Former Leed United defender Peter Hampton Death – Dead :Peter Hampton Obituary : Cause of Death Unknown.
” Leeds United on Twitter: “#LUFC have been saddened to learn of the passing of former defender Peter Hampton. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time”
#LUFC have been saddened to learn of the passing of former defender Peter Hampton. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time
— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 25, 2020
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Peter Hampton RIP
Peter Hampton has passed away while on a family holiday in Cyprus. He had only recently retired from a job at Cumberland Infirmary.
Peter Hampton, the former Leeds United left-back, has died suddenly at the age of 66.
In August 1980: “When I joined Leeds United as an apprentice 10 years ago straight from school in the North East, I entered an era when every player was dedicated and has his own personality.
“I felt that Leeds were one of the best teams in Europe and I like to think that the professional habits I picked up in that period have stayed with me over the years.
“It was the ideal set-up for a youngster to start in the professional game and I was only 18 when I made my debut at Southampton.
“Leeds were a very disciplined outfit and the fact that players like Billy Bremner, Johnny Giles and Allan Clarke are now making their mark as managers illustrates the personality in the club at the time. I never accepted that Leeds were a boring side with this sort of character and it was later that they began to perfect the offside tactics.
“I was competing for the left-back spot behind Terry Cooper, Trevor Cherry and Frank Gray. There was considerable depth in the Leeds squad in those days but I accepted the competition and did well enough to come through and gained first hand experience of playing in Europe in the 1974/75 season, when we reached the European Cup final.
“But this summer I felt I was at an age when I was ready for regular First Division football. I wanted to be in the thick of things and didn’t seem to feature in Jimmy Adamson’s initial plans.
“My move to Stoke came out of the blue. When I was left out of Leeds’ pre-season tour plans I was ready for a new challenge and the fact Alan Durban had faith in me quickly made up my mind to join Stoke.
“So many changes had taken place at Leeds over the years that I did not have any second thoughts. We are moving into a new house at Clayton shortly which will save all the motorway travelling and I just hope the team will settle down and produce some improved results.
“There seems to be a fine dressing room spirit and I am being encouraged to play my normal style, although this has changed over the years. Terry Cooper seemed to start the trend towards attacking full-backs as wingers faded out of the game but now the wing men are beginning to return and full-backs are encouraged to go back to their basic defensive game.
“I prefer the left-back role but I had a spell in midfield with Leeds and to be honest I have always been prepared to help out wherever the manager has wanted me.”
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