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

Derby County 1971 Match Worn – Championship Year

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Roy McFarland, Derby County, 1971-72

This beautiful umbro shirt comes from the 1971-72 Derby County first division championship year. It was worn by club legend Roy McFarland and features his signature on the front. In true fashion of the era, it has been well-used and features many battle scars. A classic design, believed to have been modeled on the England jersey of that year, at the behest of one Mr Brian Clough who was their legendary manager. For more on the full history of Derby County football shirts, I wholeheartedly point you in the direction of the wonderful Derby County Kit History web page which has loads of great pics and info.

Derby County, 1972

Derby County, 1972