RIP Ian Lawson (1939-2024)

RIP Ian Lawson (1939-2024)

Rest in Peace.

Leeds United have been saddened to learn of the passing of former forward Ian Lawson at the age of 84.

Lawson began his career at Burnley, before joining the Whites in 1962 for a fee of £20,000, being singed by Don Revie with Leeds struggling at the lower end of the Second Division table.

He made history with the club in 1963/64, when he was part of the Second Division title winning side, a feat which was achieved for just the second time in the club’s history.

Lawson played a key role in the championship winning campaign, netting 11 goals in 24 league appearances as the Whites were promoted back to the First Division, setting the platform for what would become the most successful era in the club’s history.

He left to join Crystal Palace in 1965 and also went on to have stints at Port Vale and Barnsley.

In total, he made 51 appearances in all competitions, during his time at Elland Road, scoring 21 goals.

The thoughts of everyone are with Ian’s family and friends, his wife Maureen, daughter Sharon and son Michael.