Year/Season: 1998 – 1999
Club: Manchester United Season: 1998-1999 Sponsor: Sharp, UMBRO Details: Revolutionary black zip-up, white-collar, black shoulder stripes with diamonds, larger-sized Manchester United Shield placed on the heart, Red Devil color combination
The 1998-1999 Manchester United jersey is by many considered one of the most iconic jerseys’ in the club’s history.
The 1998-1999 season was the milestone year where Manchester United became the first English team to win The Treble – winning the national league (The Premier League), the national cup (FA Cup), and UEFA Champions League. They did so without having won anything the year before.
The team was coached by legendary Alex Ferguson and included many noteworthy players who have since also become Mancher United Legends – including Peter Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Jaap Stam, Andy Cole, Ryan Gigs, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Roy Keane and, of course, David Beckham.
Many regard the Treble as manager Alex Ferguson’s greatest achievement with the Red Devils. As a recognition of his success, he was also awarded knighthood and given the title of Sir. Additionally, David Beckham won the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award, and was runner-up to Rivaldo for 1999’s Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards.