Baby Lucas. Photo from Twitter
Baby Lucas. Photo from Twitter

MZANSI football legend Lucas Radebe retired from English football club Leeds United in 2005.

But even today, fans of “The Chief” have not forgotten him!

Babies born in 2019 are still being named after the former Leeds United captain.

On Sunday Lucas Radebe’s Twitter was busy as he was responding to tweets from happy fathers who named their kids after him.

One dad tweeted that his son born on Friday is named after Radebe.

Radebe, who turned 50 this year, replied, “Wow brilliant hope all is well.”

But soon more dads jumped on the Twitter thread revealing that their sons were named after Mzansi’s own Lucas Radebe.

‘The Chief’ played for Leeds United from 1994 up to 2015 and was Bafana Bafana captain, leading the national team at the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Radebe was so loved at Leeds that in 2008, fans chose that a brewery from the town name their latest ale the ‘Radebeer’, after Radebe.

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