Eddie Gray’s tribute to soccer legend Jimmy Armfield


Leeds great Eddie Gray has paid tribute to Jimmy Armfield and claimed the club's former manager deserved to win the European Cup.

Armfield, who has died aged 82, was appointed Leeds boss in 1974 following Brian Clough’s ill-fated 44 days in charge and guided them to the final against Bayern Munich the following year.

Leeds lost 2-0 in Paris but the game was overshadowed by the decisions of French referee Michel Kitabdjian, who controversially disallowed Peter Lorimer’s ‘goal’ and waved away two penalty appeals.


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