The Chronicle

Leeds name stand after Jack Charlton

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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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