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Funeral arrangements of Gary Sprake

By Emma Sanders

Former Leeds goalkeeper, Gary Sprake passed away last week and his funeral arrangements have now been confirmed and will take place in two weeks.

Sprake passed away at the age of 71 and and he will be remembered by family and friends at his funeral on Tuesday, November 8th at 2.30pm.

The funeral will take place at the Robin Hood Crematorium, according to reports in the Birmingham Mail and his loved-ones have requested that there are only family flowers.

The family have also urged fans and friends of Sprake to make donations to the British Heart Foundation.

Sprake made over 500 appearances for Leeds during a long career in the late 1960s and early 1970s and played alongside stars such as, Jack Charlton, Billy Bremner and Jonny Giles.

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The goalkeeper was involved with Leeds during the glory years and won the First Division League title in 1969 as well as the League Cup the season before.

He eventually moved to Birmingham City in 1973 for £100,000 which was a world record fee for a goalkeeper at the time.

Sprake was a talented goalkeeper and will always be known as one of Leeds’ best shot-stoppers but he will also be forever remembered for his mistake against Liverpool in 1967 where he threw the ball into his own net.

In other Leeds news, a brilliant image on Twitter shows midfielder playing for club 13 years ago but will line-up for Liverpool as a quarter-final opponent.