Denis Law soccer set

Denis Law soccer set c.1964

By 1964, Denis Law had shown himself to be a powerhouse in football. That year’s Ballon d’Or winner represented the young, fresh face of British football, and was the obvious choice when Umbro needed a star to endorse their Soccer Sets, taking over from Matt Busby.

As clubs didn’t have agreements in place with manufacturers, Umbro made Soccer Sets in a selection of “leading First Division colours”; the reason behind this uncharacteristically blue kit.