One of the most explosive Premier League strikers in history celebrates his birthday today as former Leeds United hitman Tony Yeboah turns 51.
Yeboah became a goal of the season machine during his two years at Leeds, scoring 32 goals in 66 appearances for the West Yorkshire club.
Among his most famous strikes were thunderbastards against Liverpool and Wimbledon, with both efforts cannoning in off the crossbar in spectacular fashion.
Reflecting on which of the two goals was better, Yeboah told the Yorkshire Post in 2015: “Liverpool was the best goal. Why do I think that? Because it was live on television and everyone was watching. It surprised people. Also, I grew up as a Liverpool fan and their team had Rush, Barnes, players I admired.
“Wimbledon was all about control and if we’re talking technically, that is probably the best goal. But it’s about feeling and emotion as well, no? So it’s Liverpool. That was the one.”
But while those two goals get mentioned the most, the Ghanaian scored plenty more during his time at Elland Road, and to celebrate the big man’s birthday, it would be rude not to give them a watch.
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