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Forest and Macron celebrate 40 years since the first European Cup win

30 May 2019

Nottingham Forest and Macron are delighted to present a special edition shirt to celebrate 40 years since the club's first European Cup victory.

Priced at £70, each shirt is individually numbered from 1 to 1,979 and is presented in a commemorative box which makes the ideal souvenir or gift for a Forest supporter.

Supporters should be aware that the shirt will only be available to purchase in-store from 6pm-10pm on Thursday 30th May and sales are limited to one shirt per customer.

On 30th May 1979 at Munich’s Olympic Stadium, Nottingham Forest’s Trevor Francis scored the goal that gave his team an historic 1-0 victory in the final against Swedish side Malmö FF, allowing captain John McGovern to raise to the sky the first of two consecutive European Cups. Today, the English club and Macron, the technical sponsor of Forest and leader in teamwear manufacturing, have presented a special-edition shirt that celebrates the 40th anniversary of that amazing victory.

This anniversary shirt was created in the classic Nottingham Forest red or ‘Garibaldi red.’ It has a V-neck and a white trim that runs along the collar and the sleeve edges. The backneck is personalized with a red tag that features the club logo. The words CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE 1979 are continuously embroidered inside the collar. On the back of the collar trim, the European Cup (today Champions League) is embroidered in white.

All the names of the players who participated in the 1979 triumph are present in the fabric of the garment, repeatedly printed tone-on-tone sublimation on the right-front side of the shirt, a detail that makes this jersey really unique. The Macron Hero, logo of the Italian brand, is placed also on the right, while on the left side (the side of the heart) there is the crest of Nottingham Forest. The jersey is in a slim-fit cut with micromesh side inserts that allow for maximum breathability.

“The emotions that a jersey may give to the person who wears it is what we are striving for every time we create one of our products -- observed Gianluca Pavanello, Macron CEO – and the Nottingham Forest jersey wants to convey to today’s fans the same emotions from 40 years ago. This is a jersey that fans, today as in those days, will wear with passion and love for the club colours.”

Nottingham Forest were led by the legendary Brian Clough, the manager who stayed in charge of The Reds for 18 years and hired amazing players like Peter Shilton (England’s national-team goalkeeper), Kenny Burns, John Robertson and Trevor Francis. This special shirt celebrates these champions, as well as all the other members of that team.

The jersey is distinguished also by the icon of the Italian brand: the Macron Hero. The logo features the human body and takes inspiration from the tip of the spear, by definition a representation of dynamism and speed. The Macron Hero symbolizes even more effectively the joy at the end of the challenge, the achievement of a target, fatigue, passion and determination. The Macron philosophy: “Work hard. Play harder”.

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