Ever since the 1990s, when the USA entered the FIFA World Cup, after their long absence from the tournament, the people of the states have gone crazy for soccer.
Especially with teams like Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, and Barcelona gracing the States with their presence, it has made soccer a living event, with more and more young people being encouraged to enter the sport and experience its beauty.
Moreover, David Beckham brought MLS into the domain of major soccer tournaments worldwide. Soccer has become one of the most important sports besides Baseball and Basketball.
Now, US fans are equally for Messi as they are for Tom Brady and Michael Jordan. And it has happened with most fans. They dig deep into the sport, looking for eye-catching jerseys that will suit their personality and show their support for the team.
That brings us to today’s topic, which is giving suggestions on the best retro jerseys for the coming US tour, where the European Titans and the biggest MLS stars will collide with each other.
5 Vintage Soccer Jerseys For This Summer
This is probably one of the toughest jobs on earth to choose the top 5 vintage soccer jerseys, as there have been so many and hundreds and hundreds of stories attached to it.
Yet, for your sake, I chose the best vintage soccer jerseys.
Here it goes –
1. Inter Milan 2009/10
The confusion was with Nerrazuri’s 1990/91 jersey, but 2009/10 has the greatest significance in Inter Milan’s history, with Nerazzurri winning their third UEFA Champions League.
How can someone forget the winning goal of Diego Milito against Bayern Munich, which sealed the deal for Mourinho’s men in the final?
The significance lies mainly with the stories attached to the jersey, especially Inter winning in the domestic league, the Copa Italia, and the UEFA Champions League. Also, it was the legends who wore the jersey, such as –
- Samuel Eto’o
- Javier Zanetti
- Weasley Snijder
- Julio Ceasor
They made the jersey immortal in the Nezzauri’s history, overshadowing the UEFA cup winners like Mattheus and Klinsman (USMNT’s former coach). Hence, if you want to buy an Inter Milan vintage jersey, their ones should be on your list.
2. Barcelona 2010/11
Arguably the best squad in football’s history, whose style of play, elegance, and finesse was an out-of-the-world experience. They were so great that it even infuriated Sir Alex Ferguson, who was fidgeting in his seat.
It was the first time he felt since watching Paul Gascoigne play.
Leaving that side, Barca had everything you look for in a team and cemented Pep Guardiola’s legendary status in Catalan history’s folklore. The team comprised of players like –
- Leonel Messi (The GOAT)
- Xavi Hernandez
- Dani Alves
And the opposition looked like kids in front of them who had to run to lengths to get a touch of the ball. Thus, if you are a Barcelona, or even if you are not, just as a football, this Barcelona jersey should remain in your closet.
Also, the red and blue stripes with UNICEF written in the middle are perfect for your match-day attire.
3. Manchester United 1998/99
The 1998/99 season was the one that made the myth of Fergie’s time into reality. Of all 166 goals scored in injury time, those two against Bayern Munich made United the greatest English team of the era.
The team gave players like David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, and Solskjaer legendary status in United folklore. That night in Camp Nou was the reminiscence of Fergie’s trust in youth and elevating their status into superstars.
The jersey is made with vibrant red colors, white colors, and white and black stripes on the shoulders, making it the perfect attire to style and visit Man United matches.
The red jersey contributes to Sir Matt Busby, who installed the Red Devil nickname and changed the team’s logo. So, wear it with pride if you are a Man United fan.
4. Bayern Munich 2012/2013
The loss against Chelsea in Allianz Arena probably fuelled the urge to win the 2013 UEFA Champions League, and that season, we saw a ruthless team that could kill any opponent. It was like watching Mohammed Ali box against Joe Frazer.
The team was Jupp Heyenckes, a master tactician who made Robben and Ribery into magicians, and it was seen during the semi-finals against Barcelona, where they defeated them 3-0 in Camp Nou.
The red vibrant with three stars on their chest humbled the great Barcelona team and took German football into the spotlight of European Football.
The team contained players like
- Mario Gomez
- And the most player in the group, Javi Martinez
Hence making them a sheer force of destruction. Therefore, it should be in your closet if you are a Bavarian fan.
5. Netherlands 1988
In the 80s, the sports brand looked to develop interesting designs to enhance the outlook of national team jerseys. The experiment began with the Dutch, whose home jersey was the one to watch in the 1990 World Cup.
It just added style to “Total Football” and was perfectly suited for players like Johan Cruyff, Van Basten, Gullit, Koeman, Rijkaard, etc. The orange jersey was perfect for the great team, giving them a sense of style and fashion.
The jersey was designed in a toner pattern with lighter sections across the shirt to form a series of Arrows. Further, the jersey came with a V-shaped collar and Adidas Trefoil Logo, which made it a must-have retro for football fans.
It Just Doesn’t End Here
Even though we just mentioned, there are other jerseys like
- Germany’s home kit in 1998, where Adidas flexed their creative designers who made the vertical red, black, and orange stripe at the top half of the jersey and made the best to feature in a grand tournament.
- AC Milan’s 1998 home kit, the classic red and black jersey of Azzurri’s, is a legend in itself, with players like Ancelloti, Baresi, Maldini, Gullit, Van Basten and so on playing with it.
Ultimately, the legendary status makes a jersey get a vintage quota. It’s not the style, but the players who wear it make it a must-have retro t-shirt.