A real legend: Leeds fans lavish praise on Jack Charlton

Jack Charlton spent the entirety of his playing career with Leeds United.

Joining the club’s academy back in 1950, Charlton went on to make 773 appearances for the Whites, landing a host of trophies in the process.

The word ‘legend’ is thrown around far too often in football, but there is absolutely no question that Charlton deserves that title when it comes to Leeds’ history.

The 1966 World Cup winner retired as a player in 1973 before stepping into management – taking control of Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United and the Republic of Ireland.

It was actually Charlton’s 84th birthday on Wednesday, and as expected, Leeds’ official Twitter account was on hand with a special message for the former defender.

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That led to a number of Leeds fans taking to social media to hail the centre-back.

The Whites could certainly do with Charlton heading into the semi-finals of the Championship playoffs, there is no question about that.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: