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IAN EVANS HOME v SCOTLAND 1977

MALCOLM PAGE HOME AIRTEX v WEST GERMANY 1977

ROD THOMAS AWAY V CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1977

ANDREW EVANS HOME UNDER 21 V ENGLAND 1976

JOEY JONES HOME v ENGLAND 1978

DAI DAVIES GOALKEEPERS v ENGLAND 1976

Admiral

Admiral Home Logo

Admiral became a popular kit manufacturer to many professional clubs during the mid-1970's, and also supplied the England National team from 1974. They took over the Wales kit contract in the FAW's Centenary season of 1976. Although they only produced two design styles, these were to become both iconic and very popular.

First worn in the Centenary match versus England in March 1976 and having its final outing in the fixture against Turkey in November 1979. The cult red with yellow & green "tramlines" shirt followed the same design made famous by Coventry City. Like the sky blues, there was a reverse away shirt, but not a rather unusual brown!, but a daffodil yellow with red & green tramlines. The away shirt only saw two outing so is a sort after shirt for collectors, as is the home "Airtex" version which was worn around half a dozen times, between 1977 and 1979.

The Admiral contract ended at the end of 1979 when the company suffered financial problems, although they continued to manufacturer kit for the England team until 1983. For Wales it may have been a relatively short tenure as kit supplier, but the certainly left their mark, with what is the most recogniseable of shirts ever worn by the Welsh National team.

Admiral Away Logo