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Retro Kappa football shirts

Italian sportswear company Kappa are known today for their innovative and stylish sportswear but the firm’s origins emerge from the slightly less glamorous world of underwear and socks. Maglificio Calzificio Torinese (MCT) was originally founded in the Turin of 1916. In the 1950s the firm created a product range entitled K - Kontrollen that focused on superior quality items. The range was a great success and MCT decided to create a new brand, Robe di Kappa, to spearhead their new venture into casual clothing and outerwear.

Sports apparel followed towards the end of the 1970s under the leadership of Marco Boglione. Initially their success came from their athletics clothing (Carl Lewis, Florence Griffith-Joyner and Edwin Moses all won Olympic medals wearing Kappa) before the company targeted the football market.

Juventus (Kappa’s local side) have sported Kappa along with such legends of European football as Roma, Barcelona and AC Milan.

Other sports as diverse as skiing, basketball, fencing and rugby have also seen Kappa apparel worn on their fields of play.

Although the brand and their iconic logo (comprising of a naked man and woman sitting back to back) have been, not surprisingly, most seen in their native Italy the company are known in the UK primarily for their groundbreaking and incredibly stylish kits for Tottenham Hotspur, Blackburn Rovers and Queens Park Rangers as well as the Welsh national side. Many of these shirts were part of the lycra-based Kombat range of very tight fitting shirts that was launched at Euro 2000 by the Italian national side. Designed to thwart the shirt-pulling phase that threatened to disrupt football in the late 1990s these shirts, although not popular with more rotund replica-wearing supporters, were clear trendsetters for the slim fit kits we see today.

1997-98 Juventus Centenary Home Shirt M

1997-98 Juventus Centenary Home Shirt M

£120.00
(Approx $156 / €138)

1997-98 Juventus Third Shirt L

1997-98 Juventus Third Shirt L

£90.00
(Approx $117 / €104)

1997-98 Red Star Belgrade Home Shirt #7 XL

1997-98 Red Star Belgrade Home Shirt #7 XL

£130.00
(Approx $169 / €150)

1997-99 Manchester City Home Shirt M

1997-99 Manchester City Home Shirt M

£150.00
(Approx $195 / €173)

1998 Vasco da Gama Home Shirt #11 XL

1998 Vasco da Gama Home Shirt #11 XL

£100.00
(Approx $130 / €115)

1998-00 Burkina Faso Home Shirt L

1998-00 Burkina Faso Home Shirt L

£125.00
(Approx $163 / €144)

1998-00 Italy Away Shirt L

1998-00 Italy Away Shirt L

£40.00
(Approx $52 / €46)

1998-00 Italy Home Shirt L

1998-00 Italy Home Shirt L

£40.00
(Approx $52 / €46)

1998-00 Italy Home Shirt XL

1998-00 Italy Home Shirt XL

£40.00
(Approx $52 / €46)

1998-00 Italy Kappa Polo Shirt XL

1998-00 Italy Kappa Polo Shirt XL

£35.00
(Approx $46 / €40)

1998-00 Italy Kappa Polo Shirt XL

1998-00 Italy Kappa Polo Shirt XL

£45.00
(Approx $59 / €52)

1998-00 Italy Kappa Polo Shirt XL

1998-00 Italy Kappa Polo Shirt XL

£35.00
(Approx $46 / €40)

1998-00 Jamaica Away Shirt XL

1998-00 Jamaica Away Shirt XL

£150.00
(Approx $195 / €173)

1998-00 Jamaica Home Shirt XL

1998-00 Jamaica Home Shirt XL

£75.00
(Approx $98 / €86)

1998-99 Athletic Bilbao Away Shirt XL

1998-99 Athletic Bilbao Away Shirt XL

£50.00
(Approx $65 / €58)

1998-99 Italy Match Issue Home Shirt #4 L/S L

1998-99 Italy Match Issue Home Shirt #4 L/S L

£125.00
(Approx $163 / €144)

1998-99 Juventus Away Shirt L

1998-99 Juventus Away Shirt L

£90.00
(Approx $117 / €104)

1998-99 Juventus Away Shirt L

1998-99 Juventus Away Shirt L

£80.00
(Approx $104 / €92)

1998-99 Juventus Away Shirt XL

1998-99 Juventus Away Shirt XL

£70.00
(Approx $91 / €81)