Is peter lorimer still alive?

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Peter Patrick Lorimer was a Scottish professional footballer, best known for his time with Leeds United and Scotland during the late 1960s and early 1970s. An attacking midfielder, he was renowned for his powerful strikes from distance.

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Peter Lorimer

Biography: A Scottish international reputed to have had the hardest shot in his day, now landlord of the Commercial Inn public house in Holbeck, Leeds and also helps to run the Leeds ex-professionals team writes a column in the match programme, works for Yorkshire Radio and was the fans rep on the board.

Besides, Who is Peter Lorimer married to?. Lorimer currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Cindy and their three children.

Hereof, What religion was Peter Lorimer?

A skilful and industrious player who operated best in a drifting position either wide on the right (though not as an orthodox winger – he was more likely to cut in and shoot than stay wide and cross) or behind two main strikers (usually Allan Clarke and Mick Jones), Lorimer was a frequent and often spectacular ...

Did Peter Lorimer own a pub?

Description - This is Peter Lorimer, a famous ex footballer who who played for Leeds United in the 60s and 70s. These days he runs The Commercial pub in Holbeck around the corner from where I work.

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Did Peter Lorimer have the hardest shot?

Peter Lorimer, who has died aged 74, is Leeds record scorer with 'hardest shot in football' clocked at 90mph.

Which Leeds player has died?

Former Leeds United player Terry Cooper has died aged 77, the club have announced. The former midfielder made 351 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 11 goals between 1964 and 1975.

Which Leeds footballer died?

Former Leeds United and England player Paul Madeley has died at the age of 73 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease, British media reported on Monday.

What pub did Peter Lorimer have?

When he was 40, Lorimer hung up his boots but Leeds remained an integral part of his life. He combined running a pub in Holbeck, close to Elland Road, with football punditry on local radio and serving as the fans' representative on the Leeds board.

What did Peter Lorimer illness?

Leeds United's top ever goalscorer, Peter Lorimer has passed away at the age of 74 after the Scotsman battled a long-term brain illness for many months.

What was a Lorimer?

: a maker of bits, spurs, and metal mountings for bridles and saddles.

How hard could Peter Lorimer kick a ball?

Yet it was often too late. By then the player variously nicknamed Lorimer the Lash, Hot Shot and Thunderboots — once proved by tests in a munitions factory to have the hardest shot in British football — would have struck the ball at speeds estimated at 90mph.

How fast was Peter Lorimers shot?

Earning nicknames such as 'Hotshot', 'Thunderboots' and 'Lash', Lorimer once smashed a penalty that was recorded at 107mph. He lived and breathed Leeds, both during and after his career, and his loyalty was evident from the moment he arrived at Elland Road in 1962.

Was Peter Lorimer left or right footed?

In the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Villa Park in April 1967, as Leeds chased an equaliser in the dying seconds, John Giles turned a short free-kick to substitute Lorimer, who sent a rising right-foot thunderbolt past a helpless Peter Bonetti from 25 yards.

How many goals did Peter Lorimer score for Leeds?

In his two spells with Leeds United Lorimer amassed a grand total of 676 appearances, scoring 238 goals.

Why didn't Peter Lorimer play more for Scotland?

It was to have an unfortunate consequence for Lorimer as the Scottish selectors had wanted him for Scotland and he could not break the commitment. It resulted in his being banned by Scotland. Leeds won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup once more in 1970-71 and then finally won the F.A.

Who did Peter Lorimer support?

Lorimer was wanted by 30 clubs including Manchester United and Rangers but Don Revie was in such a hurry to sign him that he was stopped for speeding.

Why is the BBC moving to Leeds?

The BBC has expanded its three-year partnership with the National Film and Television School in Leeds with the aim to strengthen diversity across the UK through 20 funded bursaries. ... The move will follow the relocation of Channel 4's national headquarters to Leeds.

Who is Leeds United all time top scorer?

Record goalscorers
  • Allan Clarke 151.
  • Tom Jennings 117.
  • Billy Bremner 115.
  • Johnny Giles 114.
  • Mick Jones 111.
  • Charlie Keetley 110.
  • Jack Charlton 96.
  • Russell Wainscoat 93.