1991-1992 - "Evening Post" shirt - Number 15

Evening Post

The Shirt

The "Evening Post" shirt is one of the most iconic in Leeds' history as it was worn the last time we won the title in 1992. Made by umbro it is the same style as was used in the previous season when Leeds were sponsored by Top Man.

The material is heavy and has a triangular texture to it. The player's numbers are a thick stretchy felt with umbro logos printed on top.

The shirt has all of the features which differentiate it from a replica. The umbro logo and the Leeds badge are both machine stitched, the replica badges are felt embossed. The shirt is a long sleeved version which was never released as a replica. The collar is thicker and before the days of players being given squad numbers, numbers were never available from the club shops as they are now.

The shirt is fully signed by the title winning squad.

The Season

After a successful return to the top flight in the previous season Leeds strengthened their squad and made a push for honours. With goals from Lee Chapman, a dynamic midfield of homegrown Batty, Scots McAllister and Strachan, goalscoring wingers in Speed and Rod Wallace and the arrival of a certain Frenchman after Chirstmas Leeds won the title and were crowned Champions of England.

Leeds became the last winners of the old First Division, a truely fantastic season marking the end of an era in English football before the introduction of the Premier League and Sky Sports.

The Player

The number 15 shirt was only worn in two games during the 1991/92 season, two mid-season friendlies against IKF Gothenburg and Bayern Munich at Elland Road. In league and cup games the shirt numbers only went up to 14 as only three substitutes were named.

In both these games Carl Shutt wore the number 15 shirt. Shutt joined Leeds from Bristol City in 1989 and played for Leeds until he moved to Birmingham City in 1993.

With the successful pairing of Chapman and Wallace, Shutt was primarily used as a substitute. His most famous moment as a Leeds player came in the following season during a controversial replayed European Cup game against Stuttgart. With extra time looming Shutt was introduced and scored the winner with his second touch - all this in the majestic surroundings of the Nou Camp, Barcelona.

Shutt is number 77 in the 100 Greatest Leeds Players list.

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