STYLO MATCHMAKERS LEGEND: FOOTBALL BOOTS WORN BY LEEDS UNITED

LEEDS UNITED – A LOOK THROUGH THE YEARS WEARING STYLO MATCHMAKERS

leeds united football bootsUnder the all-time great football managers Don Revie, Brian Clough and Jimmy Armfield, Leeds United were going to be as successful as they ever became wearing Stylo Matchmakers branded football boots.  Revie was the first to bring local company Stylo to Leeds United legend Bobby Collins to wear and when Bobby wore them they all wanted them. Here is Don getting hands-on with the Stylo Matchmakers marketing shooting Collins in his matchmakers back in 1966.

 

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In the glory-laden era of the seventies, Leeds United asserted dominance on the English football scene, clinching the league title twice, the FA Cup, the League Cup, and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup – all while proudly sporting Stylo Matchmakers. The iconic partnership that began under Don Revie’s reign persisted seamlessly when Brian Clough took a brief but tumultuous tenure. Post-Clough era, with manager Armfield at the helm, the Stylo Matchmakers and Leeds synergy endured. Even the return of the legendary Bobby Collins as Junior coach saw the tradition persist, with every Leeds United Junior proudly donning a pair of our renowned boots. The legacy of triumph and style lived on through the distinctive stripes of Stylo Matchmakers.

1975-76

Back Row: Jimmy Armfield (Manager), Duncan McKenzie, Joe Jordan, Gordon McQueen, David Harvey, David Stewart, Paul Madeley, Norman Hunter, Paul Reaney.

Front Row: Terry Yorath, Frank Gray, Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer, Trevor Cherry, Billy Bremner, Allan Clarke.

 

1975-76

Back Row: Jimmy Armfield (Manager), Duncan McKenzie, Joe Jordan, Gordon McQueen, David Harvey, David Stewart, Paul Madeley, Norman Hunter, Paul Reaney.

Front Row: Terry Yorath, Frank Gray, Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer, Trevor Cherry, Billy Bremner, Allan Clarke.

 

1975-76

Back Row: Jimmy Armfield (Manager), Duncan McKenzie, Joe Jordan, Gordon McQueen, David Harvey, David Stewart, Paul Madeley, Norman Hunter, Paul Reaney.

Front Row: Terry Yorath, Frank Gray, Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer, Trevor Cherry, Billy Bremner, Allan Clarke.

 

1975-76

Back Row: Jimmy Armfield (Manager), Duncan McKenzie, Joe Jordan, Gordon McQueen, David Harvey, David Stewart, Paul Madeley, Norman Hunter, Paul Reaney.

Front Row: Terry Yorath, Frank Gray, Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer, Trevor Cherry, Billy Bremner, Allan Clarke.

 

1975-76

Back Row: Paul Reaney, Norman Hunter, Paul Madeley, David Stewart, David Harvey, Gordon McQueen, Joe Jordan, Duncan McKenzie, Jimmy Armfield (Manager).

Front Row: Allan Clarke, Billy Bremner, Trevor Cherry, Peter Lorimer, Eddie Gray, Frank Gray, Terry Yorath.

 

1975-76

Back Row: Jimmy Armfield (Manager), David Harvey, Paul Reaney, Norman Hunter,Gordon McQueen, Allan Clarke, Paul Madeley, Joe Jordan, David Stewart.

Front Row: Duncan McKenzie, Trevor Cherry, Peter Lorimer, Billy Bremner, Terry Yorath, Frank Gray, Eddie Gray.

 

1975-76

Back Row: Jimmy Armfield (Manager), David Harvey, Paul Reaney, Norman Hunter,Gordon McQueen, Allan Clarke, Paul Madeley, Joe Jordan, David Stewart.

Front Row: Duncan McKenzie, Trevor Cherry, Peter Lorimer, Billy Bremner, Terry Yorath, Frank Gray, Eddie Gray.

 

1975-76

Back Row: Peter Willis, David Whyte, Chris Hope, Byron Stevenson, Keith Parkinson, Neil Firm, Gerard Hogan, Peter Hampton, David McNiven, Derek Loadwick, Gary Liddell.

Middle Row: James Wright, Neil Parker, David Reid, Gwyn Thomas, David Harvey, Glan Letheran, David Stewart, Gary Felix, Steve Holder, Carl Harris, George Boyd, John McPhee, Bobby Shields.

Front Row: Allan Clarke, Duncan McKenzie, Joe Jordan, Norman Hunter, Gordon McQueen, Paul Madeley, Terry Yorath, Frank Gray, Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer, Trevor Cherry, Paul Reaney, Billy Bremner.

 

1975-76 : Team Salute

Gordon McQueen, David Stewart, David Harvey, Allan Clarke, Joe Jordan, Paul Madeley, Norman Hunter, Eddie Gray, Terry Yorath, Paul Reaney, Peter Lorimer, Frank Gray, Trevor Cherry, Duncan McKenzie, Mick Bates, Billy Bremner.

 

1975-76: Juniors: Winners of Iris Club de Croix Tournament in France

Back Row: Tony Rowe, Peter Savill, David Reid, Neil Firm, David Whyte, Sean Sturman.

Front Row: Billy McGhie, John MacPhee, Peter Daly, Bob Skilling, Chris Hope, Duncan Reynard. Glan Letheran (Goalkeeper) absent when photograph was taken.

 

1976-77: Bobby and the Juniors

Back Row: Peter Savill, David Reid, Neil Firm, David Whyte, Sean Sturman.

Middle Row: Tony Rowe, John MacPhee, Peter Daly, Bobby Collins (Coach), Bob Skilling, Chris Hope.

Front Row: Billy McGhie, Duncan Reynard.

 

1976-77

Back Row: Paul Reaney, Norman Hunter, Byron Stevenson, Neil Firm, Gordon McQueen, Keith Parkinson, Billy McGhie, Joe Jordan, Gary Liddell.

Standing: Geoff Ladley (Physio), Jimmy Armfield (Manager), Don Howe (Coach), David McNiven, James Wright, George Boyd, Glan Letheran, David Harvey, David Stewart, Tony Currie, Frank Gray, Peter Willis, Gary Felix, Jim McInearney (Coach), Bob English (Physio), Bobby Collins (Coach).

Kneeling: Peter Hampton, Carl Harris, Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer, Trevor Cherry, Paul Madeley, Allan Clarke, Billy Bremner, Terry Yorath, Neil Parker, David Whyte, Gwyn Thomas.

Sitting: Chris Hope, Duncan Reynard, John MacPhee, David Reid, Tony Rowe, Bob Skilling, Peter Daly, Sean Sturman, Peter Savill.

 

1976-77

Back Row: Paul Reaney, Norman Hunter, Byron Stevenson, Neil Firm, Gordon McQueen, Keith Parkinson, Billy McGhie, Joe Jordan, Gary Liddell.

Standing: Don Howe (Coach), David McNiven, James Wright, George Boyd, Glan Letheran, David Harvey, David Stewart, Tony Currie, Frank Gray, Peter Willis, Gary Felix, Jim McInearney (Coach).

Kneeling: Peter Hampton, Carl Harris, Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer, Trevor Cherry, Paul Madeley, Allan Clarke, Billy Bremner, Terry Yorath, Neil Parker, David Whyte.

Sitting: Chris Hope, Duncan Reynard, John MacPhee, David Reid, Tony Rowe, Bob Skilling, Peter Daly, Sean Sturman, Peter Savill.

 

1976-77

Back Row: Don Howe (Coach), Paul Reaney, Tony Currie, Norman Hunter, David Harvey,Jimmy Armfield (Manager), David Stewart, Gordon McQueen, Joe Jordan, Trevor Cherry, Geoff Ladley (Physio).

Front Row: Frank Gray, Paul Madeley, Allan Clarke, Billy Bremner, Terry Yorath, Peter Lorimer, Eddie Gray.

 

1976-77

Back Row: Don Howe (Coach), Paul Reaney, Tony Currie, Norman Hunter, David Harvey,Jimmy Armfield (Manager), David Stewart, Gordon McQueen, Joe Jordan, Trevor Cherry, Geoff Ladley (Physio).

Front Row: Frank Gray, Paul Madeley, Allan Clarke, Billy Bremner, Terry Yorath, Peter Lorimer, Eddie Gray.

Liam Brady

Liam Brady is considered one of the greatest Irish footballers of all time. He was a midfield player who played for clubs such as Arsenal, Juventus, and West Ham United, as well as the Republic of Ireland national team.

Brady was known for his exceptional technical skills, vision, and passing ability. He was a playmaker, who had the ability to dictate the tempo of the game and create scoring opportunities for his teammates. He was also known for his ability to score goals, he was a set-piece specialist, and his ability to score long-range shots. He had a great first touch and was known for his ability to control the ball in tight spaces. He was also a highly respected leader, who was known for his professionalism and work ethic.

During his time at Arsenal, he helped the team win the FA Cup in 1979 and the Football League Cup in 1987, and was named the club's Player of the Year in 1977 and 1979. He also won the Serie A title with Juventus in 1985 and was named the Italian Footballer of the Year in 1985. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

In summary, Liam Brady was a highly skilled and talented midfielder who had a significant impact on the game during his career. He was a player who was known for his exceptional technical ability and vision, as well as his leadership and professionalism. He was respected by fans and peers alike and his legacy continues to live on today.