Favourite Leeds United Shirts

17 Dec 2015 08:50am, by YorkshireSquare


Leeds United haven’t always played in the brilliant all white kits they do today. When the club was founded in 1919 by former Huddersfield Town chairman Hilton Crowther the kit looked awfully familiar to our West Yorkshire rivals with light blue and white stripes. In 1934 Leeds switched to play in the colours of the Leeds city crest adopting blue and gold halved shirt with white shorts. Major Frank Buckley later adapted the shirt into all gold with blue arms. Don Revie became manager of Leeds United in 1961, under him the club was reinvented with the most obvious aesthetic change being the switching to an all white kit. A kit which we still wear to this day. Revie's famous decision showed the touch of a man with a dream, an ideal that his debt-ridden, down-at-heel club might one day emulate the feats of one of Europe's richest and most brilliantly successful teams, Real Madrid.

From the classic all white shits of the 60’s came the bling of the late 70s and the advent of shirt sponsors in the 80s. Modern printing techniques meant new shirts were produced nearly every season with different patterns and designs to capitalise on the vast income generated though replica kit sales. It’s lead to some interesting kit designs over the years, some beauties and some absolute shockers. As we think of our favourite players or our most important games we will always have an image of the shirt they wore. Be it the Allan Clarke heading home the 1972 Cup Final winner in his all white LUFC script shirt or Dom Matteo scoring in the San Siro in that Strongbow shirt. Here are our favourite Leeds United home shirts…