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Vintage Sporting Lisbon shirts, from the 1980s

This page shows football shirts and jerseys from Sporting Lisbon from the 1980s. We show home, Stromp, away, and goalie jerseys, match worn (worn by players in a game, or prepared for a player who stayed in the bench or was not even called), as well as a few replica shirts, which were still not very common in these days.

In this time there were still no specific jersey number given to each individual player. At the start of each game, numbers 1 to 11 were distributed to the players, normally according to their position on the field. To identify a jersey becomes dependent on the information provided by its origin, usually the seller but sometimes it is a source close to the player. Knowing from each soccer game a certain shirt comes from is also useful if there are photos of the game available.

Match worn Sporting Lisbon jerseys from 1980/1981: Puma for the first time

Until 1980 Sporting shirts did not have an official brand maker. In 1981, still in the 1980/1981 season, Puma (which would be again the Sporting jersey supplier in the 21st Century), made for a brief time the Club's kits. After a while the traditional shirts with only the crest of the Club came back. At about the same time synthetic fabrics (nylon) started to replace the traditional cotton. Sponsors still did not make their appearance, which in Portugal happened later than in other European countries.

The away jerseys were completely white. With green collars and national champion patch, they are amongst the most beautiful we ever had.

Here we only show one home and one away jersey. You can click here to see all the Sporting Lisbon jerseys from 1980/81.

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1980/81

MW home shirt, worn by Inácio, game against Cosmos 4 October 1980. However, the lion is characterisitic of the mid-70s, so this could have been identified as 1974/75, but the player confirmed the game.

SCP match worn Inacio national champion patch Cosmos 1980

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1980/1981

Away jersey match worn by Bastos

With thanks to the player's son, Mr. Victor Bastos

Third jersey match worn by Bastos Sporting Lisbon defender


Football shirts worn by Sporting Lisbon players in 1981/1982

In 1981 kits made by Puma coexisted with jerseys without brand. It is very likely that both cotton and synthetic fabrics were used. There was no sponsor.

Between 1981/82 and 1986/87, the Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper jerseys were made mostly by the German brand Uhlsport, market leader in this segment at the time.

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1981/1982, national champion, Cup winner

Puma match worn Sporting Lisbon kit, worn by Virgilio in the Cup final against Braga. Sporting won 4-0.

Puma match worn Sporting Lisbon kit 1981 82 champion

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1981/1982. National champion, Cup winner

Match worn by Nogueira in the Cup final, where Nogueira was a used sub. Very rare Puma make.

With thanks to Mr. Nuno Ruivo

Match worn top by Nogueira in the Cup final, where Nogueira was a used sub. Very rare Puma make

 

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1981/1982, national champion, Cup winner

Match worn home jersey, probably 1981

With thanks to Mr. Nuno Ruivo

sporting lisbon shirts jerseys 1981 not Puma


The Sporting jersey in 1982/1983: Le Coq Sportif

This season Le Coq Sportif became the supplier of the Sporting Clube de Portugal football equipment, remaining until 1987/88 when it was replaced by Hummel. The Le Coq Sportif jerseys were first introduced in November, before the kits did not have a brand name maker. Unbranded completely white away tops were worn, we do not know whether there were Le Coq Sportif away kits as well.

Le Coq Sortif made some of the Sporting jerseys most loved by the fans. These kits are almost unanimously considered classical, and they still endure in the memory of the Sporting supporters. This is true for the home jerseys, and also for the away shirts, either completely white or totally green. In this first year, however, the jerseys still had a very traditional design, with collars that were mostly round and looked a bit like some Sporting shirts of the late 1970s.

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1982/1983

Match worn Le Coq Sportif home top

1982/1983 Sporting Lisbon match worn Le Coq Sportif home kit


The match worn Sporting Lisbon jersey in 1983/1984

The Sporting Clube de Portugal kits of this season are normally eassy to identify, because they have a distinctive collar, different from the ones of other shirts that Le Coq Sportif made for Sporting. On the other hand, while most jerseys in this season were made of nylon, there are still some made of cotton. One should note that very often jerseys of one season are used in the following pre-season.

White away jerseys were worn, we do not know as yet the exact design.

With Le Coq Sportif Sporting never had a sponsor on the jerseys, this started later only with Hummel.

There were already replica shirts for sale to the Sporting supporters.

Here we only show one home and one away jersey. You can click here to see all the Sporting Lisbon jerseys from 1983/84.

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1983/84. Le Coq Sportif jersey, made in cotton

With thanks to Gustavo Tomás

1983/84. Le Coq Sportif jersey, made in cotton

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1983/1984. White away top of striker Manuel Fernandes. This model, with this number letter type, is more typical of 1984/85

With thanks to Mr. Nuno Ruivo

1983/1984.  White away shirt of striker Manuel Fernandes. This model, with this number letter type, is more typical of 1984/85


Jerseys worn in football matches by Sporting Lisbon players in 1984/1985

The Le Coq Sportif jerseys made in this and the following seasons are absolute classics, some of the most beautiful Sporting ever had. The hooped shirt has a fantastic collar, the right model, and the right shade of green, with the right number of hoops. The Stromp top is also extraordinary, also a classic.

The away kits followed tradition and were all green. There may have been all white away jerseys, but so far we haven't seen any.

Note that the shirts are practically equal, but one of them has the Sporting Lisbon Lion on the wrong side. Traditionally, the Club crest must be over the heart. Only jerseys from this season have the lion on the wrong side. Not all the shirts, only some of them: the two variants, right and left, coexisted.

Here we only show one home, one Stromp, and one away jersey. You can click here to see all the Sporting Lisbon jerseys from 1984/85.

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1984/1985

Match worn Le Coq Sportif home soccer jersey, player Litos

Match worn Le Coq Sportif soccer jersey, player Litos 1984/85

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1984/1987

Sporting Lisbon Stromp Le Coq Sportif match worn shirt of Jaime Pacheco. Model worn between 1984/85 and 1986/87

Sporting Lisbon Stromp Le Coq Sportif match worn shirt Jaime Pacheco 1984/86

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1984/1985

Green away jersey worn by the Sporting Lisbon captain Manuel Fernandes. This model of shirt was also worn in 1985/86, but only in 1984/85 was the Sporting Rampant Lion on the right side

Away jersey MWS Sporting Lisbon captain Manuel Fernandes 1984/85

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1982/1985. Match worn white away jersey. Model worn between 1982/83 and 1984/85, but these player numbers are typical from 84/85 or later

Sporting Lisbon White away jersey. Model worn between 1982/83 and 1984/85


The Sporting Clube de Portugal kits in the 1985/1986 season

The French sports firm Le Coq Sportif continued to supply Sporting Lisbon with magnificent jerseys. Simple, classic and modern at the same time, with the perfect collar, no publicity or sonsor: in a word, these jerseys are the definition of what a Sporting Clube de Portugal shirt should be. Two models of tops were worn, one similar to those of the previous seasons, and one with different collar.

Green away kits similar to those worn in the previous seasons were worn in one game. A new model of away kits was introduced, different from the 1982/83-1984/85 model, that had a green triangle in the collar; instead, the new model has a simple pointed collar. Both green and white versions were worn, each in one single game. Split green/white away jerseys of the same model as worn since 1984/85 were also worn, again in one single match.

The jerseys described as 1985/86 came with that information from the seller. Jerseys marked as e.g. 1985/87 are harder to assign and could be either season. Note that the type of lettering does not hel much, because different numbers were used in the same season and the same types of letter were used in different seasons.

Here we only show one home, one Stromp, and one away jersey. You can click here to see all the Sporting Lisbon jerseys from 1985/86.

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1985/1986

Le Coq Sportif shirt worn in match by Gabriel

Sportig Portugal maillot porté Gabriel 1985 1986

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

From 1984/85 to 1986/1987

Stromp match worn strip, player Manuel Fernandes

With thanks to Mr. Nuno Ruivo

SCP Le Coq Sportif Stromp Manuel Fernandes

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1985/86. Le Coq Sportif pre season match worn shirt. A classic

With thanks to Lúcia Paula MA, curator of the Museu Mundo Sporting, who made the photos available

1985/86. Le Coq Sportif pre season match worn shirt. A classic, short sleeves


Sporting Clube de Portugal Jerseys in 1986/1987: the end of the Le Coq Sportif era

This was the last year that Le Coq Sportif made the Sporting jersey. So ended one of the best pages of the history of the Sporting Lisbon kit. Later on other companies also made excellent jerseys, for instance with Adidas in the 1990s, or in the Sporting Lisbon Centennial year, and even the classic Sporting 2011 2012 jersey, but Le Coq Sportif conquered a special place in the history of the Sporting Lisbon soccer jersey.

Green away jerseys with the pointy collar weere worn in at least one game. SPlit green/white "Stromp" jerseys were also worn, of the design used since 1984/85.

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1986/1987, eventually 87/88 pre-season, before the new Hummel shirts arrived

Home kit match worn by Litos

With thanks to Portal Sporting Memória for the informations

Home jersey Sporting Lisbon match worn by Litos

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1986/1987

Match worn home jersey

With thanks to Portal Sporting Memória for the info

Match worn home jersey Sporting Le Coq Sportif 1983 1987

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

Probably 1985/86 or 1986/87

Match worn goalkeeper jersey of , Sporting Lisbon U21 goalkeeper

With thanks to Portal Sporting Memoria for the informations

Adidas Match worn goalkeeper jersey of Du, Sporting Lisbon U21 goalkeeper


The Sporting Lisbon jersey in 1987/1988: Hummel, and the sponsors

After Le Coq Sportif left, Hummel became the supplier of the official Sorting Lisbon shirt. Without much innovation, the Hummel kits are honest and simple, with a beautiful green. Only the tyical pattern along the sleeves stray from a pure green white hooped jersey.

The Stromp jersey is where Hummel did innovate, too much. Even if it actually looks good, it is outside the boundaries of what the most classic and noble Sporting Lisbon jersey should be.

Both all green and all white away jerseys were worn by the players.

Together with the change in supplier, sponsorhips made their appearance in the shirts. The first sponsor was FNAC, written on a fabric rectangle sown to the jerseys.

As for LCS, also Hummel replica jerseys were sold to the supporters.

Here we only show one home, one Stromp, and one away jersey. You can click here to see all the Sporting Lisbon jerseys from 1987/88

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1987/1988

Matchworn by Paulinho Cascavel

MW Paulinho Cascavel Sporting Lisbon jersey

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1987/1988

Hummel Stromp match worn kit, short sleeved, unknown player

Hummel Stromp match worn jersey, short sleeved, unknown player

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1987/1988

Away Sporting Lisbon top, all green, made by Hummel. A classic jersey!

Away Sporting Lisbon top, all green, made by Hummel. A classic jersey!


The Sporting Clube de Portugal shirt in 1988/1989

The home hooped jerseys as such remained the same as the previous year, again made by Hummel. The sponsor FNAC is also the same, but no longer on a rectangle, the letters are directly on the shirt. The player numbers are tyically different from the season before, but not in every case.

Stromp jerseys of the previous season were worn in at least one friendly training game. We do not know as yet photos of Stromp jerseys in official games, with the official sponsor FNAC in the correct lettering type.

White away jerseys with green details, similar to those of the following season, were introduced, with the same sponsor style as the home tops.

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1988/1989

Sporting Lisbon Hummel top, replica. As already before with Le Coq Sportif, with Hummel as Kit supplier Sporting continued to sell replica jerseys to the fans

Sporting Lisbon Hummel jersey, replica from the shop

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1988/1989

Match worn by Venâncio

game worn jersey Sporting Clube Portugal Lisbon Venancio 1988/89

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1988/1989

Match worn by Eskilsson

With thanks to the blog maillots vintage

Match worn jersey by Eskilsson Sweden Sporting Lisbon

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1988/1989

Matchworn jersey player Carlos Xavier

With thanks to Mr. Nuno Ruivo

match worn jersey Carlos Xavier 1989 Hummel Fnac

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1988/1989

Match worn by Silas

With thanks to Mr. Nuno Ruivo

Match worn by Silas Sporting Lisbon jersey


The Sporting jersey in the 1989/1990 season: from FNAC to Nissan

Again the Sporting Lisbon match worn kit, supplied by the Danish company Hummel, remained essentially the same as that of the previous season. The diference is that the sponsor changed, this year it was Nissan.

No split green/white Stromp jerseys were worn by the football senior side. The away Sporting Lisbon jersey was completely white. In fact, the traditional Sporting away shirts are either comletely green or comletley white. Only at the end of 1990s they started to change, with the multi-colored Sporting Lisbon away jerseys.

Here we only show one home, one Stromp, and one away jersey. You can click here to see all the Sporting Lisbon jerseys from 1989/90

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1989/1990

Match worn Sporting Lisbon jersey, make Hummel with sponsor Nissan

Match worn Sporting Lisbon jersey, make Hummel with sponsor Nissan 1989 90

 

Sporting Clube de Portugal

1989/1990

Away shirt worn in game by Venâncio

With thanks to Mr. Nuno Ruivo

match worn away jersey Sporting Clube Portugal Lisbon Venancio 1989 90
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