Many Leeds United fans on social media have been ruining the men that have caused the Whites so much pain over the years.
United supporters have flocked to a recent post on Twitter by fan account LUFC MOT, who asked fans to name the greatest opposition player they have witnessed playing against us at Elland Road.
There have been some magnificent players to visit West Yorkshire over the club’s 100-year history, but some of the names frequently doing the rounds included Arsenal icon Thierry Henry, Real Madrid’s Portuguese great Figo, England legends Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer, and even some shouts for current Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.
While Casilla has only ever played at Elland Road in home colours, the Spaniard has brought a lot of anguish through his errors, with fans relentlessly bashing the former Los Blancos shot-stopper for repetitive blunders between the posts.
As for Henry, the 1998 World Cup winner faced Leeds 13 times over his career and scored 12 goals against us, of which four came in a single-game haul in April 2004 at Highbury. The Frenchman also scored at Elland Road five times.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans named the player they consider being the greatest opponent to ever play at Elland Road…
As for best goal against at ER… Anyone remember Roy Wegerle’s for QPR 1990/91. https://t.co/uLlqdyWRxw
— Steve Greenwood (@SM_Greenwood) March 26, 2020
Glenn hoddle, whenever he got the ball on edge of box, the ground went quiet & held its breath, fearing the worst
— tony rhodes (@tonyrhodes1964) March 25, 2020
I was at ER for the Real Madrid Champions League match and although they had 11 world class players on the field that night Figo was a stand out one.
— Stephen Reynolds 🇬🇧 (@stephens_tweets) March 25, 2020
Kiko Casilla https://t.co/3WmVv05YI5
— Nathan (@NathJones16) March 25, 2020
Wierd 1 but i was amazed how good Samir Nasri was at elland road but id say Henry best fans i seen at elland rd where PSV when i was a kid,always stuck in my mind them
— El loco (@El_loco1919) March 25, 2020
I remember Rivaldo v Paul Robinson. I mainly remember Thierry Henry putting us to the sword. Think they beat us at ER 4-1 at one point. That flattered us. #lufc
— Jamie Gibson (@jamieessence) March 25, 2020
The young Wayne Rooney, or young Micheal Owen. They were assassins https://t.co/Ublqfx8Ayj
— Liam Moore (@LiamMoo19110227) March 25, 2020
Johan Cruyff, 1975 v FC Barcelona, European Cup Semi Final.
— David Beaumont (@davidglen23) March 25, 2020
A bit contentious but I remember John Hartson coming to Elland Road and being an absolute handful both in the air and on the ground – incredible all round display
— Duncan Batty (@battyboys007) March 25, 2020
— I’d Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) March 25, 2020
Thierry Henry. Had Ian Harte’s kegs down every time we played them. Class
— Darryl Tate (@dazzt8) March 25, 2020
John Barnes murdered us in the first half of the 4-5 loss to Liverpool & Thierry Henry murdered us every time he played! #lufc
— Mark Hall 💙💛 (@shadwellian) March 25, 2020
Shearer – scores against us every time https://t.co/LfgtihNOkm
— Kevin sinfield (@kevin_sinfield) March 25, 2020
In other Leeds United news, the club have been dealt a setback in hopes of signing Victor Orta’s €20m target.