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Matchworn (player unknown) 19.01.1986 EGY 🇪🇬 : Borussia Mönchengladbach 🇩🇪 1-2

Manufacturer: Adidas

Source: Former Mönchengladbach player

 

THE TEAM

Finding a nickname for their national team certainly didn't take the Egyptians as much time as building the pyramids. Highly imaginatively dubbed "The Pharaohs," Egypt fields one of the strongest teams on the African continent. With seven titles, the North African country is the record winner of the Africa Cup. They have also qualified for the World Cup three times, only making it through the group stage in 1934. THE SHIRT

Many collectors say that football jerseys of the 80s are boring and that only in the 90s the golden era of jerseys was ushered in. As you can see from this Egypt jersey, there seems to be some truth to this statement. While in the 90s almost exclusively shirts made of polyester were used, the jerseys before that were sweat-soaked stink bombs made of cotton. Nevertheless, this is an extremely rare and special jersey. It comes from the collection of former German international Uli Borowka, who swapped it with his opponent during a friendly match of his club Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1986. There is not much to say about the design. Made by the British brand Umbro, it has a huge V-collar and has an almost modern look. The "Egypt" lettering is printed thickly, while the back number is sewn onto the jersey. Unfortunately, I could not find any pictures of the actual game on the Internet. However, I did come across a picture of the national team wearing this design in 1985, apparently.


Egypt wearing the shirt in 1985

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