Leeds United cult hero Luciano Becchio is back playing football ... in the Spanish fourth-tier

Luciano Becchio celebrates

The former Elland Road hero has struggled to find form and fitness recently.

Leeds United’s cult hero striker Luciano Becchio is finally back playing football again.

The Argentine is playing in Spain for fourth-tier side Binissalem based in Mallorca.

The 32-year-old striker made his debut for the club at the weekend, in a 2-0 loss to Ferriolense – as reported by Mundod. It is his first competitive fixture since playing for Rotherham on the 30th January 2016.

Luciano Becchio celebratesLuciano Becchio celebrates

Since then he had trial periods at Bristol City and Coventry City but spent much of his summer training in Mallorca with the Spanish side.

Binissalem currently play in Group 11 of the Spanish Tercera, the fourth-tier of Spanish football. The result at the weekend leaves them ninth in the table and looking off the pace for a potential play-off place.

The signing of Becchio will undoubtedly be a big boost for their hopes and Leeds United fans will be hoping he can succeed.

The Argentine striker joined up with Leeds in 2008 after leaving Spanish side Merida. He scored 86 goals in 221 games for the club before leaving to join Norwich City in controversial circumstances.

Luciano Becchio (L) celebrates with Jerome Thomas after scoring the first goal for Leeds UnitedLuciano Becchio (L) celebrates with Jerome Thomas after scoring the first goal for Leeds United

Throughout the years since he left Leeds the 32-year-old has often been linked with a cult heroes return to Elland Road.

However, no deal has ever been near to being done and given his age and current injury proneness it probably never will.

Hopefully Leeds will see him as a watching spectator in the years to come.

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