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Reliving Football History: Leicester City’s 1995 Match worn Lineker jersey.

In the rich history of football, some things become special reminder of significant moments. One such example is the Leicester City, 1995 Gary Lineker Match Worn Shirt. This official Fox Leisure team shirt found its way onto the pitch, during the Gordon Banks Testimonial in 1995.

Twenty-eight years after leaving Leicester City, World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks received a testimonial against an international XI at Filbert Street in April 1995. The matchday program featured accolades from football legends such as Bobby Charlton, Franz Beckenbauer, Pelé, Alan Ball, Gary Lineker, and Peter Shilton.

What adds to the speciality of this piece is its unique journey. Gifted from the Leicester City kit-man to Colin Lee, the shirt comes with a signed letter documenting its provenance. Recently finding a new home through an online auction, this piece of football history changed hands for £1,249.99, underlining its worth to collectors and fans alike.

 Match worn and personally signed by the iconic Gary Lineker; this number “8” jersey is part of a significant chapter in Leicester City’s history. Lineker signed his first team contract with Leicester on July 1st, 1976, rising from the academies to become the club’s main figure until 1985 when Everton acquired him for almost a million pounds. His big career saw him signing with some other renowned teams like Barcelona and Tottenham. While at Leicester, Lineker showcased his goal-scoring ability with 57 goals in 102 appearances, contributing to his impressive overall of 223 goals in 431 appearances throughout his entire career.


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