Viduka scored 72 goals for Leeds United in 166 appearances in four years with the club. Viduka joined Leeds from Celtic FC in 2000, and left after the club was relegated at the end of the 2004 season. Viduka also appeared for Middlesbrough and Newcastle United in the Premier League, and played for Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia and Melbourne Knights in Australia before moving to Scotland to play for Celtic.
The most memorable match that Viduka ever played in a Leeds shirt has to be the four goals he scored against Liverpool in the 2000-01 season. He was part of the Leeds team that played in the Champions League during the 2000-01 season, and helped Leeds finish fourth in 2000-01 season and fifth in the 2001-02 season. However, these teams infamously failed to qualify for the Champions League during those season, meaning that the squad was dismantled and the club suffered a financial meltdown after being relegated in 2004.
Happy birthday to former Australia, Celtic, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Newcastle striker Mark Viduka, who turns 42 today! pic.twitter.com/gmm4j8MlOz— Football Manics (@footballmanics) October 9, 2017
Viduka also played for the Australian national team for 14 years, scoring 11 goals in 43 matches for the Socceroos.
Enjoy the memories, Leeds fans, and celebrate the big man’s 42nd birthday any way you see fit.