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Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer – the hardest shot in football – has died aged 74

Peter Lorimer – Leeds United’s all-time leading goal-scorer – has died. He was aged 74.

Midfield player Lorimer made 705 appearances and scored 238 goals in his two spells with the club.

He remains the youngest player – then aged 15 years and 289 days – to make his debut for the Elland Road side.


He also played 21 times for Scotland.

Lorimer was renowned for having one of the hardest shots in football.

His shooting was estimated at 90 mph – and he was “dead-eye” accurate.

Lorimer won seven major trophies with Leeds, including the First Division title in 1968-69 and 1973-74 and the FA Cup in 1972.


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