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Norman Hunter

Leeds United AFC

28 appearances, 2 goals

P 28 W 17 D 5 L 6 F 43: A 18
*(actual F 38: A 15)
70% successful

1965-74

disciplined: none
captain:
none
minutes played:
2276

Timeline

  Norman Hunter (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Birth Friday, 29 October 1943 in Eighton Banks, Gateshead, county Durham [registered in Durham Northern, December 1943].
Attended Eighton Banks Primary School
Marriage to Susanne Harper, on 11 June 1968 [registered in Leeds, Yorkshire, June 1968].
Death on Friday, 17 April 2020, from compliactions arising from the coronavirus pandemic, aged 76 years.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Biographies Biting Back - Norman Hunter (2 August 2004, Stodder & Houghton)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Playing Career


Club(s)
Joined Leeds United AFC as a fifteen year old after being spotted playing for Birtley Juniors FC. After joining the groundstaff in Aptil 1961, he became one of Don Revie's linchpins in his successful side of time. Leaving the club after 726 matches in October 1976 to play with Bristol City FC, and then Barnsley FC from June 1979, becoming the club's player-manager in October 1980. He retired from playing in 1983, having received six red cards.

League History
676+3 appearances, 22 goals
six red cards
Leeds United AFC 1962-76 540 appearances, eighteen goals.
debut (second division): 8 September 1962 Swansea City FC 0 Leeds United AFC 2.
Bristol City FC 1976-79 108 appearances, four goals.
debut (first division): 30 October 1962 Derby County FC 2 Bristol City FC 0.
Barnsley FC 1979-83, 28+three appearances.
debut (third division): 27 October 1979 Barnsley FC 1 Chester FC 1.
last (second division): 1 January 1983 Barnsley FC 4 Grimsby Town FC 0.

Club honours
Football League Division Two winners 1963-64 (42 apps);
Division One
runners-up 1964-65 (41), 1965-66 (41), 1969-70 (35), 1970-71 (42), 1971-72 (42), Champions 1968-69 (42), 1973-74 (42); Division Three runners-up 1980-81 (6);
FA Cup
runners-up 1964-65 (8), 1969-70 (7), 1972-73 (7), winners 1971-72 (7);
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
runners-up 1966-67, winners 1967-68, 1970-71;
League Cup winners
1967-68;
FA Charity Shield winners
1969;
European Champions Cup
runners-up 1974-75;
European Cup Winners Cup
runners-up 1972-73;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1973-74; PFA (First) Player of the Year 1973-74;
Distinctions A suite at Elland Road bears his name
Height/Weight 5' 11½", 12st. 8lbs [1970].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & ENFA.

Management Career

Club(s) Appointed as Barnsley FC player-manager in October 1980, relinquishing playing in January 1983. Management ended on 8 February 1984. Had a spell coach West Bromwich Albion FC, before returning to management with Rotherham United FC on 18 June 1985, until 9 December 1987. Coached Bradford City AFC. Following the sacking of Billy Bremner at Leeds United AFC in 1988, Hunter had a spell as caretaker manager.
League History
257 matches
W93 D77 L87
Club honours Football League Division Three runners-up 1980-81;
Football League best: Division Two, sixth 1981-82;

England Career

Player number 840th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Central-defender; Midfielder
First match No. 395, 8 December 1965, Spain 0 England 2, a friendly match at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid, substitute (35), aged 22 years 40 days.
Last match No. 486, 30 October 1974, England 3 Czechoslovakia 0, a European Championship qualification match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 31 years 1 day.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1966, 1970;
European Championship Finals 1968;
British Championships 1965-66, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74;
Team honours World Cup winners 1966;
European Championship Finals third place 1968;
Individual honours England U23 (three appearances, 1964-65)
Distinctions The first player to make his debut as a substitute.

Beyond England

Became a local radio commentator, as well as an ongoing popular figure in the Elland Road press lounge..  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.


The Numbers
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts sub unused Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
26+ 28 17 24 ▲4
▼2
10+ 2276 2 1138 min 2 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
28 17 5 6 43 18 +25 6 15 1.536 0.643 69.6 +10

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 13 7 4 2 23 9 +14 2 6 1.769 0.692 69.2 +5
Away 12 9 1 2 16 5 +11 3 8 1.333 0.417 79.2 +7
Neutral 3 1 0 2 4 4 =0 1 1 1.333 1.333 33.3 -1

Colour Record

Colour P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 24 16 4 4 40 14 +26 4 13 1.667 0.583 75.0 +12
Red 4 1 1 2 3 4 -1 2 2 0.75 1.00 37.5 -1

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
WCF 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1
World Cup 4 1 2 1 5 5 =0 0 1 1.20 1.20 50.0 =0

ECP

5 3 1 1 7 4 +3 1 3 1.40 0.80 70.0 +2
ECF 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
European Championship 7 4 1 2 9 5 +4 2 4 1.286 0.714 64.3 +2
British Championship 6 4 0 2 7 4 +3 2 3 1.167 0.667 66.7 +2
Friendly 11 8 2 1 22 4 +18 4 8 2.00 0.364 81.8 +7

Tournament Record
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1972-74 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
WCP All 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1966 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
WCF 1970 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1
WCF All 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1
World Cup Final
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1964-66 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
WC 1968-70 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1
WC 1972-74 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
WC All 4 1 2 1 5 5 =0 0 1 1.20 1.20 50.0 =0

European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1967-68 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
ECP 1971-72 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 1 2 1.50 1.00 50.0 =0
ECP 1974-76 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECP All 5 3 1 1 7 4 +3 1 3 1.40 0.80 70.0 +2
European Championship Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1968 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
ECF All 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1966-68 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 1 1 1.333 0.667 66.7 +1
EC 1970-72 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 1 2 1.50 1.00 50.0 =0
EC 1974-76 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
EC All 7 4 1 2 9 5 +4 2 4 1.286 0.714 64.3 +2

British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1965-66 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
BC 1968-69 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1969-70 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
BC 1971-72 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 1 2 1.333 0.333 66.7 +1
BC 1972-73 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
BC 1973-74 2 1 0 1 1 2 -1 1 1 0.50 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 6 4 0 2 7 4 +3 2 3 1.167 0.667 66.7 +2

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 4 1 2 1 5 5 =0 0 1 1.20 1.20 50.0 =0
EC 7 4 1 2 9 5 +4 2 4 1.286 0.714 64.3 +2
BC 6 4 0 2 7 4 +3 2 3 1.167 0.667 66.7 +2
17 9 3 5 21 14 +7 4 8 1.235 0.824 61.8 +4

Match History

 Club: Leeds United A.F.C. - 28 full appearances (2276 min), two goals

manager: Alf Ramsey - 25 full appearances (2087 min), two goalsx

Age 21
1 u23 4 November 1964 - Wales 2 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham Fr AW Start 6
2 u23 25 November 1964 - England 5 Romania 0, Highfield Road, Coventry Fr HW Start 6
3 u23 24 February 1965 - Scotland 0 England 0, Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen Fr AD Start 6
u23 7 April 1965, England 0 Czechoslovakia 0, Elland Road, Leeds Fr HD withdrew injured

Age 22
1 395 8 December 1965 - Spain 0 England 2, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (⮀0-1) Fr AW sub 35 ?
   
2 397 23 February 1966 - England 1 West Germany 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
398 2 April 1966 - Scotland 3 England 4, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW reserve
3 399 4 May 1966 - England 2 Yugoslavia 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
4 400 26 June 1966 - Finland 0 England 3, Olympiastadion, Helsinki
tour
AW Start 6
401 29 June 1966 - Norway 1 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW
unused sub

18
402 3 July 1966 - Denmark 0 England 2, Idrætsparken, København AW
403 5 July 1966 - Poland 0 England 1, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów AW
404 11 July 1966 - England 0 Uruguay 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley
WCF
HD party member
18
405 16 July 1966 - England 2 Mexico 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
406 20 July 1966 - England 2 France 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
407 23 July 1966 - England 1 Argentina 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
408 26 July 1966 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
409 30 July 1966 - England 4 West Germany 2ᴭᵀ, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
   

Age 23
414 24 May 1967 - England 2 Spain 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub/squad ?
5 415 27 May 1967 - Austria 0 England 1, Praterstadion, Wien AW Start 11
   

Age 24
6 421 8 May 1968 - Spain 1 England 2, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid ECP AW Start 81 11
7 422 22 May 1968 - England 3 Sweden 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 11
8 423 1 June 1968 - West Germany 1 England 0, Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover Fr AL Start 4
9 424 5 June 1968 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Firenze
ECF
NL Start
19
10 425 8 June 1968 - USSR 0 England 2, Stadio Olimpico, Roma NW Start
   

Age 25
11 428 15 January 1969 - England 1 Romania 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 6
   
430 3 May 1969 - Northern Ireland 1 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast
BC
AW sub/squad ?
12 431 7 May 1969 - England 2 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW Start 6
432 10 May 1969 - England 4 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW sub/squad ?
  

Age 26
436 5 November 1969 - Netherlands 0 England 1, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam Fr AW unused sub 15
  
13 438 14 January 1970 - England 0 Netherlands 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 6
440 18 April 1970 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff
BC
AD squad member
441 21 April 1970 - England 3 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
442 25 April 1970 - Scotland 0 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD
443 20 May 1970 - Colombia 0 England 4, Estadio Nemesio Camacho, Olímpico Fr AW squad member
444 24 May 1970 - Ecuador 0 England 2, Estádio Olimpico Atahualpa, Quito AW
445 2 June 1970 - Romania 0 England 1, Estádio Jalisco, Guadalajara
WCF
NW unused sub
18
446 7 June 1970 - Brazil 1 England 0, Estádio Jalisco, Guadalajara NL
447 11 June 1970 - Czechoslovakia 0 England 1, Estádio Jalisco, Guadalajara NW sub/squad
14 448 14 June 1970 - West Germany 3 England 2, Estádio Guanajuato, León (⮀1-2) NL ▲sub 81

Age 27
449 25 November 1970 - England 3 GDR 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 14
15 450 3 February 1971 - Malta 0 England 1, The Stadium, Gzira ECP AW Start 6
  
456 13 October 1971 - Switzerland 2 England 3, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel ECP AW unused sub 14
  

Age 28
458 1 December 1971 - Greece 0 England 2, Karaiskaki Stadio, Piraes ECP AW unused sub 14
16 459 29 April 1972 - England 1 West Germany 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley ECP HL Start 6
17 460 13 May 1972 - West Germany 0 England 0, Olympiastadion, Berlin (⮀0-0) ECP AD Start 73 11
18 461 20 May 1972 - Wales 0 England 3, Ninian Park, Cardiff
BC
AW Start 11
19 462 23 May 1972 - England 0 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HL Start 6
20 463 27 May 1972 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start 11
  

Age 29
21 465 15 November 1972 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff WCP AW Start 4
22 466 24 January 1973 - England 1 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Start 42 4
  
468 12 May 1973 - Northern Ireland 1 England 2, Goodison Park, Liverpool
BC
AW squad member
469 15 May 1973 - England 3 Wales 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
470 19 May 1973 - England 1 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW unused sub 14
471 27 May 1973 - Czechoslovakia 1 England 1, Stadión Letná, Praha Fr AD sub/squad ?
472 6 June 1973 - Poland 2 England 0, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów WCP AL sub/squad ?
23 473 10 June 1973 - USSR 1 England 2, Central V.I. Lenin Stadium, Moskva (⮀0-2) tour AW sub 60 ?
474 14 June 1973 - Italy 2 England 0, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino AL sub/squad ?
24 475 26 September 1973 - England 7 Austria 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
25 476 17 October 1973 - England 1 Poland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Start 6
  

 

caretaker-manager: Joe Mercer - two full appearances (99 min)x


Age 30
479 11 May 1974 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff
BC
AW sub/squad ?
26 480 15 May 1974 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley (⮀0-0) HW sub 36 13
27 481 18 May 1974 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow (⮀0-0) AL Start ht 5
482 22 May 1974 - England 2 Argentina 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD sub/squad ?
483 29 May 1974 - GDR 1 England 1, Zentralstadion, Leipzig
tour
AD squad member
484 1 June 1974 - Bulgaria 0 England 1, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija AW
485 5 June 1974 - Yugoslavia 2 England 2, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd AD
  

 

manager: Don Revie - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 31
28 486 30 October 1974 - England 3 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 6
  

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