Back in 1978, adidas football kits had a certain simplicity to them which many would hanker after today, as demonstrated in these catalogue pages.

All Trefoils and sleeve stripes, these teamwear offerings didn’t even carry the “adidas” wordmark element. A brave move for the time, as the German behemoth was far from being as established in the football market as they are today. With hindsight, there are unlikely to be complaints, as all you could desire from a classic kit is present and correct.

The goalkeeper gloves, well, they’ve aged. Badly. But who would decline a kickabout with a bright orange “APOLLO durlast” ball in 2020? Well, you should - it'd be worth a fortune!

Thanks to Jimmy from The Glove Bag - tgbjimmy on Twitter - for bringing this to our attention.

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1978 adidas catalogue pages

1978 adidas catalogue pages

1978 adidas catalogue pages

1978 adidas catalogue pages

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Comments (2)

  1. AdiF

Love this....

  1. Puma King

So grabbing the ref while he was trying to send you off was fine, so long as you were all wearing Adidas kit?

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