SAMPDORIA COACH JACKET 1990-91

£70.00

We’ve teamed up with good people at Cult Kits to bring you this, from the year 1990.

It was the year of Sampdoria’s only Scudetto. Inspired by a resplendent Roberto Mancini, the hard-running Attilio Lombardo, goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca, ‘the Tsar’ Pietro Vierchowod, and Gianluca Vialli, who scored 19 that season. There was also a run of 19 games unbeaten to see them home, earning them the embroidered little shield sporting the national colours, revered since its introduction in the mid-1920s.

Samp’s success, wrote John Foot in his definitive book Calcio, was built on an unbreakable squad unity. They played for each other, on and off the pitch. It’s noted that seven of the starting XI hung out with each other almost every day, calling themselves the Seven Dwarves. Their play was all about the swift counter-attack, with Lombardo’s pace, Mancini’s guile, and Vialli’s power proving key.

Looking back, the win was punctuated by two wins. Both against Napoli. Both ending 4–1. The final, a battering at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, would prove to be Diego Maradona’s final game in Italy. And then there was the game against Inter...

Nobody expected them to win and then they did. The league’s top scorers with just three losses all season. A great story. And a really great jacket.

SIZING INFORMATION

Labelled as medium

Pit to pit: 23" / Neck to hem: 23.5"