A statement from the Madeley family paying tribute to a "much-loved husband, father and brother" was released by Leeds this evening. "At this difficult time, we ask for privacy as we grieve a great loss.”. He answered, 'Either way, I'll leave it to you.
", Madeley was granted a testimonial season in 1977, and eventually retired from playing in 1980 with 724 appearances in all competitions to his name. Playing mainly in defence, including as a centre-half alongside Bobby Moore, he was capped 24 times thereafter, with the last of his appearances coming against Holland in 1977.
 During his career with Leeds, Madeley played in a variety of different playing positions which led to him being described as a Utility player. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Former Leeds United and England defender Paul Madeley has died, aged 73. So versatile was the footballer Paul Madeley that in his 18 years at Leeds United during the 1960s and 70s he played in every position bar goalkeeper, prompting his team-mate Johnny Giles to describe him as “seven top-class players in one”. Although a quiet, modest man, Madeley was certainly listened to within the Leeds hierarchy, and it was said to be his intervention, after the departure of Revie, that sealed the fate of Brian Clough during his famous 44-day reign as Leeds manager in 1974. Well balanced and rarely ruffled, he was a calming influence in a team of uncompromising characters.
, However, Madeley was utilised in attacking positions when Leeds won their first major honours under Don Revie; in the 1968 Football League Cup Final, Madeley wore the No. • Paul Edward Madeley, footballer, born 20 September 1944; died 23 July 2018, Available for everyone, funded by readers.
There aren’t many options open if Leeds are looking for defensive reinforcements. The 73-year-old's death immediately brought about a wave of Leeds United fans quickly moving to pay their respects to one of the finest men ever to pull on a Whites shirt. In 2003 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and he died from complications associated with that condition.
He had turned down a request from Sir Alf Ramsey to join the 1970 World Cup squad in Mexico in place of his club-mate Paul Reaney, who had broken a leg. I said, 'What do you want, then, two years or three years?'
Our. , Leeds won the League in 1974 – Madeley missing just three matches – and even after Revie's departure that summer to take over the England job, reached their first and only European Cup final a year later, with Madeley in the No. Madeley’s former Leeds boss Jimmy Armfield flagged up the Leeds-born player’s loyalty in his autobiography when recalling a contract negotiation session with Madeley. All rights reserved.
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