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EURO 2008 Special Edition Stop Press
With the Socceroos playing Germany in a friendly this week, I have searched through the piles of shirts and have found this unique Gem.
This was purchased at the Euros by a friend of StoppinHo on a football crusade. I asked for a souvenir and I got a shirt. StoppinHo was very happy.
Adidas can make some good and downright awful bland designed shirts. But they do save their best for the mother nation, Adidas being a Germany Sports manufacturer. This has a real taste of the retro and with a modern flavour, it was perfect for the late 2000’s infatuation with all things retro.
It is a white shirt, as all German shirts tend to be. However, the retro design really stands out on the front. It incorporates the black, red and amber colours of the national flag, and rounds the fusel bund crest, something akin to the 1970’s. Nothing wrong with that!
It has the three stars above the crest, outlining the amount of world cups they have won. Modern day kits will of course have 4 with the capture of the 2014 world cup last year.
On the inside of the collar are the winning years of the national trophies, highlighted by the world cup wins.
On the left sleeve is the Euro 2008 logo. The tournament was held in Austria and Switzerland. The logo looks like an attempt at a 3D logo, but the colours don’t seem to help its cause. The wavy lines in the sky signifying the Swiss and Austrian alps the number and the name is Klose 11: Klose is now the all time goal scoring record holder for world cup goals. The numbers and lettering, bear the font used at that exact time of the tournament.
Germany kept this shirt for nearly 2 years, and in my opinion this is the best one they have produced in the last 20 years.
StoppinHo also sent the following pic to be uploaded with the article. Don’t know what it means. It’s either so cryptic its undecipherable, or he’s just a hungry lad.