STREWTH - Hit, Miss or Maybe: Ten of the best and worst Aussies to play for Leeds United

LEEDS United are set to head Down Under for a pre-season tour next July - with Manchester United among the opposition.

Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 5:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 5:09 pm
Mark Viduka

The YEP's Lee Sobot looks at ten of the best - and worst - Australians to have played for the Whites.

Who else? Surely Leeds United's best ever Australian footballer and moreover one of the club's best ever strikers, certainly of the modern era. A star of the Champions League days and who can forget his four-timer against Liverpool. Left for Middlesbrough in the summer of 2004 following the club's relegation having made 166 appearances, scoring 72 times.
Went on to play for England but born in Adelaide and part of United's Division One title-winning team of 1992. Highly thought of and a class act at left back.

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You'll never beat Kisnorbo they said and the former centre-back goes down as one of United's more successful Aussies after 58 appearances between 2009 and 20013 - a figure that would have been more but for injuries. Played a big part in helping Leeds out of League One and also excelled on that famous day at Old Trafford.
Initially part of the grim days in League One but played 144 times for the Whites - helping United out of the division into the Championship - and part of the side that allowed Leeds fans to remember the date against Manchester United in the FA Cup. For that - and promotion - it's a hit.
Brought to Leeds from Parmatta Power in 2000 but managed only eight games for the Whites, albeit playing in the Champions League against Real Madrid and Lazio and in the Mark Viduka four-goal haul game against Liverpool. But left for Barnsley and essentially a miss.
Signed from Middlesbrough and could never settle, playing 21 unspectacular games for a struggling Leeds team who were ultimately relegated from the Premier League the following season. Part of the Whites side that beat Chelsea though.
Goalkeeper signed from Perth Glory in 1999 but stuck behind Nigel Martyn and then Paul Robinson and never made an appearance for the Whites, hence a photograph of him at Oulton Hall and not in his kit.
A bit-part player for Leeds under Kevin Blackwell in 2006-07 and his one goal came in the 5-1 defeat to Luton Town. Made 21 appearances, booked nine times and sent off once.
Joined Leeds in 2006 but didn't appear to see eye to eye with Kevin Blackwell, making only two appearances. Narrowly included in the list over and above ex-Whites youngsters Shane Cansdell-Sheriff and Jamie McMaster - remember them - two maybes who couldn't make the break through.
You didn't think we'd forgotten did you? Blessed with endless talent and a huge hit whilst at the club during the Champions League era but no denying the sour taste left by his move to Liverpool and especially then a later switch to Galatasary.