Wales Retro Football Shirt
Welsh Football in the 1920s
Welsh Football was looking good on the field during the 1920’s but suffering many problems off it. It was in 1920 that Wales won the Home International Championship for the second time which included a 2-1 away victory at Arsenal’s Highbury Ground with goals from Stan Davies and Dick Richards. Superstar players for the time such as Bert Gray in goal, Moses Russell at fullback, Herbie Evans on the wing and Ted Vizard leading the line helped Wales win the Triple Crown in 1924 which again included a 2-1 victory against England this time at Blackburn’s Ewood Park with Vizard grabbing the winner in front of 30,000 fans. During this period Wales shared home games between Cardiff’s Ninian Park, Swansea’s Vetch Field and Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground. The shirt to the left is an exact replica of the one the successful Wales team played in during the 1920’s and is made by TOFFS. It is 100% cotton and has an embroidered badge.
Welsh Football In The 1980’s
Moving on a few decades to the 1980’s and this is when we meet the next Welsh golden generation with players such as Mark Hughes, Ian Rush and Neville Southall. The 1980’s was a sequence of extreme highs and extreme
lows with a memorable 1-0 win against England at Wrexham courtesy of a Mark Hughes header in May 1984 to losing to Iceland 1-0 and missing out on yet another World Cup. The highlight, however, must be the 3-0 thrashing of Spain again at Wrexham with yet another Mark Hughes goal, this time a famous thunderous volley in front of The Racecourse kop. The shirt to the right is an original Adidas from 1984 and is a rare classic. Almost as stunning as that Hughes volley. It is sold by Vintage Football Shirts and is definitely not a replica!
If retro isn’t your thing then there is, of course, the modern day shirt. The new Welsh shirt lends itself to times past with its traditional Adidas design but also feels fresh and contemporary. UKSoccershop are selling here