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 199192 FA Cup winners Liverpool.

1992 FA Charity Shield
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 details

Leeds United43Liverpool
Cantona  26', 77', 87'
Dorigo  43'
Report Rush  34'
Saunders  65'
Strachan  89' (o.g.)
Attendance: 61,291
Leeds United
GK1 John Lukic
LB3 Tony Dorigo
CB5 Chris Fairclough
CB6 Chris Whyte
RB2 Jon Newsome 84'
LM11 Gary Speed
CM4 David Batty
CM10 Gary McAllister (c)
RM8 Rod Wallace
CF7 Eric Cantona
CF9 Lee Chapman 79'
MF12 Gordon Strachan 84'
GK13 Mervyn Day
MF14 Steve Hodge 79'
MF15 David Rocastle
DF16 David Wetherall
Howard Wilkinson
GK1 Bruce Grobbelaar
LB3 David Burrows
CB2 Nick Tanner
CB5 Mark Wright (c)
RB4 Mike Marsh 72'
LM6 Ronny Rosenthal 83'
CM10 Ronnie Whelan
CM8 Paul Stewart
RM11 Mark Walters
CF7 Dean Saunders
CF9 Ian Rush
DF12 Steve Harkness
GK13 David James
MF14 István Kozma 83'
MF15 Don Hutchison 72'
Graeme Souness


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