Date: 21st February 2016 at 9:20pm
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Former Leeds United centre half Freddie Goodwin has died at the age of 82.

Goodwin made 120 appearances for Leeds during a four-year spell at Elland Road between 1960 and 1964, he was a regular partner for Jack Charlton at the heart of the Leeds defence, and he also captained the side.

The Lancastrian started his career with Manchester United, where he made over 100 appearances and he showed his versatility at the time by representing Lancashire in the county cricket championship.

He joined Leeds in March 1960 and he made his debut during the same month in a 4-3 win over Manchester City. His last game for Leeds was in an FA Cup tie at Cardiff City in January 1964. Goodwin suffered a triple fracture of his leg in a collision with former Leeds teammate John Charles in a game Leeds won 1-0.

He joined Scunthorpe United as player-manager but he was forced to retire later in the year. Goodwin spent two-years with Scunthorpe before taking charge of US side New York generals. He eventually returned to England and after a two-year spell on the south coast with Brighton and Hove Albion, he spent five-years with Birmingham City. He led the midlands club to promotion to the old First Division and he also unearthed a young Trevor Francis. He returned to America and he had two spells with Minnesota Kicks before settling in the states, where he lived until his death

Goodwin died on Friday February 19th and our thoughts are with his family and friends.