Leeds & West Yorkshire

Billy Bremner track suit to be auctioned

Back of Billy Bremner track suit
Image caption A statue of Billy Bremner and former manager Don Revie stand outside Elland Road Stadium

A tracksuit belonging to Leeds United's legendary skipper Billy Bremner is to be auctioned off.

Bremner played more than 750 times for Leeds during the 1960s and 1970s and won 54 caps for Scotland.

The distinctive tracksuit from the 1973-74 Championship season was designed as part of attempts to promote the club outside Yorkshire.

Auctioneer Kylie Whitehead said the item was a unique piece of football history.

A statue of Bremner, who died in 1997, stands outside Leeds United's Elland Road stadium.

Scotland ban

The 5ft 5in midfielder, who was initially rejected from top clubs Arsenal and Chelsea for being too small, was known for his tireless workrate and passion.

He was equally notorious for his combative nature, and was famously sent off for brawling with Kevin Keegan in the 1974 Charity Shield at Wembley.

Bremner was also banned for life from the Scottish national team in 1975. The ban was later lifted although he never appeared for his country again.

He went on to manage Leeds in the late 1980s, missing out on promotion to the top flight via the play-offs and taking the side to an FA Cup semi-final.

He was recently voted Leeds' greatest ever player and has been listed in the Halls of Fame of both England and Scotland.

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