over 500 times during an 11 year period for Leeds United, of which the club won the Second Division (1963-64) and First Division (1968-69) titles, in addition to the League Cup (1968) and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups (1968 & 1971).

As a mark of respect, we will be holding a minute’s applause ahead of kick-off at next Tuesday’s EFL Cup game against Norwich City.


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Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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