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02nd Jan 2017

Juventus release six retro kits and we can’t decide which one we want for five-a-side

Some real beauties here

Darragh Murphy


Over the years, Juventus have unveiled countless stunning jerseys and while some will point out that it’s rather difficult to mess up black and white stripes, more cultured jersey aficionados will be well aware of the reliability of the Old Lady when it comes to producing a beautiful kit.

And to mark the start of 2017, the Serie A giants have unveiled six retro shirts that fans will be clamouring to get their hands on.

Football strip website put the six jerseys side by side and it’s safe to say that each is more gorgeous than the last.

Above is the club’s long sleeve jersey from the 1952-53 season and it is a classic which pays tribute to the campaign in which Juve attempted to defend their ninth domestic title but came up short, with John Hansen their top scorer.

Below, meanwhile, is a revisit to the shirt sported by Juventus in the 1977 Uefa Cup First Leg against Athletic Bilbao. It was the first year in which the side claimed that prize.

In the final’s second leg, Juventus wore the below blue number for the clash at San Mamés stadium. Roberto Bettega scored the game’s opening goal in the seventh minute, an away goal that proved crucial as the Italian side lifted the trophy following a 2-2 draw on aggregate.

Potentially the pick of the bunch is the 1984 retro jersey (below) which pays homage to the season in which Juve claimed Europe’s top honour by beating Liverpool 1-0 in the European Cup final, with Michel Platini’s penalty the decider on the day. The result, however, was not what is remembered from the 29 May match as it was on that fateful day that 39 people lost their lives in the Heysel Stadium Disaster.

Above is the yellow 1984 Uefa Cup Winners’ Cup retro jersey and is a throwback to Juventus’ 2-1 victory over Porto in the competition’s final, which took place in Basel on 16 May 1984.

And last, but certainly not least, is the 1993 UEFA Cup final retro jersey. Juventus, led by Roberto Baggio, dominated both legs of the final against Borussia Dortmund and walked away winners via a 6-1 aggregate scoreline.

Each of the jerseys retails at €50 and can be purchased on the club’s website for all your five-a-side needs.