Favourite Leeds Shirt

17 Dec 2015 08:50am, by YorkshireSquare

We had over 600 votes in our Favourite Leeds United Home Shirt Poll sponsored by classicfootballshirts.co.uk and we can now reveal your favourite shirt. There were two front runners from the very start one from the modern era and one classic shirt from the 1970, trading places for the top spot throughout the voting, there were only two votes in it. It was the 1970s which proved the most popular decade though with every shirt worn during that era polling strongly, shirts from the 70s constituted 40.3% of the votes.

It's also clear that Leeds fans prefer a plain all white kit with only two shirts in the top six being adorned by a prominent sponsors logo. We will get onto the top six shirts shortly but shirts that did not make the cut but performed well include
the 1976-1981 Admiral Shirt with 6.3%, 1995-1996 LUFC Script with 5.5%, 1988-1990 Top Man with 3.2% and 1998-2000 Packard Bell with 2.4%. The only shirts not to receive any votes were from 2000 onwards and included 2004-2005 Diadorra Whyte & Mackay, 2006-2007 Admiral Bet24 and last seasons 2014-2015 Macron Enterprise Insurance shirt.

You can see the full results here but now onto the top six...

5th) 1990-1992 Evening Post & 1964-1971 Owl Badge (6.5%)

With 6.5% of the vote each sharing joint 5th position in the poll we have two shirts which lifted the First Division title. The classic all white shirt with Owl badge from 1964-1971 was worn as Leeds won the league in 1970 and also lifted the League Cup and a couple of European Fairs Cups. The Yorkshire Evening Post shirt from the 1991-1992 season also saw us lift the league title at the height of Howard Wilkinson's teams success.

4th) 2015-2016 Kappa Plain White (7.6%)

A surprise entry at 4th? The all white Kappa shirt from the current 2015-2016 season proving Leeds' fans fondness for a plain all shite strip. Sadly unlike the previous two shirts I doubt this one will go down in history remembers for it's deeds and titles, still it's a nice shirt though.

3rd) 1971-1973 White LUFC Script (12.1%)

In third spot is the LUFC script kit worn from 1971-1973 and rejuvenated for the 1995-1996 season. Only worn for a couple of seasons it will go down in history as the kit in which we won our only FA Cup in 1972. We were also runners up in 1973, the same year we were Cup Winners Cup runners-up.

2nd) 2000-2002 Nike Strongbow (15%)

In second and leading for much of the way is the Strongbow shirt from the Champions League days. This shirt embodies the most successful and entertaining football of the modern era. Always the bridesmaids finishing 4th in the Premier League and reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League that young team moulded by David O'Leary was always great to watch.

1st) 1973-1976 White Smiley Badge (15.4%)

The smiley badge only featured on Leeds shirts for seven years and only for three in it's original form but it has gone down as an absolute classic. It is not surprising then that the 1973-1976 shirt is your favourite home Leeds United shirt. A plain white kit with a modern, quirky badge, quintessentially 1970s. We won the league in 1974 in this shirt and it featured in perhaps one of the most famous days in the clubs history, the 1975 Champions League final.