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LUFC Leeds release Beckford

Leeds United have released leading goalscorer Jermaine Beckford.

The 26 year olds contract ran out this summer and after failing to agree new terms with Leeds over the course of the season, he`s been released so that he can find a new club.

The former Wealdstone player joined Leeds in 2006 and proved to be prolific during his time with the club scoring 85 goals in 149 appearances.

In his three full seasons of regular first team football, he`s gone through the 20 goal barrier in each one, scoring 20 in the 2007/08 season, 34 in 2008/09 and 31 in 2009/10.

He will go down in Elland Road folklore as the man who scored the only goal of the game when Leeds recorded their first win at Old Trafford against Manchester United since 1981 when he scored in the FA Cup third round in January this year.

Beckford also scored the goal that secured Leeds promotion on the final day of the season against Bristol Rovers earlier this month.

Beckford has been strongly linked with a move to Premiership side Everton in the past few months and he is now free to sign for whoever he likes.


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 28 2010

Time: 2:28PM

Your Comments

I was always in the Beckford fan camp. Thanks for three wonderful seasons. I will never forget that goal at Old Trafford and the goal that eventually won us promotion. All the best at wherever you end up and when your warming the bench feel free to come back on loan.
dazza71
The lazy git served us well and achived what aimed for this season with us. All the best Becks!
AndyCapsXI
He did what he was paid for but I still think he had a 'couple of months off' sulking Feb/March. His final goal was priceless and if his replacement (internal or external) scores at the same ratio we will all be very happy.
erni
I think you might miss him next season
herringthorpe
Thanks Becks lots of memories, your welcome back anytime providing you don't score against us
Tiny T
Quite *****ed off if this is true but i heard kb would not pay beckford 10k a week.
BazzaLUFC
That sounds rubbish, he's going to Everton on a reported 20,000 a week.
dazza71
I think it was quite clear he was never going to stay at Leeds.
King Billy
 

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