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- WHO'S WHO Wednesday, August 14, 2002 Harry Kewell Club: Leeds United Shirt Number: Position: Forward Date of Birth: September 22, 1978 Birthplace: Smithfield, Australia Height: Weight:
Profile: Rated by his club chairman, Peter Ridsdale, as being worth £50 million, the 1999/2000 campaign saw Harry Kewell pick up the PFA Young Footballer of the Year Award and the Leeds United Player of the Year gong. Having sprung to the attention of the nation during the 1997/98 season, Kewell's performances during 1998/99 brought him to the attention of a drooling collection of admirers, who drooled even further in 1999/2000. Sydney-born Harry was originally given his debut in the 1995/96 season, as a 17-year-old, and after a pre-season injury to Lee Sharpe was able to become a regular part of the side two years later. His pace and trickery, confidence and eye for goal have made him into a player who can play at either left-wing or up front. Given all of that, Leeds fans were celebrating when Kewell signed a new contract in August 2000.