One of the few remaining hard men in football, Gaetano Berardi typifies fearlessness by his tenacious work rate on the field. His over indulgence in committing to a challenge has won over the Leeds faithful, with supporters viewing his passion for the game as a benchmark for their team.
The Swiss defender has suffered multiple gashes and nose bleeds in the past three seasons that he has been associated with the club. Yet, he shows no signs of slowing down. Whether it be a friendly or a cup final, one can be sure to find Berardi flying into challenges and chasing down lost causes. Although being a risky proposition, his intense playing style is adored by the fans with many asking for a new contract.
Sometimes labelled as psychotic and exaggerated in his attempts to win the ball, Thorp Arch residents applaud his efforts, as it resonates with their demands of 100% commitment towards gaining promotion and getting back in the mix of the Premier League’s elite. Gaetano Berardi has now become a stereotype for them, who is surely going to go down as a club legend.
The definition of a Leeds United player, check out this lovely montage getting extremely popular with the fans below –
19/07/14 Berardi ✍ for #lufc
It started with a karate kick
Now a fan favourite
RT & tap ❤️️ if you love the mad Swiss b*stard pic.twitter.com/rpBUHenj8Z
— I’d Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) July 19, 2017