Trevor Cherry, England legend, dies suddenly and unexpectedly at age 72

Trevor Cherry, England legend, dies suddenly and unexpectedly at age 72

- Trevor Cherry has passed on at the age of 72, Leeds United confirmed

- The defender had spells with Huddersfield, Leeds and Bradford City

- Cherry also won 27 caps for England and was part of the European Championships squad in 1980

Trevor Cherry's sudden death has been announced by his former club Leeds United.

The 72-year-old had a successful career at Leeds, making 486 appearances and helping them win a league championship title in 1972.

The versatile defender played in the finals of the 1973 European Cup Winners' Cup and also in the FA Cup final loss to Sunderland.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Trevor's wife Sue, sons, daughter, and his five grandchildren at this difficult time," Leeds United said in their statement.

Cherry had 27 caps for England and once captained the Three Lions in the 1980 European Championships.

He also won the second division title at the beginning of his career with Huddersfield and towards the end of his career, he was player-manager at Bradford, with 92 appearances in total.

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His former clubs Bradford and Huddersfield also mourned the loss of Cherry and describe him as an inspiration.

Cherry's full-time coaching career started with third division side Valley Parade from 1982 to 1985 and helped them win the league title in his third year in charge.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Donald Woan, former Liverpool striker, has died at the age of 92, the Anfield giants have confirmed.

Woan was born in the city of Merseyside and was signed from Bootle Athletic by manager George Kay in October 1950.

However, he did not make his first league debut until January 13, 1951, where he was named in the team that defeated Derby County by 2-1.

The following week, he made the starting XI that faced rivals Everton and that would be his last for the Reds at senior level.

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Legit.ng also reported that the football world was on Wednesday, April 29, plunged into mourning after promising young football player Kaio Felipe Santos Silva tragically passed away in a freak accident.

According to several reports, Kaio Felipe died after a kite he was flying came in contact with live electricity wires, electrocuting him in the process.

The late 21-year-old Brazilian played his football for Independente, a popular football club in the heart of Brazil’s most populated city.

It was gathered that Kaio hit the electric cable while flying a kite in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and died instantly in the current.

Kaio Felipe Santos Silva previously played for Inter Milan's U20 team before making the move to Independente in Brazil.

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