By Dave Woods

27th Aug, 2019 | 1:39pm

Leeds fans react as Beckford retires

Former Leeds star Jermaine Beckford announced his retirement on Instagram earlier today and fans have queued up to pay tribute to him.

Beckford joined Leeds from Wealdstone FC on a free transfer in 2006 and went on to make 147 appearances for the club, scoring a hugely impressive 84 goals.

His most famous for the club was the winning goal that dumped Man United out of the FA Cup in the third round in 2010, when Leeds were in League One.

Beckford left Leeds to join Everton at the end of that season where he made 40 appearances and scored 10 goals.

From Everton, Beckford moved to Leicester, Bolton, Preston and Bury, with a few loan moves thrown in.

He was still banging them in for Bury, too, scoring eight goals in 17 games, but has now retired to focus on a new vegan sports/wellness nutrition business.

Thanks for all the memories Jermaine and all the best with the new business – a sentiment that was reflected by a lot of Leeds fans on Twitter after they heard the news.