Shirt Sponsor Timeline (England and Wales)

A chronological list showing the order in which clubs in England and Wales gained their first football shirt sponsor.
(* indicates non-league team at time of first sponsorship.)

1977 - 78

Club Shirt sponsor
Burton Albion * Plasplugs (Nov 1977 - Feb 1978)
Cheltenham Town * National Express

1979 - 80

Club Shirt sponsor
Blackpool Easywear
Chester City Barratt
Everton Hafnia
Grimsby Town Findus (from Jan 1980)
Liverpool Hitachi
Luton Town Tricentrol (from Mar 1980)
Morecambe * Holmark
Oldham Athletic Redsure
Preston North End Pontins
Sheffield United Cantors
Tranmere Rovers Storeton


Club Shirt sponsor
Barnsley Taits
Bolton Wanderers Knight Security
AFC Bournemouth Reg Heynes Toyota
Brighton and Hove Albion British Caledonian
Colchester United Royal London Insurance
Coventry City Talbot
Derby County Fly British Midland
(Leyton) Orient EO Papers
Middlesbrough Datsun Cleveland
Newcastle United Newcastle Breweries
Nottingham Forest Panasonic
Southampton Rank Xerox (from Sep 1980)
Southend United Charterhouse
Wimbledon Golddigger (from Sep 1980)

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Club Shirt sponsor
Arsenal JVC
Barrow * BG
Brentford DHL
Bristol City Park Furnishers / Hirerite
Bristol Rovers Great Mills
Charlton Athletic Fads
Crawley Town Randall Glass
Harrogate Town * Jewson
Hereford United Joe Wade Sports
Ipswich Town Pioneer
Leeds United RFW
Oxford United Sunday Journal
Peterborough United SodaStream
Oldham Athletic BGR
Stoke City Ricoh
West Bromwich Albion BSR
Wigan Athletic Baldwin
Yeovil Town * Marney's Sports
York City Newitt's

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Club Shirt sponsor
Aston Villa Davenports
Bradford City ME Norman Toy City
Burnley Poco
Carlisle United McEwan Younger
Doncaster Rovers CIL
Halifax Town Macdee
Huddersfield Town Central Mirfield
Macclesfield Town * Stockdale
Maidstone United * Brite Lite
Manchester City Saab
Manchester United Sharp Electronics
Reading Reading Chronicle
Rotherham United Patrick
Scarborough Crystal
Shrewsbury Town Link 51
Stevenage Borough * Reckitt
Watford Iveco
Wolverhampton Wanderers Tatung
Wycombe Wanderers Reeves

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Club Shirt sponsor
Barnet * Brent X Garage Fiat
Birmingham City Ansells
Cardiff City Whitbread Wales (Nov - Dec 1983)
Chelsea Gulf Air
Chesterfield Coalite
Crewe Alexandra County Glass
Crystal Palace Red Rose
Forest Green Rovers * Coffer Sports
Gillingham Zanussi (from Feb 1984)
Hartlepool United New County
Hull City Hygena
Kidderminster Harriers Fair Discount
Leicester City Ind Coope
Lincoln City F&T Tyres
Mansfield Town Evinson Ford
Millwall LDDC
Newport County South Wales Argus
Northampton Town Carlsberg
Norwich City Poll Withey Windows
Notts County Monarch
Plymouth Argyle Beacon Electrical
Queens Park Rangers Guinness
Rochdale Sheridan Electrical
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe EZ
Sheffield Wednesday Crosby Kitchens (from Mar 1984)
Sunderland Cowie's
Swindon Town ISIS
Torquay United Ladbroke's Holidays
Totenham Hotspur Holsten (from Dec 1983)
Walsall Deeley's Castings
West Ham United Avco Trust

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Club Shirt sponsor
Accrington Stanley * Stole & Muller
Blackburn Rovers ICI Perspex
Bury Spray Breaker
Cambridge United Spraymate
Darlington McEwans
Exeter City LCD Advertising
Fulham William Younger
Sutton United * Business Press

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Club Shirt sponsor
Stockport County Langdale Services
Swansea City Diversified Products

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Club Shirt sponsor
Aldershot TAG Garages

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Club Shirt sponsor
Portsmouth South Coast Fiat

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