Brazil Match Worn Football Shirt – Topper – 1987

This is a fantastic example of the Brazil football shirt used in 1987. Made by Topper, the length of the shirt indicates that it was match prepared/worn and features a screen printed 21 on the rear. Possibly used in the Copa America series.

Brazil match worn football shirt, 1987

Ireland match worn soccer football shirts

Classic Republic Of Ireland and Northern Ireland match worn soccer football shirts from the 1970s to the 2000s from Umbro, O’Neills & Adidas. Some great longsleeve & rare away jersies, styles never used by the senior team, Alan Kernaghans match issue football shirt from World Cup 94 in the USA, Ireland football manager Martin O’Neill’s Northern Ireland adidas jersey from his appearance at Espana 82 and lots more. Always adding new shirts to the collection, so keep checking back.

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

Northern Ireland Match Worn Football Shirts – World Cup 1986

Philip Hughes, Northern Ireland, World Cup 1986

Philip Hughes, Northern Ireland, World Cup 1986

Gerry Armstrong, Northern Ireland, World Cup 1986

Gerry Armstrong, Northern Ireland, World Cup 1986

Alan McDonald, Northern Ireland, World Cup 1986, Mexico

Alan McDonald, Northern Ireland, World Cup 1986, Mexico

The home, away and goalkeeper shirts made by Adidas for the Northern Ireland team for use during World Cup 1986 in Mexico. Here is a great article about the whole tournament from Culture Northern Ireland.