We’re back with another absolutely storming bit of vintage gear.
Imagine slipping this masterpiece on and taking a walk round your local supermarket – only Norman Bates could look sharper in black and white.
They’ve all worn it, all of the big lads: Platini, Baggio, Zidane and Juan Cuadrado. However, the stripes of the Old Lady were adopted from a team currently lurking in the fourth tier of English football – Notts County.
Back in the early 1900’s, Juve wanted to liven up their wardrobes and asked a team member; John Savage, to order some kits from England. He immediately got on the blower (or carrier pigeon) back home and asked a friend of his to sort him out some groovy new shirts.
Savage’s mate was a Nottingham local and a decided the best colour for Juventus was the black and white stripes of his favourite club Notts County and that was it, Bob’s your uncle.
On the 8th September 2011, Juventus gave the Nottingham side a little nod by inviting them to play the first game in their new stadium.
This particular kit, the 1984-85 home kit is mainly remembered for two reasons and like the colours on the shirt they are hugely contrasting. Juventus won the European Cup in this shirt, with Michel Platini scoring in the final against Liverpool. Sadly, the final would never be remembered for who won it but by the 39 deaths and 600 injuries during the Heysel disaster.
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