3 thoughts on “End of an era for Anderlecht – Part 1

  1. No-one’s going to forget that game in Bremen in a hurry. But I’m going to forget Anderlecht aren’t in Adidas, through sheer habit, and it’ll be a horrible realisation when I next see them on’t telly.

    The simple kits they wore in their three straight CWC finals of 76-78 were as iconic as the Dutch national kits of the same era – impossible to combine the components in a way that didn’t look as sensationally modern as their football:

    The common factors (other than losing one of those finals to Germans … in Amsterdam) were Rensenbrink, Haan and the three stripes.


  2. I seemed to recall Anderlecht changing to the “Equipment” range part way through the 91/92 season – the Belgian league was often featured in the roundup on Eurosport’s “Eurogoals” show and couldn’t help but notice Anderlecht wearing an updated strip (as illustrated for 92/93) from around the turn of the year.

    Here’s a video of their European Cup group match (the last season before the Champions League rebrand) against Sampdoria. Also note that sponsorship had been permitted, unlike in the Champions League from 92/93: _

  3. Cheers Jon, great spot! Given that that style didn’t come to prominence at Euro 92 and then in 92-93, I wonder were Anderlecht the first side to use it?

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