Former Leeds United defender Dominic Matteo returned to Elland Road to watch the Whites beat Reading in the Championship over the weekend. The 45-year-old hadn’t attended a game at his former ground since his illness and his social media post prompted a warm response from the club’s faithful supporters who were thrilled to see him back.
Would Dominic Matteo get into this current Leeds United team?
Great to see you back Dom! MOT
— The Scratching Shed (@TSSLUFC) February 22, 2020
Welcome home big man
— FOREVER LEEDS ? (@FOREVERLEEDSMOT) February 22, 2020
Great to see you back at ER dom #mot
— paul radley (@radleydec) February 22, 2020
— Adam (@adzrobins73) February 22, 2020
Nice to see you back at ER I trust your recovery is going well Dom? X ????
— Michelle wagstaff?? (@Michellewagsta3) February 22, 2020
Great to see ??! All the best with the recovery
— Becki Gibson (@beckigibson87) February 22, 2020
What do we think?
The former Leeds star was taken ‘seriously ill’ and had to undergo surgery on a brain tumour as recently as November. The former Scotland international made 142 appearances for Leeds United between August 2000 and July 2004. At the time of his arrival, the club paid £6.41m to sign him from Liverpool (via Transfermarkt.co.uk).
Having been faced with such a difficult battle regarding his health it’s great to see the former defender back where he belongs in and amongst his adoring fans.