All the club champions of the first truly national sporting competition in Australia, the National Soccer League, are featured in this design. Twenty-eight seasons. Thirteen clubs lifted the NSL trophy at least once.
There is no doubt most NSL clubs had ethnic allegiances. Sydney City, known as Hakoah by its Jewish backers, dominated the game in the early days of the competition (winning four of the first six championships). As it grew, clubs with fans predominantly from Italian, Greek and Croatian-speaking households supported the most successful clubs across the country.
Soccer administrators tried and failed to de-ethnicise the game in Australia. However, the NSL's failure to engage the broader community ultimately led to its demise. In 2003, it was to be wound up, with the final match taking place between Parramatta Power and Perth Glory. The 2004 NSL Grand Final drew 9,630 spectators - the Glory winning it 1-0. Nick Mrdja scored the golden goal in extra-time on 98 minutes.
Some 2,707 players, 5,829 games and 16,159 goals on from the first kick on 2 April 1977, it was over. The history of the NSL lives in the hearts of all the fans who attended to support their community, club and game.
National Soccer League Champions T-shirt
- Unisex, regular fit
- Crew neck
- Mid-weight, 180 GSM
- 100% combed cotton
- Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL W 47 52 56.5 61 64 68 L 71 75 78.5 82 83.5 85
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