1995-1996 – “Unreleased Yellow League” third shirt – Brolin 18


The Shirt

Manufacturer: Asics

Sponsor: Thistle Hotels

Season worn: 1995/1996

Games worn: Queens Park Rangers (away), Tues 06 March 1996 and Blackburn Rovers (away), Tues 13 March 1996

Competition: Premier League

Player shirt features: Never released to the public, player size Premier League patches, large stitched numbers and heat applied lettering

This is one of the rarest Leeds United shirts of all time. This style was only worn in two games, and was never released as a replica.

Queens Park Rangers (away), Tues 06 March 1996

Score: Queens Park Rangers 1 Leeds United 2

Scorers: Queens Park Rangers: Gallen Leeds United: Yeboah (2)

Tony Yeboah scored twice in this game, his last ever goals for the club, Tomas Brolin provided the pass for his second goal wearing this shirt.

Blackburn Rovers (away), Tues 13 March 1996

Score: Blackburn Rovers 1 Leeds United 0

Scorers: Port Vale: Ripley

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.