Our friends at MJK Sports Events are bringing Tony Yeboah back to Elland Road later this year for an evening with one of Leeds United’s all-time greats and to tie-in with that, we thought we’d update our store with an exclusive Tony Yeboah t-shirt, available to buy now.

The design is inspired by Yeboah’s iconic goal celebration after he netted a hattrick, which included the 1995-96 goal of the season, against Wimbledon, a video of which you can see at the bottom of this post.

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Yeboah played just 66 matches for Leeds United, but his 32 goals include some of the club’s best ever and were regular goal of the month and season contenders. The Ghanaian international was Leeds United’s first player of the season born outside the British isles and despite his relatively short spell with the club, he remains a hugely popular figure with Whites fans.

Since retiring from football, Yeboah has become something of an entrepreneur, setting up a chain of hotels in Ghana called ‘Yegoala’ and opening his own sports marketing company. He returned to Elland Road in 2005 for Lucas Radebe’s testimonial.

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  • Mark07

    good job guys really like the graphic colour

  • anon

    Sorry to piss on your party but that isn’t the celebration for that specific goal. The celebration used in the design is for the tap in a couple of minutes prior to the wonder goal.

    This is the celebration for the wonder goal.

    • TSS

      Yeah, we weren’t entirely sure and there was some debate about this actually because he celebrates the same for a few big goals and it’s hard to tell whether we’re just seeing it from a different angle or whatever.

      In the end, we decided the silhouette used was instantly recognisable as Tony Yeboah and worked better than alternative shots we’d experimented with, so that’s what we sent for graphics people to play around with. It’s fortunate that his goal celebration – as standard as arms raised aloft perhaps is – is so instantly recognisable and that he seems to possess such an iconic frame.

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