Talented, sometimes inconsistent, always controversial but never boring. From hero to villain and back more times than any other player in the recent history of Leeds United, Jermaine Beckford’s time at Elland Road has been one of the most spectacular tales of ‘ups and downs’ Leeds United has ever seen.

It’s an emotional farewell for Jermaine and (most) fans alike. Even the ones that aren’t shedding tears must appreciate the sheer volume of goals Beckford scored for us whilst at Elland Road.

Amongst those goals were some that will be remembered for years to come, not least the one below that sent Manchester United out of the FA Cup in the third round and made Beckford a household name.

Whilst the goal against Manchester United is the one that’ll be shown time and time again and remembered for decades to come, for me, the most important goal Jermaine Beckford ever scored was his final one – the one that sent us back into the Coca-Cola Championship and ensured Jermaine left Elland Road a hero.

The two goals above don’t do the Leeds United career of Jermaine Beckford justice. His time at Leeds United was like a soap opera for the most part, but his contribution – however inconsistent it could be – was priceless. The memories he leaves behind are something I’ll look back on positively for years to come.

Farewell, thank you and good luck Jermaine!