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Leeds United's Norman Hunter in action with Queens Park Rangers Terry Venables. The legendary defender has died after contracting Covid-19. Action Images via Reuters

Leeds United's Norman Hunter in action with Queens Park Rangers Terry Venables. The legendary defender has died after contracting Covid-19. Action Images via Reuters

Action Images via Reuters

Leeds United's Norman Hunter in action with Queens Park Rangers Terry Venables. The legendary defender has died after contracting Covid-19. Action Images via Reuters

Leeds have announced that the South Stand at Elland Road will be renamed the Norman Hunter South Stand.

Hunter died aged 76 on April 17 after losing his battle against coronavirus.

Leeds tweeted: "@LUFC are proud to announce the South Stand will be named in honour of legendary defender Norman Hunter."

Hunter won 28 England caps and was a member of England's 1966 World Cup winning squad.

He made 540 appearances for Leeds and won two First Division titles, the FA Cup, League Cup and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups.

Hunter's 14-year spell at Leeds ended in 1976, when he joined Bristol City. He finished his professional career at Barnsley in 1983, where he also served as manager between 1980 and 1984.

He had a reputation as hard-tackling defender, which earned him the nickname 'bite yer legs'.Leeds have announced that the South Stand at Elland Road will be renamed the Norman Hunter South Stand.

Hunter died aged 76 on April 17 after losing his battle against coronavirus.

Leeds tweeted: "@LUFC are proud to announce the South Stand will be named in honour of legendary defender Norman Hunter."

Hunter won 28 England caps and was a member of England's 1966 World Cup winning squad.

He made 540 appearances for Leeds and won two First Division titles, the FA Cup, League Cup and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups.

Hunter's 14-year spell at Leeds ended in 1976, when he joined Bristol City. He finished his professional career at Barnsley in 1983, where he also served as manager between 1980 and 1984.

He had a reputation as hard-tackling defender, which earned him the nickname 'bite yer legs'.

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