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Best throwback jerseys - soccer division

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    spnited mentioned NASL, but I figured we'd open it to all leagues and NTs.

    Italy 1982 World Cup ...


    USA 1930 World Cup ...


    Soviet Union tie-dye 1989-1991 ...

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  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Peru, 1982 World cup. Simplicity defined.

  3. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Is there any sport with uglier uniforms than soccer?

    Never understood the "tradition" of using collared shirts as jerseys in soccer, volleyball & a few other team sports (rugby).

    (Tennis, golf & bowling don't count :) ).
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Arena football and NASCAR leap to my mind.

    Sure, soccer has had some clunkers (see the USA denim jersey from WC 1994). But no more so than any other sport.
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    NASL's Washington Diplomats from 1980.

  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    WWII prisoners of war, circa 1940

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  7. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Seriously? The majority of soccer jerseys can actually be warn out on the street.

    Just look at the jerseys in every sport:

    Baseball: Buttons down the front with big script lettering across

    Football: Either the shirt is too short and the fat midsection sticks out, the mesh makes you look foolish or the jersey is actually meant for pads so it is too big.

    Basketball: Arguably it is the best because it is a tank top.

    Hockey: Often too big in size on people and can only be worn in the winter.

    NASCAR: Not a sport.

    Soccer jerseys, when designed properly, consistently are a touch of class. Just look at the Dutch World Cup jersey. That orange kit was beautiful.
  8. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Here are some fun ones...


    1996-98 (hanging in my closet)

    1994-96 (a friend has this one and it kicks ass)
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  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Pastor ... you seem to wear a lot of red X's. ;D

    Wasn't denim. Blue with white stars. I thought it was awesome — pretty much said USA very bluntly. That was the last World Cup before USA made the Nike error.

    And NASCAR doesn't have jerseys,
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Never seen that in a mall — not even the one across the street from Daytona.

    Never seen a replica firesuit (come to think of it, I've never seen a real firesuit for sale in a mall), but have seen the firesuit-replica jackets.
  11. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Soccer jerseys have a bad rap because of all the damn ads across them, which does look like shit. Without the ads, soccer's gear is as cool as that of any sport.
  12. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Damn it! But it seems fixed now...

    I hated the USA "denim" kit. I had the away one for that year (red and white waving stripes) and feel that it was the last great American kit.

    Recent years have shown Nike being a much better producer than Adidas.
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