Historical Football Kits

 

Premier League 2019 - 2020

premier league logo 2016Manchester City won the Premier League title on the final day of last season in one of the most exciting finishes for many years and went on to clinch the domestic treble. Liverpool got their hands on the Champions League trophy and all four finalists in the European competitions were from the Premier League.

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Arsenal

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Designer: Arsenal

Sponsor: Fly Emirates + Visit Rwanda

It's 25 years since Adidas last supplied the Gunners' equipment and after some of the disappointing efforts by Puma in recent years, many fans are happy to see them return. Being a major club, Adidas provide them with bespoke kits and the first example is rather good, with navy detailing. The change strip, which has been compared to the 90s horror classic, the Bruised Banana, and the third kit were inadvertantly put on display in the club shop before their official launch.

(Anish Banerji, Detenator Ninety)

 

Aston Villa

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Designer: Kappa

Sponsor: W88 + BR88

Villa are back in the Premier League after an absence of three seasons and for the first time they are wearing Kappa kit. The designs are pretty sound but I dislike the repeated logos on the shorts. Kappa often use their logo in this aggressive fashion and in my view it detracts from the aesthetic of the overall design.

(2nd & 3rd kits to be confirmed.)

(Detenator Ninety)

 

AFC Bournemouth

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Designer: Umbro

Sponsor: Mansion88

There's not a lot changed in the new Cherries' striped top. Deep red sleeves replace last season's black and the stripes extend up to the shoulder seam. There are minor changes to shorts and socks. On the other hand the third kit introduces another novel colour, "Sharp Green" no less to follow on from last season's minty fresh shirt.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Brighton & Hove Albion

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Designer: Nike

Sponsor: American Express

Brighton had a narrow escape last season but finished two points ahead of Cardiff who went down. The new striped strip is very similar to the 2017-18 Vapor design but it has graded black lines printed into the blue stripes. A black/grey change strip is added to the hamper but last season's green shirt will be needed at Newcastle.

(Andrew Mihaleff)

 

Burnley

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Designer: Umbro

Sponsor: Love Bet

Umbro are now supplying Burnley and their first effort is a fine interpretation of the classic 1960s strip with modern detailing. The only thing wrong is yet another Chinese online gambling sponsor.

(Benjamin Raynor)

 

Chelsea

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Designer: Nike

Sponsor: Yokohama Tyres + Hyundai

The pattern printed into the fabric of the new first choice shirt is supposed to represent the shadows created by the glass roof at Stamford Bridge but they look like the result of a car driving through a plate glass window to me.

(David Niblock)

 

Crystal Palace

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: ManBetX + Dongqiudi

Palace's strips are always distinctive and have the virtue of never being off-the-shelf standard templates but I find them hard to like. Red and blue is not an easy combination to carry off but here at least, the white detailing creates a nice contrast. I just find the new first strip a bit busy.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Everton

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Designer: Umbro

Sponsor: Sport Pesa

Something odd is happening in the design offices of Nike and Umbro and it involves graphics inspired by roofing struts. In Everton's case we're looking at the steelwork in the roof of Archibald Leitch's Bullend Road Stand.

(Anish Banerji)

 

Leicester City

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: King Power

Traditionalist supporters have grown tired of the all-blue look worn since City won the Premier League title in 2016 so the return of white shorts is likely to be met with general approval. Pale gold trimmings remain so purists will knock a few points off for that. The pink and black kit is the new Campeon template (otherwise known as Germany's shirt) while the dark grey third choice is the new Tiro design.

(Bill Wakefield, Detenator Ninety)

 

Liverpool

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Designer: New Balance

Sponsor: Standard Chartered + Western Union

Having pushed Manchester City all the way in last season's title race, Liverpool have the happy consolation of lifting the Champions League trophy for the sixth time.

Deep "Shankly Red" has become a thing now at Anfield and it does look good. This season's offering is dedicated to Bob Paisley and bears the pinstripes and gold applications that appeared when he was in charge. The change strip is in white and navy, an unusual but not unprecedented choice. There is a subtle vertical graphic running down the front of the shirt.

(Nik Yeomans, Detenator Ninety)

 

Manchester City

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Eitihad Airways

UEFA's investigation into City's alleged breach of Finacial Fair Play regulations threatens to overshadow their unprecdented domestic treble but there are no signs of when a verdict will be reached. On a lighter note Puma have taken over the kit contract thought to be worth £650m over ten years. They have gone all out to make an impression with purple trim on the first kit, a second strip with detailing inspired by the Hacienda Club, the centre of the city's "Madchester" scene in the 80s, and a third kit in "fizzy yellow and peach."

(Paul Levio, Adam Dove)

 

Manchester United

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: Chevrolet + Kohler

To mark the twentieth anniversary of their historic treble, United have adopted a simple first strip with a commemorative crest based on the one worn in the Champions League final in 1999.

(Detenator Ninety)

 

Newcastle United

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: Fun88

It's 50 years since Newcastle won the Fairs Cup, their last major trophy and the new first strip is supposed to evoke that triumph. What a pity that Puma opted for broad stripes and solid black sleeves instead of recreating the 2" stripes of the classic original shirt.

(Jonathan Auty)

 

Norwich City

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Designer: Errea

Sponsor: Dafabet + Best Fiends

The Canaries return to the Premier League as holders of the Championship title. They have a new graded yellow and green top as well as a new shirt sponsors.

(Stuart English)

 

Sheffield United

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: Union Standard Group

The Blades are back in the Premier League for the first time in over a decade and with a record breaking shirt sponsorship deal into the bargain. There's a lot more red in the new striped shirt than last term and the stripes are wider. I'm not sure about the black Adidas stripes at the shoulders but otherwise this is a decent strip. the alternative is pale grey with red trimmings and looks very smart. I wouldn't be surprised if a third kit comes along some time before Christmas.

(Matt Brownhill)

 

Southampton

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Designer: Under Armour

Sponsor: LD Sports + Virgin Media

Broad stripes and a black yoke feature on the new striped shirt providing a distinctive look. The The alternatives also have yokes but these have fine contrasting lines across them. This is echoed in the trim on the shorts and socks.

The new shirt sponsor, who have paid a club record sum is a Chinese concern that will, when it's launched, offer "a sports content, marketing and entertainment platform...for the Chinese market." No, I don't know what that means either.

(Rich Wrigley, Luka Majcenic)

 

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West Ham United

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Designer: Umbro

Sponsor: Betway

The new first choice is certainly a radical new look for the Hammers although there are echoes of the 1976 European Cup Winners' Cup design in the shirt. Traditionalists will not be happy but it is undeniably a striking strip. The white alternative is "inspired by" the outfit worn in their 1980 FA Cup win.

(Steven Thomas, Peter Dodd)

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: ManBetX + Coin Deal

A successful first season back in the Premier League saw Wolves finish seventh and qualify for a place in the Europa League. Adidas' new Tiro design features on the famous old gold shirt.

(Geoff Bell)