Want to browse Sheffield United retro shirts? Read on…
Team: Sheffield United United Football Club
Nickname: The Blades
Team Colours: Red and White
Year Founded: 1889
Stadium: Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Location: Sheffield, England
Want to relive the days of Currie, Deane, Jagielka, Edwards and Woodward, then take a look at the Sheffield United retro shirts you can get:
Having been a student in Sheffield I have a soft spot for the Blades, especially seeing as their ground is in the centre of the city. I went there a few times and the period I was there they were near the top of Division One and had some good players. I have fond memories of going to the 1998 Play-Off Semi Final first leg when they beat Sunderland. Steve Favourite player: Don Hutchison – saw him out in Sheffield a couple of times, good player and good laugh it seemed. Favourite kit: The 1990-92 home shirt. When the Blades were in top flight and Brian Deane was scoring goals! Available from Vintage Football Shirts and Classic Football Shirts (see below for links)
Having been a student in Sheffield I have a soft spot for the Blades, especially seeing as their ground is in the centre of the city. I went there a few times and the period I was there they were near the top of Division One and had some good players. I have fond memories of going to the 1998 Play-Off Semi Final first leg when they beat Sunderland. Steve
Favourite player: Don Hutchison – saw him out in Sheffield a couple of times, good player and good laugh it seemed.
Favourite kit: The 1990-92 home shirt. When the Blades were in top flight and Brian Deane was scoring goals! Available from Vintage Football Shirts and Classic Football Shirts (see below for links)
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.
They have around 60 classic Sheffield United shirts and pieces of kit from 1990 to the present day.
They include the 1990 home shirt (above) that was worn as Dave Bassett guided the Blades back to the top flight of English football after an absence of 15 years.
Bassett took over United in January 1988 with the club in dire straits, in fact in his first season in charge he couldn’t prevent relegation to the Third Division. However they came up at the first time of asking and were then promoted from Division Two in 1989-90 to the top flight.
You can also get the eye catching 1995-97 away shirt with its blue and yellow halves. During this period United were back in Division One having been relegated from the newly created Premier League in 1994.
New manager Howard Kendall made a fist of getting United in promotion contention as they made the Play-Offs for two successive seasons, suffering the heartbreak of losing in the Final to a last minute goal against Crystal Palace in 1990.
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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).
They have around 30 Sheffield United shirts ranging from 1987 to the present day. These include the 1991-93 away shirt (above) which was worn when Sheffield United were in the old Division One and then the following season the newly formed Premier League.
They finished a respectable 9th and then 14th and striker Brian Deane gained three England caps during this period.
You can also pick up the 1997-99 home shirt when United finished 6th and 8th in the First Division (the league below the Premier League).
In the first of these seasons they reached the Play-Offs but were eliminated in the Semi-Finals by Sunderland (I, a student at the time in Sheffield, was at the first leg at Bramall Lane).
That season United had just snuck into the Play-Offs in sixth place, finishing nine points behind fifth placed Ipswich and 16 points behind third placed Sunderland.
It has been slim pickings for Sheffield United for a while now, but this season (2016-17) they secured promotion back to the Championship:
Amazon have a limited selection of retro Sheffield United shirts and memorabilia including a couple of 1970s related shirts – a decade that saw Sheffield United spend five seasons in top flight.
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.
You can pick up some top notch retro Sheffield United shirts here including a 1936 FA Cup Final shirt.
During the 30s Sheffield United were regularly at the top of the Second Division without ever quite getting promoted until 1938-39 when they finished second after two third place finishes.
They did however reach the 1936 FA Cup Final where they were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal, with 93,000 people packing Wembley to see a Ted Drake goal give the Gunners the victory.
You can also get a 1925 FA Cup Final shirt (above) worn when the Blades beat Cardiff City thanks to a Fred Tunstall goal.
The Blades were an established force in English football at this time having been in the top flight since 1893 and this was their fourth (and currently last) FA Cup victory in the space of just over 25 years.
This was also the first time a team outside of England had competed in an FA Cup Final since Queens Park of Glasgow in 1885.
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 Sheffield United shirts you can pick up to revel in the nostalgia of days gone by!