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Harry Kewell
Harry Kewell
Personal information
Date of Birth 22 September 1978
Place of Birth Australia
Leeds career
Playing position Striker
Number 10
Youth 12/1995 - 3/1996
Senior 3/1996 - 7/2003

Harold Kewell (born 22 September 1978) is is more commonly known as "Harry". Playing mostly in a left midfield role and in attack, Kewell became one of Leeds' young stars in a troop of highly promising youngsters, eventually playing alongside fellow Australian Mark Viduka.

Kewell played for three seasons in the Leeds United youth-team. His first game for Leeds youth-team was against Sunderland in 1995 and scored his first hat-trick against Rotherham on 7 December 1996. In 1998, Kewell was part of the Leeds United youth-team that claimed the 1996–97 FA Youth Cup final in a 3–1 aggregate win against Crystal Palace.

Kewell was handed his first team debut at the age of 17 in a 1–0 home defeat against Middlesbrough on 30 March 1996. The first goal he scored for Leeds came in October 1997, in a 3–1 League Cup victory over Stoke City. Around that time he was flatmates with Leeds goalkeeper, Nicky Byrne, who would later become a member of boyband Westlife.

In the 1999–00 season, on the back of his most successful season at Leeds, Kewell won PFA Young Player of the Year and was selected in the PFA Team of the Year. Kewell scored 45 goals in over 180 appearances for Leeds over eight years.

In 2012, Kewell was named as Australia's greatest footballer in voting by Australian fans, players and media.

Harry Kewell is number 41 in Leeds United's 100 greatest players.

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