Peter Gunby OBE | Rest in Peace

Peter Gunby OBE | Rest in Peace

Club saddened by loss.

All at Leeds United are saddened to learn about the passing of Peter Gunby OBE, at the age of 87.

Born locally in Leeds and known as a ‘right-half’ in his playing days, Gunby played for Leeds UYMI, Leeds United, Bradford City and Harrogate Town. 

When his playing career ended, Gunby turned to coaching and spent time developing players at former club Harrogate, as well as Huddersfield Town. After then returning to the Whites, he had two spells in caretaker charge in both 1985 and 1988. 

For all his services on the pitch and at the side of it, Peter was a hugely popular figure off it as well. Around the training ground, his infectious personality and caring attitude was memorable to all who encountered him. 

Along with his wife Maureen, Peter oversaw the transformation of Bill Fotherby’s house into an accommodation for young academy players to live in. He would make sure the house was kept up to standard by all who lived there, whilst also helping with meals and housekeeping.

Peter ensured all standards were high and not only helped to develop footballers, but his efforts in developing exceptional personal traits in young professionals has seen him fondly remembered by many stars of the game.

After a career dedicated to football and to improving the life of others, Peter Gunby was awarded an OBE in 2007.

All at Leeds United are saddened by Peter's loss and send our very best wishes to his family, friends, colleagues and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.