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Walking down Brick Lane in East London last Thursday, there was an unusually high number of people wearing Football shirts. Either it was the new trend for the Shoreditch crowd, or ‘Classic Football Shirts’ was in town.

 

Started by two Manchester University students in 2006, ‘Classic Football Shirts’ (CFS), has grown from a semi-detached house to a multi-million shirt online business.

 

With a warehouse by the Etihad, CFS sell football shirts, Replica and Match Worn from around the world. No copies. No Fakes.

 

Following the success of the first ‘Fabric of Football’ exhibition, curated by CFS earlier this year at Manchester’s National Football Museum. Classic Football Shirts decided to show the 500 shirt collection in East London.

 

Featuring Classic and Match Worn shirts from clubs and national teams around the world, this impressive collection is second to none. From Non-League to Champions League, to World Cups and beyond, this amazing exhibition has it all.

 

Accompanying the exhibition nearby, was a 'Classic Shirts' Pop-up Store sale, featuring hundreds of shirts from around the world.

Inside the packed out Boutique, it was all sharp elbows and armpits, as a room full of (mainly) men, struggled to get a glimpse of the retro treasures.

 

Since discovering ‘Classic Football Shirts’ I have finally found my Mecca and life calling. The geek in me has been unleashed. So if CFS has any openings, please consider this an application. I’m your man.

 

Here is a selection of Football Fly favourites from ‘The Fabric Football’...

Napoli

3rd Shirt

1990

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Shirt

1985

Worn by Chris Waddle

English Football

1991-2000

Holland​

Home Shirt

1989

Worn by Marco Van Basten v Finland

Juventus

Home Shirt

1982​ 

Worn by Marco Tardelli v Aston Villa UEFA Cup

Everton

Home Shirt

1986

Worn by Kevin Sheedy

Middlesbrough

Home Shirt

1987-88

England

Third Shirt

1973

Issued to Tony Currie

Queens Park Rangers 

Home

1983

Sampdoria

Home Shirt

1994-95

Italian football

1992-96

Juventus

Centenary 3rd Shirt

1997

Real Madrid

Home Shirt

2001

Worn by Zinedine Zidane v Alves

West Germany

Away Shirt

1991

Worn by Dietmar Beirsdorfer v England 

L. Soviet Union Away Shirt

Worn by Vasyl Rats v Ireland Euro 88

R. Holland Home Shirt

Worn by Ronald Koeman v England Euro 88

 

Soviet Union

Home Shirt

Euro 88

Issued to Ivan Vyshnevskyi v England

Flamengo

Home Shirt

1985

Olympique Marseille

Home Shirt

1992-93 Champions League​

Worn by Franck Sauzee v Rangers

French Football

1990's

Arsenal

Home Shirt

1985

Worn by Paul Davis

Borussia Dortmund

Home Shirt

1996-97 Champions League

Worn by Andreas Muller v Manchester United

AC Milan

Home Shirt

1992-93 Champions League

Worn by Demetrio Albertini v PSV

AC Milan

Home Shirts

1990's

Brazil

Home Shirt

2006 World Cup

Worn by Roberto Carlos v Holland

Boca Juniors

Home Shirt

1992

Werder Bremen

Home Shirt

1986 Fussballmeister

Worn by Murdo MacLeod v Celtic UEFA Cup

Manchester United

Away Shirt

1990-92

Issued to Mark Hughes for the 92' League Cup Final

World Cup 1998

France

Denmark

Home Shirt

1986

Worn by Jan Molby v Finland

USA

Away Shirt

1994 World Cup

Worn by Earnie Stewart

Norwich City

Home Shirt

1994

World Cup 2006

Germany

Denmark

Away Shirt + MD Cow

1986

Worn by Jan Heintze v Liverpool

Brazil

Home Shirt

1990 World Cup

Worn by Jorginho

Dulwich Hamlet

Home Shirt

2017

European Clubs