1995-1996 – “Unreleased Yellow Cup” third shirt – Deane 11

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The Shirt

Manufacturer: Asics

Sponsor: Thistle Hotels

Season worn: 1995/1996

Game worn: Port Vale (away), FA Cup 4th Round Replay, Tues 27 Feb 1996

Competition: FA Cup

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

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


Port Vale away, Tues 27 Feb 1996

Score: Port Vale 1 Leeds United 2

Scorers: Port Vale: Naylor Leeds United: McAllister (2)

Gary McAllister scored twice, the first a powerful header, the second a trademark freekick, as Leeds progressed into the next round. The game was shown live on Sky Sports.


FA Cup 1995/1996

Progress: Quarter Final


The Player

Name: Brian Deane

Leeds career: 1993 – 1997, 2004 – 2005

Games: 169

Goals: 38

Signed from: 1993: Sheffield United (£2,900,000), 2004: West Ham United (free)

Left for: 1997: Sheffield United (£1,500,000), 2005: Sunderland (free)

Deane is number 84 in the 100 Greatest Leeds Players list.