Leeds United, like many other top clubs, have got years of history and a number of legends who they laud for their services to the football club. One of those legends is the sublime Johnny Giles, as the Irish midfielder has been commemorated by the club on his birthday.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 6, 2019
Now 79-years-old, Leeds’ have taken to Twitter to wish their former midfielder a happy birthday, which is fitting considering he made 527 appearances for the famous Yorkshire club, bagging 115 goals in the process.
In the current crop of Leeds players, there isn’t anyone who can match the ability or trophy haul that Giles did, although the supporters would be overawed if they did. Instead, they’ve been taking to Twitter themselves to laud the former favourite.
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You can read the Whites’ thoughts on Giles here:
What a fantastic player
— Paul Hallas (@paulhallas58) November 6, 2019
Best player I ever seen play for Leeds had everything could put the ball on a sixpence he was tree or four passes ahead of the game genius MOT.
— Mark power (@Maarkxpower) November 6, 2019
The Scholes of the 70’s
— Rob (@rob_brown8) November 6, 2019
My favourite player when I started to support the mighty #lufc.
— Ayub Khan (@ayubkhan65) November 6, 2019
That swagger before he shoots reminds me of Pablo. Giles is simply a Leeds legend MOT
— jon rosten (@jonro1465) November 6, 2019
Top 5 best ever LUFC players…
— LUFC_in_Tokyo (@Tokyo_LUFC) November 6, 2019
The fans have got so much time for players like Johnny Giles, and will hope in years to come they might look back on some of their current stars in the same way they do with Giles now.