David Healy - Photo memories of a Leeds United striker

For David Healy it is one question he still cannot answer.

Sunday, 16th May 2021, 11:30 am
Enjoy these photo memories of David Healy in action for Leeds United. PIC: Getty
Enjoy these photo memories of David Healy in action for Leeds United. PIC: Getty

Why was he so deadly and influential for Northern Ireland and not always able to recreate that for his club? He was already his country's all-time leading goalscorer when he joined Leeds United in October 2004. “There’s been managers I’ve played under and different sets of supporters who have asked the same question. I don’t know. I’ve no idea. It wasn’t as if I was trying harder for Northern Ireland than I was for Leeds," he told the YEP's Graham Smyth in an interview in April 2020. Healy scored 31 times in 121 appearances during his three seasons with the Whites, but only 89 of those were starts and he was often played out of position. READ MORE: 16 of the most iconic Leeds United photos of all time LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

David Healy brings down Rotherham United's Jamal Campbell-Ryce during the Championship clash at Millmoor in November 2004.
David Healy scores from the penalty spot against West Ham United at Upton Park in December 2004.

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David Healy battles past Reading's Ibrahima Sonko and Ivar Ingimarsson on his way to scoring during the Championship clash at Elland Road in February 2005.
David Healy celebrates scoring against Millwall at Elland Road in August 2005. He scored both goals, one a penalty, in a 2-1 win.
David Healy is brought down by Sheffield Wednesday's John Hills during the Championship clash at Hillsborough in September 2005. The game finished 1-0 to the Owls.
David Healy from the penalty spot, beating Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen during the Championship clash at Elland Road in November 2005. Leeds won 2-0.
David Healy celebrates scoring against Wigan Athletic during the FA Cup third round replay at Elland Road in January 2006.
David Healy celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against Ipswich Town during the Championship clash at Portman Road in January 2006. The game finished 1-1.
David Healy battles for the ball with Crystal Palace striker Leon Cort during the Championship clash at Selhurst Park in August 2006. The Whites lost 1-0.
David Healy is brought down by Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Brad Jones during the Championship clash at Hillsborough in August 2006. He scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.
David Healy tussles with Birmingham City's Stephen Kelly during the Championship clash at St Andrew's in February 2007.
David Healy scores the winning goal past Preston North End goalkeeper Andy Lonergan during the Championship clash at Elland Road in March 2007.
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