The Republic of Ireland made their World Cup debut in 1990, qualifying for the first time after nearly 60 years of attempts. The Irish were heavy underdogs in Group F alongside England, the Netherlands, and Egypt. Without a superstar squad, they shocked the world by reaching the Quarter-Final stage, but were ultimately sent home by Italy in a tight 0-1 defeat. The 1990 Italia World Cup remains the Republic of Ireland’s best ever World Cup result. The Irish football heroes that wore this kit include team captain Mick McCarthy, Kevin Moran, John Aldridge, David O’Leary, and Frank Stapleton.
This shirt is a classic remake of the OPEL version of the Republic of Ireland 1990 World Cup jersey. FIFA and UEFA prohibited national teams from playing with sponsored shirts, so the team competed with the blank version of this jersey, featuring the 90s chevron design pattern. We prefer the OPEL version!
This jersey has been remade with impeccable attention to detail. It features the same collar, sleeving, ridges and embroidery as the original.
Printing is done in the original style, as close to the authentic font and colour as possible. If the jersey originally had the number printed on the front we will print this unless instructed otherwise.
Please check the measurements carefully as most people find they require a size up. The jerseys have a slim or muscle fit.
The blank version of this jersey is eligible for fast shipping. All other variants ship via standard or economy.
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We only use the best quality polyester and fabric. Our crests are always embroidered and we use sublimation inks to make sure the colours of the 90s stand the test of time.
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Ireland 1990 Italia Irish retro replica football shirt