A statement from Paul Madeley's family.

“Paul Madeley passed away peacefully today (23 July 2018) surrounded by his family in Leeds.

“Paul was a much-loved husband, father and brother and the family are extremely proud of his achievements in life and on the field for Leeds United and England.

“He was born in Beeston, a stones-throw from Elland Road, and only ever played and supported Leeds United.

“The late Don Revie christened him his ‘Rolls Royce’ and to us he was just that - a class act as a husband and a father who always had time for everyone he met.

“Paul’s wife Ann and sons Jason and Nick would like to thank everyone for their support and well wishes.

"At this difficult time, we ask for privacy as we grieve a great loss.”


Leeds United will wear black armbands in Tuesday's friendly with Oxford United as a mark of respect and we will celebrate Paul's life at our season opener against Stoke City.