1993-1994 – “Busby Silence” third shirt – Forrester 26

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The Shirt

Manufacturer: Asics

Sponsor: Thistle Hotels

Season worn: 1993/1994

Game worn: Blackburn Rovers (away), Sun 23 Jan

Competition: Premier League

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

An extremely rare shirt, only worn in one game. It features a different collar, manufacturer logo and the material is a brighter shade of green. This prototype shirt proved popular with fans and was introduced as the club’s third shirt the following season.


Blackburn Rovers away, Sun 23 Jan 1994

Score: Blackburn Rovers 2 Leeds United 1

Scorers: Blackburn Rovers: Shearer (2) Leeds United: Speed

This game is mostly remembered for the Leeds fans chanting Don Revie’s name during a minutes silence held for ex-Manchester United manager, Sir Matt Busby. The game was shown live on Sky Sports.


Premier League 1993/1994

Games played: 42 (won 18, drawn 16, lost 8)

Finished: 5th


The Player

Name: Jamie Forrester

Leeds career: 1992 – 1995

Games: 8

Goals: 2

Honours: FA Youth Cup winner 1992/1993

Signed from: Youth

Left for: Grimsby Town (free)