By Sean Fisher

18th Oct, 2022 | 10:10pm

Tony Yeboah praises 'fantastic' Leeds United fans but admits 'I thought they were going to boo me'

Tony Yeboah spent two seasons at Leeds United and made a huge impact on the fans at Elland Road.

Yeboah moved to Yorkshire from Eintracht Frankfurt in 1995, and the Ghanaian striker ended up scoring 32 goals in 66 games for the Whites.

He was a loved figure among the fans, but he admitted that he expected to be booed after underperforming on his debut for the club.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the former Leeds striker said: “I loved Leeds and felt loved there.

“Leeds supporters are fantastic. I remember my first game against QPR, my first touch was so bad and yet the fans were clapping. I wondered what was going on, I thought they were going to boo me, but they clapped.

“My game was about being comfortable, and at Leeds I felt comfortable, the fans were behind me, the players were very nice to me. It was like I was home.”


Yeboah will always be remembered by Leeds United fans for his amazing goalscoring ability – especially that strike against Liverpool.

He left Elland Road with a record of scoring in every other game and was even voted the club’s Player of the Year in his second season.

His composure in front of goal was second to none – and he’s the exact kind of player Jesse Marsch wishes he had at his disposal this season.

An out-and-out striker who knows where the net is. Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo could learn a thing or two from Yeboah about scoring, and if they did Leeds could find themselves higher up the table than they currently are.

But in fairness, it’s not easy to replicate Yeboah’s shooting ability. The now-56-year-old will always be an iconic figure for Leeds fans, and it’s good to hear that he still holds the club in high regard years later.

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