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Stand Up & Be Counted – Tony Yeboah to Leeds United

5 June 2015

Leeds United have raced to the top of the charts in The Football League's Stand Up & Be Counted campaign, aimed at engaging the global fan base of its 72 clubs.

Stand Up & Be Counted asks fans to register their country and city of residence via a dedicated microsite at, so whether you are a supporter of Accrington Stanley in Argentina or York City in Yemen you can show your support of your club.
The site includes an overall leaderboard so fans can see where their club’s global fan base ranks compared to the other 71 Football League clubs, as well as a map displaying where in the world fans are from.
And with Leeds topping the chart in the first 24 hours of the campaign, with more than 3,000 entries, it's the perfect time to revisit the tale of one of the club's finest overseas signings; Tony Yeboah.
Born in Ghana in 1966, Anthony 'Tony' Yeboah made his first move overseas by joining German club 1. FC Saarbrücken in 1988.
His second season the Bundesliga saw him net 17 league goals before a switch to Eintracht Frankfurt, where he flourished, being named the German top-flight's top scorer in 1993 and 1994.

He arrived on English shores in January 1995 and soon made a name for himself at Elland Road. His finest moments in a Whites shirt included a magical volley against Liverpool and an absolute screamer against Wimbledon – two truly unforgettable goals.
In only his second season at Elland Road, Yeboah became the first non-British player to scoop the top prize at the club's end-of-season awards.
His stay in Yorkshire may have been brief – he made 47 league appearances - but his stint in a Leeds shirt will be remembered forever.
The Elland Road club may be topping the Stand Up & Be Counted leaderboard, but Leeds are still waiting for their first Ghana-based entrant – so far, two Portsmouth fans, two Middlesbrough supporters and one Bristol Rovers follower have entered from the African country.

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