Manchester firm takes world’s biggest vintage football shirt collection on tour

Classic Football Shirts is based in Hyde - check out their amazing retro shirts.

The world’s biggest vintage football shirt collection has returned to Scotland courtesy of a firm from Greater Manchester.

More than 3,000 shirts ranging from the 1980s to the present day are for sale at Classic Football Shirts’ pop-up in Trongate, Glasgow.

The pop-up showcases some of the most iconic shirts the company has in its vast collection.

Ciaran Gold, head of retail at Classic Football Shirts, said: “We last brought our touring pop-up concept to Glasgow in February 2020 and were absolutely blown away by the demand; it eclipsed anything we had done previously.

“Given the huge attendances at Scottish football games we should have seen it coming, so this time we’ve doubled the amount of shirts we’ve brought.”


Classic Football Shirts is based in Hyde and in addition to its two permanent shops in London and Manchester, has more than one million shirts available to buy here .

Ciaran said: “I like to think our shops are part-shop, part-museum. Whoever you support, being able to see some of the incredible shirts worn in the past 40 years in the flesh is an incredibly nostalgic experience.

”With prices ranging from £15 for recent team jerseys up to £300 for the rarer items, there’s something for every budget.“Every shirt is part of footballing history,” said Ciaran.

“Whether it is one of our most sought after items or one of our clearance lines, they all have a story behind them.”