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Shirt worn by Leeds legend Gordon Strachan to go under the hammer

Leeds United shirt going under the hammer signed by the squad Photo: Bonhams Auction House

The Leeds United football shirt worn by Gordon Strachan in the FA Premier League's first ever season is part of a collection of shirts going under the hammer on 26th September.

The collection of 22 match-worn shirts being sold is estimated at £30,000 – £35,000 and each shirt is framed with printed details of the player.

The shirts have come to auction through former Queens Park Rangers chairman, Peter Ellis, who collected them during the very first season of the Premier League.

The chairman acquired the shirts throughout the season to display in his home.

The collection includes shirts worn by former football legends Gordon Strachan, Leeds United's ‘Player of the Year’, Bryan Robson, captain of Manchester United, the League champions in the 1992–93 season; Peter Reid, manager of Manchester City; Ian Rush, top Liverpool striker; and Andy Townsend, Chelsea midfielder.

Strachan playing for Leeds United Credit: PA / EMPICS Leeds

The first goal of the competition was scored by Sheffield United’s Brian Deane, whose red and white striped shirt is also included as part of the collection for sale.

Shirt worn by Sheffield United's Brian Deane Credit: Bonhams Auction House

Each shirt, one from every club competing in the first season, is hand signed by the squad. Dan Davies, Specialist for Sporting Memorabilia said:

“It is unprecedented to have a complete set of shirts from a moment that is so important in sporting history and we are sure they will be greatly sought-after, with interest from buyers across the world.

"The collection is in pristine condition and it is clear that the shirts were greatly admired and well cared-for by the former QPR chairman”.

"It is unprecedented to have a complete set of shirts from a moment that is so important in sporting history"

– Dan Davies, Specialist for Sporting Memorabilia