Leeds United - on this day: Whites hero Jermaine Beckford wins coveted award for second time

On this day 11 years ago Jermaine Beckford was handed an award...

Monday, 15th March 2021, 11:43 am
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 11:44 am
Former Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford. Pic: Getty

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March 15, 2010

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Jermaine Beckford wins the 2009-10 League One Player of the Year award

What happened?

Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford was handed the 2010 League One Player of the Year award.

It was the second time United's number nine had won the honour during his spell in LS11 - having previously claimed the gong in the 2007-08 season.

Beckford went on to score 31 goals in all competitions throughout the 2009-10 campaign in total, which would be his last of four years at Elland Road.

He earned cult status in West Yorkshire for scoring a winning goal at Old Trafford in the January before bagging the goal which secured promotion back to the Championship.

Beckford's strike against Bristol Rovers saw Leeds secure a 2-1 win at Elland Road and ended three years of hurt in League One.

He went on to join Everton on a free transfer with his time with the Whites coming to a close.