Affectionately nicknamed Norman “Bites Yer Legs” Hunter due to his ferocious tackling, he first came into the side as Don Review blooded youngsters during the early 1960s.
Hunter soon developed a superb understanding with Jack Charlton that would serve the club for a decade.
After winning the Division Two title, Hunter won Division One, FA Cup, Fairs Cup and League Cup honours.
Named Leeds Player Of The Year in 1970/71 and PFA Player Of The Year in 1973, Hunter was quick, totally committed and possessed terrific positional awareness.
He could also slice a defence open with a long raking pass and had a thunderous shot, as several goalkeepers discovered.
Although not as “dirty” as a defender as his reputation suggested, Hunter was a hardman who never shirked a challenge.
This attitude led to the odd spat, most famously with Derby County’s Francis Lee in 1975 when the pair were sent off for fighting in days when even bookings were rare.
Hunter won 28 full caps (including one which made him the first England player ever to be capped as a substitute), scoring twice.
A member of the 1966 and 1970 World Cup squads, but mainly as an understudy to Bobby Moore.
After Revie’s departure, Hunter joined Bristol City and guided Barnsley to promotion as manager.
Strange but true: Hunter was the only player to feature in every major Revie-era cup final.