History Of The Manchester United Jersey
The Manchester United Jersey
Being a red devil fan is synonymous of greatness and dominance. The Manchester United Jersey spreads history together with success. From its beginnings back in the 1880’s until nowadays, Manchester United has elevated not only the game but its name and reputation to being one of the most powerful brands in worldwide football (or soccer). This jersey carries power and dominance.
A team founded in 1878 under a completely different name, Newton Heath, and known as Manchester United since 1902, has been 20 times champions of England. A trophy that many want, but only few have reached. It was only until the 1910 decade when this Jersey settled colors to red shirt, white short, and black socks. A brand that has attracted millions of followers around the world (initially colors are said to be white and blue and shortly after green and gold).
Despite being discarded after the adoption of red as the symbolic color, green and gold made some short comebacks some years after.
"When Manchester United was officially adopted as name in 1902, a powerful and iconic brand was born"
This Jersey has undergone changes in color and design, but with time also came performance. Besides the iconic color, fabric changes came too with lighter-weight jerseys using more breathable materials. The Red Devils were among the first clubs to innovate and revolutionize soccer apparel.
In 1998, Manchester United was the first team to have a zip-up collar on its jersey. The Manchester United Jersey scaled up but it soon proved to be a dangerous addition to the jersey. Red, white and black came to stay but the green and gold halves design made a comeback as an away jersey between 1992 and 1994 (this jersey is still popular among ManU fans).
Nowadays, a slick and performance based Jersey is the norm, with sweat repellent and light weight fabrics that make it optimal for the game. The Manchester United jersey represents more than 100 years of history.
The red devils started playing at North Road, field, close to the railway yard, with a max attendance of 15.000 recorded in 1893. After 1893, and for a period of 17 years, the team changed field to the Bank Street Ground. Surprisingly a field with no stands at the beginning, but after 4 years, the field could sit around 50.000 people.
In 1910 Old Trafford appeared. The 'theatre of dreams'. The field that holds the vast majority of the Red Devil success and accomplishments. The stadium was built for an attendance of 77.000 people approximately. Bombed during World War II, the stadium saw reconstruction ever since and seating has been progressively expanded as a consequence of regulations that limited seating to 44.000 spectators initially.
After many stages of attendance expansion, the stadium saw max attendance in 2007 when it seated almost 77.000 people when Manchester United beat Blackburn Rovers 4-1 in March 31st.
Sir Alex Ferguson
A man that marked history in the club. Sir Alex Ferguson arrived as coach in 1986 and stayed for 27 years. Not only he was able to win a number of titles and trophies, but during the 1998-99 season, and under his belt, Manchester United crowned the ‘Treble’, becoming the first team to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League. All in the same season. Remarkable.
Sir Alex Ferguson reshaped the way coaches are seen. He gained the respect not only from the fans but also from the most recognized players during his tenure. Names such as David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, have all manifested a great admiration for 'the boss'.
ManU is one of the most popular soccer brands in the world with one of the biggest worldwide following (around +100 million fanbase worldwide according to firm Deloitte), and with one of the highest following in social media, only after Real Madrid and Barcelona. A brand that calls for success and recognition as a powerhouse of soccer.
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Manchester United represent history, greatness, dominance.