Tony Yeboah moved to Leeds United from Eintracht Frankfurt for £3.4 million in January 1995 and quickly became a cult hero. Voted the Yorkshire club’s player of the year in his second season, the Ghanaian born striker regularly featured in Goal of the Month and Goal of the Season competitions with a series of spectacuar strikes. This awesome volley against West Ham Unitedat Upton Park was typical of Yeboah’s brilliance. In 66 games for Leeds he scored 32 goals. On the international stage he bagged 29 in 59 appearances for Ghana. When Yeboah joined German club FC Saarbrücken in 1988, he became one of the first black players to appear in the Bundesliga. Two years later he was booed by sections of the home fans when he became the first black player to sign for Eintracht Frankfurt. But he soon silenced his critics and finished top Bundesliga scorer twice with Frankfurt, in 1993 and 1994. His popularity helped pave the way towards racial integration in the region.

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