In the first of our International retro football shirts to celebrate the upcoming London Olympics, we take a look at some Uruguay retro shirts from the past.
Uruguay 1930 World Cup Final Shirt
The first World Cup ever was held in Uruguay, in 1930, and due to the fact that there were few European teams participating mainly because of difficulties travelling to South America, the host nation actually won the competition.
These Uruguay 1930 World Cup Final shirts are Royal blue in colour made from drill cotton with long sleeves and a white collar.
Uruguay 1950 World Cup Final
The 1950 FIFA World Cup, which was held in Brazil, saw Uruguay win their second World Cup. The competition marked the 25th anniversary of Rimet’s presidency of FIFA and so it was the first tournament where the trophy was referred to as the Jules Rimet Cup.
The victory by the Celestes (the Sky Blues) over Brazil in the final ranks as one of the greatest upsets of all time in football. The Sky Blue coloured shirt is made form 100% cotton and has short sleeves.
Be sure to check out the South American Retro Football Shirts section of the site for more great retro football shirts.