Even though the Leeds United fanbase is one of the most talked-about in English football, Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink still doesn’t think the supporters get the credit they deserve.

Leeds fans regularly pack Elland Road to the rafters and sell-out all of their away days and you would imagine once the club is back in the Premier League, even more fans will turn up to matches home and away.

The Whites have the highest average attendance in the Championship [transfermarkt] but Sky Sports pundit Hasselbaink maintains that the fans are not praised enough.

leeds united

“Underrated, mad they are,” the ex-striker said when talking about the Leeds fanbase on Colin Murray’s 52 podcast on Spotify, as quoted by LeedsLive.

“I think when you are just talking about it, you are getting goosebumps because I know how it is at Elland Road.

“My first games in the Premiership were at Leeds, scoring on my debut against [David] Seaman and still knowing the atmosphere. It was a sunny day, playing against heroes of mine like [Dennis] Bergkamp and [Ian] Wright. The atmosphere is out of this world.”

leeds united

It is great to see Hasselbaink saying this about the Leeds fans and reminiscing about his debut with the Yorkshire club – but we cannot really say we agree with him.

Leeds’ fanbase is the best in English football and some supporters from other clubs would agree with that.

No away fans in the country can make the noise that Leeds fans do, especially for a club that has been outside of the Premier League for almost 16 years.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are prepared to pay over £13million for this international striker.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here