Retro football shirts for sale

Umbro Scotland and Adidas Brazil shirts from 1980 and 1984

Umbro Scotland and Adidas Brazil shirts from 1980 and 1984

Retro and vintage football shirts have been a keen interest of mine. The Sassco team has always used unique tops from Adidas to the current variation by Kappa. We also have a set of football shirts are available for purchase which are quite unique in styling. For enquiries, please email davinder.sangha@sassco.co.uk or text 07780972630.

Scotland 1981 World Cup jersey by Umbro

Scotland played in Israel back in 1981 wearing a striking design, with red as the main colour and navy Umbro markings on the arm. This was worn in a World Cup Qualifier 37 years ago in 1981. The result was a 1-0 way win with Kenny Dalglish scoring the only goal.

The envious looking side was packed with winners, domestic and in Europe:

  • Alan Rough.
  • Frank Gray, Danny McGrain, Alex McLeish, Kenny Burns.
  • Archie Gemmill, John Robertson, Graeme Souness, John Wark.
  • Steve Archibald, Kenny Dalglish

Scoring the only goal was Kenny Dalglish.

This shirt is a retro reproduction and sizing is around medium. When laid flat, the armpit to armpit is around 20″. The collar (where the label is) to bottom is around 27.5 to 28.5

Brazil 1984 Olympic jersey by Adidas

The Olympics have always been unusual for the football tournament. For many years, the event was participated by amateurs, but post-War, the Eastern European teams were officially amateurs, so, for example, Ferenc Puskas, was classed as a Major in the army, hence eligible. The rules were changed in 1984. This time, any player from Europe or South America who had taken part in FIFA World Cup qualifiers wasn’t allowed to play – so for the first time since 1952, the tournament was won by a non Eastern Bloc team in France…who defeated Brazil.

The kits were unusual in that if the athletics team were supplied by a specific company, the same would be for the football team. This meant that the Brazil team wore an unusual Adidas variant. Adidas provided Brazil from 1978 to 1980, but since then it was Topper.

The team reached the final, but was defeated by France in front of 101,000 fans in the Los Angeles Olympic Gold Medal Game. This stylish shirt was never worn again and the only significant player in the side to achieve greater things was Dunga, who went on to lift the 1994 World Cup (in the same venue) and managed Brazil on two occasions.

The sizes are a bit small on these. The “medium” is around 17.5″ from armpit to armpit. The “large” is around 20″ from armpit to armpit. The length of the shirt from the collar label to bottom is around 25.5″

For enquiries, please email davinder.sangha@sassco.co.uk or text 07780972630

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