Leeds fans pay tribute to club legend Johnny Giles

On Monday, Leeds United’s official Twitter account posted a happy birthday message to the club’s former midfielder Johnny Giles, who had turned 77.

The 59-time Republic of Ireland international represented Leeds between 1963 and 1975 – scoring 115 goals in 525 appearances.

Giles also represented Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion during his playing days, but he was most fondly remembered for his time with Leeds.

An outstanding midfielder, Giles is widely regarded as one of the best footballers to ever turn out for Republic of Ireland. He represented his national team between 1959 and 1979 – scoring five times.

The younger generation of Leeds supporters will not have had the privilege of watching Giles in action, but he was a true club legend.

It was not much of a surprise when the club’s fans hailed Giles on his 77th birthday, and some even claimed that he could still do a job in the middle of the Championship club’s midfield.

A selection of the best Twitter reaction can be found below: