Fashion

Classic cut

Tayler Willson puts a little Britpop on in the background and singles out his favourite kits from the 1994/95 Champions League. It was a season that ended with surprise winners Ajax claiming their fourth title – and picking up plenty of points for style along the way

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Owers

Bayern München

This iconic adidas template was used dozens of times, yet the colourway and overall aesthetic of the 1994/95 Bayern home shirt is simply unbeatable. With a thick, sweat-collecting V-neck collar, elbow-length sleeves and a boxy oversized fit, this kit epitomises 1990s sports apparel, though the version worn by Bayern in the Champions League featured the Opel lettering without the logo. The German side made it to the semi-finals that year, falling short at the hands of eventual winners Ajax. 

Ajax

Umbro produced some of the most memorable and head-turning football kits during this era, and Ajax’s away shirt from 1994/95 is certainly one of the best. A neat, buttoned collar, in line with the club’s badge at the centre of the shirt, on a typically ’90s backdrop featuring no fewer than 50 faded images of the club’s crest – this was a shirt for champions. And that they were, beating AC Milan 1-0 in the final thanks to a late Patrick Kluivert winner.

Penalty Pedigree

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Bayern München

This iconic adidas template was used dozens of times, yet the colourway and overall aesthetic of the 1994/95 Bayern home shirt is simply unbeatable. With a thick, sweat-collecting V-neck collar, elbow-length sleeves and a boxy oversized fit, this kit epitomises 1990s sports apparel, though the version worn by Bayern in the Champions League featured the Opel lettering without the logo. The German side made it to the semi-finals that year, falling short at the hands of eventual winners Ajax. 

Ajax

Umbro produced some of the most memorable and head-turning football kits during this era, and Ajax’s away shirt from 1994/95 is certainly one of the best. A neat, buttoned collar, in line with the club’s badge at the centre of the shirt, on a typically ’90s backdrop featuring no fewer than 50 faded images of the club’s crest – this was a shirt for champions. And that they were, beating AC Milan 1-0 in the final thanks to a late Patrick Kluivert winner.

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Benfica

Nothing fancy, nothing revolutionary – just a well-made, no-nonsense football shirt for then Portuguese champions Benfica. Manufactured by Olympic (remember them?), this is a kit that revels in its simplicity, with a clean stripe on either side of the collar from neck to pit and the traditional Sport Lisboa e Benfica colours. Argentinian marksman Claudio Caniggia led the line that year as the Eagles were knocked out by AC Milan in the quarter-finals, having finished the group stage unbeaten. 


Paris

Fan pressure lay behind Paris Saint-Germain’s home kit in 1994/95, with the French side returning to the classic ‘Hechter shirt’ model of former club president and fashion designer Daniel Hechter, which showcased the traditional red and blue of Paris and the white of nearby Saint-Germain-en-Laye. This updated version featured a two-layered collar (recently replicated by a number of clubs), though George Weah and Co also had sponsor Liptonic across their chests as they progressed to the semi-finals, losing out to Milan.

Shirts courtesy of Classic Football Shirts

Bayern München

This iconic adidas template was used dozens of times, yet the colourway and overall aesthetic of the 1994/95 Bayern home shirt is simply unbeatable. With a thick, sweat-collecting V-neck collar, elbow-length sleeves and a boxy oversized fit, this kit epitomises 1990s sports apparel, though the version worn by Bayern in the Champions League featured the Opel lettering without the logo. The German side made it to the semi-finals that year, falling short at the hands of eventual winners Ajax. 

Ajax

Umbro produced some of the most memorable and head-turning football kits during this era, and Ajax’s away shirt from 1994/95 is certainly one of the best. A neat, buttoned collar, in line with the club’s badge at the centre of the shirt, on a typically ’90s backdrop featuring no fewer than 50 faded images of the club’s crest – this was a shirt for champions. And that they were, beating AC Milan 1-0 in the final thanks to a late Patrick Kluivert winner.

Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

Fashion

Classic cut

Tayler Willson puts a little Britpop on in the background and singles out his favourite kits from the 1994/95 Champions League. It was a season that ended with surprise winners Ajax claiming their fourth title – and picking up plenty of points for style along the way

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Owers

Bayern München

This iconic adidas template was used dozens of times, yet the colourway and overall aesthetic of the 1994/95 Bayern home shirt is simply unbeatable. With a thick, sweat-collecting V-neck collar, elbow-length sleeves and a boxy oversized fit, this kit epitomises 1990s sports apparel, though the version worn by Bayern in the Champions League featured the Opel lettering without the logo. The German side made it to the semi-finals that year, falling short at the hands of eventual winners Ajax. 

Ajax

Umbro produced some of the most memorable and head-turning football kits during this era, and Ajax’s away shirt from 1994/95 is certainly one of the best. A neat, buttoned collar, in line with the club’s badge at the centre of the shirt, on a typically ’90s backdrop featuring no fewer than 50 faded images of the club’s crest – this was a shirt for champions. And that they were, beating AC Milan 1-0 in the final thanks to a late Patrick Kluivert winner.

Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

Bayern München

This iconic adidas template was used dozens of times, yet the colourway and overall aesthetic of the 1994/95 Bayern home shirt is simply unbeatable. With a thick, sweat-collecting V-neck collar, elbow-length sleeves and a boxy oversized fit, this kit epitomises 1990s sports apparel, though the version worn by Bayern in the Champions League featured the Opel lettering without the logo. The German side made it to the semi-finals that year, falling short at the hands of eventual winners Ajax. 

Ajax

Umbro produced some of the most memorable and head-turning football kits during this era, and Ajax’s away shirt from 1994/95 is certainly one of the best. A neat, buttoned collar, in line with the club’s badge at the centre of the shirt, on a typically ’90s backdrop featuring no fewer than 50 faded images of the club’s crest – this was a shirt for champions. And that they were, beating AC Milan 1-0 in the final thanks to a late Patrick Kluivert winner.

Read the full story
Sign up now to get access to this and every premium feature on Champions Journal. You will also get access to member-only competitions and offers. And you get all of that completely free!

Benfica

Nothing fancy, nothing revolutionary – just a well-made, no-nonsense football shirt for then Portuguese champions Benfica. Manufactured by Olympic (remember them?), this is a kit that revels in its simplicity, with a clean stripe on either side of the collar from neck to pit and the traditional Sport Lisboa e Benfica colours. Argentinian marksman Claudio Caniggia led the line that year as the Eagles were knocked out by AC Milan in the quarter-finals, having finished the group stage unbeaten. 


Paris

Fan pressure lay behind Paris Saint-Germain’s home kit in 1994/95, with the French side returning to the classic ‘Hechter shirt’ model of former club president and fashion designer Daniel Hechter, which showcased the traditional red and blue of Paris and the white of nearby Saint-Germain-en-Laye. This updated version featured a two-layered collar (recently replicated by a number of clubs), though George Weah and Co also had sponsor Liptonic across their chests as they progressed to the semi-finals, losing out to Milan.

Shirts courtesy of Classic Football Shirts

Bayern München

This iconic adidas template was used dozens of times, yet the colourway and overall aesthetic of the 1994/95 Bayern home shirt is simply unbeatable. With a thick, sweat-collecting V-neck collar, elbow-length sleeves and a boxy oversized fit, this kit epitomises 1990s sports apparel, though the version worn by Bayern in the Champions League featured the Opel lettering without the logo. The German side made it to the semi-finals that year, falling short at the hands of eventual winners Ajax. 

Ajax

Umbro produced some of the most memorable and head-turning football kits during this era, and Ajax’s away shirt from 1994/95 is certainly one of the best. A neat, buttoned collar, in line with the club’s badge at the centre of the shirt, on a typically ’90s backdrop featuring no fewer than 50 faded images of the club’s crest – this was a shirt for champions. And that they were, beating AC Milan 1-0 in the final thanks to a late Patrick Kluivert winner.

Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

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