RIP Marius Žaliūkas (1983-2020)

Former Leeds United defender sadly passes away

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Leeds United have been saddened to learn of the sudden passing of former defender Marius Žaliūkas at the age of 36.

The centre-back played for Leeds United, Heart of Midlothian, Rangers, FBK Kaunas and Žalgiris during his career.

After lifting the Scottish Cup as Hearts captain, Brian McDermott signed Žaliūkas in 2013, initially on a contract until the end of the season, before impressive performances for the Whites led to an extension.

Making his debut in our 2-0 win over Yeovil Town, he would make 16 appearances for the Whites during the 2013/14 Championship season, producing a last minute block against Watford to deny them a win.

Our thoughts are with Marius' family and friends at this time.

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