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Former Scotland star Peter Lorimer moved to hospice

Leeds United confirmed on Friday that Lorimer has been moved to a hospice.

Former Scotland star Peter Lorimer moved to hospice SNS Group

Former Scotland star Peter Lorimer has been moved to a hospice as he battles a long-term illness.

Lorimer’s former club Leeds United confirmed the news after rumours of the 74-year-old’s health circulated on social media.

The former winger, who scored for the Scotland at the 1974 World Cup during a rare win at the tournament, remains the top scorer in the history of the Yorkshire club.

He scored around 200 goals in more than 500 appearances after signing on at Elland Road as a teenager in 1962 before going on to help them win two league titles, the FA Cup and reach two European finals.

In a statement released on Friday the Premier League club said: “Sadly we can confirm that Peter Lorimer is currently in a hospice battling a long-term illness.

“Peter, his wife Sue and their family would like some privacy at this time, but also want to thank the Leeds United fans across the world for their wonderful messages of support.

“The club will update fans on Peter’s progress in due course.”

Dundee born Lorimer played 21 times for Scotland between 1969 and 1976 scoring four goals.