Throwback to when Crystal Palace had the best kits in the Football League

Crystal Palace are a proper football club.

They’ve got the history, they’ve got the fans and, looking over the years, they’ve got at least two football kits that are, simply, glorious.

1982-83 may have been a truly dismal season for the club, but at least they looked brilliant while playing dismally.

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Their home kit was a white Adidas-manufactured number with a red-and-blue sash across its front.

Don’t get me wrong, that was a fantastic kit, but their away kit was something truly special.

It was designed in the same style, but the base colour was an almost-iridescent sky blue, with a bright red sash.

It’s a throwback to a time when football kits were something to shout about; when Palace narrowly avoided relegation to the third tier; when Alan Mullery replaced Steve Kember as manager.

It may have been an awful time to be a Palace fan, but at least their players looked fantastic while playing exceptionally badly.

Pick up your retro Palace kit right here

1982 Crystal Palace football shirt XS

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