Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Joy of Six: The Greatest Ever Football Kits

From Johan Cruyff's limited edition Oranje shirt to Coventry's chocolate brown number, The Guardian pays tribute to some of the best kits ever worn.

All became instantly recognisable and iconic strips for - in design terms at least - otherwise unremarkable clubs. But the greatest wanton embellishment of the era was surely Cardiff's mid-70s get-up, which saw a yellow-and-white stripe loosely influenced by the London Weekend Television ident cascading down the left-hand side of a previously plain blue number. Nowadays this garb is most famously associated with Super Furry Animals cover star and 25-time Bluebird Robin Friday, the most over-rated player you never saw.

Don't get me started on their away kit at the time.
-by Scott Murray

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