1969 FA Charity Shield

The 1969 FA Charity Shield was the 47th FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. The match was contested by the league champions, Leeds United, and Manchester City, the cup winners. Leeds won the match 2–1, with goals from Eddie Gray and Jack Charlton. Colin Bell scored a consolation for City.

1969 FA Charity Shield
Date2 August 1969
VenueElland Road, Leeds
RefereeKen Burns

This match saw the début of Allan Clarke for Leeds United following his £165,000 transfer from Leicester City during the summer. Clarke was on the losing side to Manchester City in the previous season's FA Cup. Leeds took the lead after Giles' long ball into the box was headed across the six yard box for Gray to score. Leeds increased their lead three minutes later when Charlton headed in a free kick form Giles. Manchester City scored a late goal when Bell shot in following a goalkeeper error at a corner kick.[1]

Match details

Leeds United2–1Manchester City
Gray  55'
Charlton  58'
Report Bell  90'
Attendance: 39,835
Referee: K. H. Burns
Leeds United
Manchester City
GK Gary Sprake
RB Paul Reaney
LB Terry Cooper
RH Billy Bremner (c)
CH Jack Charlton
LH Norman Hunter
OR Paul Madeley
IR Allan Clarke
CF Mick Jones
IL Johnny Giles
OL Eddie Gray
Peter Lorimer
Don Revie
GK Joe Corrigan
RB Tony Book (c)
LB Glyn Pardoe
RH Mike Doyle
CH Tommy Booth
LH Alan Oakes
OR Mike Summerbee
IR Colin Bell
CF Francis Lee
IL Neil Young
OL Tony Coleman
Joe Mercer


  1. "Debut for Clarke". Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  • German, Tom (4 August 1969). "Leeds justify lavish expenditure". The Times. p. 12.