Tony Yeboah scored 24 Premier League goals in 47 appearances for Leeds United between 1995 and 1997 before being sold to German outfit Hamburger SV.
Yeboah was a goal machine during his time at Eintracht Frankfurt between 1990 and 1995, and Leeds had to pay just shy of £3.5m to sign the forward in January 1995.
In his second season at Leeds, he was voted Player of the Year. He netted a total of 32 goals in 66 appearances for the English club, and is still regarded as a cult hero at the club.
There was that terrific volley against Liverpool, and that goal versus Wimbledon.
Yeboah left Elland Road too early in the eyes of a number of Leeds fans, but there was a personality clash with George Graham at the club, and the centre-forward was sold to Hamburg in 1997 – where he would spend four years.
Yeboah also scored 29 times in 59 appearances for Ghana during his professional career, and there is absolutely no doubt that he was terrific value.
The former striker turned 52 on Wednesday, and Leeds’ official Twitter account was on hand with a birthday message.
That prompted the Leeds fans, who have also recently commented on the speculation surrounding Abel Hernandez, to reveal their feelings on Yeboah, and a selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
To former lufc striker……..you mean absolute Leeds legend?! I can even forgive him for throwing his shirt at George graham
— Adam Barlow (@AdamPaulBarlow) June 6, 2018
I would still give him a run out.
— Tony B Photography (@TonyBurgum) June 6, 2018
— Stephen Forbes (@forbesey291) June 6, 2018
I love this guy. Happy birthday Tony. Some of the best goals I’ve ever seen. MOT
— Hashtag lufc (@Hashtaglufc) June 6, 2018
Could do a job.
— Richard Horne (@richard_horne) June 6, 2018
Happy birthday ! What a striker. Leeds legend and premier league great. pic.twitter.com/KPVt2GU3n6
— Dan Graham (@DanGraham_14) June 6, 2018
Happy birthday Tony Yeboah… My favourite Leeds United player ever! ???
— Michael Flatters (@Mike03120158) June 6, 2018
What a player
— Richard Booth (@RichardBooth10) June 6, 2018