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19th Oct, 2016 | 6:46pm

Leeds fans post heartfelt messages on Twitter after former goalkeeper passes away

By Will Butcher

Leeds fans have paid tribute to former goalkeeper Gary Sprake on Twitter, after he died aged 71.

Sprake made 381 league appearances in 13 years at Elland Road, before moving to Birmingham City.

The Midlands outfit revealed the news on their official Twitter account, offering his family their condolences after learning of Sprake’s passing.

The 37-time Wales international was part of the Leeds side that was considered England’s best during the late 1960s and early 1970s under manager Don Revie.

Leeds fans have reacted to the news on Twitter, with many recalling their memories of Sprake’s goalkeeping talents.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

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.

Born in Swansea, Sprake broke into the Leeds side in 1962 against Southampton and became a regular from there on in.

Sprake was part of the Leeds side that won the 1968-69 First Division trophy, and also has a League Cup winners’ medal and a Second Division champions medal to his name.

In other Leeds news, fans have reacted on Twitter after this former manager was linked to the vacant position at a Championship club.