The Liverpool Shirts Museum
1973 Ian St. John Testimonial Match Player Shirt
Ian St. John was a famous Liverpool Legend who played for us between 1961 and 1971. He was signed from Motherwell at a record fee of UKP37,500 back in year 1961. Ian St. John in the front along with Ron Yeats were two major signings by Bill Shankly. He scored the winning goal for us in the FA Challenge Cup Final 1965, who helped us won the silverware for the first time then. Ian St. John left Liverpool at the end of 1970-1971 season, but our club organized a testimonial match for him later on 30 April 1973.
Featured Ian St. John, a legend striker who played for Liverpool for a decade between 1961 and 1971. Ian St. John Testimonial Match
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In order to pay a salute to Ian St. John's loyal service at Liverpool, our club organized a Testimonial Match for him on 30 April 1973. The opponent then was Chelsea.
Featured "Anfield Iron" Tommy Smith walking on with the son of Ian St. John on the pitch after the end of the Ian St. John Testimonial Match. We can see the shorts of Tommy Smith with a number 4.
The testimonial match ended up with Liverpool winning over Chelsea at 4-2.
Tommy Smith was named in the starting eleven and wore a number 4 shirt in this match.
Liverpool 1973 Ian St. John Testimonial Match Player Shirt - This number 4 shirt was worn by Tommy Smith in the testimonial match.
The Ian St. John Testimonial Match player shirt is a one-off shirt in the typical 1968-1976 home strip style - red colour with white round neck collar and white sleeve cuff. Liverbird and the testimonial match details are beautifully stitched on the shirt. You may guess that the shirt is like one of those from the 1968-1976 era, that is, manufactured by Umbro. In fact this is not the case. The testimonial match shirts are manufactured by a brand called Barralan in a single production run.
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