Third players shirt
Club sponsor: Crown Paints
Years worn: 1985-87
In this third shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo two lines) Liverpool first played in
In this third shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo one line) Liverpool first played in
In left - 1985-86 Third player shirt long and
short sleeve № 15 (CROWN PAINTS logo two lines) - image of the
In left - 1985-86 Third player shirt long sleeve
№ 8 Craig Johnston (CROWN PAINTS logo one line) - image with site The
Liverpool Shirts Museum www.liverpoolkits.com
Replica shirt short sleeve price: - Third
replica shirt only can was to buy in season 1986-87
In a season 1985-86 the design third shirt has changed. Liverpool used third shirt
two seasons, 1985-86 & 1986-87. In season 1986-87, this shirt was used with special
Double Winners embroidery.
T 1.0 - Third shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo two line) with
third shorts) & third socks.
T 1.1 - Third shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo one line) with
third shorts & third socks.
* * - Unknown me now which kits used in this matches,
but I assume used away or third shirt.
As it is not strange, but from some Liverpool away matches in
season 1985-86 I have no photos and consequently now I can not write, in what form played
Liverpool in these matches. At the left you see photos of players of Liverpool from
matches against teams; Manchester United, Watford and West Ham United. In these three
matches Liverpool used different shorts, logic by it was possible to assume, in what form
played Liverpool in other matches, but there is one but. The matter is that I recently on
the Internet have found out a photo from a match the Arsenal-Liverpool (14.12.1985), on
covers programme to match Arsenal-Queens Park Rangers (12.28.1985) where Liverpool plays
the third kits. And consequently, I shall add page, in process of receipt of the
In 1985 Liverpool changed their kit manufacturer after a long association with
Umbro. The new kit supplier was Adidas and the new kit was actually in use at the end of
the 1984-85 season for the fateful Heysel European Cup Final. The first Adidas Liverpool
kit was plain red with the three Adidas stripes in white on the shoulders and the sides of
the shorts. The stripe effect also carried on through the V-neck of the shirt along with
the end of the sleeves, Within the stripes of the shirt the Liver bird and the Adidas
badge are repeated and can only be seen on close inspection, The club sponsors remained
In season 1985-86, Liverpool starter in shirt CROWN PAINTS on
two lines, but after New Year, the design CROWN PAINTS logo was change, written on one
line. Why was change sponsor logo, I not know (may be with problems with TV).
I think in away FA Cup matches versus York City (15.02.1986),
Liverpool used third shirt with CROWN PAINTS logo in one line. On photo Craig Johnston and
Ian Rush in this match. Course difficult to define on 100%
color Liverpool kits, white or yellow, I assume yellow color. If why any have color photo
with this match, please contact
In season 1986-87, Liverpool again starter in shirt Crown Paints on two lines.
Written on two lines so it became larger (and easier to see on a TV screen), The shirt
badges upon the replica shirts are an embossed material where as they would have been
fully stitched upon the players issue shirts, a trend that has been seen through the
majority of Liverpool shirt since.
How to distinguish a third shirt of a season 1985-86 from a third shirt of a season
1986-87, very difficultly, only for design player number (below) & with special Double
I think what in sale, third replica shirt with Crown Paints
logo, not was in season 1986-87. Was made only hird replica shirt with special Double
Winners embossed or printed, in season 1986-87. May be I mistake.
|| S S S Cup
|| Division One
|| Division One
|| York City
|| FA Cup
|| Aston Villa
|| Division One
|| Crewe Alexandra
|| Charlton Athletic
|| Bristol City
Left to right:
1st image, embroidered club emblem. 2nd image, player number (printed number with Adidas
logo) used in season 1985-86, on Liverpool shirt for matches in different tournament. 3rd
image, player number (sawed player number) used in seasons 1986-87 & 1987-88, on
Liverpool shirt for matches in different tournament.
Once again there were two different types of sponsorship
logos worn by the players; a double-lined version (shown above) and a single-lined
version. The general consensus amongst collectors is that the single-lined sponsored
version is slightly rarer; however I only seek one of the designs as the two shirts are
otherwise identical. Genuine match worn shirts feature an embroidered Adidas badge (with
two registered ® trademarks) and an embroidered Liverbird. No long sleeve replicas were
ever released. If you cannot distinguish a player shirt from a replica or a semifinished
item, consult to Michael Yip (www.liverpoolkits.com).
Difference between a player shirt and a replica shirt, and as other features of a
player shirt to look here
description of the shirt, shorts, socks and features. Difference between a player shirt
and a replica shirt.
changing face of the 'CROWN PAINTS' sponsors logo in the 1985-86 season
images of Liverpool F C players wearing the kits in season 1985-86
If you have any further information on any of the kits featured or omitted please contact us. I are currently
researching the kits worn by Liverpool F C in individual games and would appreciate any
information you may have for this season's games.