Historical Football Kits


European Cup Finals 1980 - 1989

brian clough with the european cupUEFA took the decision to extend penalty shoot-outs to the final if the scores were level after extra time to avoid the need for replays. The dominance of English teams was brought to an enforced end by the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985 in which 39 Juventus supporters were killed and hundreds more injured. Hooliganism by English supporters was already a serious problem but following Heysel, English clubs were banned from European competition for five years. The tragedy also prompted severe criticism of safety at European stadia and over the following decade, all major grounds underwent major redevelopment and stringent safety regulations were introduced.

1979 - 1980

nottingham forest 1980 european cup final kit

Nottingham Forest

sv hamburg 1980 european cup final kit

Hamburger SV

Nottingham Forest 1 Hamburger SV 0

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (50,000)
28 May 1980

Forest defended their European title with a narrow victory over the champions of West Germany. Forest's shirts had a larger than usual V neck, designed specifically for the heat of Madrid.

(Chris Worrall)


1980 - 1981

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Real Madrid

Liverpool 1 Real Madrid 0

Parc des Princes, Paris (48,360)
27 May 1981

Nottingham Forest crashed out of the competition in the First round, losing 2-0 on aggregate to CSKA Sofia. However, Liverpool made it five in a row for English sides with their third victory. Bob Paisley became the first manager ever to have won three European Cups.

UEFA rules outlawed shirt sponsorship at the time so Liverpool had to conceal the Umbro branding on their kits with sticky tape.


1981 - 1982

aston villa 1982 european cup final kit

Aston Villa

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Bayern Munich

Aston Villa 1 Bayern Munich 0

Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam (45,000)
26 May 1982

The experienced Bayern team were expected to be too strong for the novices from Birmingham. After 10 minutes Villa's veteran goalkeeper had to go off with a shoulder injury and was replaced by Nigel Spink, making his second ever first team appearance. His performance helped keep Bayern from scoring and secured him a place as first choice for the next ten years. Peter Withe scored the winner after 64 minutes and both sides had goals disallowed in the closing moments.


1982 - 1983

sv hamburg 1983 european cup final kit

Hamburger SV

juventus 1983 european cup final kit


Hamburger SV 1 Juventus 0

Olympic Stadium, Athens (75,000)
25 May 1983

A single goal gave Hamburg their first European Cup win, scored in the 8th minute.


1983 - 1984

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Liverpool 1 Roma 1
(Liverpool won 4-2 on penalties)

Stadio Olimpico, Rome (69,693)
30 May 1984

Liverpool returned for their fourth final and faced an intimidating task against Roma in front of their own fans. Playing their familiar game, they stifled their opponents before pressing for a goal. They took the lead in the 15th minute but the home side equalised just before half-time. In the second half Roma pressed hard but as the game wore on, both sides became more cautious and there were few chances. For the first time the winner of the European Cup was decided by a penalty shoot-out.

(Luca Martini)


1984 - 1985

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Juventus 1 Liverpool 0

Heysel Stadium, Brussels (59,000)
29 May 1985

The match was delayed for over an hour due to the rioting which took the lives of 39 Italian supporters. Officials decided not to abandon the game for fear that worse disorder would result and the full extent of the disaster was kept from the players. The match was played in a febrile atmosphere and it was clear that the players wanted nothing more than to get it over with. Juventus won after Platini converted a penalty but few were concerned with the result.


1985 - 1986

steaua bucarest 1986 european cup final kit

Steaua București

barcelone 1986 european cup final kit


Steaua București 0 Barcelona 0
(Steaua won 2-0 on penalties)

Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville (70,000)
7 May 1986

The 1986 final broke new ground: not only was it played in southern Spain for the first time, it produced an unlikely winner. Although the Romanian army team had a strong domestic record, they were not expected to be a match for the glamourous Catalan team. At the end of 120 minutes no goals had been scored and in the penalty competition that followed, Helmuth Duckadam saved all of Barca's kicks to earn the nickname of "Hero of Seville" (but in Romanian, obviously).


1986 - 1987

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Bayern Munich

Porto 2 Bayern Munich 1

Praterstadion, Vienna (62,000)
27 May 1987

Injury and suspensions reduced the strength of both teams for the final in Austria. Bayern led for most of the game but two late goals gave the Portuguese team their first European Cup win.


1987 - 1988

psv eindhoven 1988 european cup final kit

PSV Eindhoven

benfica 1988 european cup final kit


PSV Eindhoven 0 Benfica 0
(PSV Eindhoven won 6-5 on penalties)

Neckerstadion, Stuttgart (70,000)
25 May 1988

PSV secured a treble of Dutch Championship, Cup and European Cup but they needed penalties to do it. After a dull game, both sides scored with their first five kicks but Veloso had his attempt saved and Benfica lost their fourth final as a result. Five of the PSV team were in the Netherlands team that won Euro '88 in Germany later in the summer.



1988 - 1989

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AC Milan

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Steaua București

AC Milan 4 Steaua București 0

Camp Nou, Barcelona (97,000)
24 May 1989

The Romanian team made a second appearance in the final but this time there would be no shock result. The Milan side, with it's trio of Dutch stars, Gullit, van Basten and Rijkaard, and wearing their lucky white kit was on the verge of greatness and they overwhelmed their opponents.

(The Sound of Tribe)

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