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Delacoste and French Production.

Team Lists - International and Rugby.

Part 3. National sides (équipes nationales)

This series started with France, England, Italy and Brazil, although West Germany and Holland had been added by the time of catalogue "A". These sides remain unchanged in catalogue "B" and were then expanded in the third and fourth catalogues. However this final expansion consists of standard sides, so I've decided they don't need pictures on this page.

Blue No. Number Team Name Catalogue English Ref No.
5770 656.702 France  A-D 164
5771 656.712 Angleterre A-C, D* 154, 317
5772 656.722 Italie A-D 166
5773 656.732 Brésil A-D 050
---- 656.782 Allemagne Ouest A-D 156
---- 656.792 Hollande A-D 013

The extra catalogue "C" sides.

Number Team Name Catalogue English Ref No.
657.202 Portugal C-D 281
657.212 Argentine C-D 067
657.222 Perou  C-D 159
657.232 Pologne C-D 039
657.242 Autriche C-D 010
657.252 Suede C-D 162
657.262 Ecosse C-D 318
657.272 Hongrie C-D 281
657.282 Yougoslavie C-D 149
657.292 Espagne C-D 048
657.302 Mexique C-D 157

And finally the "D" catalogue of 1979-80.

Number Team Name Catalogue English Ref No.
657.312 U.R.S.S. D 161
657.322 Tchecoslovaquie D 231
657.332 Allemagne de l'est D 018
657.342 Bulgarie D 152
657.352 Roumanie D 161
657.362 Suisse D 114
657.372 Uruguay D 163

Part 4. International Club Sides (Clubs Internationaux).

The "Blue" catalogue did not include any international club sides, whilst the "A" and "B" catalogues only offered four teams. In addition to this, Real Madrid was the same all white side as was sold under 402 and 472. 

Number Team Name Catalogue English Ref No.
656.742 Ajax d'Amsterdam A-D 056
656.752 Inter de Milan A-D 058
656.762 Real de Madrid A-D 021
656.772 Bayern de Munich A-B C-D 019, 214

As with the national sides, catalogues "C" and "D" saw a big increase in available teams, but again these are all sides in the standard UK range. The teams from 657.002 to 657.152 appear in both the "C" and the "D" catalogues, while 657.602 onwards were new to "D". One side, 657.112, seems strangely absent from both catalogues. Slightly more worryingly, the teams from 657.002 to 657.072 are not classed as "New" in the "C" catalogue, perhaps suggesting that a further catalogue was produced. 

Number Team Name English Ref No.   Number Team Name English Ref No.
657.002 Manchester Utd 100   657.602 Nottingham Forest 001
657.012 Monchengladbach 221   657.612 PSV Eindhoven (Hollande) 009
657.022 Benfica 138   657.622 F C Bruges (Belgique) 058
657.032 Liverpool 41   657.632 Celtic Glasgow (Ecosse) 025
657.042 Anderlecht 55   657.642 Santos (Bresil) 165
657.052 Juventus de Turin 34   657.652 Feijenoord (Hollande) 085
657.062 Hambourg 210   657.662 Milan AC 057
657.072 Barcelone 19   657.672 Magdebourg (Allemagne de L'est) 051
657.082 Leeds Angleterre 207   657.682 Grass Hopper Club Zurich (Suisse) 031
657.092 Cologne (Allemagne) 218   657.692 Eintracht Francfort 216
657.102 Atletico Madrid 226   657.702 Torino (Italie) 099
657.112 ??     657.712 Botafogo (Bresil) 008
657.122 New York Cosmos 261   657.722 River Plate (Argentine) 059
657.132 Boca Juniors (Argentine) 295        
657.142 Fluminse (Bresil) 299        
657.152 Penarol (Uruguay) 301        

Part 5 Rugby teams.

The final part of the Delacoste team range is the rugby sides. I have heard that the French did produce some of their club sides for use with the rugby game, but sadly these were not catalogued. So we have to make do with the international sides. The range has the usual standard red and blue teams, but here they aren't really needed, as Scotland and Wales (not to mention France) already cover these colours. So here the "sale by team name" method looks especially silly, because the ten club range is represented by just six different kits.

To be fair, Delacoste do seem to be producing a few differences in later catalogues. France is shown with (badly overpainted) red socks in catalogue "B", and then white socks in catalogue "C". Also in this final catalogue, Ireland appear to gain yellow socks. However, there does seem to be an outbreak of yellow on the bases in this catalogue (the illustration below shows Wales), so it might not be an accurate representation of the side as sold.

              

Number Team Name
656.882 Equipe Rouge
656.892 Equipe Bleue
656.902 France
656.912 Angleterre (England)
656.922 Pays de Galles (Wales)
656.932 Irelande
656.942 Ecosse (Scotland)
656.952 Nouvelle Zelande
656.962 Australie
656.972 Afrique du Sud 

That's it for the French team range. Time to pick another destination.


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