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A tribute to the REAL KING - Billy Bremner

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Uploaded on Jan 23, 2008

A tribute to the man that helped make Leeds United so great. Probably the most underrated footballer in the history of football.

If he didn't play for 'dirty Leeds' he'd probably be known worldwide as one of the greatest players the world had ever seen.

The Scot joined Leeds in 1959, as a 'wee lad'. The list of trohpies Billy lifted are:-

Old First Division (Now Premiership)(2)
FA Cup (1)
League Cup (1)
Inter Fairs Cup (Now the UEFA Cup) (2)
Charity Shield (1)

Bremner formed a formidable and lethal partnership in the middle of the park with Irishman Johnny Giles, number 4 and 10 respectively. These two put the shivers up even the most hardest of footballers at the time.

Billy left Leeds for Hull City in 1975, after that he went on to Doncaster Rovers, whom he both played, and manager for, and is a legend there, as well as at Leeds.

Doncaster fans laid wreaths at the statue of Billy Bremner on the 19th January 2008 as a tribute to the great man.

In the 80's however, Billy returned to Leeds United, as manager. He took Leeds minutes within the final of the FA Cup (Despite Leeds being in the Second Division), minutes within the top flight, but in the end losing to Charlton in the Play Off Final.

Billy was sacked, and replaced by Howard Wilkinson.

In December 1997, the true King passed away, after suffering a heart attack the day previous to his death.

This sent the Leeds United worldwide fanbase in to deep sadness for their loss.

To the back end of 1999 (towards the new millenium) a statue on the South East Corner at Elland Road was created, in memory of our King. As it was put up, Leeds were top of the Premiership, it was/still a fitting tribute to the man.

A man who means so much to EVERY Leeds United, and Doncaster Rovers fan - Billy Bremner.


Song - Ballad Of Billy Bremner (1971)

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