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Another great Germany, Adidas, 1992 goalkeeper shirt courtesy of @waltonyeah #adidas #germany #goalie #gk #euro92

#Repost shirt of the day: Germany, Adidas, 1992 (goalkeeper) from @el_dejo #germany #adidas #euro92 #goalkeepershirt #adidas —- Top 3 #football jerseys of all time. This #beast from #adidas for the #Euro92 in #Sweden as worn by German goalkeeper #BodoIllgner. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful #goalkeeper shirt. #torwart #EM92 #footballshirt #fußball #beastmode #swag #trikot

SHIRT OF THE DAY:  GERMANY, ADIDAS, 2000 COURTESY OF @ALEXEROBERTS

Another classic kit courtesy of Alex Roberts.  3 stars above the crest, green sleeves and a massive collar.  Even if it does also remind me Dietmar Hamann’s goal for Germany vs. England at Wembley.  

Here are some other kits we thought you would like:  

Shirt of the day: VFL Bochum, Faber, 1998 courtesy of @brad147690 

NEW KIT PREVIEW: Bayern Munich, Adidas, 2013/4

EURO 2012 COUNT DOWN: GERMANY, ADIDAS, 1992

Bayern Munich, Adidas, 2013/4

Ahead of the Champions League final we have a look at the new Bayern Munich shirt.  The first of our 2013/4 previews.

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Bayern Munich, Adidas, 2013/4   

Team:  Bayern Munich

Summary: To herald start of the Pep era, Bayern bring in a 70’s style v-neck number for the 2013/14 season.  With a slightly chequered effect this shirt brings out the best of Bavaria.  Bold. Bright. And chequered. 

Makers: Adidas 

Inspired by: Croatia, and 1986/7 Manchester United (courtesy of @danielharris)

Would suit: A bald stubbly Spaniard

When to wear: Trophy parades, Oktoberfest

You can order your Bayern Munich shirt here.

If you have a shirt you want previewed let us know @thefootballsc

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Shirt of the day: VFL Bochum, Faber, 1998 courtesy of @brad147690 

Taste the rainbow

Source: http://bradsfootballshirtcollection.blogspot.co.uk/

Euro 2012 count down: Germany, Adidas, 1992

Germany went into the 1992 European championships in Sweden, as the number 1 team in the world. Following their Italia 90 win, Berti Vogts’ boys needed a kit to highlight their stature as world champions.

And Adidas did not disappoint.  Lurid green and with stripes down the sleeve representing the German flag, this Adidas shirt had everything to be admired in a tournament kit.

Despite their stylish shirt, Germany stuttered through Euro 92, somehow making their way to the final against Denmark, largely thanks to Karl-Heinze Riedle’s goals.

The final itself was a contrasting affair. World champions Germany vs. world football minnows Denmark, the might of Adidas vs. the style of Hummel, the goals of Riedle vs. the saves of Schmeichel. But thanks to John Jensen, Denmark (and Hummel) won the day.

Bad luck Berti. You can always console yourself with the knowledge that you had a great football shirt.

Bayern Munich (1999) - the curse of the away shirt

Bayern Munich lost the 1999 Champions League against Manchester United due to their choice of kit.

My abiding memory of the final is not Teddy Sheringham’s last minute equaliser or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s injury time winner for Manchester United.  Oh no.

At the final whistle, after seeing Manchester United steal the Champions League from his grasp, Sami Kuffour, Bayern Munich’s Ghanaian centre back, struck the Nou Camp pitch with such force that it registered on the richter scale.  

Some say fate was always on Alex Ferguson’s side from the moment the football kits were for the final decided.  Manchester United, winning the coin toss, wore their lucky red and white home kit whilst Bayern donned their grey and burgundy, Adidas, away kit.  

Bayern Munch - (Adidas) 1999, away

Bayern Munich, (Adidas), 1999, (away)

The German champions only Champions League defeat before the final had come wearing the Adidas away shirt against Brondby, in the first match of their campaign. Like the final it was a last minute winner, this time scored by Danish superstar Allan Ravn.  

Was this last minute defeat playing on the Bayern Munich players mind as Beckham swung in the last minute corner?  Did the grey and burgundy flash back memories of Allan Ravn?   

We at the Football Shirt Collective say yes.  

The Football Shirt Collective want to bring football shirts out of the cupboard and back into the spotlight.

You can share your football shirts by; uploading them to our facebook page, sending us a link to them on twitter, or through our blog.

Shirt of the day: Bayern Munich (Adidas), 1999, (away) 

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