TREVOR CHERRY hit 60 today no doubt reflecting on a career which has brought success both in football and business.
The Stile Common product was a fine skipper of Town’s 1969-70 Division II title-winning team.
And he excelled in blue and white stripes during the two top-flight campaigns which followed.
Town’s relegation in 1972 led to Cherry’s £100,000 departure to neighbours Leeds (after 208 games and 14 goals for his hometown club).
Having turned out at centre-back, in midfield and even as a stand-on striker for Town (at the end of the 1968-69 season, when he scored twice in three appearances in the No9 shirt) Cherry proved equally versatile at Leeds, with whom he won a league title medal in 1974.
There were 484 games and 31 goals, as well as 27 appearances for England, before a switch to Bradford City in December 1982.
He was player-boss (92 appearances) then manager up to January 1987, when he was sacked despite taking the Bantams to promotion to the original Second Division in 1985.
As well as pursuing various business interests, Cherry, given an honorary University of Huddersfield degree in 2005, was a Town director from 1999-2001.