Norman Hunter, a former footballer of Leeds United football club and the England national team, who contracted the coronavirus, died in hospital. This was reported on Friday, April 17, on the official website of the club.
The player, who was hospitalized last week, died the same morning.
“Our club is devastated by the news of the death of “Leeds” legend Norman Hunter at the age of 76,” the report said.
Hunter was part of the England national team when it won the bronze medal at the 1968 European Championship. He played for the club in the 60s and 70s. Hunter twice became the champion of England as part of “Leeds United”, as well as the world champion in the national team in 1966. Also, Hunter played for clubs Bristol City and Barnsley, but most of his career was held in Leeds United, where he played 540 matches and scored 18 goals.