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Eintracht Frankfurt pay tribute to ‘first ever African captain’ Tony Yeboah

Former Ghana striker, Tony Yeboah, turned 54 on Saturday and his former club, Eintracht Frankfurt, made sure the world knew of his greatness.

Yeboah, as prolific as he was, netted 89 goals and provided 29 assists during his time with the Eagles in Germany.

The legendary Ghanaian forward played for the Eagles between 1990 to 1995, where he twice won the German league’s top scorer.

“Happy birthday to Eintracht legend Anthony Yeboah! Our former striker, who won the Bundesliga’s top scorer award as an Eagles player in 1993 and 1994 and was the league’s first ever African captain, turns 54,” the club posted on Twitter.

He was also the first African to captain the club.

In 1995, Yeboah moved from Germany where he had become a cult hero with Frankfurt as he was scoring for fun in the Bundesliga to England to play for Leeds United.

Born in Kumasi on 6th June, 1966, Yeboah played for Asante Kotoko, Kumasi Cornerstones and Okwakwu United before moving to Germany in 1988 to first join 1. FC Saarbrucken.

The ex-Black Stars player is revered as one of the best African player to have played in the Bundesliga.

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