1994/1995 – “Shah Alam Tournament” home shirt – 11

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The Shirt

Manufacturer: Asics

Sponsor: Thistle Hotels

Season worn: 1994/1995

Games worn: The Olyroos (Australia), Tues 19 July and Flamengo (Brazil), Sat 23 July

Competition: Shah Alam Mitsubishi Invitational, Malaysia

Player shirt features: Embroidered club badge, one-off manufacturer logo, embroidered Premier League patches, large stitched numbers

An extremely rare shirt, only worn in two games. It features a different manufacturer logo which was only used by Leeds during this competition.


Shah Alam Mitsubishi Invitational, Malaysia

Clubs involved: Selangor FA (Malaysia), Dundee United (Scotland), Bayern Munich (Germany), Olyroos (Australia), Flamengo (Brazil), Leeds United

Games played: Olyroos (won 2-1), Flamengo (lost 1-2)

Tournament winners: Flamengo


The Player

Name: Gary Speed, MBE (1969-2011)

Leeds career: 1989 – 1996

Games: 248

Goals: 39

Honours:

Signed from: Youth

Left for: Everton (£3,500,000)

Gary was one of Leeds’ favourite sons. He won the title with Leeds and was an integral part of one of Leeds’ strongest midfields playing along side David Batty, Gordan Strachan and Gary McAllister.

Tragically, Gary passed away on Sunday 27th November 2011. Football lost one of its greatest professionals and a true gentlemen.

Speed is number 28 in the 100 Greatest Leeds Players list.