PFA Footballer of the Year 1996
Leslie Ferdinand MBE (born 8 December 1966) is an English former footballer and current football coach and Director of Football at his former club Queens Park Rangers. A former striker, his playing career included spells at Queens Park Rangers, Beşiktaş, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers, Reading and Watford during which period he earned 17 caps for England. Ferdinand is the eighth highest scorer in the Premier League with 149 goals.
Ferdinand made his England debut in February 1993 against San Marino, scoring the final goal in a 6–0 victory at Wembley. Ferdinand was capped 17 times, scoring five goals. He was part of the Euro 96 and 1998 FIFA World Cup squads.
The Les Ferdinand shirt is made in halved colours of his club and country, wire woven gold and silver official Newcastle United badge matched with the official badge of England, the shirt has the Player signature digitised and embroidered on the shirt between the badges, the shirt is mounted on gold board within an archival quality sealed frame above a printed player profile personally signed by the Footballer of the Year, two photographs one portraying him in match action, the other a portrait of him receiving the PFA trophy. The frame measures 840mm wide x 1000mm high
To complete the framed shirt the logos of the PFA Centenary year and 4 Club & Country Ltd are included, each shirt has a separate certificate of authenticity signed by Mr Gordon Taylor, CEO of the Professional Footballers' Association and the manufacturers, 4 Club & Country Limited. This is the first time that the following has been brought together as part of one unique collection: official Club badge, official Country badge, player profile with players own signature, official PFA badge and authentication from Gordon Taylor, CEO of the PFA.
Only four of these PFA Centenary Collection shirts have been made, or will ever be made, and this is a unique opportunity to own the last one. A piece of British sporting history which will appreciate in value. In 2007, Sotheby's of London estimated the value at auction to be £1,250 - £1,750.