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Tony Yeboah's Iconic Goal Remembered

Published on September 4, 2015

By Robbie 87, Contributor for Soccerjury

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It was twenty years ago this month that Leeds United hero Tony Yeboah scored a "breathtakingly brilliant" goal against Wimbledon in the 1995/96 Premier League season.

This stunning strike was later awarded Goal of the Season, even outshining efforts from perennial contenders Matt Le Tissier of Southampton and Georgi Kinkladze of Manchester City.

Chesting down a loose ball 35 yards away from goal, the Ghanaian powered past the Don's defence and smashed an unstoppable shot off the crossbar to score, much to the delight of the watching Leeds United fans.

"Breathtakingly brilliant" as described by commentator Martin Tyler (Youtube)

This goal even topped the jaw-dropping volley that Yeboah scored to stun Liverpool just a month earlier.

This famed Yeboah strike beats a young David James to condemn Liverpool to defeat (Youtube)

In a highly successful spell at Leeds, Yeboah scored 32 goals in 66 games. And what did he claim was the source of his goalscoring prowess? The support of the Elland Road faithful and his love of Yorkshire pudding!

Cult hero status beckoned for West Yorkshire's favourite Ghanaian.

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Mark Lawes

Le Tissier goals were better.

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Robbie Ackerman

Wow. 2k. Beats my Liverpool shirt article.

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Kal Kilby

Brilliant goals, but I still can't decide which one I like more.

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Mark Lawes

20 years ago tomorrow

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Kal Kilby

Scored some stunners for his former club, Eintracht Frankfurt too.

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Robbie Ackerman

Love these goals. Deserves to be remembered.

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Kal Kilby

Brilliant goals, but I still can't decide which one I like more.

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Mark Lawes

20 years ago tomorrow

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Kal Kilby

Scored some stunners for his former club, Eintracht Frankfurt too.

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