English Premier League side West Brom will wear a unique retro kit in honour of former striker Jeff Astle for their upcoming FA Cup tie against Leicester City on April 11.
The special one off WBA kit is based on that worn by the Baggies in the 1968 FA Cup Final when centre forward Jeff Astle scored the winning goal in a 1-0 win against Everton at Wembley.
Jeff Astle became a West Brom Legend after he went on to score 174 goals in 361 appearances for the Midlands club.
West Brom will wear the retro FA Cup kit as a part of “Astle Day” a Foundation set up by his family to help promote the care of sufferers, research and education into CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), the disease which took Jeff’s life at the age of just 59 back in 2002.
The special West Bromwich Albion FA Cup kit is made up of a white jersey, white shorts and red socks. No manufacturers logos or shirt sponsors are used on the football shirt although a special crest to honor Jeff Astle is used on the left breast with the lettering ‘Astle Day 2015’.
The West Brom players will wear numbers 2-11 with the goalkeeper jersey being blank.