21 Facts About Trevor Cherry


Trevor John Cherry was an English footballer who notably captained both England and Leeds United.


Trevor Cherry won a total of 27 international caps and captained the England team on one occasion.


Trevor Cherry ended up playing both alongside and instead of Charlton in his first season but predominantly at left back, replacing broken leg victim Terry Cooper.


Trevor Cherry marked Dutch legend Johan Cruyff out of each leg as Leeds reached the final, but after missing subsequent League matches through suspension, manager Jimmy Armfield placed him on the substitute's bench for the final against Bayern Munich, and he did not play.


In 1976, Trevor Cherry became Leeds captain after Billy Bremner left, and won his first England cap.


Trevor Cherry continued to play for Leeds until 1982, the year that the club were relegated to the Second Division, and won the club's Player of The Season award in 1981.


In 2000, Trevor Cherry was voted the 30th best Leeds United player by its fans.


Trevor Cherry played three months of Second Division football for Leeds before leaving for another neighbouring club, Bradford City, where he became player-manager.


Trevor Cherry played for three years until he retired to concentrate on management.


Trevor Cherry won the Third Division manager of the season award.


The subsequent appeal to raise money for the bereaved families and injured supporters raised more than four million pounds, and Trevor Cherry was among the mourners at many funerals.


Trevor Cherry steered Bradford to 13th place the following season despite the club having to play home games at three other grounds; Odsal Stadium, Bradford and his former home grounds of Elland Road and Leeds Road.


Trevor Cherry won his first English cap on 24 March 1976 against Wales.


Trevor Cherry became the first England player to be sent off in an international friendly, when he was sent off against Argentina in 1977.


Trevor Cherry lost two teeth after being punched in the mouth by Daniel Bertoni, whom Trevor Cherry had felled with a nasty tackle from behind; Bertoni received a red card.


England did not qualify for the 1978 World Cup, but did so for the 1980 European Championships, and Trevor Cherry was included in the squad of 22 to travel there.


Trevor Cherry's tournament was limited to a single substitute appearance against Spain.


Trevor Cherry ran a promotions and hospitality company in Huddersfield, a waste paper company and a five-a-side football centre.


Trevor Cherry was given an honorary degree by the University of Huddersfield in November 2005.


Trevor Cherry died suddenly on 29 April 2020, aged 72 from COVID-19.


Trevor Cherry was survived by his wife Sue, with whom he had two sons and a daughter, and five grandchildren.