adidas ad 1978

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An advert for adidas in Bravo of 13 April 1978 features the jerseys of the 16 national teams at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina in stamp form. It seems six sides wore adidas. None wore Nike.

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Pierre Littbarski 1982

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German footballer Pierre Littbarski of 1. FC Köln poster on a centre-spread poster in Bravo of 4 February 1982. The likable 21-year-old had two goals on his international debut for West-Germany in a 3-1 win in Austria in October 1981. Littbarski (who featured here before) came second in the readers’ poll for most popular sports star of 1981, behind Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Finishing behind the two football players were six other footballers:

3. Hansi Müller
4. Björn Borg (Tennis)
5. Toni Schumacher
6. Bernd Schuster
7. Toni Mang (Motorcycle racing)
8. Paul Breitner
9. Horst Hrubesch
10. Klaus Fischer

The women’s top ten:
1. Denise Biellmann (Figureskater)
2. Tina Riegel (Figureskater)
3. Christa Kinshofer (Skier)
4. Irene Epple (Skier)
5. Sylvia Hanika (Tennis)
6. Chris Evert (Tennis)
7. Tracy Austin (Tennis)
8. Ulrike Meyfarth (Highjumper)
9. Dagmar Lurz (Figureskater)
10. Evi Mittermaier (Skier)

Pierre Littbarski 1982

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Footballer Pierre Littbarski of 1. FC Köln featured in Bravo of 16 June 1982, coinciding with the 1982 World Cup in Spain. The previous season Littbarski had been the breakthrough star, making his debut for West-Germany with two goals in a 3-1 win against Austria in Vienna. Littbarski had superb skills and was a very nice guy (probably still is). In 1990 he won the World Cup in 1990.