1992 FA Charity Shield

The 1992 FA Charity Shield (also known as the Tennent's FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 70th Charity Shield, a football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 8 August 1992 between 1991–92 Football League champions Leeds United and 1991–92 FA Cup winners Liverpool.

1992 FA Charity Shield
1992 Charity Shield.jpg
The match programme cover
Date8 August 1992
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeDavid Elleray (Middlesex)

Leeds won a dramatic match 4–3 with a hat-trick from Eric Cantona.

The match saw Liverpool player Paul Stewart make his debut for the club. It was also the first competitive game that goalkeeper David James, an unused substitute, was involved in for Liverpool.


The FA Community Shield was founded in 1908 under its former name, the FA Charity Shield, and was initially contested between the top professional and amateur teams of each season. It was played between the Football League champions and FA Cup winners for the first time in 1921. The formation of a new top-tier division, the Premier League, in 1992 meant that Leeds were the last club to take part in the event as Football League champions.[1] Wembley Stadium acted as the host of the Shield, but matches from 2001 were switched to the Millennium Stadium, while Wembley was being refurbished into a 90,000-capacity venue.[1]

Match detailsEdit

Leeds United4–3Liverpool
Cantona   26'77'87'
Dorigo   43'
Report Rush   34'
Saunders   65'
Strachan   89' (o.g.)
Attendance: 61,291
Leeds United
GK 1   John Lukic
LB 3   Tony Dorigo
CB 5   Chris Fairclough
CB 6   Chris Whyte
RB 2   Jon Newsome   84'
LM 11   Gary Speed
CM 4   David Batty
CM 10   Gary McAllister (c)
RM 8   Rod Wallace
CF 7   Eric Cantona
CF 9   Lee Chapman   79'
GK   Mervyn Day
DF   David Wetherall
MF 14   Steve Hodge   79'
MF   David Rocastle
MF 12   Gordon Strachan   84'
  Howard Wilkinson
GK 1   Bruce Grobbelaar
LB 3   David Burrows
CB 2   Nick Tanner
CB 5   Mark Wright (c)
RB 4   Mike Marsh   72'
LM 6   Ronny Rosenthal   83'
CM 10   Ronnie Whelan
CM 8   Paul Stewart
RM 11   Mark Walters
CF 7   Dean Saunders
CF 9   Ian Rush
DF 12   Steve Harkness
GK 13   David James
MF 14   István Kozma   83'
MF 15   Don Hutchison   72'
  Graeme Souness


  1. ^ a b "The FA Community Shield history". TheFA.com. The Football Association. Archived from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014.

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