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The very first Glentoran shirt was a plain yet striking piece of apparel. The black element was introduced by wearing black stockings with white shorts. Photographs taken of a Glentoran side at the turn of the century show the side resplendent in this shirt. By the start of the 1914 season though, the team would have changed their playing strip on numerous occasions. The Glens would win the Irish League for the first time in a version of this kit in 1893/94 and also have the worst season in the club's history in 1899. Although the famous cigarette card of R.Lawrie from the 1909/10 Gallagher's collection shows the Glentoran forward in this shirt, the Club had moved away from the wide collar design by the time Lawrie was making a name for himself on Mersey Street. Modesto Silo would be the first captain of the club in this kit and John McVicker would attract the attention of and sign for Accrington Stanley in the first red, green and black.
1882/1902
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