1984 Eurosport Catalogue

I came across these, via the Soccerscholar blog:

We came across some images of the very first Eurosport catalog we thought it would be fun to share. This 18-page catalog was printed way back in 1984 and featured three brands of soccer boots (adidas, PUMA and Patrick), eight ball choices, four goalkeeper gloves and one shinguard. The options for players were really limited back then but, my, how times have changed! Some of the big Eurosport catalogs now top 100 pages, have too many footwear options to count and pages of balls, gloves and shinguards.

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INTERSPORT World Cup 90 Edition Catalogue Match Insert

I bought a load of Match magazines from 1990 recently, and in one of them was this great INTERSPORT catalogue insert.

Being 1990 and all, everything’s gone a bit dayglo and rave-y, with shellsuits, loud graphics, geometric patterns woven into the man-made fibre shirts, and unnecessary spot colour on the boots!

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The front cover – featuring happy England & Scotland footballers!

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England & Scotland kits, and a young Owen Hargreaves!

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His & Hers Scotland kit, plus Andy Roxburgh & Sir Bobby Robson…

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A handy visual guide to Italy, DIadora gear, & other nation’s adidas shirts…

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The Groups, & youth wear…

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Boots, balls & goalie gloves…

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More boots & balls…

Prices vary, but you’re looking at a very expensive (for the time) ¬£59.99 for the Diadora Magic Van Basten boots! But then they are pro level.

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The back cover – INTERSPORT shops nationwide. Remember any of them?

I grew up with Pilch’s in Norwich, and lived in Nottingham for 20 years so knew the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre well. I live in Bradford now, and Bridge Street is a faint shadow of what it once was. Nostalgia, tinged with sadness at the passing of so many great sports shops…

German Adidas Catalogue 1968

German Adidas Catalogue 1968

German Adidas Catalogue 1968, football boots, via Voices of East Anglia