Timeless Elegance: Exploring the Legacy of Hamburg’s 1976-78 Away Shirt

In the history of football, certain jerseys become timeless relics, carrying moments of triumph, trophies, and a lot of memories. One such gem is the Hamburg 1976-78 Away Shirt. The shirt is designed in a vibrant sky blue. Manufactured by Erima, the kit has a white collar, shoulder trim and cuffs. HSV is proudly worn centrally on the chest, creating a striking design and a symbol of Hamburg. 

Worn during the 1976-77 and 1977-78 seasons, this shirt was worn by the likes of Kevin Keegan, Magath, Keller, Reimann and Ripp, as it witnessed Hamburg’s ascent to the European peak. In the 1976-77 season, despite a 6th-place Bundesliga finish, the team clinched the European Cup, which is now known as Champions League. Under the coaching of Kuno Klötzer, Hamburg secured a memorable victory in the European Cup final, triumphing 2-0 over Anderlecht. Willi Reimann, donning the same jersey, emerged as the team’s top scorer with an impressive record of 20 goals. The following season saw the iconic Kevin Keegan wear this jersey, a signing that later marked his Ballon D’Or-winning campaign.

Fast forward to the present day, it’s worth noting that Hamburger SV was the only original Bundesliga side to have played continuously in the top tier – without ever having been relegated – from when the league was formed in 1963, until they were relegated in the 2017–18 season, finishing in 17th place. This shirt is a true piece of footballing history.


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