Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Small white mark on the lower reverse. Reverse bottom hemline has been partially re-stitched
Size: Adult's Medium
Chest Measurement: 38-40 Inches / 97-101 CM
Manufacturer: Le Coq Sportif
Colour: Blue, red & white trim
Seasons: 1981/1982 & 1982/1983
Official Le Coq Sportif Chelsea home football shirt from the 1981/82 season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 8/10 – Excellent. Small white mark on the lower reverse. Reverse bottom hemline has been partially re-stitched (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collection of your own.
The late 1970s through to the '80s was a turbulent period for Chelsea. An ambitious redevelopment of Stamford Bridge threatened the financial stability of the club, star players were sold and the team were relegated. Further problems were caused by a notorious hooligan element among the support, which was to plague the club throughout the decade. In 1982, Chelsea were, at the nadir of their fortunes, acquired by Ken Bates for the nominal sum of £1, although by now the Stamford Bridge freehold had been sold to property developers, meaning the club faced losing their home.
On the pitch, the team had fared little better, coming close to relegation to the Third Division for the first time, but in 1983 manager John Neal put together an impressive new team for minimal outlay. Chelsea won the Second Division title in 1983–84 and established themselves in the top division, before being relegated again in 1988.
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