Leeds United cult hero Luciano Becchio is remembered fondly around Elland Road. He joined United from now-liquidated Spanish side Merida UD and many didn’t know what to expect, but what they got was a goalscorer who certainly excited the fans during his five years at the club.
He bagged 86 goals in 219 games for Leeds, and although that’s not the greatest strike-rate the club has seen, he was loved by the fans and his partnership with Jermaine Beckford was a memorable one. One of his personal highlights includes the equaliser he scored against Millwall in the League One play-offs in 2009. The goal didn’t mean anything in the end, but it nearly took the roof off Elland Road.
Leeds’ official Twitter account posted a video of the goal with a message from the man himself congratulating the club on its centenary year. The account asked fans to share their favourite from the goals he scored, and their love for Becchio filled the replies with reminiscent messages.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) 17 October 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
Equaliser v Millwall in the play offs. I thought the stadium was going to cave in with the noise.
— Shaken Not Sterland 💙💛 (@andy_lufc39) 17 October 2019
God he’d have a field day in this team
— GARETH SMITH (@bigbadg123) October 17, 2019
Sign him back
— Liam Story (Blue Checkmark) (@LiamStory1610) October 17, 2019
Boro away. Great goal, but watching that from the home end and having to sit there in silence watching the Leeds fans go absolutely mental was torture.
— Josh Cheetham (@JoshCheetham91) 17 October 2019
— Debbington (@DebsHLUFC) 17 October 2019
Luciano I would have you live at this club if I could, much love 💙
— ¡Robbo Carajo! (@_RobboParker) 17 October 2019
I remember sprawling over the segregation at boro away the carnage as stewards held us back 🤣
— Nick Wilson (@NickLUFCWilson) 17 October 2019
I love you sweet prince
— CWARDY (@c_wardy) 17 October 2019
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