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.
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.”
Several others from across football have also paid their tributes to Lorimer.
Another terribly sad day for Leeds United with the loss of the great Peter Lorimer. When I joined Leeds, in 1985, ‘Lash’ was very good to me and helped me settle in. He was a great guy. RIP. #lufc
— Ian Baird (@IanBaird9) March 20, 2021
What a player Peter Lorimer was. What a shot. “90 miles an hour” was the song. Won 2 titles with #lufc, denied European Cup by a poor ref, brilliant volley in final contentiously ruled out. Such sad news about his passing. Thoughts with Peter’s family & friends. RIP #lash #legend https://t.co/2RuM9DuLYB
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) March 20, 2021
RIP Peter Lorimer, a great football man. I was fortunate enough to meet you. https://t.co/RcKtMtANjH
— Pep Clotet (@pepclotet) March 20, 2021
— David Seaman (@thedavidseaman) March 20, 2021
Was very honoured to have met up with Peter Lorimer at Elland Road some years ago. A true footballing great. A gentleman pic.twitter.com/2WqAoSJ0i8
— Jim White (@JimWhite) March 20, 2021
RIP Peter Lorimer. Was lucky enough to meet Peter and what a lovely man and true LUFC legend. Thoughts are with the family at this tough time. 😔 pic.twitter.com/z2dH0uwFPU
— Jason Pearce (@jpearce05) March 20, 2021
💬 "I was very lucky to play with him. The word legend doesn't often get used, but he was a legend and he will never be forgotten."
The Gaffer pays tribute to former teammate Peter Lorimer ❤️
— Swindon Town FC (@Official_STFC) March 21, 2021
The EFL is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Peter Lorimer. @LUFC’s youngest-ever player, record goalscorer and all-time great. A true legend of the game.
Rest in peace, Peter 🤍
— EFL (@EFL) March 20, 2021
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