It is arguably the most iconic result in Carlisle United's history.

And now the Blues' famous 3-2 victory against Italian giants AS Roma in 1972 has been celebrated with a new charity t-shirt.

United's London Branch supporters' club have produced the shirt to mark next summer's 50th anniversary of the Anglo-Italian Cup triumph in the Stadio Olimpico.

Every shirt sold will see a donation made to the Alzhemier's Society in tribute to Stan Bowles - one of the Blues' stars that day in Italy.

The maverick Bowles features on the front of the t-shirt juggling the ball - as he famously did on the halfway line against Roma as Carlisle achieved their stunning win.

The design, by Jane Jardine, shows Bowles performing his tricks in the Colosseum as a perplexed Roma player looks on.

It was inspired by a comment from United's matchwinner in Rome, Tot Winstanley, who said in the book Bolts From The Blues: "Aye, they got a little bit tetchy when Stan Bowles started keeping the ball up on the halfway line..."

News and Star: United's supporter liaison officer Simon Clarkson modelling the new t-shirtUnited's supporter liaison officer Simon Clarkson modelling the new t-shirt

The date - June 1, 1972 - and result also features on the front of the black shirt.

Carlisle's scorers against Roma that day were Chris Balderstone, Dennis Martin and Winstanley, with Italian international Renato Cappellini scoring the home side's goals.

It is the latest t-shirt initiative launched by the London Branch after the success of shirts featuring Bill Shankly's comments about United's promotion to the top-flight in 1974, and Jimmy Glass's 1999 goal, both of which were also designed by Jane Jardine.

The London Branch said: "Was this Carlisle United's greatest ever result?

"It would now need a visit to a computer game to emulate Carlisle playing the giants of Europe and Serie A.

"Roma [in 1972] were led by Helenio Herrera who had won European honours as well as titles and cups in Spain and Italy and the team contained a number of international players.

"This was the first time that an English team had beaten Roma in Rome in a competitive match, and it took another 29 years before Liverpool won in a UEFA Cup game and 30 years before Arsenal won in the Champions League.

"The London Branch are launching the t-shirt to mark the 50th anniversary of this amazing adventure and in time for Christmas.

"Jane Jardine, who designed both the Shankly and Glass shirts, has come up with another fantastic design for this memorable event in our club’s history."

The shirt is priced at £17, which includes a £2 donation to the Alzheimer’s Society in respect to the great Stan Bowles, 72, who has been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for several years.

It is available in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL - and will be on sale at Brunton Park tomorrow before the Walsall game from 1.45-2.30pm in the study centre, near the Blues Store.

It can also be ordered online at or by emailing