1966 World Cup winner Norman Hunter in hospital with coronavirus

BREAKING NEWS: Leeds United legend and 1966 World Cup winner Norman Hunter, 76, is admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus

  • Norman Hunter has tested positive for coronavirus and is now in hospital 
  • Hunter, 77, was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup
  • Leeds United confirmed the news via a statement on their club website 

Norman Hunter, 1966 England World Cup winner and former Leeds United defender is in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.

Leeds United confirmed the news after posting a statement to their club website.  

Hunter played a total of 540 matches for Leeds United, where he scored 18 goals and became a club legend. 

He was known for his tackling and was given the nickname ‘Bite Yer Legs Hunter’ by the Leeds fans who made a banner that simply read: ‘Norman bites yer legs’. 

He later moved to Bristol City after 14 seasons with Leeds and then moved to Barnsley before retiring in 1982. 

More to follow. 

Former Leeds United and England defender Norman Hunter in in hospital with coronavirus




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