Norman Hunter

A giant in English football

Norman Hunter is an absolute giant in English football and the kind of motivational speaker who can make any event a success.

Known in football circles as Norman “Bite Yer Legs” Hunter – in a similar vein to Chelsea’s Ron “Chopper” Harris from the same period – Norman earned a reputation during the 1970s as a tough tackler on the pitch. The story goes that someone once reported that Hunter had broken a leg and the instant reply was “Whose?”. Hunter’s autobiography is called Biting Talk.

Norman is also infamous for the fist fight that he had with Francis Lee when Leeds United played Derby County in 1975. What is often not reported, however, is that the motivational speaker was chosen as the first Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) player of the year in 1974. He also won 28 caps for the England international team and been listed by the Football League as one of the game’s 100 legends.

Norman made 540 appearances for Leeds United between 1962 and 1976 and scored 18 goals. He then moved to Bristol City where over three years he played 108 times and scored four goals. In 1979, he moved to Barnsley where he scored 31 goals and remained there until 1982, becoming manager in 1980. In 1984, Norman became a first team coach at West Bromwich Albion then went on to manage Rotherham United in 1985. Leaving this post to go back to Leeds as caretaker manager in 1988, Hunter took over as coach at Bradford City in 1989 and left the following year.

As well as becoming a highly popular motivational speaker, Hunter has had spells working for BBC Radio Leeds and Yorkshire Radio.

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