Plenty of Leeds United fans have been waxing lyrical about former player Olivier Dacourt after he posted a tweet reminiscing about a famous night for the club.
In an exchange with another former Elland Road favourite Ian Harte, the two were remembering the night that the Whites beat Spanish outfit Deportivo La Coruna 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals back in 2001.
Good memories my friend 😍 https://t.co/PKg2WU68We
— Dacourt Olivier (@dacourtolivier) April 4, 2020
Both players started that game with Harte even getting his name on the scoresheet, whilst Alan Smith and Rio Ferdinand netted the other two goals (BBC Sport).
Dacourt was a key player for Leeds at the time and in total he played 81 games for the club in all competitions (Transfermarkt) before ultimately moving on to Roma. It seems that many fans of the West Yorkshire outfit have fond memories of the former France international’s time at the club, with several responding to his tweet to Harte to rave about him.
One fan even described his passing during the match against Deportivo as ‘world class‘. Here is what others had to say…
Olivier Dacourt…What a player 💛💙
— Martin Canning (@martincanning40) April 4, 2020
My favourite player in that team and probably my favourite Leeds player still to this day. Idolised him as a kid 💛💙 What a player
— Adam (@Ajw_13) April 4, 2020
My lads middle name is Oliver named after you wow what a pleasure seeing you play hope your keeping well sir
— Steve (@Steve65LUFC) April 4, 2020
An absolute pleasure to have been there. Most (if not all) of Oli’s passes that night were world class. It was an honour to have seen him play and call one of our own.
— dan (@dan63698944) April 4, 2020
Some player this guy
— El loco (@El_loco1919) April 4, 2020
Two heroes in one place. MOT ALAW happy Saturday stay safe guys.
— farleyninja (@farleyninja) April 4, 2020
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