International football kit news with a difference today as Hummel have announced that they will make a unique one-off Denmark ‘nostalgic’ shirt made up classic Denmark football shirts from the past as donated by fans.
Danish football fans are being encouraged to donate their old Denmark jerseys from different eras to Hummel that will be sewn together to make a truly unique football shirt.
Hummel have already started accepting donations for the unique football shirt that will debut in a friendly against Chile at the end of March. After the fixture the matchworn football shirts will be auctioned, giving fans the opportunity to buy ‘back’ the jerseys. Proceeds from the money raised will go Football Foundation’s work for vulnerable children and young people in Denmark.
Christine Kvist the co-founder of the fund said, “All the less, and all the fighting experiences that are being put together in a sweater-it must definitely make some luck.”
Denmark manager Åge Hareide went on to say, “It’s a lot of fun and special. I think it’s very important to have a good relationship with our fans. There is a lot of nostalgia here with the beautiful years of the 80’s and 90’s, so it’s very nice to return to that”
Long term Danish midfielder William Kvist said, “I’m crazy about the idea. Usually, those who wear our jerseys to show their support when standing on the stands. But now we switch around, so it’s us who take their jerseys on and show that we are one big team where the 12th man is as important as the 11 on the pitch”.
Claus Steffensen who became famous for his “Vodka in Russia” song after Denmark beat Ireland in the playoffs to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia has already donated his Denmark 92 shirt saying, “I’m going to send in a shirt from the EM in 1992. It’s a pain for me, but it’s a good purpose. It’s less, and it’s joy and emotion. When I pick up one of my old jerseys, I can remember the matches I’ve seen while I was wearing it, and that’s great.”
Denmark unexpectedly won Euro 92 beating Germany in the final after they replaced Yugoslavia who were in a state of civil war and were not allowed to participate in the tournament.
Arguably one of the greatest football shirts of all time the 1986 Denmark home shirt is sure to feature, although who would want to send this classic football shirt off to be cut up?!