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The Team Colours Project.

Parodi Teams 2002-2004

AEK - Parma

Although released in mid 2003, the team colours on show in this section are mostly those worn in 2002. For instance, England had changed their kit before the Subbuteo version even hit the shelves.

I wasn't sure how to display the teams for this page. There was some evidence of a numbering system, but this seemed to have fallen by the wayside. Many sellers split the teams into different nationalities, but this isn't how Subbuteo was usually presented. One possibility was to split the list into the green boxed teams, and the new black boxed ones. This would've split the player types to match the rest of the team project, but the random nature of production would mean having to check both pages to see which teams were produced, and would also separate many away kits from their matching home versions.

In the end, I've done a simple A-Z of the standard kits, with the new style teams highlighted in bold (although this should also be obvious from the pictures). At the end of the normal range are the World Table Soccer specials, the range of Scottish teams launched in December 2003, the Premiership newcomers, and Subbuteoworld club specials.

A big thank you to  Greg and Dave at WORLD TABLE SOCCER who kindly allowed me to use the pictures from their website to illustrate this range, and helped with the variations minefield !!

January 2004: New style bases with different colours are now turning up in the black boxed teams. The different base colours to look out for are white (obviously), black, red, blue, light blue, yellow, green, orange, pink and grey, all available as outers or inners.
March 2004: Production of these new teams is set to continue in 2004.
June-August 2004:  As new supplies of these teams arrived at the various Subbuteo sellers, many of the teams that were previously sold in the old figures and bases switched to the new versions. Basically eventually everything was released on the new figures, which was good news. As usual, there were quirks, with some Hasbro teams sold with new bases in the black boxes, and some old Hasbro teams having the new bald/pony-tail figures included in them. 
2009: With the licence from Hasbro long since lapsed, this page has now become a history record rather than an attempt to record a new range. Eventually all the teams appeared on the new figures, and in proper two tone bases. However, it doesn't seem worth all the extra pictures to record the changes. For the final year of production, Astrobase produced a helpful two page catalogue, which I believe can still be downloaded from their website. This showed the enlarged range of that time. I'll deal with that at the end of this list.

2003 Team colours.

  1. AEK (Greece)

  2. Ajax (Holland)

  3. Anderlecht (Belgium)

  4. Argentina

  5. Arsenal

  6. Aston Villa

  7. Atalanta (Italy)

  8. Athletic Bilbao (Spain)

  9. Atlético Madrid (Spain)

  10. Auxerre (France)

  1. Barcelona (Spain)

  2. Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)

  3. Bayern Munich (Germany)

  4. Belgium

  5. Benfica (Portugal)

  6. Birmingham City

  7. Blackburn Rovers

  8. Boavista (Portugal)

  9. Boca Juniors (Argentina)

  10. Bologna (Italy)

  1. Bolton Wanderers

  2. Bordeaux (France)

  3. Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

    • A second version was produced with a black stripe down the centre of the shirt.

  4. Brazil

    • See the World Table Soccer specials for Brazil 2nd (and Brazil 1970)

  5. Brescia (Italy)

    • 2004 - Second version produced with colours reversed (i.e. blue shirt, white "V" and shorts)

  6. Cameroon

  7. Celtic (Scotland)

  8. Chelsea

  9. Chievo (Italy)

  10. Como (Italy)

  1. Costa Rica

  2. Croatia

  3. Denmark

  4. Deportivo La Coruña (Spain)

  5. Ecuador

  6. Empoli (Italy)

  7. England

    • New version with Euro 2004 trim has been produced.

  8. England 2nd

  9. Everton

  10. Fenerbahce (Turkey)

  1. Feyenoord (Holland)

  2. Flamengo (Brazil)

  3. Florentia 1926 (Italy)

    • Seen in the new black box with new bases, but still in the old figure.

  4. Foggia (Italy)

  5. France

  6. Fulham

  7. Galatasaray (Greece)

  8. Genoa (Italy)

    • Second version produced in new figure, in the classic kit of red/black halves.

  9. Germany

  10. Holland

    • See the World Table Soccer specials for Holland 2nd.

    • A version with white shorts was produced towards the end of the Parodi run

    • Whilst the black-shorts version was later sold as Shaktar Donesk.

  1. Inter Milan (Italy)

  2. Inter Milan 2nd (Italy)

  3. Italy

  4. Italy 2nd

  5. Japan

  6. Juventus (Italy)

    • Second version produced with white shorts (but still on the old figures/bases).

    • White shorts version also produced in the new style figure/base.

  7. Juventus 2nd (Italy)

  8. Lazio (Italy)

  9. Lazio 2nd (Italy)

  10. Leece (Italy)

  1. Leeds Utd

  2. Lens (France)

  3. Liverpool

  4. Lyon (France)

  5. Manchester City

  6. Manchester Utd

  7. Marseille (France)

  8. Mexico

  9. Middlesborough

  10. AC Milan (Italy)

    • Later versions were produced with the traditional white shorts.

  1. AC Milan 2nd (Italy)

  2. Modena (Italy)

  3. Napoli (Italy)

    • Napoli reverted to their standard light blue/white kit in 2004, and Parodi corrected their kit to match.

  4. Newcastle United

  5. Nigeria

  6. Olympiakos (Greece)

  7. Palermo (Italy)

  8. Paraguay

  9. Paris Saint Germain (France)

  10. Parma (Italy)

Head for Part 2 for the rest of the standard teams, plus the specials and Scottish Premiership.

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