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                      International Floodlit friendly shirt

 

WORN v MOSCOW DYNAMO 9/11/1955 

 

The games that saw Wolves proclaimed Champions of the World in one newspaper, after not only taking on the best International club sides,but beating them.

In 1953 the first set of floodlights were installed and were officially turned on against a South African XI on the 30th September a game Wolves won 3-1.

Described at the time as being one of the greatest club sides in the world,proving it by beating the best Europe had to offer.  

 

 

Made from Rayon,known as the poor mans silk,designed to shine under the newly installed floodlights.

These are like no other shirts worn in the clubs history and certainly one of the rarest.

After sifting through hours of old black and white news reels we know believe that this was worn by Jimmy Murray v Moscow Dynamo in November 1955,12 months after the most famous game of them all,the 3-2 victory over Honved.

 

 

Made by a local seamstress,this is a slightly different shade to the shirt worn v Honved and during research for this we also found out when Umbro took over from Bukta as the clubs kit supplier.

We knew that Umbro made the 1958 shirt but didn't know the exact year it changed over.

 

 

Shirt on the left above is Roy Swinbourne's from the Honved game. The number is made by Bukta. The Dynamo shirt on the right is an Umbro number. This proves beyond much doubt that Umbro started supplying the kit in 1955.