The iconic Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal retro kits which are now worth a FORTUNE

Anyone who lives in the fashionable parts of cities across the UK will be all-too familiar with the fashion craze taking hold of the edgy corners of town right now.

Turn up to the Boxpark in Shoreditch, east London, without your best classic football shirt and there’s a genuine chance you might be denied entry.

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The nineties was a golden era for football kits such as this ‘bruised banana’ kit
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Indeed, retro jerseys have been adopted by hipsters as the must-have fashion accessory of the new decade.

And to be fair, it’s easy to see why. Some football shirts were just so nice back in the day.

It’s not just fashion, though. Many fans have been desperate to get their hands on rare vintage shirts because of the memories connected with them.

Kits have that rare ability to transport us to happier times in the past, so it’s no wonder some cost a bomb nowadays.

“The popularity is driven by a few things, but primarily nostalgia,” the people at Classic Football Shirts say.

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Some kits are just synonymous with certain players like this Inter shirt and the original Ronaldo
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“Every football supporter has memories of the game (good and bad) and the shirt is the connection that takes you back to those moments in your life, whether it be watching the game on TV, getting your hero’s autograph, or recreating the goals in your back garden.

“The designs are also imaginative – particularly moving into the early 90s – and there’s a feeling that looking back 25 years, football had a little bit more innocence.”

Thanks to research by Casumo, talkSPORT can reveal the most valuable vintage club shirts in today’s market. If you own any of these, you may be tempted to sell…

=9. Juventus 1997/98 away shirt – £299.99

The rare pink away shirt celebrated Juve’s centenary year and also captured the iconic Kappa design better than any other.

You’ll no doubt remember a young Zinedine Zidane making his mark in world football wearing this kit.

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=9. Borussia Dortmund 1996/97 home shirt – £299.99

But the late nineties hold some bad memories for Juventus fans…

While they won the Champions League in 1996, they lost two consecutive finals in the years that followed.

Indeed, the Italian giants have been runners-up in Europe’s elite competition seven times, more than any other club.

One of those defeats was suffered at the hands of Dortmund, who beat Juventus 3-1 in Munich in 1997.

It remains the German club’s only Champions League triumph, hence the popularity of this jersey.

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=7. Liverpool 1989-91 home shirt – £349.99

Liverpool were hoping to win their first top-flight title in 30 years before the coronavirus pandemic halted the Premier League campaign.

It remains to be seen whether the Reds will be able to conclude their inevitable title charge, but for now, their most recent triumph remains the 1989/90 season.

The kit they wore that year, synonymous with Ian Rush and co., has proven pretty popular ever since.

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=7. Chelsea 1986/87 home shirt – £349.99

There’s no legendary player connected to this shirt, nor was any real success achieved in it.

The reason this Chelsea kit features is because of its total rarity.

Chairman Ken Bates decided the club should produce their own home shirt as a cost-cutting exercise, the outcome being this one-season design which was extremely prone to wear and damage.

It’s nearly impossible to find now as a result.

 

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=5. Inter Milan 1997/98 third shirt – £374.99

It’s impossible not to think about the original Ronaldo when you see this kit.

The Brazilian was at the peak of his powers when the Italian giants triumphed in the UEFA Cup in 1998.

They only wore their third kit in European competition, so it’s quite rare.

Besides the rarity and its connection with Ronaldo, it’s also a stunning design.

 

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=5. Arsenal 1991-93 away shirt – £374.99

A true collectors item.

Arsenal’s current away kit has brought the bruised banana strip of the early nineties back to the forefront of our memories.

Nothing symbolises football fashion in the nineties better than this bold, iconic design.

Good luck getting your hands on one, although we’re sure Ian Wright must still keep one somewhere.

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4. A.C. Milan 1999/00 home shirt – £399.99

It’s strange that so many fans are desperate to own this kit, given the utter disaster which unfolded on the pitch for Milan that season.

They failed to defend their Serie A title, crashed out of the Champions League in the group stage, and never even made it past the quarter-finals in the Coppa Italia.

But for one season only, Milan changed their club crest to celebrate their centenary year, hence the kit’s popularity.

The 1999/00 season also represented a breakthrough campaign for Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko.

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3. Man United 1986-88 third shirt – £449.99

Rock this one around Manchester and you’ll truly be one of the coolest kids in town.

To say third kits from this era are a rare commodity would be an understatement.

This was also Sir Alex Ferguson’s first season in charge, and a classic adidas design makes this one of the most valuable Man United shirts.

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2. Napoli 1990-91 home shirt – £499.99

Diego Maradona is more than a legend in Naples, he has genuine god-like status.

The Argentine great, considered by some to be the greatest footballer of all time, helped the Italian club win their only two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990.

For his final season at the club where he spent more time than any other, Maradona wore this shirt, featuring the Scudetto shield and Mars sponsorship.

 

 

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1. Barcelona 1991/92 away shirt – £599.99

This famous Barcelona away kit represents one of the most memorable nights in the Spanish giants’ history.

They wore this kit when they won their first ever European Cup, beating Sampdoria 1-0 at Wembley thanks to a Ronald Koeman free-kick in extra-time.

Under Johan Cruyff’s management, Barcelona also sealed a second consecutive La Liga title despite trailing Real Madrid by a point going into the final day.

As you can imagine, it’s almost impossible to get hold of this iconic jersey.

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