Manchester City’s most important ever football kit

Manchester City are one of the country’s best teams these days.

They’re bringing home trophies pretty regularly and are improving each season in the Champions League.

But the club had a proper ‘what could’ve been’ moment back in 1999, when a lowly side that featured the likes of Paul Dickov and Nicky Weaver nicked the Division Two play-off final at Wembley.

Kevin Horlock and Dickov created the original ‘Aguero’ moments, by scoring desperately late on to tie the game at 2-2, taking it to extra time.

Then Weaver turned into the hero, as City won a penalty shootout, sending them to Division One. Just 12 years later, they would lift the Premier League trophy, having been the subject of a multi-billion pound takeover in 2008.

When they beat Gillingham, they were wearing what would become one of their most iconic kits, this absolute beauty:

 

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If they hadn’t been promoted that season, they wouldn’t have been promoted back to the Premier League the following season, and it’s feasible that Sheikh Mansour would have taken his millions elsewhere, particularly if City had stayed in the doldrums.

Essentially, this was the shirt City wore on the most significant day in their recent history. And what a shirt it is.

20% off 7-9 July

Pick up this vintage Man City shirt at 20% by Monday (use code ZIZOU at checkout). 

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