Now we have all drowned our sorrows and erased any memory that England even competed at this year’s tournament, we can all now turn our attention to something far more interesting… Euro Kit Classics Round 2… (Let’s face it, England were as exciting as Andy Townsend’s commentary)
Netherlands – Euro 1988
We are going to start off with one of the most amazing kits of all time. The Dutch team from ’88 were kitted out by none other than Adidas. Is it any surprise that Adidas got the design spot on again? We think not.
The year of ’88 saw the Netherlands crowned champions for the first and only time to date. Dutch heroes such as Van Basten and Gullit led the Dutch to European glory, but we think they were winning from the start in this classic number!
Germany – Euro 1992
It seems Adidas and European Kits have struck up a winning partnership as here they are again with another fantastic kit, only this time they are kitting out Germany. This was the first year that Germany competed as a unified nation again, which worked so well until the final.
The Germans were defeated 2-0 by Denmark. However, since that day the German team has gone on to stock their trophy cabinet with more and more winners’ medals on the World and European stage.
Bulgaria – Euro 1996
Finally… A European kit that was not manufactured by Adidas. Puma entered the market this year by kitting out unlikely qualifiers Bulgaria in this stunning ensemble.
Bulgarian legend Hristo Stoitchkov sent Romania tumbling out early on with one of his many magical goals. However, the talisman could not stop his team from narrowly missing out on qualification to the knock out stages.