The Liverpool Shirts Museum
1978 European Cup Final Player Shirt
The V-neck collar shirts were used between 1977-1982, whereas HITACHI sponsor was
added in seasons 1979-1980 and 1980-1981 only. For the glorious Euroepan Cup Finals
Liverpool played in 1977 and 1978, tailor-made one-off player shirts were manufactured
with specific texture apart from the embroidery present.
Liverpool 1978 European Cup Final Player
Shirt - T
his is the actual match worn shirt of
David Fairclough.
The Euroepan Cup Final 1978 was played at
Wembley against FC Brugge. Liverpool's
shirts have the special embroidery beneath
the Liverbird. However, that's not the only
difference.
Featured Kenny Dalglish and
David Fairclough celebrating after the end of
match.
Upon a direct comparison, a typical V-neck
player shirt doesn't have spores-like
texture on the shirt surface.
From the front side of the shirt, we can see
the presence of spores-like air-tex texture.
This is very different from the prevailing
V-neck collar player shirts from the same
era.
As always, UMBRO era player shirts should
have the collar tag size printed in words
instead of numerics. Here we see the tag
reads OS MENS.
Both the UMBRO motif and Liverbird crest
are beautifully embroidered into the shirt.
Beneath the Liverbird, there is additional
embroidery of European Cup Final Wembley
1978.
This number 9 match worn shirt originates
from it's owner, David Fairclough.
Featured David Fairclough holding his own
number 9 match worn 1978 European Cup
Final shirt.
This David Fairclough number 9 match worn
1978 European Cup Final shirt was formerly
displayed at the Liverpool FC Museum.
Beneath the collar tag it bears a small label
"EN285/10", which was the Museum item
code assigned by the Museum curator
Stephen Done.
Featured Liverpool FC Museum cabinet
once displaying the David Fairclough's
number 9 match worn 1978 European Cup
Final shirt. The shirt was removed from the
Museum and handed back to David
Fairclough in 2013 before the Museum
underwent renovation work and reopened
in October 2013.