ON THIS DAY: 1995 Leeds United signed Tony Yeboah from Eintracht Frankfurt


On 05 January, 1995, Leeds United signed Ghana striker Tony Yeboah from Eintracht Frankfurt for a fee of £3.4 million . 

In his second season at Elland Road, he was voted Player of the Year; the club’s first-ever non-British Player of the Year.

Yeboah scored a total of 32 goals for Leeds United in 66 appearances, and is still revered as a cult hero for the Yorkshire club due to a series of memorable goals he scored.

His volley against Liverpool and his strike versus Wimbledon in the 1995–96 season were among his notable goals and he was a regular feature in Goal of the Month in the Premier League at a time when the Georgian midfielder Georgi Kinkladze of Manchester City and Matt Le Tissier of Southampton also gained a reputation for scoring world class goals in the competition.

The goal against Wimbledon was also awarded Goal of the Season in 1995–96. He also scored three hat-tricks for Leeds; the first against Ipswich Town in the Premier League at Elland Road on 5 April 1995, the second against Monaco in the 1995–96 UEFA Cup on 12 September 1995, and the third 11 days later in a Premier League match against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park.

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