English Premiership

Radebe named in EPL Top 100

2014-10-17 11:49
Lucas Radebe (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Former South African skipper Lucas Radebe has been named as one of the the Premier League's 100 greatest ever players.

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British newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, released its list of the "Premier League's 100 greatest ever players" and former South Africa and Kaizer Chiefs defender Lucas Radebe made the cut.

Radebe, who was capped 70 times by the national team, was a fan favourite at Leeds United during his 11 years at the club. 

"Rhoo" was named in the 78th position, beating the likes of Jay-Jay Okocha (93), Michael Ballack (95) and John Barnes (100).

This is how the British newspaper described Lucas Radebe:

78. LUCAS RADEBE Leeds United (197 games, 0 goals)

If Nelson Mandela names you as a hero, you know you’ve made an impact. Radebe was indeed an icon on his native South Africa, and he was similarly beloved at Leeds, where he was a colossus at the heart of their defence. As captain, 'The Chief' helped Leeds regularly finish in the top four in the early 2000s, while he was also a tireless campaigner against racism.


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