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Friday, 27 November 2015

Fiorentina 1992 - No.9 Batistuta.


Though the season itself was far from Fiorentina’s finest moment (they were relegated from Serie A for the first time in 55 years after dive-bombing down the table from sitting second behind Milan in December), their 1992/93 away strip was very nearly a wonderful piece of work.

With a relatively reserved design (considering we’re talking about the early-to-mid 90s here!), a cool 'pop'-culture sponsor and a Viola-drenched colour palette that was rather pleasing to any young burgeoning Football Italia addict’s eye, Fiorentina’s garb was a joy to behold through innocent, unknowing eyes.

Sadly though, there was one small, purely coincidental design flaw that rendered La Viola’s change strip controversial – it was covered in swastikas!
Rumours quickly spread that the club – who were infamous for their fascist tendencies during WWII – had purposefully included the covert symbol into the design, though Fiorentina and manufacturer insisted that the design was purely accidental.
Regardless the shirt didnt appear the following season...

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Boca Juniors 2007 - No.10 Riquelme.


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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Vancouver Whitecaps 1980 - No.3 Krol.


Capped 83 times for his native Holland, Rudi Krol was a defender of the highest order. He spent most of his career playing for his home town club, Ajax, until 1980 when he moved to the North American Soccer League to join Canadian outfit Vancouver Whitecaps where he played for just one season before leaving to play in Serie A with Napoli.

A crucial component in the Total Football Dutch and Ajax sides of the Seventies, Krol mainly played as a sweeper or left-back, however he could play anywhere across the back four or as a defensive midfielder.

Krol will always be remembered for a 25-yard screamer he scored against Argentina in the 1974 World Cup and being one of the best players to fail at the final hurdle in two finals.

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Thursday, 5 November 2015

Hamburg SV 1978 - No.7 Keegan.


Its fair to say Kevin Keegan’s three seasons in the Bundesliga were quite eventful. He managed to win the German title, the Ballon d’Or twice,  play in the European Cup final against Nottingham Forest and release a top-10 smash hit.

It was a golden period for the German team as well under the rigid, systematic approach of Yugoslav Branko Zebec. The addition of the target-man Hrubesch allowed Keegan to flourish – to some extent Hrubesch-Keegan was Toshack-Keegan revisited. With the imaginative Magath prompting behind these two, HSV now possessed one of the most lethal forward lines in the league.

Central to it all though was the little man from the north of England, a scampering dribbler with a bubble-perm taking on and beating Europe’s best. As much as anyone else, Keegan was the catalyst for HSV’s rise.

Yet, in his typically forward-thinking way, he was already pondering the next step. As it had been for his Liverpool career back in 1977, the European Cup final would be a curtain call for Keegan at HSV. Although it did not end in glory, 'Mächtig Maus' had made himself part of Hamburg folklore.


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Argentinos Juniors 1979 - No.10 Maradona.


Raised in Villa Fiorito, a shantytown on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Diego Armando Maradona Franco was spotted by a talent scout aged 8 and became a staple of Los Cebollitas (The Little Onions), the youth team of Argentinos Juniors.

When Diego came to Argentinos Juniors for trials, I was really struck by his talent and couldn't believe he was only eight years old. In fact, we asked him for his ID card so we could check it, but he told us he didn't have it on him. We were sure he was having us on because, although he had the physique of a child, he played like an adult. When we discovered he'd been telling us the truth, we decided to devote ourselves purely to him."
—Francisco Cornejo, youth coach who discovered Maradona

On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors, ten days before his sixteenth birthday. After the game, Maradona stated: "That day I felt I had held the sky in my hands".
Many years later the club would name their ground, Estadio Diego Armando Maradona in honour of him.

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