Scotland star Liam Cooper is amongst the names sending their tributes after Leeds United and Scots legend Peter Lorimer passed away over the weekend.

Leeds United confirmed the tragic news in a statement on Saturday as they expressed ‘great sadness’ in the news while the Scottish Football Association have been ‘deeply saddened’ after the former Scotland striker passed, aged 74. A prolific forward, Lorimer is fondly remembered at Leeds United as their all-time record goalscorer.

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The former Leeds United and Scotland forward has died. (Photo by Monte Fresco/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

He scored 238 goals in 705 appearances for Leeds over 23 years, making his debut for the current Premier League side aged 15. Lorimer also enjoyed a successful Scotland career, featuring 21 times for the country and featuring in all three 1974 World Cup matches that Scotland participated in.

Leeds United captain and Scotland international Cooper has paid tribute on Twitter: “Fly High Peter. A legend that we all aspire to be like. Sending all our love to Peter’s family.”


Fellow ex-Scotland international and former teammate of Lorimer’s, Eddie Gray, added (BBC): “Peter was a truly great player, but he was also a great man. Peter could do anything. He could go by people; he was a great crosser of the ball. People think about him and his tremendous shot, which he did have, but he was also a great goalscorer and great footballer.”

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Gray has paid tribute to his former teammate who passed away over the weekend. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Several others from across football have also paid their tributes to Lorimer.

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