1998-2000 goalkeeper shirt by Puma

Green and blue will never do?

A goalkeeper shirt, A love/hate mainly due to the colour scheme I’m sure we was all brought up with our parents saying to us that “green and blue will never do” but in this instance Wolves and Puma thought differently! This shirt this was the final season we had our kit manufactured by Puma and we would not partner up again for 13 years. The sponsor was yet again a continuation for the 90s era by tyre manufacturing company Goodyear who had a strong presence within Wolverhampton.

Style:6/10

Popularity:5/10

Quality:9/10

Collectibility:7/10

Rareness: 9/10

Estimated price: £60 (average from the 3 I have found/seen!)

1998-2000 goalkeeper shirt by Puma front
1998-2000 goalkeeper shirt by Puma front

The first season this was worn we narrowly missed out on a Play-Off place on the final day of the season with a 3-2 home loss to Bradford City. For the second season we again finished 7th and again 3 points behind Bolton Wanderers.

In all honestly this is possibly my 4th favourite goalkeeper shirt I own as I’m a fan of the abnormal shirts and this qualifying as one of them, mainly due to the shirt being striped vertically let alone being a green and blue colour scheme. The shirt is a size small but I’m a medium and this definitely fits like a medium like as all shirts were baggy during the 90s.

1998-2000 goalkeeper shirt by Puma numeral
1998-2000 goalkeeper shirt by Puma numeral

The shirt has an embossed felt puma logo and an embossed felt Good Year sponsor across the front. Also the shirt features a felt number 1 on the back. The shirt would of been worn by Mike Stowell (in the middle of our goal) in the 98/99 season and by Michael Oakes in the 99/00 season.

1998-2000 goalkeeper shirt by Puma Good Year logo
1998-2000 goalkeeper shirt by Puma Good Year logo

I have only ever seen this shirt 3 times, once on Classic Football Shirts that sold for over £70, another on Depop that is currently there for £60 and this one I was very lucky to come across for under £45.

Author: Ant Pratley

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