Davide Somma joined Leeds United from San Jose Earthquakes in 2009.
The South African only made 38 appearances for the Whites, however, as he struggled to bounce back from the serious knee injury he suffered in July 2011.
Somma, who managed 13 goals for the Whites in all competitions, left Elland Road on a free transfer in 2013.
Now 33, the striker has not actually officially announced his retirement, but is currently doing some coaching for Long Island United.
There is a general feeling that Somma could have been a very, very good player for Leeds had the injury curse not struck.
The Championship club’s fans clearly still have a high opinion of the South African too, and one supporter has even claimed that Marcelo Bielsa should look to bring the forward back to the club.
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It seems very unlikely that will happen, but the Leeds fans have a special place in their hearts for the 6 ft 3 ace:
Great player, even better lad ??
— Ben Parker (@ben_parker19) March 20, 2019
Such a shame he picked up a career ending injury as he was a great player who could have gone all the way ??
— Franco Gasparotti (@francogasparot1) March 20, 2019
A goal scoring superstar
— || Chadwick || ?? (@MChadwick94) March 20, 2019
Weirdly added me as a friend on FB last week out of the blue ?
Great player tho ?
— englandLeedsLDS ?? (@WhinmoorWhite) March 20, 2019
Looked a reyt player for us till that injury.
Such a shame.
— Benjamin Thornton (@BenjaminTlufc) March 20, 2019
What a player, get him back
— Sam Parker (@SamParker1994) March 20, 2019
If he had of kept injury free… he’d have scored a tonne of goals for us
— Roy Matthews (@Rmatthews8993) March 20, 2019