Retro Football Shirts At 80s Casual Classics
From legendary Newcastle shirts as worn by David Ginola to the famous top Man City wore when they beat Man Utd 5-1 in 1989, you’ll love our massive selection of retro football shirts.
Retro football shirts aren’t just about old football shirt designs from the past. For fans of a certain team, a certain era or a certain player, retro football shirts are rich in football nostalgia that can tell a story of the beautiful game like no other. Whether you were watching on from the cold English football terraces of White Hart Lane or Elland Road in the late 70s, witnessed legendary French players like David Ginola at St James Park in the mid 90s or watched the now mighty City beat their fellow Mancunian rivals, United, at the start of the 1989 season, each one of our retro football shirts holds some form of nostalgia we can all connect with.
Above: Marching on together. Arthur Graham (left) wearing the legendary Leeds United Admiral home shirt in 1978.
Above: Retro Football Shirts. The Leeds United 1978 Admiral Home Shirt available now at 80s Casual Classics.
Arguably the most supported football club in the whole of Yorkshire, Leeds United now look like they could be soon making a comeback to the Premiership. It’s been a long story of financial struggle for the Elland Road based team after numerous caretaker managers and takeovers following their relegation to the Championship in 2004. For the older Leeds fans the glory days were the 1960s and 1970s with the club winning the FA Cup in 1972, two Division 1 league titles in 1969 & 1974 and then coming close to European Cup glory in 1975 as runners up. From 1973-1981 their main kit sponsor was Admiral, with the 1978 Leeds United home shirt one of their most iconic of all time.
Above: Man Utd’s Paul Ince struggled to break City’s defense in the humiliating 5-1 Manchester derby defeat in 1989.
Whether you’re a red or a blue, you cannot deny the passion of the Northern City. As Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United started to take momentum after record signings in the summer of 1989, they lost a whopping 5-1 in the Manchester derby to their then Moss Side based rivals in September 89′. This defeat was held in high regard by City fans up until their more recent Premiership dominance with Pep Guardiola with United dominating the Manchester football news under Sir Alex Ferguson throughout the 90s and noughties. Manchester United’s Gary Pallister even described the loss as the lowest point of his career, which pretty much sums up the significance of the defeat.
Above: Retro Football Shirts. The Manchester City 1989 Home Shirt available now at 80s Casual Classics.
Moving down to North London, 1978 saw the notorious North London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal come head to head two days before Xmas. This particular derby didn’t go too well for Spurs after just making it back into the first division following relegation and then promotion in the previous seasons. The 5-0 defeat to the Gunners marked the biggest North London derby defeat at White Hard lane for a whopping 43 years although the tables were turned in the 1982-83 season when Spurs beat Arsenal by the exact same score. Notable Spurs players of the era included the Argentinian midfielders Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles alongside the English player/coach legend Glenn Hoddle.
Above: Nice barnet. Glen Hoddle wearing the iconic Admiral Tottenham 1978 home shirt.
Above: Retro Football Shirts. The Tottenham 1978 Admiral football shirt available now at 80s Casual Classics.
Moving up to the North East now to the mid 90s when Newcastle United, aka the Magpies, looked like they were really going to take the Premiership title and glory under the direction of Kevin Keegen. At one point in the 1995-96 season Newcastle led the table with 12 points only for Manchester United to close the gap under Sir Alex’s famous hairdryer treatment with his players. Legendary players to grace the grass at St James Park included the likes of Peter Beardsley, French superstar David Ginola and super striker Les Ferdinand. It was an era of Newcastle Brown Ale sponsorship, real opportunity and the closest the club would see to premiership glory over the next 20 years.
Above: Newcastle United legend David Ginola wearing the famous 1995/1996 claret and blue away shirt.
Above: Retro Football Shirts. The Newcastle United 1995/96 away shirt available now at 80s Casual Classics.