Midweek Mashup – Hamburg opponents special
Something different today, with four kits which ostensibly don’t have anything in common but all of which are bound by the fact that they were worn as a result of the teams coming up against the same opposition.
Hamburg have played in a number of different combinations but their traditional home kit of white shirts, red shorts and blue socks and it was worn against four sides featured here, forcing them into alterations.
Bayern Munich (1991-92 and 1992-93)
In recent years, Bayern have tended to wear dark away kits at Volksparkstadion (often with white socks), but in the early 1990s they only had a red home kit and white away to choose from, meaning they wore a mix.
The gradual reduction of the amount of red in their kit in the 1990s made this less of an issue.
Monaco’s decision to have a white change kit and a red change kit in the 1990s meant they had to come up with alternatives on occasion, such as against Feyenoord in 1992.
When they eliminated Hamburg from the Uefa Cup in 1996-97, they were in this strip, which was similar to what the France U21s were using at the time.
While Roma’s home kit of dark red shirts, white shorts and black socks didn’t clash with any of the individual elements of the Hamburg kit, it was felt that their navy third kit would be better, though of course that caused a socks-clash, with the alternative home set used instead.
The current decade hasn’t been good for Hamburg – they were relegated at the end of last season and haven’t played in European competition since this 2009-10 Europa League semi-final defeat by Fulham.
Obviously, the Cottagers’ home kit couldn’t used and their away was all-red. That could have worked with the black home shorts, but instead they opted for their navy third shirt and shorts, with the home white socks worn.
Fulham would also use this kit in final defeat Atletico Madrid.
1 thought on “Midweek Mashup – Hamburg opponents special”
Wasn’t it also Hamburg that also forced Arsenal to wear their “Dubai” away strip in the 2006-07 Champions League? Not exactly a change of colours, but a shirt sponsor change forced by a clash of Flying Emirates, and UEFA’s weird rules in force at the time.