What were the most popular retro European football shirts?

Europe is undoubtedly one of the most historically important venues for the beautiful game, as well as the birthplace of football.

This is why retro European football shirts have a special value for fans and collectors. From Liverpool's 1986 kit to Olympique Marseille's 1992 kit, Celtic's 1967 kit and AC Milan's 2004 kit.

There is no shortage of vintage European football shirts featuring Spanish clubs. Good examples are the clothing worn by Real Madrid in 1997 or Barcelona in 1992, both winners of the Champions League.

Below we will review some of these historic equipment, whose design and sporting honours left a deep mark in European competitions such as the Ligue 1, Champions League, the Premier League or the Spanish Primera Division.

Top 10 retro European football shirts that will make you nostalgic

Barcelona 1992 T-shirt

It was at Wembley that FC Barcelona won their first Champions League. Under Johan Cruyff, Michael Laudrup, Hristo Stoichkov, Ronald Koeman and Josep Guardiola made history by beating Roberto Mancini's Sampdoria.

They wore an unusual orange design, with a round neck and thick truncated blaugrana stripes on the sleeves, which would never be seen again in the future and, therefore, has been rooted to that first European title.

Certainly one of the most coveted retro European football jerseys by fans because of its historical significance.

Celtic T-shirt 1967-78

Another of the most emblematic retro European football jerseys is Glasgow Celtic, winner of the 1967 European Champions Cup with Lennox, Auld, Clarck, McNeill or Chalmers, among other legends of the Scottish club.

In that unforgettable final, their players wore the traditional white and green horizontal stripes on their shirts, with white cuffs and a round neck of the same colour.

Manchester United T-shirt 1990-91

During the 1990-91 season, the Red Devils surprised with a curious 'away' outfit signed by Adidas, which stood out for its white design with a pattern of geometric figures in blue with gradation.

Great stars of the English team immortalized this design, such as Mark Hughes, Ryan Giggs or Mark Bosnich, among other legends of Manchester United. From a purely sporting perspective, this jersey brought them fortune, as during that season they won the European Cup Winners' Cup against an admirable FC Barcelona.

It goes without saying that Manchester United's shirt is one of the vintage European football shirts.

1963-1964 Inter shirt

During the 1963-64 season, the interim club signed one of its best years, winning the Champions League of that edition against Real Madrid. In addition to their sporting successes, Inter de Luis Suárez Miramontes, Armando Picchi, Jair da Cost or Tarcisio Burgnich will be remembered for the design of their team.

They wore clothing with the traditional pattern of blue and black stripes, black shorts and socks of the same color, but with the top in blue. The scudetto on the left and the classic high collar stand out. Certainly one of the most beautiful maglias of the A Series.

Aston Villa 1957 T-shirt

Another of the most emblematic classic European football shirts belongs to Aston Villa. During the 1957-58 season, the English club reached the FA Cup final and achieved a historic triumph over Manchester United, with goals from Peter McParland and Tommy Taylor.

In addition to McParland, Aston Villa included Les Smith, Johnny Dixon and Pat Saward, among others. The garments they wore stood out for their design with a light blue background and vertical garnet stripes, with linear details on the sleeves and on the round neck with a pointed finish.

Real Madrid T-shirt 1997-98

Under Jupp Heynckes, Raul, Roberto Carlos, Guti, Predrag Mijatović, Fernando Hierro, Manolo Sanchis or Clarence Seedorf, Real Madrid made history during the 1997-98 season by winning the UEFA Champions League against Juventus.

Their players wore a kit signed by Kelme, with the advertising of Teka and its characteristic purple details in the sleeves, with the unforgettable footprint of can en blanco.

1986 Liverpool T-shirt

Another of Europe's most remembered retro football shirts is Liverpool's 1986 shirt, when their players (including Paul Walsh, Alan Irvine, Craig Johnston and Alex Watson) beat Everton to win the FA Cup.

During that season, Liverpool wore clothing that would go down in the history of the Premier League. Signed by Adidas, it was predominantly red, with the advertising Crown Park and the round neck finished in pointed, with details in white and yellow.

Olympique de Marseille T-shirt 1992-93 

In addition to winning Ligue 1 and being one of the finalists in the Coupe de France, Raymond Goethals' Olympique de Marseille had one of the best onces in the history of the French team.

Didier Deschamps, Éric Di Meco and Fabien Barthez, among others, competed at a very high level, wearing a beautiful Adidas design. With Panasonic's advertising, the French club's team stood out for its white shirt, with three blue stripes on the right sleeve. Of course, one of those classic European football jerseys that are still on the fans' minds.

AC Milan 2004 jersey

To speak of AC Milan in the 2004-2005 season is to speak of Paolo Maldini, one of the living legends of the Italian club. He boasts of being the visible face of one of the best Rossoneri generations.

That year's UEFA Champions League final produced the fastest goal in history, scored by Paolo Maldini.

The Italian genius and his team-mates wore the classic red and black striped shirt, with white shorts and socks of the same colour, with a stripe embodied in the upper part. In addition to Opel advertising, it became unmistakable thanks to the degraded effect of its vertical stripes.

This and other iconic outfits can be found in The Football Market, a meeting point for lovers of vintage shirts.