Leeds United fans pay tribute as Speed is indicted into Hall of Fame

The late Gary Speed was honoured this week when he was indicted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame.

Speed, who tragically died at the age of 42 in 2011, spent more than two decades in the game.

At the time of his death, the former midfielder was shaping a credible Wales team as manager of the national side.

During his playing career, Speed had spells at Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United, and he also earned 85 caps for Wales.

The footballer is a much-loved figure at every one of his former clubs, including Leeds United, where he began his career.

Speed came through the academy and went on to make more than 400 appearances for the Whites.

The midfielder helped the club win the First Division in 1991-92 and was part of the team that made the League Cup final in 1996, but they ended up losing 3-0 to Aston Villa.

Leeds’ official Twitter page confirmed the news that Speed was to be indicted into the Hall of Fame, which prompted fans to pay tribute.