1992-1993 – “European Admiral” home shirt – Number 16

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The Shirt

Manufacturer: Admiral

Sponsor: Admiral

Season worn: 1992/1993

Competitions: Champions League

Player shirt features: Embroidered club badge, embroidered manufacturer logo, embroidered Premier League patches, large stitched numbers, long sleeves

The number 16 shirt is particularly rare as it was only used in Leeds’ 1992/93 UEFA Champions League campaign.


1992/1993 Champions League

Games played: 5 (won 2, lost 3)

Progression: 2nd Round

This style of shirt was worn twice in the competition; home to VfB Stuttgart in the first round and Glasgow Rangers in the second round. The number 16 shirt was issued to David Wetherall in the first game and Jon Newsome in the second  – both unused substitutes.


The Players

Name: David Wetherall

Seasons: 1991 – 1999

Games: 232

Goals: 18

Honours: League title winner 1991/92, Charity Shield winner 1992/93

Signed from: Sheffield Wednesday (£125000)

Left for: Bradford City (£1400000)

Wetherall is number 57 in the 100 Greatest Leeds Players list.

 

Name: Jon Newsome

Seasons: 1991 – 1994

Games: 72

Goals: 3

Honours: League title winner 1991/92, Charity Shield winner 1992/93

Signed from: Sheffield Wednesday (£150,000)

Left for: Norwich City (£1,000000)