On This Day In 1997: The Passing Of A True Great As Leeds United Legend Billy Bremner Dies

Martin Cloake

7th, December 2015

Aged just 54 years old, Billy Bremner, one of the giants of the game, died in hospital after contracting pneumonia.

Bremner joined Leeds in 1959 when he was 18 and played for 18 seasons, becoming a stalwart under Don Revie, for whom he captained the side from 1966. He helped Leeds win two league titles, the League Cup, the FA Cup and two Fairs Cups, and captained the Whites in the finals of the European Cup and European Cup-Winners Cup.

In all, he made 722 appearances for the club before moving to Hull City and then Doncaster Rovers, where he was player-manager. He returned to manage Leeds in 1985, before moving back to Doncaster and then retiring in 1991.

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