Best Football Jerseys

The beauty of presenting yourself on the field lies on what one wears. When it comes to football, the primary purpose of it is for the audience to differentiate the players of the two teams. Over the years, there have been a lot of classic, retro, vintage jerseys that have been donned by legendary players and have their share of history attached to them. Let us have a look into the top 20 Best Football Kits.

List Of Top 20 Best Football Jerseys

1. Real Madrid Centenary Shirt (2001-2002)

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The Los Blancos wore the centenary shirt for La Novena, their 9th UCL Championship on 15th May, 2002. They wore all white without any sponsorship, the blue on the shirt was lighter and the collar was completely white. It included the three stripes of Adidas in blue. 

They won the title with a wonder goal from Zidane.

2. Arsenal Home Kit (2005-2006)

Arsenal Home Kit (2005-2006) - Best Football Jerseys

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Arsenal drastically went from red and white to this classic jersey, in high contrast of red. It was chosen to celebrate Arsenal's last season at Highbury in the wake of "invincibles". They decided to replicate the colour they’d worn in 1913, the year they moved in. This jersey yet again demonstrated that teams can play well and look good regardless of the large sponsors and modern trends.

3. Brazil Jersey (1970)

Brazil Jersey (1970) - Best Football Jersey

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It was particularly in 1970 when Brazil demonstrated the world how strong they were. Legends like Pele, Jairzinho, Rivelino, Carlos Alberto, Tostao played together. and were one of the greatest attacking teams that the World has ever seen.

They won the FIFA World Cup for the third time and Pele became the only footballer to win the World Cup three times.

The iconic yellow and blue with flashes of green around the neck and arms.

4. Nigeria Home Kit (2018) World Cup

Nigeria Home Kit (2018) World Cup - Best Football Jersey

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Nigeria took the world by storm in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.  In the World Cup, they were suddenly everyone’s second team with a stunning light green pattern with black and white patterned out and feature a Nike Swoosh on the right chest along with Nigeria’s club badge on the left. Dry fit tees sporting the same colour-code sees an additional “Naija” motif strewn across the centre chest.

Nike’s popular kit made a ton of headlines from breaking pre-order records to being shortlisted for the Beazley Design of the Year award alongside heavy hitters Gucci, Burberry and Fenty Beauty.

An instant classic worldwide. 

5. West Germany Jersey (1990)

West Germany Jersey (1990) - Best Football Jersey

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Arguably the nation's most-famous effort ever, the white shirt with the flag's colours - black, red and yellow - edging their way across the chest was a lovely touch. Yet again a World Cup kit, it is one of the best classics ever. 

This is one of the finest soccer jerseys at any point made. This shirt includes the shades of the Bundesflagge dashing over the chest.

With the green away unit additionally being seen a decent, not many occasions all through the competition, it is this striped jersey that is totally special. The form had not been seen previously thus when the Germans uncovered the shirt their squad would play in, it was a really noteworthy encounter. West Germany proceeded to win the 1990 World Cup, just before the nation's reunification, as they took out the Netherlands, England, and Argentina among others to guarantee the trophy.

6. Croatia Jersey (1998)

Croatia Jersey (1998) - Best Football Jersey

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This was the jersey that Croatia wore when they completed 3rd in the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. Croatia had never been in a World Cup as an independent nation before this, so that made the achievement even greater.

With the chequered form itself likewise in a flag like a pattern, there was nothing like this famous jersey at the time. It remains exceptional for the fact that its as in it just covers a portion of the kit and the rest remains solid. 

7. France Jersey (1998)

France Jersey (1998) - Best Football Jersey

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France’s 1998 team is one of the most celebrated squads in recent memory, so the kit they wore would be a collector’s item regardless of aesthetics. The kit was exceptionally clean, too. Designed by Adidas, it took full advantage of the three stripes and France’s national tricolor, integrating blue and red stripes on the sleeves and collar piping.

France were the host of the 1998 World Cup, against the backdrop of social unrest and racial tensions across the country. But, rather than les Bleus cracking under pressure and flaming out on home soil, the team ended up winning the tournament and uniting the country with a moniker that championed unity regardless of race: Black Blanc Beur.

As for collectors and fans, there’s also the added cachet that the players that made up the squad are some of the best to ever pull on a France jersey—names like Zidane, Henry, Vieira, Pirès and Trezeguet grace the back of blue kits.

France’s 1998 kit arguably one of the most sought after of all time.

8. Manchester United Home Kit (2007-2008)

Manchester United Home Kit (2007-2008) - Best Football Jersey

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Nike kept things simple with this kit; featuring a lovely shade of red and a nice white stripe down the back. The jersey that they wore in the 2008 Champions League final got the balance of colours just right. It was slightly better than the not unattractive number worn by the Red Devils in the 2006/07 season.

With the likes of Ronaldo, Tevez, Rooney, Scholes, Ferdinand, Giggs and other donning this jersey, the Reds won the Champions League against Chelsea in the finals.

A clear winner, this jersey.

9. Arsenal Away Kit (1991-1993)

Arsenal Away Kit (1991-1993) - Best Football Jersey

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One of the most iconic jerseys in football history and Arsenal. The “bruised banana” kit dials back to the early 1990s when Arsenal were the knockout kings. 

It has tri-colour collar with red piping along with the black and yellow zig zags. The trademark pattern is still used in a lot of Arsenal merchandise and replicated. 

Arsenal won the league with this kit in the 1990-1991 season. It is still seen is away matches with fans preserving it over the years.

10. Argentina Jersey (1986)

Argentina Jersey (1986) - Best Football Jersey

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The blue and white shirt of the Argentina national side is synonymous to one man, Diego Maradona. The 1986 World Cup is particularly remembered as the one where a single player drove his team to the trophy.  Perhaps the most remembered moment from this World Cup was him scoring the “Hand of God” and “Goal of the Century” in a single match.

It is difficult to think about a football kit with such huge numbers explicit recollections as Maradona pushed Argentina to the title of the World Cup.

11. England Jersey (1982)

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The power-dressing shoulder-pad craze in the 1980s that inspired this ditty and has less white on it than any other England home kit, but it has a very definite retro charm to it.

The English national team wasn’t in the best form in this period but their shirts were perfect. They changed from the simple white form to a new red and blue included in the shoulders which was loved by the English fans. Iconic players like Ray Wilkins played for the team during this period.

12. Inter Milan Home Kit (1997-1998)

Inter Milan Home Kit (1997-1998) - Best Football Jersey

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1997 was an exciting time for the Inter fans. The biggest reason of them all was Ronaldo Nazario de Lima. The gold crest with the black and blue stripes. It was Umbro’s last kit with the team before Nike took over.

Ronaldo’s biggest fun was getting past the keepers, which became his trademark. The team had some other great names wearing this kit, such as Zamorano, Diego Simeone, Djorkaeff, Bergomi, Pagliuca. They did win the UEFA Cup that year( Europa) but lost the Seria A to Jeventus by just one point. He ended the Seria A campaign with 25 goals in 32 games, which was as astonishing as it sounds. Some say that Alessandro Nesta still shivers at the sight of hula hoops after the mercurial Ronaldo bullied him wearing this hooped number in the 1998 UEFA Cup Final.

With so much history revolving around this, the kit continues to be a classic for the club.

13. Holland Jersey (1988)

Holland Jersey (1988) - Best Football Jersey

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Holland’s 1988 home shirt was an instantly recognisable one designed by Adidas and known for its geometric design. The classic orange home shirt was worn in the 1988 European Championship when the team beat Soviet Union in the final, 2-0 and was worn by the legendary Marco van Basten. If you have trouble remembering which kit we are talking about, you could try to remember the kit that Basten was wearing when he scored with the sensational volley.

They finally won a trophy with this gorgeous, orange effort for a nation at the peak of their powers. It was made for the tournament and never worn again.  

14. Celtic Jersey (1967)

Celtic Jersey (1967) - Best Football Jersey

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The simplest of green and white hoops, its classic, minimalist approach, will go down in the history books forever and be remembered.

Celtic made history back in 1967 when they became the first British team to lift the European Cup. The Hoops side, made up of players from areas within 30 miles of Celtic Park, shocked Italian giants 2-1 Inter Milan in the Lisbon final and the Lisbon Lions were born; managed by Jock Stein, captained by Billy McNeill and featuring stars like Jimmy Johnstone, Stevie Chalmers and Bobby Murdoch.

15. Barcelona Away Kit (1974-1975)

Barcelona Away Kit (1974-1975) -  Best Football Jersey

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The round neck collar, the canary yellow and the sash. It was made by 'Mont-halt', a company owned by the family of the then president of FC Barcelona, Agustí Montal i Costa.

Talking about legend in the Barcelona change strips, the 1974 away kit is altogether a more attractive number and has an added appeal of having worn by legends like Johan Cryuff. The yellow solid, with a blue and scarlet diagonal stripe tried to incorporate the home colours in their away kit and was an absolute hit.

16. Italy Renaissance Kit (2019-2020)

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Italy have donned a Maliga Verde- a green jersey only once in their history. Made by Puma, it celebrates the new wave of talent developing in the Italian infrastructure, using patterns inspired by Renaissance-era fabrics and architecture. It is covered back and front in the culture and ideology that shaped Italy and the world.

It is one for the history books. 

17. Liverpool Jersey (1984)

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When we are talking about beautiful jerseys and history, there’s this from the Reds in 1984. Liverpool clinched the 1984 European Cup with this red and white gem. 

It is a classic red, sponsor less and contains sporting thin white stripes down the front. With Klopp running bonkers in the Premier League currently, maybe this is the key to their glory.

18. AC Milan Home Kit (2006-2007)

AC Milan Home Kit (2006-2007) - Best Football Jersey

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The classic red and black stripes of Milan running vertically down, this kit became an instant hit. Designed by Adidas and having the likes of Kaka, Nesta, Pirlo and all other legendary players donning this shirt, it became an instant classic. 

Milan eventually finished fourth in the league, behind Lazio. Milan's performances in the Champions League were a different story. They won it overcoming Celtic in the round of 16, Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals, Manchester United in the semi-finals and Liverpool in the final. Kaká was in strong form for Milan in the Champions League, scoring 10 goals in 12 matches and winning that year's Champions League Golden Boot.

19. Colombia Jersey (1990)

Colombia Jersey (1990) - Best Football Jersey

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The yellow solid combination with the little stripes of blue and red diagonally around the shoulders, it is one of the most popular jerseys in the history of the country. Carlos Valderrama in the glistening yellow jersey flowing underneath the huge hair and the short shorts is the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about this jersey. 

Designed by Adidas, the jersey was so popular that they brought back the South American stunner for the FIFA World Cup 2018. 

20. Boca Juniors Jersey (1981)

Boca Juniors Jersey (1981) - Best Football Jersey

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Boca Juniors’ blue and yellow is marked in history and nobody can pull off the hues better than them. The jersey is grand to say the least. he first motivation for the utilization of blue and yellow came as Los Xeneizes received the shades of the Swedish banner after it was seen flying high on a ship.

Maradona became popular with the Boca Juniors and helped them win the 1981 trophy thus promoting the kit.

This is our list of the top 20 best football Jerseys(Kits).

1. Real Madrid Centenary Shirt (2001-2002)

2. Arsenal Home Kit (2005-2006)

3. Brazil 1970

4. Nigeria Home Kit (2018) World Cup

5. West Germany Jersey (1990)

6. Croatia Jersey (1998)

7. France Jersey (1998)

8. Manchester United Home Kit (2007-2008)

9. Arsenal Away Kit (1991-1993)

10. Argentina Jersey (1986)

11. England Jersey (1982)

12. Inter Milan Home Kit (1997-1998)

13. Holland Jersey (1988)

14. Celtic Jersey (1967)

15. Barcelona Away Kit (1974-1975)

16. Italy Renaissance Kit (2019-2020)

17. Liverpool Jersey (1984)

18. AC Milan Home Kit (2006-2007)

19. Colombia Jersey (1990)

20. Boca Juniors Jersey (1981)

Do let us know your opinions and which Football Kits according to you should or should not be in this list.

 

 

- By Syed Tawsif Ahmed


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