Kit of the Week No.11: Leeds United home 1981-83



After the glory days of the 60’s and 70’s, Leeds United’s decline was steady but spectacular once Don Revie left Elland Road for his ill-fated stint as England manager. Brian Clough lasted 44 days before Jimmy Armfield took the club to a European Cup final. Celtic legend Jock Stein also reigned for just 44 days.


Fans favourite Allan ‘Sniffer’ Clarke took the hot seat in 1981 hoping to recapture the glory days of his former boss Revie. However, the rot had well and truly set in by the dawning of the 1980’s and at the end of the 81-82 season, Leeds United were relegated to the Second Division for the first time since 1964 where they would remain until 1990.

For that relegation campaign and their return to football’s second tier, Leeds wore this yellow and blue pin-striped Umbro affair with a badge boasting a yellow-feathered…

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