Fans memories of Carl Shutt - a man who made a lasting Whites memory at the Nou Camp

Former Leeds United striker Carl "Shutty" Shutt was a key member of Howard Wilkinson's 1992 First Division title-winning side.

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 4:45 pm
Leeds United striker Carl Shutt reacts at Elland Road. Pic: Varley picture agency

Shutt signed for Leeds from Bristol City for £50,000 in 1989 and become known for his tireless running and determination up front - often being utilised as a substitute from United's bench.

He made 107 appearances across all competitions for the Elland Road club, scoring 25 goals before his eventual departure in 1993.

Shutt is best remembered for his goal against Stuttgart at the Nou Camp in a European Cup replay.

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The striker was a sub for Eric Cantona and received the ball on halfway before playing a one-two with defender Tony Dorigo.

Shutt ignored the screams of club captain Gordon Strachan to run half the pitch and score to send Leeds through into the next round.

Your YEP has been asking the Elland Road faithful to share their memories of a striker, who didn't always earn the plaudits but always gave his all for the shirt.

Here's what the responses said:

Jon Newsome - "Leaning against the dressing room wall in the Nou Camp, with his head in his hands saying 'I don’t think I can cope with this!'. Meanwhile we were all going mental!"

Ian Beattie - "Gordon Strachan shouting at him to pass - ‘don’t shoot’ - in the Nou Camp during the ‘extra’ match against Stuttgart in ‘92, then he smacked the ball in the net. A 2-1 win and only, roughly, 10,000 there watching."

Jeff Craven - "Had never heard of him before his debut vs Bournemouth back in 1988/89. A hat-trick that day followed by some great performances and memorable goals cemented his place in Leeds United history, what a fantastic signing."

Rob Freer - "The goal in the Nou Camp, we all went ballistic."

Allan Thornton - "His hat-trick against Bournemouth and also THAT goal in the Nou Camp vs Stuttgart."

Craig Teasdale - "His debut hat-trick seems like just yesterday."

Paul Wilkinson - "Carl always gave 100 per cent and was such a great finisher in the top league - for a man who started off in non-league football. He knew Lee Chapman very well and formed a very good partnership with him."

Andy Carr - "He scored at the Nou Camp but if I recall he took one for the team on the halfway line to stop a Stuggart breakaway. I may be mistaken as we were nearly up in the sky. But what a night that was. It summed him up. Always for the team."

Tommo - "His goal at Stamford Bridge in 1991. As a 19yo who’d just moved to London for Uni I decided to go on my own last minute and got a ticket in the Shed end. That was fun!"

Martin Cahill - "Coming on against Stuttgart in the Nou Camp..... what a night is was!"

John Owen - "How can it not be his goal in Barcelona? The debut hat-trick wasn't even a hat-trick!"

David Bloomer - "Talking to him in the travel agents after he'd retired while he booked my honeymoon... that was a bizarre moment."

James McGuire - "His contribution to that cracking side was underrated.. he was our super-sub."

Luke Senior - "Very good for us in the title winning year, deputising as the second striker and in midfield regularly. The sort of lad you’d want around."

Adam Driver - "I watched Leeds before his time but one of my earliest vivid Leeds memories was Shutt scoring against Stuttgart - I was on a Scout camp in Luxembourg and there were loads of German scouts from Stuttgart on the same site. Bragging rights."

Mark Parrish - "His goal in Barcelona against Stuttgart. I couldn't believe it when Wilko replaced Cantona with him . How much do I know."

Anthony Dickinson - "Any time we weren't playing well, the guy behind me in the Kop would say, without fail, 'Get Shutty on'."

Phil B - "A lad behind us was complaining bitterly about Cantona being substituted for Shutt. He never shut up, right up to the point where Shutty banged in the winner! Everyone turned around during the chaotic celebrations and gave him some serious stick! What a fabulous trip that was."