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During the 1970's, ADMIRAL were pioneers of a new concept producing bespoke soccer stripes for major football clubs, coupling innovative design and fabrics with the use of the Club's official crest or badge. Throughout the 1980's this innovation was driven forward by ADMIRAL and other manufacturers leading to availability at retail of design-led soccerwear and replica kits as a new sector was created within the sportswear market.
ADMIRAL entered the 1990's well placed to build upon its widespread awareness and long established reputation. Clubs supplied by ADMIRAL included English Champions Leeds United, Scottish Champions Glasgow Rangers, USSR Champions Dynamo Kiev, Sparta Rotterdam, Southampton, Middlesborough, Plymouth, Bradford, Grimsby, Italy Series B Champions Foggia, The Polish, San Marino and the North Korean National Teams, Wimbledon, Northern Ireland Champions Portadown, Charlton Athletic, Heart of Midlothian and Scottish Cup Winners Motherwell, Louletano of Portugal and Al Wadha of the U.A.E.
During the 1990's after a period of relatively inactivity, the trademarks were acquired in 1997 by branded sports and leisurewear specialists, Hay & Robertson plc, who are dedicated to re-establishing ADMIRAL as one of the World's leading soccer brands.
In 2000 Admiral entered the world of cricket and became the Official kit supplier to the England Cricket Teams. By 2001 Admiral had also become the kit supplier to the West Indies and South Africa Cricket teams as well as supplying the Canadian Team for the 2002 Cricket World Cup held in South Africa.
Admiral is the Official Kit Supplier to the England Cricket teams, the West Indies Cricket team and continues the brand's tradition of supplying kit to major high profile football clubs with Leeds United AFC