When the final whistle blew, the Azzurri had defeated the mighty West Germany 3-1 in the 1982 final. But this was no ordinary final. At that time, victory meant that Italy had drawn level with record champions Brazil, winning three world titles. But it was also the many giants slayed along the way that made the journey even more breathtaking. Defending champions Argentina were humbled and all the doubters were left to eat their metaphorical hats.
It was an epic moment, a once-in-a-lifetime climax. A memory etched into the heart of every Italian football fan.
It’s been 30 years since that memorable night in Spain. But it still feels like it was yesterday. Now, as you well know we’re all about showing love. And we wanted to pay homage to such a unique moment in Italian football history. But how do you recreate such a moment? Various time travel options were discussed and rejected due to logistical problems. So in the end we decided to do what we do best – design a limited edition commemorative shirt.
We don’t usually blow our own trumpet. But we think our 30th Anniversary Italy kit is truly a fitting testament to such an important, historic and truly epic match. The retro styling, classic stitching and simple fit represents Italy’s proud footballing tradition. And the glorious 1982 date is forever immortalised in a stunning patch on the breast.
When you put it on, you’ll understand. It’s more than just a shirt. It’s a culture, a tradition, the pride of a country. It’s Forza Azzurri!