1995-1996 – “Oversized” away shirt – Brolin 18

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The Shirt

Manufacturer: Asics

Sponsor: Thistle Hotels

Season worn: 1995/1996

Competitions: FA Premier League

Player shirt features: Embroidered club badge, player size Premier League patches, large stitched numbers, player specification lettering, custom size, long sleeved

The label in this shirt reads XL but it is tailor made to be both wider and longer than a standard XL. Another rare feature is that the smaller sized UEFA Cup specification sponsor has been used, even though it was worn in the league.


Premier League 1995/1996

Games played: 38 (won 12, drawn 7, lost 19)

Finished: 13th


The Player

Name: Tomas Brolin

Leeds career: 1995 – 1998

Games: 20

Goals: 4

Signed from: Parma (£3,500,000)

Left for: Crystal Palace (free)

Brolin was voted 2nd in the Time’s “50 Worst footballers (to grace the Premier League)” poll.