Foundation Goes ‘Back To The Future’ As Tony Yeboah Becomes New Ambassador
Former Leeds United superstar, Tony Yeboah, has agreed to become an official Ambassador of the Leeds United Foundation, the official charity of the famous Elland Road club.
The Ghanaian born striker, who played for the Elland Road club from 1995-1997, scored 32 goals for the club including a thunderous strike against Wimbledon, voted the greatest ever Premier League goal.
Tony Yeboah, new Leeds United Foundation Ambassador, said:
“Leeds United is a club very dear to my heart and I am delighted to become an Ambassador for the club’s very own Foundation. Leeds is a wonderful city and I have great memories of my time at Elland Road and the reception from the most brilliant fans in world football.
“In my role as Ambassador I will be advocating the great work of the Leeds United Foundation on my travels across Africa and the rest of the world. The support the charity provides for the Yorkshire community, both young and old, is incredible and I am delighted to help them in their quest to expand their impact and help for others. The club gave me so much and it is the very least I can do to help the people of the city and Yorkshire.”
The Centenary Pavilion Elland Road will play host to the MJK Sports Events ‘Coming Home Yeboah’ dinner on Saturday 14th November with the African striker being formally presented with his Foundation Certificate by another legendary Ambassador of the official charity.
Mick Ferguson, Chief Executive of the Leeds United Foundation said:
“Tony is an iconic figure at Elland Road and one of footballs gentlemen. His appointment is another coup for the Foundation and will help strengthen our work across Leeds, Yorkshire and internationally.”
Our Ambassadors are vital to our growth and help us spread the message that no matter what, we will always be here to help our communities.”
Yeboah joined the mighty Leeds United from Eintracht Frankfurt for £3.4 million in January 1995 and in his second season was voted player of the year. He scored a total of 32 goals for Leeds United in just 66 appearances and due to a series of memorable goals is revered as a cult hero with the mighty whites legendary fans.
MJK Sports Events, who have previously welcomed the likes of AP McCoy to Elland Road also welcomed the appointment.
Mick Speight, Managing Director of MJK Sports Events, said:
“It’s a real pleasure to bring Tony Yeboah back to Leeds for his homecoming dinner at Elland Road. He remains an iconic figure at the club and the fans still love him. We are delighted that Tony has become an ambassador of the foundation which will further develop the great work they are doing for the Yorkshire community. Best of all, Tony will get to eat his favourite food, Yorkshire Puddings.”
- Yeboah joined English club Leeds United from Eintracht Frankfurt for a £3.4 million price tag in January 1995.
- In his second season at Elland Road, he was voted Player of the Year; the club’s first-ever non-British Player of the Year.
- His volley against Liverpool and his strike versus Wimbledon in the 1995–96 season were among his notable goals and he was a regular feature in Goal of the Month