Want to browse some Sheffield Wednesday retro shirts? Read on…
Team: Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
Nickname: The Owls
Team Colours: Blue and White
Year Founded: 1867
Location: Sheffield, England
If you want to relive the days of Hirst, Di Canio, Waddle, Quixall, Walker and Nilsson take a look at the Sheffield Wednesday Retro Shirts you can own:
I always look for the Sheffield Wednesday score having been a student in the city in the late 90s/early 00s. I went to watch a few games there, most notably the game against Arsenal in 1998 when Paolo Di Canio pushed referee Paul Alcock to the floor! Back then they were an established Premier League team with players like Di Canio, Benito Carbone, Gerald Sibon and Wim Jonk. Steve Favourite player: Paolo Di Canio – loose cannon and amazing footballer! Favourite kit: 1982-83 home shirt. Classic retro design. Available from TOFFS (see below for link)
I always look for the Sheffield Wednesday score having been a student in the city in the late 90s/early 00s. I went to watch a few games there, most notably the game against Arsenal in 1998 when Paolo Di Canio pushed referee Paul Alcock to the floor! Back then they were an established Premier League team with players like Di Canio, Benito Carbone, Gerald Sibon and Wim Jonk. Steve
Favourite player: Paolo Di Canio – loose cannon and amazing footballer!
Favourite kit: 1982-83 home shirt. Classic retro design. Available from TOFFS (see below for link)
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 50 classic Sheffield Wednesday shirts and pieces of kit from 1981 to the present day. These include the classic 1992-93 away shirt worn by Wednesday legend Chris Waddle as the team made it to both the FA Cup and League Cup Finals that season.
Or you can get the 1995-97 home shirt (above). This shirt was worn when the Owls had an excellent start to the 1996-97 season, winning their first four games and going to the top of the table.
Although they couldn’t maintain a title challenge they still finished a creditable seventh.
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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).
There are a handful of Sheffield Wednesday shirts ranging from 1985 to the present day. These include the 1985-87 home shirt (above).
This classic blue and white shirt was worn when Wednesday finished fifth in the top flight and reached the FA Cup Semi-Finals.
They were only three points behind fourth placed Manchester United. Lee Chapman and Brian Marwood top scored with 15 goals apiece this season.
Or you can get the 1993-95 home shirt.
This was worn during two comfortable Premier League seasons under Trevor Francis, when the Owls finished 7th and 13th with Mark Bright top scoring on both occasions.
Sheffield Wednesday were also still one of the top ten most supported clubs in England at this time as they average 26,572 through the gates at Hillsborough.
1993 and the FA Cup Semi-Final sees a Steel City Derby as Wednesday get to their second Cup Final of the season.
Amazon have a nice selection of retro Sheffield Wednesday shirts including a 1960s retro shirt.
The 60s were a mixed period for Wednesday, generally things went quite well as they had a series of top 8 finishes. In fact in the first six seasons from 1959/60 they finished in the top 8 each season.
However off the field in 1964 the club became embroiled in a betting scandal in which three of its players – Peter Swan, David Layne and Tony Kay – were accused of matching fixing and betting against their own team and were sent to prison and banned from football for life.
Then the 1969-70 season saw them relegated from Division One, and the start of one of the darkest periods in the history of the club.
You can also get a 1978-81 home shirt (above). This shirt was worn as Wednesday spent the last two of five seasons in Division Three.
They eventually finished third in the 1979-80 season to secure promotion to Division Two. The club’s renaissance was due largely to the appointment of Jack Charlton as manager in 1977.
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.
TOFFS have some top notch retro Sheffield Wednesday shirts here including a 1966 FA Cup Final shirt.
Sheffield Wednesday finished 17th in the League this season but before that their League record had been remarkably consistent as they finished 8th, 6th, 6th, 6th, 2nd and 5th in the preceding six seasons.
The 1966 FA Cup Final was a heartbreaking affair for the Owls as they lead Everton 2-0 with 30 minutes to go only to lose 3-2 with Everton scoring in the 60th, 64th and 74th minute.
Or you can get a retro yellow 1979-82 away shirt (above).
This shirt was worn during something of a revival during a dark time for the club. They had been relegated to the Third Division in 1975 and then almost dropped into the Fourth Division immediately in 1976 – avoiding relegation by just one point.
They slowly stabilised and were promoted from the third tier in 1979 before spending four seasons in the Second Division, finishing 10th, 4th, 6th and then 2nd to get promoted back to the top flight in 1984.
So there you have it. If, like me, you are a lover of football and all things retro there are a huge selection of Sheffield Wednesday retro shirts you can pick up to revel in the nostalgia of days gone by!by