Lucas Radebe

Where is Lucas Radebe now?

Leeds United legend and former captain Lucas Radebe retired from playing in 2005 after a stellar 11-year career at Elland Road.

During his time at the club he developed into a world-class centre-back and turned down moves to Manchester United, AC Milan and Roma.

He also excelled on the international stage and represented South Africa on 70 occasions captaining the side in both the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals.
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Already a great ambassador for the sport, upon retiring Radebe continued his ambassadorial work with FIFA and the charity SOS Children’s Villages and was also an ambassador for England’s unsuccessful 2018 World Cup bid.

One of his greatest achievements was recieving the FIFA Fair Play Award in December 2000 for his contribution in getting rid of racism in football as well as for his work with children in South Africa.

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When former club Leeds United were facing financial difficulties in 2013, a consortium which included Radebe looked to buy the Elland Road side but the club rejected his group’s bid.

Since 2016, Radebe has been staging an annual youth tournament in memory of his mother which involves eight secondary schools from Soweto competing against each other in a knockout tournament.

In May 2018 he made a return to Elland Road when he accompanied boxer and Leeds United fanatic Josh Warrington on his ringwalk for his title fight against Lee Selby.

Visit his official website or follow him on Twitter @LucasRadebe

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Lucas Radebe: Premier League Statistics

NationalitySouth African
Yellow Cards33
Red Cards2
Premier League Teams Played forLeeds United

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