A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to praise Tony Yeboah after the Elland Road legend discussed two of his most legendary goals in the Whites shirt.
Yeboah played for Leeds between 1995 and 1997, making 66 appearances for the Whites and scoring 32 goals in all competitions.
Two of his most iconic strikes came in August and September 1995, which made him the first player to win back-to-back BBC Match of the Day Goal of the Month competitions.
First up was his winner against Liverpool on 21 August, his teammate’s header falling kindly for him to emphatically volley home from 20 yards out.
Then came his goal in the 4-2 win over Wimbledon on 23 September, controlling the ball on his chest and weaving his way through the opposition defence before unleashing a ferocious effort from range which went in off the woodwork.
In conversation with the Leeds media team, Yeboah said his goal against Liverpool was his favourite, and when asked how he feels when he sees it back, he replied: “It’s fantastic! The people still remember me in Leeds too, I played there a long time ago now, but because of the fantastic goals everyone remembers.”
When told it remains one of the Premier League’s greatest goals of all time, Yeboah replied: “That is fantastic and I am very proud of that. I feel so proud to have played for Leeds United and to have scored fantastic goals like that, so I’m very happy.”
Plenty of Leeds fans were pleased to see the Whites catch up with an Elland Road legend and voiced their appreciation on social media:
The most exciting player I have ever seen.
— W. J. Thirsk-Gaskill (@wthirskgaskill) March 17, 2020
It’s nice to see he has still got that same infectious smile ?✌️. #LUFC .
— Derrick Gray (@derrickg745) March 17, 2020
I’ll never forget that volley against Liverpool
— William Charles Williams (@William27472105) 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
— Carl (@Carl76445951) March 17, 2020
I lived in Germany in the early 1990s and saw some cracking goals by Tony, so was overjoyed when he joined Leeds… and continued to score spectacular goals
— mark petty (@markpet03678907) March 18, 2020
He can come round to my house for Yorkshire puddings any time he likes.
— swift82 (@leeswift82) March 17, 2020
Some player this lad was dont make em like that anymore
— ??The Adventures of Tin-Tin & Murphy? (@karltrinity1873) March 17, 2020
— Sonny ?????? (@Shepelev81) March 17, 2020
Yeboah played for Asante Kotoko, Cornerstones Kumasi, Okwawu United, Saarbrucken and Eintracht Frankfurt before joining Leeds, and turned out for Hamburg and Al-Ittihad after leaving Elland Road, as well as making 59 appearances for Ghana.