10 Premier League greats you've probably forgotten
#9 Tony Yeboah
While few people had heard of Ghanaian striker Tony Yeboah when he was signed by Leeds United in January 1995, it didn’t take the fans long to take to him, as he quickly gained a reputation for scoring some of the most memorable goals in the early seasons of the Premier League. In a way, it’s odd that more people don’t remember him!
Yeboah essentially only spent one full season at Leeds – 1995/96 – as injuries and a loss of form meant he was shipped back out to Germany at the end of 1996/97 after only playing seven games that season. But the things he did in that full season were the stuff of legend.
There was the outrageous volley against Liverpool in August 1995 that crashed in off the bar and took Leeds to a 1-0 win; his hat-trick against Monaco in September 1995 and then the hat-trick against Wimbledon just days later that contained the goal that was voted the best of the season – Yeboah controlled the ball on his chest and knee, dummied his way past an onrushing defender and crashed a right-footed shot in via the crossbar again.
Strangely enough, Yeboah later claimed that the goal against Wimbledon was just “good”, while the Liverpool goal was his only truly great one. Crazy stuff!