He goes by many names at St. Mary’s. Legend, the GOAT, but most commonly, Le God, and today Matt Le Tissier celebrates his 51st birthday.
Now this makes for perfect Monday morning viewing… pic.twitter.com/3cyM5HMM17
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 14, 2019
The Southampton legend is often regarded as one of the best players to ever represent the red and white of the Saints, and on his 51st birthday, the club’s official Twitter account decided to mark the occasion with a video of Le Tissier’s finest goals on the south coast.
With the former attacker still a regular on St. Mary’s and fans still in love with Le Tissier as much as they were during his playing days, plenty of supporters took to social media to also wish the long-retired striker a happy birthday as well as gush over just how good their ex ace used to be on the pitch.
Here’s what some Southampton fans had to say about Le Tissier on Twitter following Southampton’s birthday post…
Happy birthday @mattletiss7 the greatest footballer I’ve ever seen play the game.
— Mr Spookypants (@Drexl_Raz) October 14, 2019
Happy Birthday LeGod !!!
— Lex Burnett (@lexburnett86) October 14, 2019
— Mr 0% (@sumsgenius) October 14, 2019
Last goal at the dell still gets me every time #saintsfc
— Matt (@mattletaylor) October 14, 2019
Le Tissier is truly a south coast icon…
Was and still is the best.!!
— Malcolm Hicks (@hicks_malcolm) October 14, 2019
What a player he was u don’t see players like that these days it’s all about pace n fitness
— J (@jamesmc084) October 14, 2019
— Seasoned Dirtbag (@seasoneddirtbag) October 14, 2019
Happy Birthday Matt, thanks for the many fantastic memories you gave us, too many to list, all the best mate.
— Steve Jarvis (@SteveJarvisSFC7) October 14, 2019
At 209 goals in all competitions for Southampton, Le Tissier is the Saints second all-time top goalscorer as well as the club’s fourth highest appearance maker.