For sale here is a rare Washington Diplomats shirt. As we cannot find another of these anywhere online and it varies from the shirts worn by the players Adidas trefoil smaller, stripes narrower etc. We think this is a European version of the 1980 Dips shirt, this is certainly from the time and not a modern replica. Overall this is a beautiful vintage Adidas Ventex item from a very interesting time in the development of professional soccer in America.
Johan Cruyff played for the Dips during this period wearing his favoured number 14 shirt, the Dips were formed in 1974 and folded after the 1980 season although the'Detroit Express' did move to Washington to become the new Diplomats for 1 season the following year with Jimmy Hill as chairman! (Can't see a size label, compares to other small shirts - see measurements) Measurements : Chest (armpit to armpit) 19" Length (base of collar to rear of shirt) 26.5".The item "80s Washington Diplomats Football Shirt NASL Soccer Jersey DIPS Adidas Ventex S" is in sale since Wednesday, April 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Sports Memorabilia\Football Shirts\Other Football Shirts". The seller is "*retro-footy-shirts*" and is located in Leeds. This item can be shipped worldwide.