My Favourite Shirt - Part Nineteen

Part Nineteen of My Favourite Shirt has Russell Chenery answering questions about his 1989/90 AFC Ajax Away Shirt as well as other questions about shirts and football.


Russell wearing the infamous 1989/90 Ajax Away Shirt

Why is this your favourite shirt? Umbro were at their very best and a design ahead of its time.

Ajax Amsterdam 1989 away shirt by umbro.

Does it bring any memories of Ajax back then or of anything else to you? When I was 15 I was out with my mum and grandad out shopping.we went to a sports shop full of football shirts Liverpool, Man Utd, Everton, Celtic, Rangers and so on! But the only foreign shirt was Ajax Amsterdam and this away shirt in all its wonderful outrageous glorious design!! But I had a choice and ended up buying an Everton shirt!! I guess at the time I did not know nothing about Ajax or Dutch football. I am now 45 and this shirt is iconic and very rare these days commanding a high price indeed.luckly for me my wonderful wife, Mandy, brought this very shirt for me as a all these years later that boy finally got his favourite shirt as a man!

You’ve got a few gems in your collection. Do you look for any shirts in particular? I like all the iconic shirts also the retro classics and even some retro remakes to the exact specifications let's be honest some of these are now impossible to find or buy.


Anything you’re looking for now that’s eluding you?  How long have you got? 😂


How do you feel that shirts from the past compare to the shirts of today? Too many shirts are basic and no thought or design or same shirt but different badge and sponsor for most clubs except for a small minority. But do like the Nike 3rd kit range this season.

Are there any teams that you like or follow in the world of football? Rangers, Juventus, Lazio, Sheffield Wednesday, Feyenoord, Ajax, Everton, AC Milan.

What was the first game you ever went to and what was the score? Norwich v Everton Littlewoods Cup. 4-1 to Everton.

Finally, if you had to pick a world XI from today who would be in it? Not sure!! How about a mixture as a lot of today's players are overrated?


  1. Neville Southall

  2. Gary Nevillle

  3. Paolo Maldini

  4. Terry Butcher

  5. Marco Materazzi

  6. Ray Wilkins

  7. Graham Roberts

  8. Marco van Basten

  9. Lionel Messi

  10. Diego Maradona

  11. Cristiano Ronaldo

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