Focus On; Trevor Cherry

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Trevor Cherry, along with teammate Roy Ellam, moved along the M62 in 1972 when Leeds paid £100,000 to Huddersfield for his services.[4] He ended up playing both alongside and instead of Charlton in his first season but predominantly at left back, replacing broken leg victim Terry Cooper.[4] By the end of the season Cherry had amassed 38 League appearances and was selected by Revie for the 1973 FA Cup final, which Leeds lost to Sunderland.[6]

He did, however, win the League championship with Leeds in 1973–74, as the team went on a record 29-match unbeaten run at the start of the season to make sure the title would be theirs; Cherry spent much of the season at left back, playing 38 times in total.[7] The following season, 1974–75, was a mixed year for Cherry. Injury curtailed half of his season, but he recovered in time to help Leeds in their European Cup campaign as they progressed towards the semi-finals and a game against Barcelona.[8] Cherry marked Dutch legend Johan Cruyff out of each leg as Leeds reached the final, but after missing subsequent League matches through suspension, manager Jimmy Armfield placed him on the substitute’s bench for the final against Bayern Munich, and he did not play.

In 1976, Cherry became Leeds captain after Billy Bremner left, and won his first England cap. He continued to play for Leeds until 1982, the year that the club were relegated to the Second Division, and won the club’s Player of The Season award in 1981. In 2000, Cherry was voted the 30th best Leeds United player by its fans.


  • Full Name: Trevor John Cherry
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of Birth: 23.02.1948
  • Birthplace: Huddersfield
  • Nation: England
  • Club Career: Leeds United
    • Period: 1972-1982
    • League Games, 399
    • League Goals, 24
    • Previous Club: Huddersfield Town
      • Transfer Fee: £100.000
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