Bremner lifting the FA Cup (1972)

Today marks 13 years since the passing of our clubs biggest hero, Billy Bremner.

No one person has ever epitomised the spirit of Leeds United quite like Billy Bremner did. His ‘side before self’ philosophy still resonates today, and no matter how good a footballer may be, they will never completely win the hearts and minds of Leeds United fans without showing a similarly selfless, hard-working, committed and determined attitude towards the club.

The statue outside Elland Road – today marked with flowers – stands as a fitting tribute to the captain of the crew. Through these difficult and unglamorous times outside the Premier League, the bronze statue of Billy Bremner with his arms aloft reminds us all that we’ve been in this situation before, but through sheer hard-work, commitment and love for Leeds United FC, we rose to become the most feared team in Europe.

The statue also stands as a reminder to our current players, that the Leeds United fans never forget those legendary few who embodied the side before self attitude and gave everything they had for the cause.

1942-1997. Billy “captain of the crew” Bremner. Never forgotten.