Yeboah’s Witnesses

We have taken a look at the former Leeds United hero Anthony Yeboah and his career.

Anthony Yeboah was born on June 6, 1966 in Kumasi, Ghana. During the 1990s he played for European clubs like 1. FC Saarbrucken, Eintracht Frankfurt, Leeds United and Hamburger SV.

Yeboah joined German club 1. FC Saarbrucken in 1988 and became the second black player to appear in the Bundesliga. He started slow at his new club but in his second year he scored 17 goals. In 1990 he joined Eintracht Frankfurt, where he established himself as a quality striker. While playing for Eintracht he became top scorer in the Bundesliga twice, in 1993 and 1994. Following a clash with manager Jupp Heynckes, he joined Premier League side Leeds United for £3.4million at the start of 1995.

During his career at Leeds United he scored several wonder-goals, but injury problems kept him out of the Leeds team on several occasions. Yeboah left the club when George Graham took over as manager, following a clash between the two. He returned to Germany and Bundesliga side Hamburger SV, where he enjoyed a successful spell.

Yeboah scored 68 goals in 123 appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt, 33 goals in 62 appearances for Leeds United and 28 goals in 100 appearances for Hamburger SV. Yeboah left Frankfurt and Germany in 2001 and joined Qatar side Al lttihad Doha.

Yeboah remains a popular figure in Frankfurt and supporters still wear shirts with Zeugen Yeboahs as overprint, meaning Yeboah’s Witnesses.

To this day he is still the only player ever to win the BBC Match of the Day’s Goal of the Month competition, two months in a row. That happened in September and October 1995.

In the video below, you can see what many feel are Yeboah’s top five goals at Leeds United.

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