1989-1990 – “Title Winning” away shirt – Number 9

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The Shirt

Manufacturer: Umbro

Sponsor: Top Man

Season worn: 1989/1990

Competitions: Division 2, FA Cup, League Cup

Player shirt features: Embroidered club badge, embroidered manufacturers logo, flock sponsor, flock numbers

A genuine Leeds United museum piece. Lee Chapman’s goal scoring match shirt from Bournemouth away which secured the Division 2 title, promotion back to the top flight, started a riot and probably saved an even bigger one.

The shirt was acquired by a supporter during the pitch invasion which followed the final whistle. It has been subsequently signed “Good Luck” by Chapman on the right shoulder.

The triangular pattern is positioned differently on each away shirt, as you can see from the image of Chapman walking out of the tunnel, the pattern is identical.


Division 2 1989/1990

Games played: 46 (won 24, drawn 13, lost 9)

Finished: 1st

Domestic Cup Competitions 1990/1991

FA Cup: 3rd Round

League Cup: 2nd Round


The Player

Name: Lee Chapman

Leeds career: 1990 – 1993 & 1996

Games: 170

Goals: 80

Honours: Division 1 title winner 1991/1992, Charity Shield winner 1992/1993

Signed from: 1990: Nottingham Forest (£400000) & 1996: Ipswich Town (loan)

Left for: 1993: Portsmouth (£250000)

Chapman is number 24 in the 100 Greatest Leeds Players list.