Thomas Ravelli Sweden vs Scotland 1981

Thomas Ravelli, Sweden vs Scotland, 1981

Thomas Ravelli, Sweden vs Scotland, 1981

A rather unusual goalkeeper shirt that research reveals was worn by Swedish legendary net minder Thomas Ravelli in the World Cup Qualifier vs Scotland in Hampden Park, Glasgow 09/09/81 (see match photo below). Even though it was badged Adidas, it also has the Cup Star label, and featured a rather fetching one piece design incorporating an under carriage. This was introduced to stop the shirt slipping out of his shorts while he performed his customary acrobatic leaps. This innovation was offered to various goalies in that period, including Peter Shilton, but safe to say it never really took off.

09/09/81 WORLD CUP QUALIFIER SCOTLAND V SWEDEN (2-0) HAMPDEN – GLASGOW Scotland’s Asa Hartford (left) is dispossessed by goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli