By Will Butcher
Lucas Radebe has offered his condolences on Twitter in the wake of the death of former Leeds goalkeeper Gary Sprake.
The 37-time Wales international passed away on Wednesday aged 71, and fans took to Twitter to share their memories of the goalkeeper that used to frustrate striker after striker between the Elland Road posts.
Now, Leeds legend Radebe has posted a heartfelt message on his personal Twitter account after learning of the news, declaring that Sprake was a “great keeper.”
Sad news about Gary Sprake heared he was a great keeper me condolences
— Lucas Radebe (@LucasRadebe) October 20, 2016
Goalkeeper Sprake made 381 league appearances in 13 years at Elland Road before moving to Birmingham City.
Sprake was part of the Yorkshire giants side that was considered England’s best during the late 1960s and early 1970s under manager Don Revie.
Along with the likes of Billy Bremner, Johnny Giles and Peter Lorimer, Sprake was a stalwart of the Leeds side that dominated English football under Revie.
Ex-South Africa international Radebe posted the message on Thursday as he and many others sent their best wishes to Sprake’s family.
Radebe made 262 league and cup appearances following his move to Elland Road from his home country in 1994.
The centre back developed an iconic reputation at Elland Road, and even now the Leeds mascot is called “Lucas” after the former Kaizer Chiefs defender.
In other Leeds news, this senior man is set to miss the nest four matches for the Yorkshire giants.