Gallery: The best Spurs kits from the 1980s

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Dom Le Roy

Recently, we covered our top five best Tottenham home kits from the 1990s. It proved to be popular, so we’re back again – this time covering the best Spurs home kits from the 1980s.

The 1980s brought a number of trophies to White Hart Lane including success on the European front. In 1984, Spurs defeated RSC Anderlecht in a two-legged affair to bring home the UEFA Cup.

The club won two consecutive FA Cups in 1981 and 1982 as well as finishing in a top five league position on five occasions.

A fruitful spell in the history of Tottenham Hotspur accompanied by a number of iconic home kits.

1. 1985-87

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Sure, the design was fantastic. It was certainly one of the most iconic in the Club’s history. But the fact that one of the world’s greatest ever footballers graced this shirt on one occasion perhaps is its greatest attribute.

The great Diego Maradona played for Tottenham Hotspur during Osvaldo Ardiles testimonial match against Inter Milan in 1986. The match was played at White Hart Lane in front of a crowd excess of 30,000. A crowd so big, that the match was delayed by 15 minutes to allow fans into the ground.

Maradona aside, the 1985 to 1987 Tottenham home shirt is simply the best Tottenham shirt from the 1980s. Its half-half design with diagonal stripes printed on the top half of the shirt separated by horizontal arrows was revolutionary.

In fact, it would inspire some of the Club’s future kits, most recently being the 2018/10 third kit, which also incorporated the design to an extent.

Overall rating: 10/10

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