19 years ago last weekend, Leeds signed a certain Mark Viduka. The rest, as they say, is history.
In the summer of 2000, they agreed a deal in the region of £6m to snap him from Celtic’s grasp, bringing him to Yorkshire in a stay that would last four years of nearly non-stop goals.
The Australian is clearly held in high regard around the club and that was exemplified by the respect shown by certain fans on Twitter.
Reacting to a thread posted by one supporter on the anniversary of him signing, it sparked quite the reaction after it was claimed he was the best striker to don the white of Leeds.
19 years ago we signed this player!
— Barney ™ (@BarneyStuart21) July 21, 2019
In response, one fan expressed that Viduka was better than Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink whilst another hailed his finishing ability in front of goal.
A further individual suggested the best football of his career was played at Leeds as he was branded a top striker.
The forward scored 68 times for the Whites in the four seasons he spent at Elland Road, playing a total of 158 matches.
And despite it now being 15 years since he was at the club, it appears as though fans still absolutely love him.
Here’s what they’ve been saying.
That’s a big call boyo
— Mark Mortimer (@morti59) July 21, 2019
He was a good ‘un !!
— Alan Groves (@Kiwi_Whites) July 21, 2019
Top striker on his day??
— Edwin Shelton Roberts ?? (@Edwinsheltonro2) July 22, 2019
He was absolutely brilliant!!!
— John Ingham (@JohnIng76664419) July 21, 2019
Viduka that game at Elland Road against Liverpool was just superb
— Martin Dickson (@MartinLeeds59) July 21, 2019
Absolute quality – what a finisher
— Mike Whorley (@mikewhorley) July 21, 2019
Loved Viduka. Kept getting accused of being lazy, which was never something I believed – glad Lufc Twitter was not a thing back then. Like a lot of that team, the best football of his career was played in a Leeds shirt – which is the way it should be.
— Ossett White (@ossettwhite) July 21, 2019
Definitely better than Jimmy. His ball control and link up play far better
— Dom (@dommer14) July 21, 2019
On his day unstoppable. Not on his day – awful.
— Burton (@Burton02903257) July 21, 2019