Nineties Kit of the Week: Bayern Munich H (95/97)

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Team: Bayern Munich
Strip: Home
Year: 1995-97
Manufacturer: Adidas
Sponsors: Opel
As worn by: Lothar Matthaus, Jurgen Klinsmann, Dietmar Hamann, Jean-Pierre Papin

I honestly didn’t deliberately set out to do two German kits – and two kits worn by Matthaus and Klinsmann, at that – two weeks in a row. But when Bayern launched their 2014/15 kit recently, comparisons with this stunning 1995 effort were obvious. Worn for two seasons, including in the 1996 UEFA Cup win, it’s pretty much the platonic ideal of a red-and-blue-with-white-trim kit – possibly even more so than the early ’90s Barca shirt.

In fact, it’s such a good kit that Crystal Palace nicked it wholesale the following season:


As it goes, I actually think the short-lived, text-only version of the adidas logo (which I’m a big fan of) looks better placed where it is on the Palace kit, but it’s hard to deny that it’s Bayern’s shirt that’s the iconic one.

1 Comment on Nineties Kit of the Week: Bayern Munich H (95/97)

  1. Kieran Wilks // June 11, 2014 at 1:56 am // Reply

    I wish adidas would bring back the classic originals badge back for tournaments like the World Cup and also revert back to the adidas tango style footballs too.

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