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Leeds United's top 30 players of all time - Number 28

At 28 in the countdown of Leeds' greatest ever players is a striker who scored two contenders for the Premier League's best ever goal during his time at Elland Road.

Tony Yeboah is arguably the most exciting forward that Leeds United have had since the start of the Premier League era. Although he was only with the team for a fairly short period of time - with injury also playing its role during his time at Elland Road - he certainly ensured that his name will go down in the club's folklore.

The Ghanaian's impact in Yorkshire was immediate. Despite joining the club midway through the 1994-95 season, he instantly proved that he had plenty of goals in him as he finished the campaign as the side's top goalscorer with 12 strikes in the Premier League which helped Howard Wilkinson's men finish fifth for the second consecutive year.

And he picked up where he left off going into the 1995-96 season as his 12 league goals once again meant that he ended up as the side's top scorer, but it was two strikes in particular that will live long in the memory.

Yeboah - who scored 29 times in 59 games for his country - scored a stunning volley from outside the area that smashed into the crossbar before bouncing over the line to seal a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the second game of the campaign. 

And he followed that up with perhaps an even better goal one month later against Wimbledon. Receiving the ball some 35 yards from goal, he used his skill to jink past the Crazy Gang's defence before rifling a shot from the edge of the area that amazingly hit the back of the net in exactly the same manner as his goal against the Reds had. 

He also helped United reach the League Cup final in 1996 as he scored a goal in both legs of the semi-final against Birmingham.

Unfortunately, March 1996 saw United torn apart by Aston Villa at Wembley, while his brace in the victory over Queens Park Rangers in the same month proved to be his final goals for the club.

The 1996-97 season was a frustrating one for Yeboah as an injury meant that he made just six appearances, and he was sold to Hamburg during the early stages of the next campaign.

Despite the disappointing end to his time at Elland Road, the way that the forward could get fans off their seats with a moment of scarcely-believable brilliance meant that he rightly earned the reputation as one of the best forwards Leeds have had in the last few decades. 

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