Sunday, March 8, 2015

France 1967/72 Away & 3rd kits

Yesterday I'm posted the home kits, to continue the France away and third kits was worn from the 1967 through 1972. Same design as the home kits, France away in white, compliment with the blue short.
These away kits graphic base on the France, EURO 1972, qualifying match against Norway at Oslo.

The first red jersey of the team of France in 1906. At the time France were playing in white and had been England who also played by White. France had played so red and had been thrashed by England. Other fact, the away shirt was red until the beginning of the 1960s and then it became white. It was due to the TV
in black and white at this time, so the different team needed to have contrasted colors. On a black and white TV, a blue shirt is grey, and a red shirt is grey. So to help the telespectectors, the scond shirt must be really different from the home shirt.


joaquim said...


Anonymous said...

I do not think that the red shirt was really used during a match ?

Do you have somme information on thaht shirt ?

joaquim said...

this red jersey would have been used during the Independence Cup held in Brazil from June 11 to July 9, 1972.

Azmie aka switch image said...

Conform I read that this red shirt was use only for one match. It was during the independance Cupin Brazil 1972.
The match was France-Africa 2-0 the 14 June 1972

Anonymous said...

I am not sure of that. I got a blanck white image of thze match. It is not easy to tell the color of the shirt. Where did you read this ?