John Charles was known as the "Gentle Giant" or "Il Gigante Buono" in Italy where he played for the great Juventus team of the 1950's. Some say he was Leeds United's greatest ever player - those old enough to have seen him - & others say he was the best Welsh player. Whatever is said he had an impressive athletic presence on a Football field but was a perfect gentleman playing hard but fair.
Leeds United celebrate winning the 1972 FA Cup: (l-r) Mick Bates, Paul Madeley, Eddie Gray, Paul Reaney, Johnny Giles, Jack Charlton, Allan Clarke, Billy Bremner, Peter Lorimer, Norman Hunter, David Harvey. Date: 06/05/1972
6th May 1974. Billy Bremner holds the League Championship trophy in the dressing-room after his Testimonial match at Elland Road, Leeds on Left to right: Trevor Cherry, Paul Madeley, Billy Bremner, Frank Gray (foreground) and Peter Lorimer.