Many Leeds United fans have gone crazy on social media after former Whites ace Tony Yeboah reflected on his spell at Elland Road.
Yeboah moved to West Yorkshire from Eintracht Frankfurt in January 1995 on an initial loan deal, which we would turn permanent that summer after the German side were relegated into 2. Bundesliga.
The Ghanaian hitman struck the back of the net 12 times in 18 Premier League outings during his initial temporary stint in England, and would go on to score a total of 29 goals in 56 outings for the Whites across all competitions before returning to Germany with Hamburger SV in 1997.
While 29 goals for the club is not a substantial haul, two have stood the test of time more than most, obviously being his strikes against Liverpool and Wimbledon in August and September of ’95, which saw him become the first player to win back-to-back BBC Match of the Day Goal of the Month competitions.
“Everyone asks me this question haha!” Yeboah told LUTV when asked which of the two is his favourite. “To be honest, they were both fantastic goals but my favourite is the goal against Liverpool.
“Before the game there was a lot of tension and before I came to England I was a Liverpool fan, so it was amazing to play against them. Playing against John Barnes and Ian Rush, I thought I had to do something special, so for me that particular goal was something special.
“That is fantastic [that it is still seen as one of the greatest Premier League goals] and I am very proud of that. I feel so proud to have played for Leeds United and to have scored a fantastic goal like that, so I’m very happy.”
Did Yeboah leave the club too soon?
Here are some of the messages shared as fans went crazy on social media offering their thoughts on Yeboah’s comments, and reflecting on the days he would send Elland Road wild…
— MickDxn03 (@MickDxn03) March 17, 2020
Legend those 2 goals (you know which ones) I will remember for ever. Unbelievable striker of the ball.
— Andrew Kemp (@AndrewAKjoinery) March 17, 2020
— Sonny 🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪 (@Shepelev81) March 17, 2020
My love for this guy will never fade away
— BBBBBBBielsa (@robhlufc) March 17, 2020
I’ll never forget that volley against Liverpool
— William Charles Williams (@William27472105) March 17, 2020
Some player this lad was dont make em like that anymore
— 👨🦰The Adventures of Tin-Tin & Murphy🐕 (@karltrinity1873) March 17, 2020
Ooooh aaaah yeboahhhhh
— زاك د (@gorikain_) March 17, 2020
It’s nice to see he has still got that same infectious smile 🤗✌️. #LUFC .
— Derrick Gray (@derrickg745) March 17, 2020
Absolute Legend! https://t.co/6NblheSdCg
— Rob (@mightywhitesfc) March 17, 2020
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