Norman Hunter (29 October 1943 – 17 April 2020) was an English international footballer who played for Leeds United, Bristol City, Barnsley and England. He also managed Barnsley and Rotherham United. A tough tackling centre-back and defensive midfielder, he won two League Championship medals and one FA Cup-winners medal with Leeds, for whom he played 726 games in total, scoring 21 goals.
Hunter played in 28 full internationals for England, scoring twice. He was a member of England’s 1966 FIFA World Cup winning squad but, as understudy to Bobby Moore, he did not play in the tournament. 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, published in 1998.
An early victim of COVID-19 after the pandemic began in 2020, Hunter was admitted to hospital on 10 April after testing positive. He died of the disease a week later, aged 76. On 23 April, Leeds United announced that the South Stand at its Elland Road stadium would be renamed the Norman Hunter South Stand in his honour.
- Full Name: Norman Hunter
- Position: Defender
- Date of Birth: 29.10.1943
- Birthplace: Eighton Banks
- Nation: England
- Full Caps: 28
- Major League Career
- 1962-76, Leeds United, (540/18)
- 1976-79, Bristol City (108/4)
- 1979-82, Barnsley (33/0)