Leeds United's top 30 players of all time - Number 26

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At 26 in the countdown of Leeds United's greatest ever players is a defender who helped the club win the First Division in 1992.

The £1.3m fee (via Yorkshire Evening Post) that was spent on bringing Tony Dorigo to Elland Road in 1991 meant that the Australian-born England defender had plenty to prove, especially as Howard Wilkinson's men tried to build upon their fourth place finish in the First Division the previous season. Luckily, he quickly proved that it was money very well spent.

The left-back made 38 appearances during his first campaign in Yorkshire, scoring three goals along the way, to help United claim the league crown.

While Leeds' star-studded midfield took many of the plaudits following the achievement, it was Dorigo that received the Fans' Player of the Year award largely thanks to his creativity and energy that made him so much more than a typical defender. 

And while United were never quite able to reach the same level again before he departed for Torino in 1997, he did remain a key member of the squad that would register back-to-back fifth place finishes in the Premier League in 1994 and 1995.

He made 208 appearances during his six years with the club, and while he later returned to England for spells with both Derby and Stoke, it was his time with the Whites that saw him enjoy his best years and gave Leeds arguably their best left-back since Terry Cooper.

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