Terry Cherry (1948 – 2020)
Both Leeds United and Bradford City have this evening confirmed that former England International defender Trevor Cherry has died “suddenly and unexpectedly” at the age of seventy-two. The defender joined Leeds United from Huddersfield Town in 1972 and won a League Championship in 1974 and making 486 appearances for Leeds United.
Cherry, made twenty-seven appearnces for his country and even captained England once in a 1980 European Championship match. After leaving Leeds United he joined his third Yorkshire side in Bradford City were he was player-manager at Valley Parade a longside his former Leeds United team mate Terry Yorath, were he made ninety-two appearances for the club.
He also guided the club to the Third Division title in 1985, a promotion overshadowed by the tragedy of the Bradford fire disaster on the final day of the season, in which fifty six supporters died when the main stand burned down. As manager of the club he was heavily involved in the club’s support for those bereaved and attended funeral services of those who died.
Trevor Cherry forged a partnership at the heart of the Leeds United back four with Norman Hunter who sadly passed away last week on the 17th April 2020. Under Don Revie the pair played in the 1973 European Cup winner Cup Final and also the FA Cup Final defeat to Sunderland in the same season. He was part of a successful group of Leeds players to be given the freedom of the city in 2019, for their achievements on the field.