Leeds United's top 30 players of all time - Number 29

Elland Road pitchside

The second name on the list counting down the greatest players in Leeds' history is a striker who only made 76 appearances during his time at Elland Road.

Duncan McKenzie's time at Leeds United got off to a difficult start as the manager that brought him to Elland Road, Brian Clough was infamously sacked just 44 days into his managerial reign at the club.

Nevertheless, the forward was able to shine during his two years in Yorkshire as the Whites attempted to rebuild in the wake of Don Revie's departure for the England job, and the poor start to the season they had endured under Clough.

He managed to form a strong understanding with strike partner Allan Clarke, and went on to score 30 goals in just 76 appearances before he left for Belgian side Anderlecht in 1976. His skill and ability to score spectacular goals meant that he was almost completely forgiven for any spells of inconsistency. 

While by the time that McKenzie had arrived at Leeds, the once-dominant side was starting to break up and swiftly fell out of the title picture in the First Division, he was able to help United reach the European Cup final in 1975, before they hinted in the following season that they may still be able to compete near the top domestically as they finished fifth.

However, McKenzie soon left and their fifth place finish in his final campaign was their best result until 1991 when they managed to finish fourth in the top flight.

McKenzie unquestionably had the potential to be higher on this list, but was perhaps unfortunate that his time at Elland Road coincided with the upheaval that followed Revie's resignation and the beginning of the conundrum of how to break up a squad that had achieved so much, but was starting to reach the end of its shelf life.

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