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Real Madrid ushered in the new millennium leading by example, winning the trophy in 2000 for an eighth time and wearing a kit that has stood the test of time

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ower | SHIRTS Courtesy of Classic Football Shirts

ZAGREB

Minimalism can go one of two ways in football attire: either elegant and well made or boring and uninteresting. Dinamo Zagreb – or Croatia Zagreb as they were then called – certainly won that particular contest with their Umbro kit for the 1999/2000 Champions League. Comprising an all-over blue with a white-and-red-trimmed collar and cuffs, Dinamo’s home jersey was a design ahead of its time thanks to its centralised club crest and sponsor combination, almost as inspiring as the team’s draws away to Manchester United and Marseille during their second season in the rebranded competition. Excellence.

REAL MADRID

When a new crop of adidas designers began experimenting with materials and techniques in the late ’90s, its kits suddenly stepped up a level. While some ideas were swiftly abandoned, the German company’s playful iridescent offerings were given the thumbs up, if only for a few years. Deploying that glimmering technique for Real Madrid’s 1999/2000 campaign resulted in an all-time classic. Set on an opalescent white base, the navy lettering and collar, plus accents of yellow, have become iconic in the world of on-pitch attire, while the typically oversized and boxy fit of that era only adds to its appeal.

ZAGREB

Minimalism can go one of two ways in football attire: either elegant and well made or boring and uninteresting. Dinamo Zagreb – or Croatia Zagreb as they were then called – certainly won that particular contest with their Umbro kit for the 1999/2000 Champions League. Comprising an all-over blue with a white-and-red-trimmed collar and cuffs, Dinamo’s home jersey was a design ahead of its time thanks to its centralised club crest and sponsor combination, almost as inspiring as the team’s draws away to Manchester United and Marseille during their second season in the rebranded competition. Excellence.

REAL MADRID

When a new crop of adidas designers began experimenting with materials and techniques in the late ’90s, its kits suddenly stepped up a level. While some ideas were swiftly abandoned, the German company’s playful iridescent offerings were given the thumbs up, if only for a few years. Deploying that glimmering technique for Real Madrid’s 1999/2000 campaign resulted in an all-time classic. Set on an opalescent white base, the navy lettering and collar, plus accents of yellow, have become iconic in the world of on-pitch attire, while the typically oversized and boxy fit of that era only adds to its appeal.

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ROSENBORG

Norwegian champions Rosenborg kicked o ff by topping a group containing Borussia Dortmund, Feyenoord and Boavista, all with one of the thickest collars we’ve ever seen. Boasting a rich, red base alongside a monochromatic black and white crest, this shirt showcased a big sweat-gathering collar, black stripes down either arm and cuffs, on the long sleeves, styled to perfection. Pops of colour came from the centralised sponsor to complete a kit worthy of that season’s unexpected early success, before the so-called Troll Children finished bottom of their section in the second group stage.

FIORENTINA

Fila is a name you might associate less with football than tennis, casual clothing and headbands – yet, during the ’90s, Fila was one of Italian sportswear’s powerhouse brands. In keeping with the bold colours and patterns it dazzled with on the tennis court, Fila took to the canvas for Fiorentina’s 1999/2000 away strip and didn’t disappoint. Foregrounding a crisp white offset by the club’s traditional rich, berry purple, each jersey featured Fila-branded pops of white along the sleeves and the archetypal Toyota logo across the midriff. A superb colourway resulting in a legendary kit, enhanced by the perfectly conditioned locks of Gabriel Batistuta.

ZAGREB

Minimalism can go one of two ways in football attire: either elegant and well made or boring and uninteresting. Dinamo Zagreb – or Croatia Zagreb as they were then called – certainly won that particular contest with their Umbro kit for the 1999/2000 Champions League. Comprising an all-over blue with a white-and-red-trimmed collar and cuffs, Dinamo’s home jersey was a design ahead of its time thanks to its centralised club crest and sponsor combination, almost as inspiring as the team’s draws away to Manchester United and Marseille during their second season in the rebranded competition. Excellence.

REAL MADRID

When a new crop of adidas designers began experimenting with materials and techniques in the late ’90s, its kits suddenly stepped up a level. While some ideas were swiftly abandoned, the German company’s playful iridescent offerings were given the thumbs up, if only for a few years. Deploying that glimmering technique for Real Madrid’s 1999/2000 campaign resulted in an all-time classic. Set on an opalescent white base, the navy lettering and collar, plus accents of yellow, have become iconic in the world of on-pitch attire, while the typically oversized and boxy fit of that era only adds to its appeal.

Classic Cut
Fashion

Classic Cut

Real Madrid ushered in the new millennium leading by example, winning the trophy in 2000 for an eighth time and wearing a kit that has stood the test of time

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ower | SHIRTS Courtesy of Classic Football Shirts

ZAGREB

Minimalism can go one of two ways in football attire: either elegant and well made or boring and uninteresting. Dinamo Zagreb – or Croatia Zagreb as they were then called – certainly won that particular contest with their Umbro kit for the 1999/2000 Champions League. Comprising an all-over blue with a white-and-red-trimmed collar and cuffs, Dinamo’s home jersey was a design ahead of its time thanks to its centralised club crest and sponsor combination, almost as inspiring as the team’s draws away to Manchester United and Marseille during their second season in the rebranded competition. Excellence.

REAL MADRID

When a new crop of adidas designers began experimenting with materials and techniques in the late ’90s, its kits suddenly stepped up a level. While some ideas were swiftly abandoned, the German company’s playful iridescent offerings were given the thumbs up, if only for a few years. Deploying that glimmering technique for Real Madrid’s 1999/2000 campaign resulted in an all-time classic. Set on an opalescent white base, the navy lettering and collar, plus accents of yellow, have become iconic in the world of on-pitch attire, while the typically oversized and boxy fit of that era only adds to its appeal.

Penalty Pedigree

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ZAGREB

Minimalism can go one of two ways in football attire: either elegant and well made or boring and uninteresting. Dinamo Zagreb – or Croatia Zagreb as they were then called – certainly won that particular contest with their Umbro kit for the 1999/2000 Champions League. Comprising an all-over blue with a white-and-red-trimmed collar and cuffs, Dinamo’s home jersey was a design ahead of its time thanks to its centralised club crest and sponsor combination, almost as inspiring as the team’s draws away to Manchester United and Marseille during their second season in the rebranded competition. Excellence.

REAL MADRID

When a new crop of adidas designers began experimenting with materials and techniques in the late ’90s, its kits suddenly stepped up a level. While some ideas were swiftly abandoned, the German company’s playful iridescent offerings were given the thumbs up, if only for a few years. Deploying that glimmering technique for Real Madrid’s 1999/2000 campaign resulted in an all-time classic. Set on an opalescent white base, the navy lettering and collar, plus accents of yellow, have become iconic in the world of on-pitch attire, while the typically oversized and boxy fit of that era only adds to its appeal.

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ROSENBORG

Norwegian champions Rosenborg kicked o ff by topping a group containing Borussia Dortmund, Feyenoord and Boavista, all with one of the thickest collars we’ve ever seen. Boasting a rich, red base alongside a monochromatic black and white crest, this shirt showcased a big sweat-gathering collar, black stripes down either arm and cuffs, on the long sleeves, styled to perfection. Pops of colour came from the centralised sponsor to complete a kit worthy of that season’s unexpected early success, before the so-called Troll Children finished bottom of their section in the second group stage.

FIORENTINA

Fila is a name you might associate less with football than tennis, casual clothing and headbands – yet, during the ’90s, Fila was one of Italian sportswear’s powerhouse brands. In keeping with the bold colours and patterns it dazzled with on the tennis court, Fila took to the canvas for Fiorentina’s 1999/2000 away strip and didn’t disappoint. Foregrounding a crisp white offset by the club’s traditional rich, berry purple, each jersey featured Fila-branded pops of white along the sleeves and the archetypal Toyota logo across the midriff. A superb colourway resulting in a legendary kit, enhanced by the perfectly conditioned locks of Gabriel Batistuta.

ZAGREB

Minimalism can go one of two ways in football attire: either elegant and well made or boring and uninteresting. Dinamo Zagreb – or Croatia Zagreb as they were then called – certainly won that particular contest with their Umbro kit for the 1999/2000 Champions League. Comprising an all-over blue with a white-and-red-trimmed collar and cuffs, Dinamo’s home jersey was a design ahead of its time thanks to its centralised club crest and sponsor combination, almost as inspiring as the team’s draws away to Manchester United and Marseille during their second season in the rebranded competition. Excellence.

REAL MADRID

When a new crop of adidas designers began experimenting with materials and techniques in the late ’90s, its kits suddenly stepped up a level. While some ideas were swiftly abandoned, the German company’s playful iridescent offerings were given the thumbs up, if only for a few years. Deploying that glimmering technique for Real Madrid’s 1999/2000 campaign resulted in an all-time classic. Set on an opalescent white base, the navy lettering and collar, plus accents of yellow, have become iconic in the world of on-pitch attire, while the typically oversized and boxy fit of that era only adds to its appeal.

Penalty Pedigree

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