Mat wins Leeds legends shirt as £450 raised for local hospice
Congratulations to Mat Ryan who won the 1972 squad signed Leeds United FA Cup Centenary shirt, in last month’s draw in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice.
Mat, a Leeds fan who lives in Sheffield, was delighted to win a prize that meant so much – with his dad having attended the FA Cup Final that year to see Leeds triumph over Arsenal.
The shirt was signed by Elland Road legends: Allan Clarke Jack Charlton, Paul Reaney, Norman Hunter, David Harvey, Johnny Giles, Eddie Gray, Mick Bates, Mick Jones and Peter Lorimer.
In a double win for Mat, a second place prize – of a signed Norman Hunter testimonial programme – was also clinched by the Whites fan.
Speaking after winning the prize, Mat said: “I was watching the draw and couldn’t believe it when my number came out.
“How do you describe it? Double joy I suppose.”
He added: “I’m a Leeds fan and my old man actually went to the game so I have a programme from the day too. I’ll be getting it all framed together.”
The draw also saw £450 raised for St Gemma’s Hospice during the Football Prizes ‘Help a Hospice’ campaign.
I was watching the draw and couldn’t believe it when my number came out.
Mat’s numbers 114 and 126 were randomly generated on Google Random Number Generator during the Football Prizes live draw on Facebook.
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