Billy Named Football League's Greatest Captain

Last updated : 12 September 2013 By .

United’s legendary skipper topped a poll conducted by Prostate Cancer UK, beating off competition from representatives of all 72 Football League clubs.

Bremner played 773 time for Leeds between 1960 and 1976 and became the icon of the most successful period in their history.

He was named as captain by manager Don Revie in 1965 and held the armband for 11 years.

Gray, his former team-mate, said in the YEP: “The club was his life. He lived for Leeds United and he was an inspiration. 

“He had a great record of coming up with big goals in big games and it says a lot that Don chose him to replace Bobby Collins as captain. You had big Jack Charlton at Leeds, a World Cup winner. But Billy was the one.”