Best…And Worst…New Football Shirts!
Manchester City stayed open late last night to flog their new ‘Sterling 7’ jerseys, and we hope they were busy.
At £71.50 a pop, they’ll need to sell almost 700,000 of them to cover his transfer fee. But some clubs will have no problem shifting jerseys, as they actually look good. Here’s a pick of some of the best new football shirts along with some dubious efforts.
But their dispute with shirt sponsors Enterprise Insurance has resulted in this little beauty – clean, nostalgic and a nod back to a time when gaudy sponsors’ logos didn’t exist.
There’ll be a crock of gold at the end of the rainbow emblazoned across the front of the jersey, with €7 from each sale to be distributed to seven different causes symbolised by the rainbow emblazoned across the front. Amongst those to benefit will be cancer charities (red), people with disabilities (orange), those who have given up hope (yellow), environmental issues (green), child abuse charities (blue), domestic violence (purple) and LGBT causes symbolised by the rainbow.
Forest mark their 150th anniversary with a nod back to the club’s most successful era. It’s unlikely they’ll be winning European Cups again any time soon, but at least they’ll look good.
The Serie A side consistently produce some of the most aesthetically-pleasing football shirts, and this season is no different. Their new away effort comes with a subtle map of the city embedded into the shirt, symbolising the club’s history and links to the Italian capital.
Porto’s home jerseys have been consistently excellent over the years, which makes the new away kit even worse. It’s brown. With what looks like tyre marks in a lighter shade of brown. That’s all you need to know.
Japanese club V-Varen Nagasaki have gone one better – or worse – launching not one, but two tuxedo-inspired shirts to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
Non-league side Gainsborough Trinity will certainly look like Oddballs parading this kit next season. Although, we’re not sure if the colours and patterns will actually celebrate their manliness.