Roofe was initially a divisive figure at Elland Road, having signed from Oxford United in 2016. He scored only three goals in his first season at the club, predominantly playing out wide.
However, in the two following seasons he scored 14 and 16 respectively, playing mostly through the middle as a striker. In total he played 122 times for The Whites scoring 33 and assisting a further 14 in the process. By the time he left most were sad to see him leave, as he had just begun to hit his stride under Marcelo Bielsa.
He joined Anderlecht in the summer of 2019 and struggled with many injuries for the Belgian outfit as he managed only 16 games, scoring seven times.
However, he quickly found himself back in the United Kingdom, heading north of the border to Rangers where he endured great success both domestically and in Europe.
Under Steven Gerrard’s tutelage his side won the Scottish title with Roofe scoring 18 goals along the way, playing alongside Leeds fan and Rangers captain James Tavernier.
Last season was less successful but Rangers would make the Europa League final, a game in which Roofe came on late in in order to take a penalty, which he dispatched during the shootout. However, it wasn’t to be as Eintracht Frankfurt emerged victorious.
A successful campaign nonetheless as Rangers exceeded many expectations, despite also being disappointing in the league as Celtic and Ange Postecoglu emerged victorious. Roofe’s side will be looking to rectify this again in 2022, where they currently sit second and two points behind the current champions.
Roofe, 29, has scored 34 goals in 72 games so far for Rangers. He is yet to play a part in the action this season with an injury sustained in pre-season keeping him sidelined for the start of this campaign so far.
Since Roofe’s departure Leeds have relied on Patrick Bamford’s goals in order to both gain promotion and secure their Premier League survival, and he has since become arguably the club’s most important player.