We all love our clubs but few of us know the full history of those. Today we want to go down and help you to discover the history behind Juventus, Liverpool, Boca Juniors, Man United and Arsenal shirt colours.
Juventus have signed these players for FREE in recent years:
Aaron Ramsey on the way…
Transfer window kings! pic.twitter.com/mC9jjLHnWb
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When Juventus was founded by students in 1897 there were many teams in Turin who wore specific colours, so in order to stand out the founders choose pink and black but those colours turned out to be unlucky; So John Savage who played for the team suggested changing colours.
Savage wanted to replace pink with Nottingham forest’s red and sent an old dirt uniform as sample and the supplier thought it was black and white.
When the shirts arrived in Italy everyone was surprised and tried sent those back but it was late because the season was to start in few days. They were forced to wear black and White, but these colours proved to be lucky ones as they started winning. They finally decided to keep them.
But some other people don’t believe this, they think Savage wanted Juventus to wear Notts Forest’s Black and White which was his former team.
Which Liverpool player was your greatest childhood hero? pic.twitter.com/m0gcwN8FrF
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In the mid 50s Liverpool Football Club were a very poor Second Division side but the arrival of one man would turn things around. William “Bill” Shankly became the manager of reds in 1959 and decided to improve the club.
Bill Shankly usually used psychological practices to train players and manage the tactics in the game. Liverpool FC used to play in a red shirt and white shorts but the master of psychology decided to change the kit in order to intimidate the opponents, in came the famous all Red Kit with the liver bird crest on the shirt.
I agree with @GNev2..no manager should ever be allowed to introduce their own philosophy other than what is the tradition of @ManUtd.The club,fans,players have all suffered in the last 5yrs.Those big name coaches who lead us astray with funny styles should never be hired.#GGMU pic.twitter.com/LKCz0R7NAi
— Wanjiru Wanjiru (@PetWanjiru) January 16, 2019
Back in 1892 when Man United were known as Newton Heath, their kits were yellow and green.
At the turn of the new century when the name was changed to Manchester United, they began a period of experimentation for the next 30 years. Blue and white, red and white, and all combinations of stripes of these colours were possible options until 1928 when Manchester switched permanently to the red, white, and black colours.