Want to get a retro Germany shirt? Read on…
Team: Germany National Football Team
Nickname: Nationalelf (national eleven) Die Mannschaft (The Team)
Team Colours: White and Black
Stadium: Varies – the team rotate stadiums
Get Your Own Retro Germany Shirt
Oh Germany, Germany – ultra-efficient and ultra-successful. Four World Cups, plus four runners-up, three European Championships and three runners-up, one of the most successful national teams in the world. If you want to get a retro Germany shirt see what the options are:
It is hard not to admire the German national team – a bad tournament for them means getting knocked out in the quarter-finals! For as long as I remember they have dominated international football, they rarely have the best player in the world, but nearly always the best team. They have also been responsible for the two most painful defeats for me as a football fan – Italia ’90 and Euro ’96. Steve
Favourite player: Miroslav Klose – Germany’s record goalscorer and the record World Cup goalscorer
Favourite kit: The 1988-90 home shirt. This classic design reminds me of German dominance! Available from Classic Football Shirts and Vintage Football Shirts (see below for links)
Buy From: Classic Football Shirts
About Classic Football Shirts
Classic Football Shirts set themselves apart from many other companies by the fact that their shirts are all original shirts from the dates listed, not reproductions trying to replicate a classic shirt. All shirts come with condition details – ie whether they are in Mint Condition, As New, etc, etc. The prices are slightly higher but you are really getting a piece of history.
1987 Match Worn Home Shirt
They have over 300 classic Germany shirts and pieces of kit from the 70s to the present day. One of the most sought after shirts is a 1987 home match worn shirt (above left). This lovely retro football shirt was worn by Germany and FC Koln legend Pierre Littbarski when Germany played Denmark on 23 September 1987. The Germans won 1-0 with a goal from him of the permed hair Rudi Voller and this exerted revenge on a talented Danish team that had beaten Germany 2-0 during the World Cup in 1986.
Littbarski was a huge favourite with the fans for his quick feet and dribbling abilities and his humorous attitude and played in three World Cups with Germany, winning one and finishing as a runner-up in two. Named Pierre because his parents loved France and recalled their travels there when naming him, Littbarski made his debut for Germany in 1981 after a prolific career for Germany Under 21s where he scored 18 goals in 21 games, he went on to also score 18 goals for the full national team, but in 73 appearances.
1994 Away Shirt
Or you can pick up the 1994-96 away shirt (above right) worn when Germany reached the Final of Euro 96 after beating England on penalties and also getting revenge on Bulgaria in the Group Stages (Bulgaria had knocked them out in the Quarter-Final stages of the 1994 World Cup).
They beat the Czech Republic in the Euro 96 Final thanks to the first golden goal in the history of the competition from Oliver Bierhoff. It was the first title reunified Germany had won.
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Buy From: Vintage Football Shirts
About Vintage Football Shirts
Vintage Football Shirts also offer original shirts rather than reproductions with each shirt marked for its condition – from BNIB (brand new in bag) to Excellent (may have tiny defect, may not be noticeable).
1988 Home Shirt
With almost 150 Germany shirts ranging from the 80s to the present day – they have a fantastic selection. This includes the 1988-1990 home shirt (above) – this iconic retro football shirt was worn during Italia 90 when Germany defeated England on penalties in the Semi-Final and then beat Maradona’s Argentina in the final thanks to an Andreas Brehme penalty.
This was Germany’s third successive World Cup Final – the first time that had been achieved and Franz Beckenbauer became the first man to win the World Cup as a player and a manager.
2000 Home Shirt
You can also pick up the 2000-02 home shirt, that was worn during a rare period of disappointment for the Germans as they finished bottom of their Euro 2000 Group, drawing to Romania, losing to England and then losing 3-0 to Portugal who fielded a team full of reserves having already got through the group. Coach Erich Ribbeck resigned and was due to be replaced by Christoph Daum, but a drug scandal meant he lost the opportunity to become national team manager and instead ex-striker Rudi Voller picked up the reins.
Voller had had little managerial experience when he took the job, and took on a below-par squad of players,. In the qualifying campaign for the 2002 World Cup Germany lost only one game, but it was the now infamous 5-1 defeat to England. The only other points they dropped were in two draws against Finland, they finished second in their group on goal difference behind England.
CLASSIC GERMANY MOMENT
Germany have won four World Cup and three Euro Championships – but surely their great perfomance has to be this one?
Buy from: Amazon
Amazon has a selection of retro Germany t-shirts and memorabilia, that is well worth checking out.
Buy from: TOFFS
TOFFS (which stands for The Old Fashioned Football Shirt) specialise in handcrafted, vintage football shirts made to the highest quality in the North of England – with each shirt as close to the real thing as possible.
East Germany 1974 Home Shirt
This lovely retro East Germany shirt was worn at the only World Cup Finals the team qualified for in 1974. That tournament proved a notable moment for the country, as not only was it the only World Cup East Germany qualified for, they were also drawn in the same group as West Germany, with the meeting being the only time the two teams played each other.
East Germany qualified in style for the Finals, winning five of their six qualification games and scoring 18 goals in the process. Once they got to the Finals they carried on their impressive worm winning their first group game against Australia and drawing their second against Chile. This meant both by the time of their last game against neighbours West Germany, they had qualified (as had West Germany). East Germany beat their illustrious neighbours to win the Group, and went through to a second group stage. Unfortunately despite winning their group East Germany ended up competing in a second group with the Netherlands, Brazil and Argentina, whilst second place West Germany were pitted against Poland, Sweden and Yugoslavia. East Germany were knocked out, whilst West Germany won their group, and then beat the Netherlands in the Final.
West Germany 1972 Home Shirt
West Germany wore this classic football kit during their successful 1972 European Championship campaign. The tournament was much different to that which takes place these days, with only four teams coming through qualifying to take part in a semi-final, a third-place play-off and a final.
In qualifying West Germany won their group fairly comfortably, going undefeated and then won a two-legged quarter-final against England. This meant they took on hosts Belgium in the semi-finals, winning 2-1 courtesy of two goals from Gerd Muller. Muller was again on target twice in the final, a 3-0 win against the Soviet Union, and was the only player to score more than one goal in the truncated Finals. Muller, known as ‘Der Bomber’ had a remarkable goalscoring record at both club and national level, scoring an incredible 68 goals in 62 games for West Germany.
So there you have it. If, like me, you are a lover of football and all things retro there are a huge selection of classic Germany shirts you can pick up to revel in the nostalgia of days gone by!