Defender Trevor Cherry, who played a handsome career on the England national football team and the country’s main series in Leeds, is dead, Leeds said on Wednesday. Cherry was 72 years old.

Cherry began his career with his hometown of Huddersfield and moved to Leeds in 1972. He won the championship in Leeds in 1974, being a strong defensive pillar of the team, playing the record at the time of 29 games in a row without a loss.

Cherry was also involved in Leeds' journey to the European Cup final in 1975, and became Captain of Leeds in 1976. In all, he played a total of 486 matches between 1972 and 1982.

In the England national team, Cherry played 27 matches between 1976-80.