Historical Football Kits


Coca Cola League Two 2009 - 2010

coca cola league two logoThe fourth tier of the English football pyramid is the lowest division of the Football League under the present structure. The top three teams are automatically promoted each season while those finishing in fourth to seventh place contest the play-offs at the end of each season. The League Two play-off final is played at Wembley, the first of the three finals played there on consecutive days over the May bank holiday weekend. The teams finishing in 23rd and 24th place are relegated to the Blue Square National Conference. The Conference now constitutes the two tiers below the Football League: the Conference champions are automatically promoted to League Two while the next four teams contest play-offs for the remaining place, provided that their grounds meet Football League criteria.

Accrington Stanley

accrington stanley 2009-10 home kit

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Designer: Prostar/Joma

Sponsor: Combined Stabilisation

Stanley retained last season's Prostar kits for the start of the new season but in September they faced a winding up order over £308,000 in unpaid taxes owed to HM Revenue & Customs. Now under new ownership, the club launched the Save Our Stanley campaign to avoid going the way of the original Stanley club. Part of the fundraising effort was the launch of a new home kit, which was used for the first time on 24 November. HFK awaits details of a new away strip.

Craig Edmondson, Arthur Cowburn.


Aldershot Town

aldershot town 2009-10 home kit


aldershot town 2009-10 away kit


aldershot town 2009-10 third kit


Designer: Carbrini Sportswear

Sponsor: EBB Paper

Aldershot are playing in the same strips that they used last season, the only difference being that the words "Back in the Football League" have been removed from below the club crest (although it still appears on the third kit).

(Heather Nicklinson, Martin Gooday)



barnet fc 2009-10 home kit


barnet 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Vandanel

Sponsor: Mortgage Express

Barnet revert to predominantly amber shirts after playing in all-black last season. The new kit is very reminiscent of the one designed by Le Coq Sportif in 2006. The new away kit is a daring combination of pale violet (recalling the colours of the original Barnet FC back in the 19th century) and silver-gray.

(Rob Robertson)


AFC Bournemouth

afc bournemouth 2009-10 home kit


afc bournemouth 2009-10 away kit


afc bournemouth 2009-10 third kit


Designer: Carbrini Sportswear

Sponsor: Carbrini Sportswear

Bournemouth did well last season to retain their place in the Football League after being handed a points penalty. They have kept last season's kits for the new season.

The white third kit was introduced in November.

(Haz, Craig Edmondson)


Bradford City

bradford city 2009-10 home kit


bradford City 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Surridge

Sponsor: Map Group UK

City have taken a brave decision, dispensing with the familiar claret and amber stripes in favour of an all-claret outfit based on the strip worn during 1972-73. Black ribbons are embroidered on the rear of the shirt to commemorate the 56 supporters who died in the 1985 fire. The smart black away kit features two vertical stripes in traditional claret and amber.

(Rob Rob, Colin Russell, Adrian Jugdoyal)


Burton Albion

burton albion 2009-10 home kit


burton albion 200910 away kit


Designer: Tag

Sponsor: Roger Bullivant

Burton Albion make their debut in the Football League with a team built by Nigel Clough (now manager of Derby County) after squeaking through as champions of the Conference last season, having squandered a 12 point lead. Their home kit is unchanged from last season, bright yellow shirts with black and white trim, black shorts and stockings. Their new away kit consists of white shirts with blue shorts and stockings.

Albion's kit supplier, Tag, makes its debut in the Football League.

(Rob Rob, Dave Stolper)



bury 2009-10 home kit


bury 2009-10 away kit


bury 2009-10 third kit

Special Edition

Designer: Surridge

Sponsor: Bury Metropolian Council

Bury celebrate their 125th anniversary this season and to mark the occasion they have introduced two spectacular kits drawn from their long history. The home kit is based on their original chocolate and light blue halved shirts while the away kit is based on the kit the team wore in 1892-93. A special badge has been introduced that incorporates the modern crest combined with the V styled badge that appeared for the first time in 1974 and designed by Bury fan, Nick Hunsley.

The white special edition strip made its only appearance on 5 December against Barnet and was then auctioned off in aid of charity.

(Stephen Thomas, Adam Balchin, Ian Raffel, Ralph Popmeroy)


Cheltenham Town

cheltenham town 2009-10 home kit


cheltenham town 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Mira Showers

Cheltenham are keeping last season's home kit, complemented by a new away kit in all-black with red and white trim.

(Rob Rob)



chesterfield 2009-10 home kit


chesterfield 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Bukta

Sponsor: Vodka Kick

To mark their last season at the Recreation Ground, Saltergate, Chesterfield have introduced a special shirt with an image of the ground embossed into the fabric. A special badge also appears with End of an Era printed on a scroll below the usual crest. Last season's red away kit is retained and will be used only when colours clash.

(Jon Grossman)


Crewe Alexandra

crewe alexandra 2009-10 home kit


crewe alexandra 2009-10 away kit


crewe alexandra 2009-10 third kit


Designer: Lotto

Sponsor: Mornflake Cereal

Crewe, as usual, have changed their home kit for the new season but keep to their traditional scheme of red shirts and socks with white shorts. The basic strip is smart enough but the large Lotto patches and new Mornflake logo, which appears out of a white block, make for a cluttered appearance. An attractive white and orange outfit is introduced as Crewe's away kit.

Last season's blue and yellow away kit is retained for 2009-10 as the third strip.

(Rob Morphet, Rob Rob, Oliver Kukolj)


Dagenham & Redbridge

dagenham & redbridge 2009-10 home kit


dagenham & redbridge 2009-10 away kit


dagenham & redbridge away kit 2010-11

Play Off Final

Designer: Vandanel

Sponsor: West & Coe

The Daggers turn out once again in red and blue but instead of the striped shirts worn over the last two seasons, they have adopted Vandanel's latest template, with blue rather than white shorts. The yellow away kit is unchanged from last season. A slightly different versions was worn in the play-off final, which brought promotion.

(John Lovett)



darlington fc 2009-10 home kit


darlington 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Darlington Building Society

Darlington have two traditional themes and, after wearing hoops for a number of seasons (their original colours) they have reverted to white shirts with black shorts (a scheme that first appeared in 1951). The sleeves are mainly black with flowing trim extending onto the body and set off with metallic gold trim. Clubs supplied by Errea often have a bespoke home kit but, because replica sales are usually lower, select their away kit from the Italian company's current catalogue, which is exactly what the Quakers have done.

(Paul Reid)


Grimsby Town

grimsby town 2009-10 home kit


grimsby town 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Young's Frozen Foods

Errea inavariably produce interesting designs and have done so for Grimsby in the second season of their contract. The home shirt has stripes restored to the sleeves and a white yoke across the shoulder. Red, the club's traditional third colour appears in the piping on shirt and shorts and the vertical stripes on the stockings. The away kit is similar to last season's third choice with added black and white trimmings.

Secondary sponsorship by Findus, part of the Young's Frozen Foods group appears on the back of the shorts.


Hereford United

hereford united 2009-10 home kit


hereford united 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Admiral

Sponsor: Cargill

Hereford's new home strip is very similar to the Nike set worn last season, even down to the false collar, but with the addition of smart black side panels that taper towards the shoulder. The introduction of a new shirt sponsor's logo marks a minor landmark as the team has borne the Sun Valley brand for a remarkable 18 seasons: in fact Cargill is the multinational group that owns Sun Valley. The home kit may be along traditional lines but the club have certainly pushed the boat out with their new, bright orange away kit.

(Tom Milnes, Stu Cotterell, Richard Webb)


Lincoln City

lincoln city 2009-10 home kit


lincoln city 2009-10 away kit


lincoln city 2009-10 third kit


Designer: Umbro

Sponsor: Star Glaze (Home), University of Lincoln (Away)

Lincoln's home kit is unchanged and is complemented by a new away kit in silver grey and navy blue. The words 125 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - 1884-2009 are embroidered round the crest on the away kit. Last season's splendid old gold and dark navy shirts appear once again as third choice and may be worn with white or navy shorts.

(Rob Rob, Ben Gershaw)


Macclesfield Town

macclesfield town 2009-10 home kit


macclesfield town 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: Cheshire Building Society

The Silkmen have kept last season's blue and white home kit for another season and introduced a new away kit in fashionable black with gold trim and socks. Both are standard Adidas templates.

(Rob Rob)



morecambe 2009-10 home kit


morecambe 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Bench

The Shrimps' new strips are produced by Genesis Group International Ltd, Puma's UK licensee, whose Marketing Manager, Julie Orange, waxes lyrical in the companies press release. The away kit is described as having "asymmetrical design features" (presumably she means "symmetrical") and "sharp angular lines" (although I have been unable to detect these) while the home kit has curved side panels for "added dynamicity" (a term my dictionary fails to shed any light on).

Morecambe's shirts now feature two small gold stars below the crest commemorating the team's two Wembley wins while a small disc has been added above to mark their last season at Christie Park. It features a sailing boat and the text Christie Park - End of an Era.

(Rob Rob)


Northampton Town

northampton toen 2009-10 home kit


northampton town 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Jackson Grundy Estate Agents

The Cobblers are consistent in only one thing; they are either fighting against relegation or for promotion. Having lost their place in League One last season we can confidently expect them to be involved at one end of the League Two table or the other in 2010. Their new home kit seems to be inspired by the team's recent chaotic career with its spectacular, abstract design, courtesy of Italian company Errea. Love it or hate it, this shirt is going to be very collectable. Claret shorts and socks are also available. The away kit is equally stunning, in powder blue with white trimmings and metallic gold piping. The claret and gold sponsorship looks better than any estate agent's logo deserves to be.

(Rob Rob, Bill Craven)


Notts County

notts county 2009-10 home kit


notts county 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Nike

Sponsor: Medoc (Home), Octavian Security (Away)

Just one week after County were bought by a middle-east consortium, the new owners made clear their ambitions by persuading Sven Goran Erikkson to join the club as Director of Football to work alongside current manager Ian McParland. To mark what Maggies' fans will expect to be a new era, a new crest has been introduced. Given the interesting outfits the team has worn in previous seasons, it is a little disappointing that they have opted for a standard Nike Milan template but it must be said that it does look smart in County's traditional black and white colours. When necessary, white shorts and socks can be worn with the home shirt.

Supporters kept in suspense until 11 September before the away kit was unveiled may have concluded it was hardly worth the wait for what is, in the end, another standard Nike outfit from the 2008 catalogue.

(Richard Williams, Neil Ward)


Port Vale

port vale 2009-10 home kit


port vale 2009-10 away kit


port vale 2009-10 third kit


Designer: Vandanel

Sponsor: Harlequin Properties

Vale's new away kit is a rather smart affair with black shirt with neat white pinstripes teamed with white shorts. Vandanel have delivered an original design that pays homage to Vale's traditional colour scheme, down to amber piping throughout although, if we're going to be fussy (and we are), the white panels at the armpit and down the inner sleeve detract from what is otherwise a very fine kit.

Last season's "away" kit in two shades of blue now serves as a third strip while the home set is retained unchanged.

(Rob Rob)



rochdale 2009-10 home kit


rochdale 2009-10 away kit


rochdale 2009-10 third strip


Designer: Carbrini Sportswear

Sponsor: Freebets.co.uk

Rochdale have signed a three-year contract with Carbrini Sportswear, providing the club with direct input into the design of their kits, a factor that was lacking in their previous deal with Nike who offered only strips from their general catalogue. The black and blue striped theme has proved popular with the Spotland faithful and returns again this season. One downside is that Carbrini's strips are liberally plastered with the company logo. The choice of violet and white for the away strip, while very attractive, proved difficult to distinguish when 'Dale played away against teams in blue. The white shirts, provided by Cabrini for pre-season matches, were drafted in for the match at Macclesfield on 27 February. Blacks shorts and socks are worn with the home strip when required.

JD Sports, Carbrini's parent company, have secondary sponsorship on the back of the shirts and shorts. The original sponsor's logo was deemed too small and was replaced in September by a larger version.

(Rob Rob, Matt Smith, Mark Wilbraham, Ian Raffel)


Rotherham United

rotherham united 2009-10 home kit


rotherham united 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Carlotti

Sponsor: Parkgate Shopping Centre (Home), Sports Identity (Away)

The Millers did well last season to overcome their points penalty but still face the threat of expulsion from the Football League if they do not return to Rotherham by 2012. Their home strip is unchanged from last season. Red shorts and white socks are available. A smart new away strip is introduced in pale blue.

(Francesco Pernigoni, Neil Adamson)


Shrewsbury Town

shrewsbury town 2009-10 home kit


shrewsbury town 2009-10 away kit


shrewsbury town 2009-10 third kit


Designer: Prostar

Sponsor: Greenhous

After the disappointment of losing the play-off final last season, Shrews' fans are hoping for better things in 2009-10. The home and away kits are unchanged (although Greenhous now sponsor both). A white third strip appeared in September.

(Ben Gershaw)


Torquay United

torquay united 2009-2010 kit


torquay united 2009-10 away kit


Designer: Vandanel

Sponsor: Sparkworld

Torquay bounced back into the Football League after they dropped into the Conference in 2007, having beaten Cambridge United in the Conference play-off final. Supporters had to wait until the eve of the new season before the Gull's new strip was unveiled, a stunning outfit in all-yellow with gold and blue trim. Electrical goods retailer, Sparkworld, whose logotype appeared on players' shirts between 2001 and 2008 return as sponsor.

The away kit is an exact copy of the home strip with white replacing yellow.

(Francesco Pernigoni)