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Billy Bremner
Billy Bremner
Personal information
Date of Birth 9 December 1942
Place of Birth Scotland
Date of Death 7 December 1997 (aged 54)
Place of Death England
Leeds career
Playing position Midfielder
Number 4
Youth 12/1959 - 3/1960
Senior 3/1960- 9/1976
Manager 10/1985 - 9/1988

William 'Billy' John Bremner was captain of the most successful Leeds United team in history. He has since been voted Leeds United's greatest player of all time, and is a member of both the Scottish Footballers' Hall Of Fame, and the English Footballers' Hall Of Fame.

Playing Career Edit

Bremner's professional career started at 17, when he was scouted by Leeds United whilst playing schoolboy football in Scotland. The hard-working midfielder signed his first professional contract at Elland Road the day after his 17th birthday in 1959.

Billy made his first appearence for the Whites in 1960, earning the respect of Don Revie immediately and quickly becoming a permanent name on the team sheet, where he would remain for the next 15 years. Bremner quickly established himself as an uncompromising player, tough in the tackle and often going beyond the rules to get the better of a skilled opponent, and although the media spent more time reporting the tackles and "dirty" side of Billy's game, he could also play. His stamina was second to none, and his ing ability was up there with the best of them. Billy weighed in with his fair share of goals too, and was always a terrace favourite.


Billy Bremner is number 1 in Leeds United's 100 greatest players.

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