1981-82 Intercontinental Cup Home player shirt short sleeve № 9
Ian Rush (small UMBRO logo & without embroidery UMBRO writing, spare) -
image with site www.facebook.com/liverpoolshirtsmuseum
Home players shirt
Club sponsor: Hitachi
Years worn: 1981
In this design shirt Liverpool play in match Intercontinental Cup versus
Flamengo (Brazil) 3-0, 13.12.1981, at National Stadium,Tokyo, Japan.
In World Club Championship (14.03.1981) match was used simple home shirt (photo in
top left page, Craig Johnston H 1.4), in shirt not was special embroidery to this match.
The special embroidery as was absent in matches Intercontinental Cup 1981 & 1984.
For this World Club Championship match was made special home shirts. Family name on
shirt how I think was stitched in Liverpool, not in factory Umbro.
Ian Rush didn't travel to Japan for the tournament (squad number 9 was omitted from
the match day teamsheet), nevertheless, Liverpool FC had prepared a a number 9 shirt for
This big story, why Liverpool FC management in end 70s and
80s, for some big matches. League Cup Final,(1981 *, 1982, 1983 & 1984), Charity
Shield (1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, & 1992),
Intercontinental Cup (1981 & 1984), not made shirt with special embroidery for this
matches. Big question. Wish remember, what contenders (not all) of our club in these
matches, played in shirts with a special match embroidery. It does not concern foreign
teas where there was no culture, to embroider on shirts the memorable text about a match.
In Charity Shield matches, only Manchester United
(20.08.1983) and Leeds United (08.08.1992) played in shirts with special match embroidery.
In League Cup Final (1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984), matches,
all ours contenders played in shirts with special match embroidery.
Can at whom there are thoughts on it a club stage, write to
me, please contact us.
* - For League Cup Final,1981, was made shirt with special embroidery, but not
used. Why, please read here.
Was also made home shirt with surname MORAN for Ronnie Moran,
think was made home shirt with surname FAGAN for Joe Fagan, Liverpool team coaches.
1981-82 Intercontinental Cup Home player shirt short sleeve Ronnie
Moran (small UMBRO logo & without embroidery UMBRO writing, worn) -
screenshot with site www.lfcshirtcollector.com
This match long time have name Intercontinental Cup, When
this matches start played in Japan (1980) name how European / South American Cup Final or
Toyota Cup. In England name is World Club Championship,
|| In a season 1981-82, Liverpool playing in home shirt
without embroidery UMBRO writing: This was used only on home (away & goalkeeper)
shirt for European Cup matches and Intercontinental Cup match.
First in history of Liverpool FC, on back side shirt there was a surname of the
player. This was in neutral Intercontinental Cup (Toyota Cup) match versus Flamengo
(Brazil) on 13th March 1981. Again surname player back on Liverpool shirt only in season
1993-94, when English Premier League to go Fixed numbers of players atop of which there
was a surname of the player (look below).
Else some times, in Liverpool FC museum can to see home shirt Alan Kennedy, which
worn in Intercontinental Cup match, with player number 15, not know how now.
Used family name players on shirts, this rule used in this match for two teams. How
I understand, Liverpool not first club in England, which here were surnames of football
players on shirts. This may be was Nottingham Forest, which also played in
Intercontinental Cup, but only year before, 11 February 1980.
Player with number 3, Frank Gray, Nottingham Forest, in
Intercontinental Cup versus Nacional (Uruguay), 11 February 1980.