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Norman Hunter

English footballer

Died when: 76 years 171 days (917 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

{{Infobox football biography| name = Norman Hunter| image = CharltonHunter1969.jpg| caption = Hunter (centre) and Bobby Charlton (left), and Paul Reaney (right) in 1969| fullname =| birth_date = 29 October 1943| birth_place = [[York Gateshead, County Durham, England| death_date = 17 April 2020 (aged 76)| height = 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)| position = Centre back| youthyears1 = 1959–1962| youthclubs1 = Leeds United| years1 = 1962–1976 |clubs1 = Leeds United |caps1 = 540 |goals1 = 18| years2 = 1976–1979 |clubs2 = Bristol City |caps2 = 108 |goals2 = 4| years3 = 1979–1982 |clubs3 = Barnsley |caps3 = 31 |goals3 = 0| totalcaps = 679 |totalgoals = 22| nationalyears1 = 1964–1965 |nationalteam1 = England U23 |nationalcaps1 = 3 |nationalgoals1 = 0| nationalyears2 = 1965–1974 |nationalteam2 = England |nationalcaps2 = 28 |nationalgoals2 = 2| manageryears1 = 1980–1984 |managerclubs1 = Barnsley| manageryears2 = 1985–1987 |managerclubs2 = Rotherham United| medaltemplates = |-! colspan="3" style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;background-color:#eeeeee;" | Men's football |-! colspan="3" style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;background-color:#eeeeee;" class="adr" | Representing England |-! colspan="3" style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;background-color:#cccccc;" | FIFA World Cup |-| style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;background-color:gold" | Winner|| style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;" | 1966 England|| style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;" | |-! colspan="3" style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;background-color:#cccccc;" | UEFA European Championship |-| style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;" | || style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;" | 1968 Italy|| style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;" |}}Norman Hunter (29 October 1943 – 17 April 2020) was an English footballer who played for Leeds United, Bristol City, Barnsley and England.

He was part of the 1966 FIFA World Cup winning squad, receiving a winner's medal in 2007.He was the first winner of the PFA Players' Player of the Year award in 1974, and was included in the Football League 100 Legends.

A tough tackling centre-half and defensive midfielder, he was nicknamed "Bites Yer Legs" Hunter.The nickname originated from a banner held up by Leeds United fans at the 1972 FA Cup Final against Arsenal; the banner read "Norman bites yer legs".

He played 726 games in total for Leeds, scoring 21 goals.


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