"Eddie Gray and myself always say on a regular basis 'what a life, what a great time we've had. Played football, came at 15 and a half, all the way through. Still down at Elland Road and then I get paid for going out and talking about football, so, it's been a great life. Absolutely brilliant'" - Norman Hunter
The former Leeds United footballer Norman Hunter has sadly lost his battle against the coronavirus. The ex-England defender has passed away at the age of 76.
Ex-teammate and Off The Ball regular John Giles joining Nathan Murphy on Thursday night to pay tribute to his great friend on the eve of his passing.
Hunter amassed a huge 726 appearances for Leeds United over a 14-year period, the club’s most successful to date, earning the infamous nickname "Bites Yer Legs".
Here are some of the best pictures of his great life.
1966 - World Cup
Players weren't always selected on form for their country. Before the 1966 World Cup, England held trials for their squad.
Alf Ramsey called his initial 27-man squad to the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall. The objective was to cut the squad down to the best 22.
This method obviously worked as they went on to claim the title. Hunter was part of the squad for the World Cup and went on to play 28 games for this country.
2009 - England team honoured by Gordon Brown
1969 - Champions of England
Leeds won the league by finishing six points ahead of Liverpool in the 1968/69 season.
In fact, they went the full season unbeaten at Elland Road.
1969 - Norman Hunter training
You can find images from the pre-season of the full Leeds team training. They should show more.
The classic all-white kits were part of what made this team so legendary.
1972 - FA Cup Champions
Leeds claimed the FA Cup in Wembley, beating Arsenal 1-0 in the final.
Known as the centenary final, Allan Clarke scored the only goal of the game.
1974 - PFA Player of The Year
“Don Revie said to me, ‘You’ll win it,’ ” recalls Norman Hunter, the first winner of the award. “I don’t know whether he knew or not.”
Hunter was less confident than the Leeds manager. Hunter was the first recipient of the award after Leeds won the league in 1973/74.
Like John Giles said on Thursday night's Off the Ball, he was humble, even in his success. “I thanked my team-mates, and Don Revie, especially, because I played in a great Leeds side.
"It was so enjoyable to train every day with those lads.”
1975-77 - Norman Hunter and John Giles at West Bromwich Albion as a management team
Giles and Hunter were close friends during their time at Leeds and the pair got together as a management duo at West Brom for two years which resulted in one of the most epic pictures of the two.