Ex-Leeds goalkeeper Sprake dies aged 71

Gary Sprake

Gary Sprake made his Wales debut as a 18-year-old against Scotland in November 1963

Former Leeds United, Birmingham City and Wales goalkeeper Gary Sprake has died at the age of 71.

Swansea-born Sprake made more than 500 appearances during 11 years at Leeds United, and was a First Division title winner in 1969.

He also won a second division winner’s medal in addition to the League Cup in 1968 and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups.

Sprake, who won 37 caps during a 12-year career with Wales, joined Birmingham City in 1973.

Leeds United sent its “condolences and support to the Sprake family at this difficult time”.

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