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Leeds name stand af­ter Jack Charl­ton

- Sports · Soccer · Leeds United A.F.C. · Jack Charlton · Newcastle United Football Club · England · England national football team · Hisense · Football League First Division · The Football Association · John Charles

LEEDS have named the East Stand at El­land Road the Jack Charl­ton Stand in hon­our of their Ash­ing­ton­born former de­fender.

Former New­cas­tle United man­ager Charl­ton, a World Cup win­ner with Eng­land in 1966, died in July aged 85, six days be­fore Leeds se­cured pro­mo­tion back to the Pre­mier League.

The Whites an­nounced their trib­ute to the former de­fender, who made a club-record 773 ap­pear­ances dur­ing 23 years as a player for the club, as part of a new two-year spon­sor­ship deal with elec­tron­ics man­u­fac­turer Hisense.

A state­ment on Leeds’ website read: “His le­gacy will now be en­grained at El­land Road for­ever and he joins fel­low greats John Charles, Nor­man Hunter and Don Re­vie, who also have stands named in their hon­our, along with the great Billy Brem­ner whose statue stands proudly out­side.”

Charl­ton, who joined Leeds aged 15 in 1950, won pro­mo­tion to the top flight with them in 1956 and 1964 and formed the bedrock of Re­vie’s side. He went on to win the old First Di­vi­sion ti­tle, the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Fairs Cup twice.

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Jack Charl­ton in ac­tion for Leeds

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