Lee Clark's Top 3 Shirts from his Career

Lee Clark's Top 3 Shirts from his Career

On today's blog former Newcastle United player Lee Clark tells us his 3 favourite shirts from his career. 

His career started in 1990 when he made his Newcastle United debut after coming through the Newcastle youth system. He went on to make 195 appearances for Newcastle in his first stint there scoring 23 goals. 

In 1997 he left to move to rivals Sunderland and then on to Fulham where he made 149 appearances scoring 20 goals. He then moved back to Newcastle in 2005 to finish his career at his boyhood club. He ended his career with 440 appearances and scored 60 goals. 

Here Lee tells us his top 3 shirts he played in, it's no surprise that they are all Newcastle United shirts.

1 - NUFC 1991-1993 home shirt

Manufacturer - Asics
Sponsor - Newcastle Blue Star

Lee Said "(This was) special because it was our first season in the Premier League. The start of a terrific era, it also has the Newcastle Blue Star on the front, a local company Scottish and Newcastle Breweries".

The shirt

Newcastle United 1993 home shirt

Our thoughts: The Blue Star on the front always stuck in my mind with this shirt. It was one of only a handful of shirts that have had just an image on the front rather than any words. The skyline of Newcastle is shown at the bottom of the star.

Want one? These are hard to come by and we would expect them to sell at around £150 - £200 in an adult size in good condition. 

2 - NUFC 1995-1996 home shirt

Manufacturer - Adidas
Sponsor - Newcastle Brown Ale

Lee Said "The year we should have won the Premier League. This had the Newcastle Brown Ale logo from Scottish and Newcastle Breweries on the front".

The shirt

Newcastle United 1995 Home shirt - Grandad collar

Our thoughts: This is, for me, the most iconic Newcastle United shirt. The grandad collar has made a few appearances in the Premier League era but this has to be the pick of them. 

Want one? Due to how well Newcastle did in this shirt there are still quite a few of them around. You can pick up a good conditioned one for £80-£100 and an excellent one for around £125. 

3 - NUFC 2005/2006 home shirt

Manufacturer - Adidas
Sponsor - Northern Rock

Lee Said "This was my last season as a professional and to finish where it started was special".

The Shirt - 

The 2005 home shirt - Lee's final season as a pro

Below is Lee playing in his final season.

Lee Clark in the 2005-2006 Newcastle United shirt

Our thoughts: This is a nice shirt but nothing outstanding from a collector's view. It clearly has a special meaning to Lee and his career. 

Want one? These are in the £70-£90 range in good condition. I have seen a match-worn one for £249 worn by Rossi. 

It was interesting to hear from Lee about his shirts. I had a feeling that the grandad collar would be in the top 3 - it's a real classic. 

Keep an eye on our blog and social pages for more interviews coming soon! 

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