Lucas Radebe explains technique behind his unorthodox UEFA Cup goal for Leeds United, Video

Lucas Radebe explains technique behind his unorthodox UEFA Cup goal for Leeds United, Video

Byron Pillay
September 15, 2023 at 4:38 PM
  • Lucas Radebe scored an amazing goal for Leeds United against Partizan Belgrade in September 1999
  • The former Bafana Bafana captain netted a sublime volley while he was sitting down on the pitch
  • Radebe recently remarked on the goal which he scored for the English side 24 years ago in the UEFA Cup

Lucas Radebe was a brilliant defender who was renowned for helping keep the ball out of the net.

The former Bafana Bafana captain made a name for himself as an uncompromising defender during stints at Kaizer Chiefs and Leeds United.

Lucas Radebe in his Leeds United kits.
Lucas Radebe scored an amazing sit-down volley for Leeds United in the UEFA Cup. Image:John Walton/ Neal Simpson.
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As noted by Transfermarkt, Radebe played 254 games for the Elland Road side and scored twice. Both his goals came in the UEFA Cup for the side, but one of his goals really stood out.

Radebe's incredible volley

On September 14, 1999, Radebe scored a volley against Partizan Belgrade to give his side the lead, but the manner in which he scored had everyone talking.

Radebe fell over inside the box and volleyed the ball from the ground into the back of the net. The commentators also couldn’t believe it, describing Radebe as a lucky man for having scored after falling on his backside.

A Leeds United website shared the video on social media to mark its 24th anniversary, and Radebe couldn’t help but comment on the post.

The former Bafana star joked that he needed to sit down to ensure it went in.

As noted by Euro Cups History, Leeds went on to win that game 3-1 thanks to Radebe’s goal and a brace from Lee Bowyer.

Leeds made it to the tournament's second round but were dumped out by AS Roma over two legs.

Radebe compares Bafana legend to Romario

There's no denying that Doctor Khumalo is a legend of the game, both locally and internationally.

The former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs star is still iconic to this day, and Lucas Radebe knows exactly why.

The former Bafana captain recently spoke about Khumalo's skills as a player, comparing him with the likes of a Brazilian legend, Sports Brief reported.

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