It has been proven that football moves masses. Entire families come together to enjoy important matches. And one of the most repeated symbols in these meetings is to wear the T-shirts of the respective teams that compete in the different competitions.
The eighties is remembered not only for Maradona's 'Hand of God' or for the World Cup held in Spain, but also for the equipment that immortalized this golden age.
Several football shirts from the 1980s set the tone, while others closed the careers of such emblematic figures as Johan Cruyff or Marco Van Basten.
But not all football shirts from the '80s attracted attention because of the numbers they wore. Their attractive design also contributed to making them emblematic. Others, on the other hand, were a reflection of the history they lived, and a few remain in the memory of fans for the influence of sports brands such as Adidas.
What are the football shirts from the 1980s that marked the era?
Below you will discover a selection of football shirts from the 80s that had a great weight in the history of this sport. They witnessed the 86th World Cup in Mexico, the European Cup, the 82nd World Cup in Spain and other mythical competitions.
Are you nostalgic? So, you have a date with these eighties football shirts:
England T-shirt 1980
If there is one colour that has represented the England team throughout history, it has been white. Until the eighties, an immaculate white colour dressed all the players of the English team. However, Admiral, the company in charge of the team's official wardrobe, dared to introduce new colours.
Until then, Umbro had been the official selection provider. With Admiral's arrival, two broad stripes were added to the shoulders of the t-shirts: one in blue and one in red. The collar also broke with the classic design (collar to the box), as it was bet on a v-neck.
T-shirt of the Barcelona of 1984-1989
For the fans of Barça, the historic eleven of 1984 is one of the most remembered, and not only by the presence of Diego Maradona, Lineker, Mark Hughes, Michael Laudrup or Steve Archibald in his squad.
The visitor's shirt that Barcelona wore between 1984 and 1989 had one of the most transgressive designs. It consisted of a bright yellow colour signed by the Meyba brand, with two blaugrana stripes on the right and a thick line on the sleeves in identical colours.
As a historical anecdote, we will underline that this garment lived the arrival of Johan Cruyff in 1988, when he began to build the Dream Team, so idealized by the Culés fans.
Argentina T-shirt 1986
Who doesn't remember the Argentine national team of the 80s? Any football fan will remember Diego Armando Maradona, who was one of the best players of the 20th century along with Pelé or Cruyff.
At the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, Argentina became champions after reaching the final alongside Germany and winning 3-2, and it goes without saying that the clothing used is the heritage of the world of football.
Behind this outfit is also hidden two of the most remembered goals in world history: the 'Hand of God' and the 'Goal of the Century'.
It is not surprising, then, that this kit, signed by the sports brand Le Coq Sportif, has become one of the most emblematic football jerseys of the 1980s in recent decades.
Dutch T-shirt 1988
Adidas made history with the design of the Dutch national team jersey at the end of the 1980s, more specifically in 1988, when UEFA EURO 88 was held in Germany.
She was famous in the final between the former Soviet Union and the Netherlands, winning the latter by two goals: one from the championship's top scorer - Marco Van Basten, with number 12 - and another from the captain of the Ruud Gullit team, with number 10.
The Dutch jersey from 1988, besides having a design that still attracts attention among collectors, also represents the only Euro that has won the selection "Orange".
1982 Spain T-shirt
Everyone will remember that mythical mascot from the 1982 World Cup held in Spain. At that time, the person in charge of representing the world football championship was "Naranjito". Although Spain failed to win the World Cup, the clothing worn by "La Roja" at the time has become one of the 80 most mythical football jerseys in history.
This equipment was signed by the Adidas brand. Its design was sober, with a red color provided with yellow bands that went from the shoulders and crossed the sleeves. Among the many players summoned we find José Alexanko or the late "Quini".
Feyenoord T-shirt 1984
Chosen as one of the most important footballers of the 20th century, Johan Cruyff a.k.a. "The Skinny One" or "The Flying Dutchman" ended his sporting career as a player for Feyenoord Rotterdam.
With 37 years behind them, in 1984 the team won its last double, the Dutch League and the Dutch Cup. The outfit she wore with this outfit is highly coveted by Cruyff fans.
After the end of the season, Cruyff left the team and prepared to continue his coaching career. That's why this kit with number 14 is one of the 80's football jerseys with the highest value for fans of the Dutch player.
Germany T-shirt 1988
The 1988 Germany jersey is proud to be the most successful football jersey of the 1980s in living memory.
Designed by Adidas, it debuted in 1988 and had a long trajectory, inspiring many of the products launched into the market by this manufacturer, who was responsible for dressing the German selection between 1988 and 1991.
This legendary football shirt from the 1980s was worn by such important players as Lothar Matthäus, Jürgen Klinsmann and Rudi Völler. All of them were directed by the also mythical Franz Beckenbauer, known by the nickname of "The Kaiser" (The Emperor).
Finally, it should be remembered that the 1980s saw the boom in the sale of football shirts to consumers. The brands also found an important product that has gradually grown and is now one of the largest sources of revenue for Adidas, Nike and other prestigious manufacturers.