Leeds United fans on Twitter have been paying tribute to one of their greatest ever players on his birthday as Johnny Giles turned 79 on Wednesday.
The Irishman was a part of Don Revie’s historic United team from the late 1960s and early 1970s, and during his time at Elland Road, he won almost everything there is to win in club football.
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Indeed, during his spell with the Whites, he won two league titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup, while also being a part of the team that infamously lost the 1975 European Cup final.
Leeds fans of a certain age have incredible memories of the midfielder, and they’ll have told their children and grandchildren stories of his brilliance.
Understandably, some United supporters took to Twitter on his birthday to wax lyrical about the club legend.
Here’s what the Elland Road faithful have been saying on social media…
In my top 3 players for us, maybe the top man – had everything – brilliant footballing brain, could see things on a pitch mere mortals couldn’t even dream about.
— Richard (@Rich57H) November 6, 2019
One of the finest passers of a ball I’ve ever seen, could drop it on a sixpence from anywhere on the pitch. Tough as boots as well, seen him being flattened in a tackle, get up, dust himself off and straight back into the game. Gentleman off the pitch as well.
— Andy H (@voicestalktome) November 6, 2019
My favourite player , cool as they come and took no prisoners.. lucky enough to have lived near him in Cookridge when I was a kid… called in for autographs on a regular basis pic.twitter.com/USZoE8JzBx
— Richard Nicholson (@ricmarknic) November 6, 2019
Top 5 best ever LUFC players…
— LUFC_in_Tokyo (@Tokyo_LUFC) November 6, 2019
He would be worth some amount of money nowadays.
— Roy Burn (@RoyBurn1) November 6, 2019
One of the best. Can’t put a price on his footballing abilities..well you can but it’d be obscene. Happy birthday.
— Carlos (@carlosparis75) November 6, 2019
Happy Birthday to a true genius
— stephen hunter (@teagsin3) November 6, 2019
The Scholes of the 70’s
— Rob (@rob_brown8) November 6, 2019