[ Subbuteo Menu ][ Teams ][ Accessories ][ Index ][ Links ][ Mail Me  

Peter Upton's

Subbuteo Tribute Website.

The Team Colours Project.

Classic Heavyweight 1967-1980.

References 201 - 300.

These numbers all come from the big team expansion of 1978-79, although of course being Subbuteo it isn't quite as straightforward as that. The Italian, NASL, and South American teams debut in the Italian range of 1976, whilst some of the English sides appear in named boxes (and indeed as 191-195) prior to 1978 but without catalogue appearances. See the Italian Production page for further details. Other countries welcomed to the Subbuteo fold here include Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Portugal.

This rapid expansion of teams coincided with the introduction of the zombie figure, and the possibility of machine printed and assembled teams may have been the catalyst for this large increase in sides. Mind you, the rugby teams were also expanded in this era, so perhaps SSG just envisioned that the common teams would be machine printed initially, thus freeing up the painters for the more unusual stuff.

Most of the pictures on this page come from Italian catalogues of the early 1980s (these are the pictures with the brown backgrounds). Luckily, because the Italians took a dislike to the zombie, they do seem to have painted the majority of teams onto the heavyweight figure. However, the next figure, the lightweight, is introduced in 1980-81, so there are three different figures that these teams can be painted onto. Finding the right team in the right figure can be a difficult task....

If you want to see more from the Italian catalogues, then check out Stefano Montecchiesi's website as he illustrates both lightweights and heavyweights from this source.

Team Colours.

  1. Stockport County 1978-80 (1986)
  2. Southend United. 1978-80 (1981)
  3. Watford. 1978-80
  4. York City 1978-80 (Blank in the catalogues 1979-80 though)
  5. Cardiff City. 1978-80 (1981)
  6. Coventry City. 1978-80 (1981)
  7. Leeds Utd. 1978-80 (1981)
  8. Leeds Utd 2nd. (Also Torquay Utd in 1979 only). 1978-80 (1981)
  9. West Ham Utd. 1978-80
  10. Hamburger (Germany). 1978-80

  1. Wolves. Also Borussia Dortmund, Moss, Start, and Steinkjer (all Norway). 1978-80 (1981)

  2. Hertha BSC. 1978-80

  3. Berlin TB. 1978-80

  4. Middlesborough (England), Also Bayern Munich and Kaiserslautern 1978-80 (1996)

  5. QPR (England). Also MSV Duisburg. 1978-80 (1983)

  6. Eintract Frankfurt. 1978-80

  7. Eintract Braunschweig 1978 -80

  8. Charlton Athletic (England), Fortuna Dusseldorf, Koln 1978-80 (1986)

    • The Italian catalogue of 1992 still illustrates this team with a heavyweight player

  9. Ipswich Town, Millwall (alsoHalifax Town in 1978 and 1980). Saarbrucken, and Schalke 04 - 1978-80 (1993)

  10. Rot-Weiss Essen. 1978-80

  1. Borrusia M'Gladbach (Ger) 1978-80 (1991)
  2. Karlsruher (Ger) 1978-80 (1996)
  3. Werder Bremen (Ger). Also Hartlepool 1978-80 (1986)
  4. Frem (Denmark) 1978-80 (1982)
  5. Denmark, Bristol City, and Rouen (France). (also Nottm Forest in 1980). 1978-80 (1983)
  6. Atletico Madrid (Spain) 1978-80 (1982)
  7. Colo Colo (Chile) and Corinthians (Brazil) 1978-80 (1986)
  8. Mjondalen (Norway) 1978-80 (1981)
  9. Lyn (Norway) 1978-80 (1982)
  10. Valerengen (Norway) 1978-80 (1982)

  1. Czechoslovakia, Luxembourg, Norway 1978-80 (1996)
  2. Arsenal. Also Bryne (Norway), Mqabba Hyducks (Malta) 1978-80 (1993)
  3. Vard (Norway) 1978-80 (1986)
  4. Frigg (Norway)1978-80 (1982)
  5. Chesterfield, Oldham Athletic, St Johnstone, Viking (Norway) 1978-80 (1986)
    • The Italian catalogue of 1992 still illustrates this team with a heavyweight player
  6. Originally Rosenborg (Norway). Also Swansea City, Wolves 2nd 1978-80 (1981)
  7. Hamarkameratene (Norway) and Ham Kam (Norway) (actually the same team!) 1978-80 (1982)
  8. Fredrikstad (Norway) 1978-80 (1983)
  9. MP (Finland) 1978-80 (1981)
  10. KIF (Finland) 1978-80 (1981

241-248 Teams from Finland (Unless otherwise stated)

  1. KPT. 1978-80 (1986)
  2. KPV. 1978-80 (1986)
  3. Lahden Reipas  1978-80 (1981)
  4. OTP. Also Rotherham Utd (England) 1978-80 (1986)
  5. OPS 1978-80 (1985)
  6. TPS. Also Juventus (Italy) (St Mirren, Ascoli, Udinese (Italy), Diest and Sporting Charleroi (Belgium) all added in 1980). 1978-80 (1982) 
  7. HAKA (also Ipswich Town 2nd added 1980) 1978-80 (1986)
  8. HJK. Also Everton and Birmingham City (Both England) 1978-80 (1981)
  9. Laval (France) 1978-80
  10. Lens (France) 1978-80 (1991)

The UK catalogue has the diagonal going the other way.

  1. Paris Saint-Germain (France). 1978-80
  2. Troyes (France) (also Cowdenbeath 1979-80).  1978-80 (1983)
  3. Avellino (Italy) 1978-80 (1982)
  4. Pescara (Italy) 1978-80 (1986)
  5. Torino 2nd (Italy) (also Hartlepool Utd 2nd in 1980) 1978-80 (1986)
  6. Lecco (Italy) 1978-80 (1986)
  7. Rimini (Italy) 1978-80 (1986)
  8. Brindisi (Italy) 1978-80 (1986)
  9. San Jose Earthquakes (NASL) 1978-80 (1983)
    • Was also Portsmouth 2nd 1980-81 and Wormatia Worms (WG) in 1981.
  10. Hartford Bicentennials (NASL) 1978-80 (1981)
    • The Italian catalogues always have the stripes on the opposite diagonal to the UK ones.
    • This team was (correctly) Washington Diplomats in the 1976 Italian range, but somehow the name was mixed up with 268.

261 - 270 All NASL teams (Unless otherwise stated)

  1. New York Cosmos 1978-80 (1981)
  2. Boston Minutemen 1978-80 (1981)
  3. Minnesota Minutemen. Also Shrewsbury Town (England) 1978-80 (1981)
  4. Toronto Metros 1978-80 (1981)
  5. Philadelphia Atoms 1978-80 (1981)
  6. Tampa Bay Rowdies 1978-80 (1981)
  7. Vancouver Whitecaps 1978-80 (1981)
  8. Washington Diplomats 1978-80 (1983)
    • This kit was actually Hartford Bicentennials in the 1976 Italian range, but was mixed up with 260 when added to the British catalogues.
    • Was also Gillingham 2nd in 1980.
  9. Portland Timber 1978-80 (1981)
    • The zombie catalogues show this team without shorts trim. 
  10. Los Angeles Aztecs. Also Bradford City (England) 1978-80 (1982)

272-280 Teams from Portugal

  1. USA 1978-80 (1990) .
  2. Academica 1978-80 (1986, then 1990-95)
  3. Boavista 1978-80 (1986, then 1990-96)
  4. CUF 1978-80 (1981) 
    • This was in the English catalogue as a reference 45 without the white sock trim. The Italian illustration above looks like it has the trim. At any rate, producing a tiny sock variation on an already fairly minor side does seem a bit barmy. Which may explain the short life of this figure.
    • There is a suggestion that this was painted in a darker green - as used on 62 or 174 (and maybe 242). Confirmation needed.
  5. Atletico 1978-80 (1986)
  6. Tomar 1978-80 (1981)
  7. Sporting Lisbon 1978-80 (1996)
  8. Porto (was also Stockport County in 1980) 1978-80 (1996)
  9. Uniao-Coimbra 1978-80 (1981)
  10. Olhanense 1978-80 (1981)

282-290 Teams from Sweden (unless otherwise stated)

  1. Walsall, Hungary, Portugal  1978-80 (1985)
  2. AIK 1978-80 (1981)
  3. Hammarby. Also Hull City (England) 1978-80 (1981)
  4. Elfsborg 1978-80 (1985)
  5. Oster 1978-80 (1985)
  6. Orgryte. (Also York City 1979-80). 1978-80 (1996)
    • The Italian catalogue of 1992 still illustrates this team with a heavyweight player
  7. Landskrona. Also Rabat (Malta), VPS (Finland) 1978-80 (1996)
  8. Djurgarden 1978-80 (1983)
  9. Kalmar. Also Barnsley (England) 1978-80 (1986)
  10. Orebro 1978-80 (1983)
    • This team causes some confusion with reference 154, which should have very dark blue shorts. Trouble is, sometimes 154 was issued in black. By the time 290 arrives in 1978, 154 has gained some extra trim (and in Italy it gets even more trim than in the UK catalogues).
    • This kit was also Liverpool 2nd in 1978.

  1. Sundsvall (Sweden) 1978-80 (1981)
  2. Halmstad (Sweden) 1978-80 (1981)
    • Okay, so it looks a slightly different tone of blue to reference 5, but this is another added team which was hardly necessary, and rather short lived.
  3. Norrkoping (Sweden) 1978-80 (1992)
  4. Newell's Old Boys (Argentina) 1978-80 (1986)
  5. Boca Juniors (Argentina) 1978-80 (1986)
  6. Rosario Central (Argentina) 1978-80 (1986)
    • The Italian catalogue of 1992 still illustrates this team with a heavyweight player.
  7. Independiente (Argentina) 1978-80 (1986)
  8. San Lorenzo (Argentina) 1978-80 (1986)
  9. Fluminense (Brazil) 1978-80 (1986)
  10. Cruzeiro (Brazil) 1978-80 (1986)

[  Main Page  |  Previous Page  |  Next Page  ]