In the 1980s, it was hard to argue that adidas had much competition in the European football kit market. In pole position at least, these 1983 catalogue pages show that the teamwear world was adidas’s oyster.

Trefoils - occasionally wordmarked - continued to be the focal point on the torso, as the sleeve stripes caught the eye elsewhere. Horizontal pinstripes were added to goalkeeper shirts with expert spacing, and the boots and Tango balls remain to salivate over. And we’ll grant the odd oversized collar and those purely cosmetic gloves a pass - the latter are saved by the inclusion of that gorgeous Trefoil!

One particular point of interest is the green, pinstriped shirt featured. A Celtic top in everything but name. Perhaps we’ll soon see a modernised version being sported by the Glasgow side!

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

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1983 Adidas Catalogue Pages

1983 Adidas Catalogue Pages

1983 Adidas Catalogue Pages

1983 Adidas Catalogue Pages

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  1. Vic

Patrick Battiston wont want to look at this!

 
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