It’s never easy to write one of these, particularly given just how good a player he was.
Former Leeds United forward Jermaine Beckford announced his retirement last night, bringing the end to his career.
He initially signed for Leeds back in 2006 from non-league side Wealdstone and he went on to have an incredibly successful spell at the club, scoring 84 goals in 147 appearances for the Whites across four years before he was eventually sold to Everton in 2010.
As a gesture of thanks for all he did for the club, Leeds United’s social media team released a short montage of his time at Elland Road and it certainly brought memories flooding back for these Leeds United fans.
Terrific goal scorer, don't blame him for moving on but should never have left.
— Richard Taylor (@garubythroat) August 27, 2019
Most players are remembered for one certain goal in their career, the one that stands out above all the other. You think of Diego Maradona and the run against England, Marco Van Basten’s volley against the USSR and Zinedine Zidane’s volley against Bayer Leverkusen. And whilst not in the same class as those aforementioned, even someone like Jermaine Beckford will be remembered for one goal above all the others during his time at Elland Road, that goal at the Stretford End.
Diehards will see 3 minutes and 1 second and know exactly what the media man has done here. Remember the date.
— – (@elyouefsey) August 27, 2019
Happy Retirement pic.twitter.com/yBpZ2add4U
— Coel???????? (@LUFC_Brammers) August 27, 2019
BECKFORDDDDDDDDDD, SCORES AT THE STRETFORD END????????????????????????
— Ryan (@Ryannn211) August 27, 2019
I'll always remember that goal against the scum voice has never been the same since amazing memories
— DB (@wakefield1967) August 27, 2019
Enjoy your retirement and thanks for lighting up some of those dark days for us. We’ll always remember Old Trafford and that promotion game #MOT
— Ian Wood (@wood3528) August 27, 2019
The Goal against Man U ????
— Jefferson Leader (@JEFFERSONLEADER) August 27, 2019