Fashion

Classic Cut

The 2003/04 season was one for the underdog as José Mourinho’s Porto overcame Monaco in the final, with both clubs wearing shirts that have stood the test of time

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ower | Shirts courtesy of Classic Football Shirts

Manchester United

One glimpse of this United kit and images of Ruud Van Nistelrooy goals come flooding back. The Dutchman was top scorer in 2002/03 with 12 strikes wearing this, before hitting four more in 2003/04. A deep and true red with sharp black accents makes this shirt unforgettably minimalist, while the elbow-length sleeves place it firmly in the Noughties. Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored once in his two appearances during this season, but there were no heroics this time as Porto stunned United in the round of 16. 

Real Madrid

An adidas template that wouldn’t look out of place today, this navy away shirt is perfectly complemented by light blue detail and a sleek and stylish shallow V-neck. Worn by the likes of David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane, Luís Figo and Ronaldo (the Brazilian one), this kit gave the Galácticos every chance to shine– only for Fernando Morientes, on loan at Monaco from Madrid, to score the all-important away goal in a thrilling quarter-final tie.

Penalty Pedigree

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Manchester United

One glimpse of this United kit and images of Ruud Van Nistelrooy goals come flooding back. The Dutchman was top scorer in 2002/03 with 12 strikes wearing this, before hitting four more in 2003/04. A deep and true red with sharp black accents makes this shirt unforgettably minimalist, while the elbow-length sleeves place it firmly in the Noughties. Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored once in his two appearances during this season, but there were no heroics this time as Porto stunned United in the round of 16. 

Real Madrid

An adidas template that wouldn’t look out of place today, this navy away shirt is perfectly complemented by light blue detail and a sleek and stylish shallow V-neck. Worn by the likes of David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane, Luís Figo and Ronaldo (the Brazilian one), this kit gave the Galácticos every chance to shine– only for Fernando Morientes, on loan at Monaco from Madrid, to score the all-important away goal in a thrilling quarter-final tie.

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Monaco

This unique Puma kit matched the quality of Didier Deschamps’ team, who knocked out Real Madrid and Chelsea en route to the final. It features the diagonal half-and-half pattern designed by Grace Kelly and was first worn in 1960/61; the two equal bands, red over white, are based on the city-state’s flag, the colours of the house of Grimaldi. Morientes, Ludovic Giuly, Dado Pršo and Jérôme Rothen wreaked havoc on opposition defences while wearing it, before hitting a wall against Porto in the final.

Porto

Porto played in a variety of hues – even red – before opting for blue-and-white stripes in 1909, based on the colours of the Portuguese monarchy. This sleek kit offers a different angle on a classic cut: a straight, open white collar sits on just two blue stripes, before giving way to block colouring. José Mourinho’s side struck gold in this shirt, with Carlos Alberto, Deco and Dmitri Alenichev scoring in their 3-0 final win versus Monaco.

Manchester United

One glimpse of this United kit and images of Ruud Van Nistelrooy goals come flooding back. The Dutchman was top scorer in 2002/03 with 12 strikes wearing this, before hitting four more in 2003/04. A deep and true red with sharp black accents makes this shirt unforgettably minimalist, while the elbow-length sleeves place it firmly in the Noughties. Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored once in his two appearances during this season, but there were no heroics this time as Porto stunned United in the round of 16. 

Real Madrid

An adidas template that wouldn’t look out of place today, this navy away shirt is perfectly complemented by light blue detail and a sleek and stylish shallow V-neck. Worn by the likes of David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane, Luís Figo and Ronaldo (the Brazilian one), this kit gave the Galácticos every chance to shine– only for Fernando Morientes, on loan at Monaco from Madrid, to score the all-important away goal in a thrilling quarter-final tie.

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

The 2003/04 season was one for the underdog as José Mourinho’s Porto overcame Monaco in the final, with both clubs wearing shirts that have stood the test of time

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ower | Shirts courtesy of Classic Football Shirts

Manchester United

One glimpse of this United kit and images of Ruud Van Nistelrooy goals come flooding back. The Dutchman was top scorer in 2002/03 with 12 strikes wearing this, before hitting four more in 2003/04. A deep and true red with sharp black accents makes this shirt unforgettably minimalist, while the elbow-length sleeves place it firmly in the Noughties. Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored once in his two appearances during this season, but there were no heroics this time as Porto stunned United in the round of 16. 

Real Madrid

An adidas template that wouldn’t look out of place today, this navy away shirt is perfectly complemented by light blue detail and a sleek and stylish shallow V-neck. Worn by the likes of David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane, Luís Figo and Ronaldo (the Brazilian one), this kit gave the Galácticos every chance to shine– only for Fernando Morientes, on loan at Monaco from Madrid, to score the all-important away goal in a thrilling quarter-final tie.

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.

Manchester United

One glimpse of this United kit and images of Ruud Van Nistelrooy goals come flooding back. The Dutchman was top scorer in 2002/03 with 12 strikes wearing this, before hitting four more in 2003/04. A deep and true red with sharp black accents makes this shirt unforgettably minimalist, while the elbow-length sleeves place it firmly in the Noughties. Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored once in his two appearances during this season, but there were no heroics this time as Porto stunned United in the round of 16. 

Real Madrid

An adidas template that wouldn’t look out of place today, this navy away shirt is perfectly complemented by light blue detail and a sleek and stylish shallow V-neck. Worn by the likes of David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane, Luís Figo and Ronaldo (the Brazilian one), this kit gave the Galácticos every chance to shine– only for Fernando Morientes, on loan at Monaco from Madrid, to score the all-important away goal in a thrilling quarter-final tie.

Read the full story
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Monaco

This unique Puma kit matched the quality of Didier Deschamps’ team, who knocked out Real Madrid and Chelsea en route to the final. It features the diagonal half-and-half pattern designed by Grace Kelly and was first worn in 1960/61; the two equal bands, red over white, are based on the city-state’s flag, the colours of the house of Grimaldi. Morientes, Ludovic Giuly, Dado Pršo and Jérôme Rothen wreaked havoc on opposition defences while wearing it, before hitting a wall against Porto in the final.

Porto

Porto played in a variety of hues – even red – before opting for blue-and-white stripes in 1909, based on the colours of the Portuguese monarchy. This sleek kit offers a different angle on a classic cut: a straight, open white collar sits on just two blue stripes, before giving way to block colouring. José Mourinho’s side struck gold in this shirt, with Carlos Alberto, Deco and Dmitri Alenichev scoring in their 3-0 final win versus Monaco.

Manchester United

One glimpse of this United kit and images of Ruud Van Nistelrooy goals come flooding back. The Dutchman was top scorer in 2002/03 with 12 strikes wearing this, before hitting four more in 2003/04. A deep and true red with sharp black accents makes this shirt unforgettably minimalist, while the elbow-length sleeves place it firmly in the Noughties. Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored once in his two appearances during this season, but there were no heroics this time as Porto stunned United in the round of 16. 

Real Madrid

An adidas template that wouldn’t look out of place today, this navy away shirt is perfectly complemented by light blue detail and a sleek and stylish shallow V-neck. Worn by the likes of David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane, Luís Figo and Ronaldo (the Brazilian one), this kit gave the Galácticos every chance to shine– only for Fernando Morientes, on loan at Monaco from Madrid, to score the all-important away goal in a thrilling quarter-final tie.

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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