Historical Football Kits

 

Scotland

1961 - 1980

scotland 1978 return from argentinaThe 1960s teams included some of Scotland's greatest ever players, including Jim Baxter, Denis Law, Ian St John, Billy McNeill and "Wee Jinky" Johnstone but surprisingly they did not qualify for the World Cup Finals until 1974. They did, however, win the British Championship outright in 1962, 1963, 1967, 1976 and 1977.

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    • Glen Isherwood
    • William Mackie

scottish fa crest 1960 1960-1962

Scotland 1961 kit

1960-1961

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scotland 1961-62

1961-1962

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1960-1962 Change

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Designer: Umbro

The strips worn in the early 1960s were unchanged although a smaller crest was worn in 1961-62.

1962-1971

scotland 1964 kit

1962-1965

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scotland 1965-66

Jan-May 1965

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scotland 1966

Nov 1965-1971

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1966 Oct v Wales

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1965-1971 Change

scotland 1971 alternate

1971 Alternate

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Designer: Umbro

The outfit worn in the second half of the 1960s is regarded by many as the classic Scotland kit, not least because it was worn at Wembley in 1967 when Scotland beat England 3-2 and were hailed by their fans as unofficial world champions. The crest was simplified without the oversize shield surround.

1972-1974

scotland 1972 kit

1972

scotland 1973 kit

1973-1974

Also used as alternate kit in 1972

1972-1974 Change

scotland kit v yugoslavia 1972

1972 v Yugoslavia

1973 v Wales

1974 British Championship

scotalnd 1974 world cup finals kit

1974 World Cup Finals

scotalnd 1974 world cup finals change kit

1974 WCF Change

 

Designer: Umbro

In 1972 Umbro added fashionable wing collars to the Scottish kit and the following year all-red stockings were adopted. For the World Cup finals in West Germany, Scotland wore their normal kits but with short sleeves and the addition of squad numbers on their shorts and on gimmicky stocking tags. After defeating Zaire 2-0, Scotland drew with Brazil and Yugoslavia (when the white kit was used) and were unlucky to be eliminated on goal difference.

1975-1979

scotland 1975

1975

scotland 1976 kit

1976-1979

scotland 1976-1979 change kit

1976-1979 Change

1976-1977 Alternate

v Wales
scotland 1978 world cup finals kit

1978 World Cup Finals

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scotland 1978 world cup finals all navy kit

1978 WCF Alternate

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1978 v N Ireland

 

Designer: Umbro

The kit worn in 1975 was identical to that from the previous year except for the addition of Umbro's diamond logo on the right hand side of the shirt. The following season, the team started to wear kits with the iconic Umbro diamond trim on the sleeves, shorts and stockings. This design became very popular with clubs in both England and Scotland at a time when kit manufacturer's were taking pains to make their branding more prominent. Umbro updated the design in 1978 when the solid diamonds were replaced by outlined versions but the Scottish team continued to wear the original style.

In 1978 Scotland departed for Argentina on a wave of optimism, encouraged by manager Ally MacLeod, supported by the Tartan Army convinced their team would win the World Cup. What followed was utter humiliation. Wearing an unfamiliar all-navy strip, Scotland were soundly beaten by Peru (1-3) and needed an own-goal to scrape a draw with Iran. Scotland then beat group favourites Holland 3-2 but it was already too late and the team returned home in disgrace.

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