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Retired South African centre-back Lucas Radebe spent five years at Kaizer Chiefs before joining Leeds United in 1994.

Originally a goalkeeper, he switched to central midfield and then to central defence.

Leeds signed fellow countryman Phil Masinga alongside Radebe.

Leeds were reportedly more interested in Masinga and Radebe was only included in the deal to keep Masinga happy. But in the end, Radebe turned out to be the better deal.

At Leeds, Radebe played in the goalkeeper position on several occasions- against Middlesbrough in March 1996 when goalkeeper John Lukic was injured and against Manchester United when goalkeeper Mark Beeney was sent off.

Radebe was appointed Leeds captain in the 1998-99 season. Whilst he was captain, Leeds finished 4th in the Premier League in 1998-99, finished 3rd in 1999-00 and reached the UCL semi-finals in 2000-01. Altogether, he spent 11 years at Leeds.

At international level, he made 70 appearances for South Africa and was a member of the squad that won the AFCON in 1996.

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