Many Leeds supporters have been recollecting their memories of former Whites centre-forward Lee Chapman.
During his 18-year career, Chapman spent two stints at Elland Road, having first joined United on a permanent transfer in the winter of 1990 from Nottingham Forest, in a deal TransferMarkt note set us back £450,000.
The Lincoln-born striker would spend the following three-and-a-half years in West Yorkshire before moving on to south coast side Portsmouth, but he had already left a lasting memory to those associated with Leeds.
Three years after his exit, the former England U21 international would then return to Elland Road for a short-term loan deal from Ipswich Town, as he saw out the final months of his career with us, Swansea, and Stromsgodset.
Over the course of his career, he would represent 14 clubs across England, Wales, France and Norway, but it was with us where he enjoyed his most time on the field and where he would score his most goals.
Altogether, Chapman made 70 outings for United across his two stints at Elland Road, in which he scored 26 goals, and played a part in our 1992 old First Division title-winning season.
We were, in fact, also the only side he would strike double figures with, and the only club where he would reach a half-century of appearances.
Twenty-three years after the final of his appearances for United, Chapman is still remembered fondly by these supporters…
Chappy, an absolute ‘ Brucey bargain’, could look ungainly at times, but he knew exactly where the onion bag was.
— Vagabond of the Lowfields Road. (@Edward83061536) June 2, 2019
A man with a vision that I in my most optimistic LUFC mode didn’t see coming. 3/4 unbelievable years. Never forgotten. Even the music of that era gives me goosebumps. Deeply Dippy????????????
— Declan Molan (@Ballyarthur) June 2, 2019
Copt a bit of stick at the start then the crown loved him once he banged a few in… you listening bamford?
— CJ Slater (@CJ_Slater16) June 2, 2019
Aye Howard understood Leeds ????
— Jay (@jamieparsons76) June 2, 2019
Got dogs abuse when he arrived but Chappy soon won the crowd round. No substitute for experience in my view.
— MarkJ (@blackpoolwhite) June 2, 2019
Great player and true #lufc legend
— Walk Cyclist ???????? (@WalkCyclist) June 2, 2019
Will there ever be a better example of how important it is to strengthen in January.
— Sup up n cheer em on (@ellandrdbahtat) June 3, 2019
Chappie a true number 9. Lead the line perfectly and had a knack to be in the right place at the right time. Could look a bit ungainly at times but he was a true 90 minute man.Rember that header of his at Bournemouth like yesterday.
— Tony (@TonyLeeds1919) June 3, 2019