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Leeds United's top 30 players of all time - Number 18

At 18 in the countdown was a highly-talented midfielder who delighted fans will his skill and flair during his time at Elland Road.

Tony Currie was arguably the most talented player who played for Leeds United in between the managerial tenures of Don Revie and Howard Wilkinson but played under neither. His technical ability was crucial to slowing the decline that the Whites endured following Revie's departure in 1974.

Currie moved to Elland Road from Sheffield United in 1976, and while moving from one Yorkshire side to another may have meant that the midfielder had something to prove - especially as he was joining the club a year after Johnny Giles had left for West Bromwich Albion and a couple of months before Billy Bremner departed for Hull City - but he quickly proved that he had the talent to get the fans on their feet in the same way that the legendary midfield partnership had done in years gone by.

He played over 120 games for the club and scored a handful of goals, certainly none better than the stunning effort he scored in a 4-0 victory over Southampton. Running towards the box, Currie perfectly curled the ball into the bottom corner leaving the goalkeeper with absolutely no chance. 

Currie helped Leeds to a top-half finish in the First Division in his three full seasons with the club before leaving for Queens Park Rangers in 1979 before finishing his career with brief spells at Southend United, Torquay and Stockport County.

While the midfielder was unable to guide Leeds back towards the heights they had previously been at, his flair and skill on the ball would have given supporters belief that there was still hope that they could return to the top. 

Countdown so far: Number 30, Number 29, Number 28, Number 27, Number 26, Number 25, Number 24, Number 23, Number 22, Number 21, Number 20, Number 19

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