Football
Sky Blues to wear FA Cup winning shirt

By Steve Carpenter 23/04 Updated: 23/04 17:18

SKY Blues players will wear a 1987-style strip in this year's FA Cup to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the club winning the famous competition.

The blue and white striped shirt with navy shorts and sky socks is a throwback to the season when City overcame all the odds to en-route to the final and beat Tottenham 3-2 at Wembley.

They will wear the kit for the home match against Southampton on Saturday and should they progress will continue to wear it in a home draw and away if possible.

Supporters can buy the limited edition shirt themselves but just 1,987 are being made and are expected to be snapped up quickly.

"The cup final win in 1987 is the greatest moment in the club’s history and it’s right that those achievements should be honoured," said Justin Tose, commercial director at Coventry City.

"It was a fantastic era for the club and that blue and white striped shirt is synonymous with the famous victory.

"The day we take on Southampton will be almost 25 years to the day that George and John’s Coventry City beat Bolton Wanderers in the third round to begin that great journey.

"So we will take that opportunity to celebrate that time and the shirt will be part of that. We are also ordering in a very limited number of replicas to allow City fans to buy and we believe it will be popular."

The special edition shirt, which is available in adult sizes only (small to XXXL), will be available to purchase in the CCFC Superstore at the Ricoh Arena and online at ccfcshop.co.uk from 9am on Thursday January 5.

It is priced at £39.99, with £2.50 from every shirt sale being donated to the Former Players' Association.

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