Sprake was often outstanding, as he demonstrated against Ferencvaros in Budapest in 1968 when Leeds clinched the Fairs Cup for the first time — but is best remembered for his gaffes.
Most notably in a 5-0 defeat at Liverpool on November 19, 1966, when he threw the ball in his own net and the Kop sang “Careless Hands” at him, but also letting a long-range shot slip through his grasp in the 1970 FA Cup final and gifting Chelsea a last-minute equaliser in 1970/71.
Lapses apart, Sprake was brave, agile and a terrific shot-stopper — a Welsh international at 18, who won 37 caps.
After helping Leeds clinch the Division Two title, he won League Cup, Fairs Cup and Division One honours.
No goalkeeper has played more for Leeds, but after losing his place to David Harvey he joined Birmingham City.
Strange but true: Sprake almost missed his debut having flown as a (very) last-minute replacement for Tommy Younger.