Original Vintage Retro Chelsea Shirts & Kit
Vintage Retro Chelsea Shirts
Authentic Classic Chelsea Kit
A selection of original retro Chelsea football shirts that includes vintage home, away and training kits and jackets. These classic Chelsea kits span from the early 90s covering some of their most iconic kits, up until the latest season jerseys.
Retro Chelsea Kits through the Years
When it comes to classic football shirts, Chelsea have been churning out modern kit classics with cavalier abandon for the best part of the 21st century. When Roman Abramovich swept into southwest London on a magic carpet made entirely of Russian banknotes in June 2003, it signalled that Chelsea were going to be a dominant, hypermodern force in global football in the 21st century. Their kits in this new era have reflected their forward-thinking ethos.
Chelsea have been the most successful English team over the course of the past decade, with three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, one League Cup, two Europa League titles, and that all-important Champions League in Munich.
The vintage football kits for the victorious 2011-12 Champions League campaign will live long in the memory for Chelsea fans. Aesthetically, this historical home shirt was a relatively uninspiring design, using a template that would have felt at home being worn by mannequins in Sports Direct’s discount training gear range, than by elite-level footballers.
The retro away shirt and third shirts, however, were worn numerous times on route to the final and were much easier on the eye. As Fernando Torres rounded Victor Valdes in that famous semi-final victory at the Nou Camp, he wore that season’s Chelsea's third kit, a sleek white shirt with navy and neon features on the upper chest – and that classic Samsung sponsor, of course. The retro away kit was an interesting design too: a black number with a turquoise criss-cross gradient which looked suspiciously like prison bars – apt considering how often Chelsea would get out of jail free in that European campaign.
Looking further back in time, the 1995-97 home shirt was a high point in Chelsea's classic football kit history. Manufactured by an Umbro at the top of their game and embellished with an impossibly cool Coors logo, this vintage football kit was worn by the most cosmopolitan side the Premier League had seen. The likes of Ruud Gullit, Roberto Di Matteo, Frank Leboeuf, Gianfranco Zola wore this deep blue shirt that is somehow both subtle and eccentric.
Check out our range of classic Chelsea football shirts above.