Citizen reporter
1 minute read
5 Aug 2019
10:24 pm

Several Leeds United fans have named their children after Lucas Radebe

Citizen reporter

The soccer legend has definitely made a mark in UK football and fans are ensuring his name is never erased from history.

Lucas Radebe (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Leeds United fans have taken to social media to show their appreciation for soccer legend Lucas Radebe in a manner that he may not have expected.

Radebe played for Leeds United for more than a decade and earned the love and respect of the team’s supporters. While some call him Rhoo, others prefer The Chief.

A Twitter user and devout Leeds United fan shared on Monday that he had just had a baby boy whom he named after Radebe.

This solicited more comments from Leeds fans who also named their sons after the soccer legend, creating a thread on Twitter of people who sent messages of appreciation to him.

It’s defo a leeds fan thing my lad Lucas! Again named after @LucasRadebe! Middle names are James and Allan, wonder where them names come from @JamesMilner and Allan Clarke,” commented Liam Quantock.

More fans came forward with their stories too:

Radebe has reportedly also had a street named after him in the UK, a beer, Radebeer, also named in his honour, and a bus.

While some social media users joined in the appreciation of Radebe, others said it was unfortunate that he was not as celebrated in his own country.

The soccer legend has been trending since.

(Compiled by Vhahangwele Nemakonde)

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