Historical Football Kits

 

Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership 2018 - 2019

Scottish Premier LeagueCeltic continue to dominate Scottish Football, winning the Premiership for the seventh season in succession and the domestic treble for the third time in a row. Aberdeen and Rangers finished in second and third place just as they did in 2016-17 ensuring that they once again qualify for Europe.

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Aberdeen

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: Saltire Energy

The Dons are in Europe for the fifth season in a row after finishing as runners up again. The new first choice strip is "inspired by" the kit worn 1984-86 and has horizontal shadow stripes. The smart white and grey change strip is the new Adidas Condivo design.

(Diamond One)

 

Celtic

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Designer: New Balance

Sponsor: Dafabet

Last season's superb first kit was always going to be a hard act to follow but this is not a bad effort. The main bone of contention among diehard supporters is the hooped socks. While these have made the occasional appearance predominantly white socks have been the rule for over 50 years. The change strip bears the Celtic cross rather than the usual crest, a reference to the club's Irish heritage and their first ever badge. Th third kit is New Balance's take on the "bumblebee kits" of the past. This was worn without sponsorship for the Champions League match against Rosenborg Trondheim in Norway where advertising gambling is not permitted.

(Diamond One, Andrew McGeorge, Detenator Ninety)

 

Dundee

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Designer: Puma

Sponsor: McEwan Fraser Legal

In the late 19th century, Our Boys turned out in navy jerseys and matching knicks. After they merged with East End to form Dundee FC in 1893 the all-navy was inherited by the new club. So here we are again as part of the club's 125th anniversary celebrations. The change strip is in the colours worn by East End between 1886 and 1888 although the arrangement is a little more modern.

(Stephen Borland, Robert)

 

Hamilton Academical

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Designer: Adidas

Sponsor: Euro Mechanical Handling

Hamilton avoided last season's play-offs thanks to a superior goal difference. They are wearing standard templates for first and second strips along with a white third shirt with diagonal pin stripes.

 

Heart of Midlothian

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Designer: Umbro

Sponsor: Save the Children

The latest Umbro design serves for both the maroon and white first choice strip and the white/silver alternative.

(Seamus Ferry, Zachary Lewis, Diamond One)

 

Hibernian

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Designer: Macron

Sponsor: Marathon Bet

In recent years Hibs have featured both bottle green and emerald in their strips, shades that have featured prominently in their heritage. This time round Macron have managed to combine both and more in an audacious shirt design. The alternative reverses the usual arrangement with white shirts set off by bottle green sleeves and shorts.

(Alexander Leiberich)

 

Kilmarnock

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Designer: Nike

Sponsor: QTS

Pretty standard fare here: just Nike's latest Stripes template worn as first choice with a return to blue shorts. Smart but boring. The red and black outfit is kept from last season.

(Martin Le Roy)

 

Livingston

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Designer: FBT

Sponsor: Tony Macaroni

It's been 12 years since Livingston were last in the Premiership, a period during which they have faced extinction and been consigned to the fourth tier of Scottish football. Their victory over Partick Thistle in the play-offs last May was therefore an emotional occasion. The team have reverted to a plain amber strip as first choice with black as the alternative. Our correspondent is especially pleased that the "peely wally" yellow worn since 1990 has been dropped in favour of a deeper shade historically associated with Meadowbank Thistle.

(Alasdair MacNeill)

 

Motherwell

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Designer: Macron

Sponsor: BetPark

Every team has one, defining, classic outfit and that is what Motherwell are wearing this season. The combination of amber shirts with a claret band worn with white shorts first appeared in 1928 and was worn with minor variations for forty years. It is therefore a terrible shame that they have become the latest club to fall into the embrace of the gambling industry.

(Peter Wilson)

 

Rangers

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Designer: Hummel

Sponsor: 32Red

A distant third place puts Rangers back in Europe but still some way off challenging seriously for the Premiership title. They are now dressed by Hummel who have stuck to tradition for the first strip. The alternatives are inspired by strips from the early years of the millennium. It is regrettable that they have opted to revive the orange and blue, however. This was only worn once in 2002-03 as a tribute to Dick Advocaat and the Dutch players on the team at the time but it was criticised for its association with the Orange Order. The Old Firm have done a great deal in recent decades to distance themselves from the sectarianism that disfigures the game in the West of Scotland and this feels like a step backwards albeit unintentional.

Because advertising betting companies is banned in Croatia the team wore their training kit against Osijek in the Europa League qualifiers. In the next round they played NK Maribor in Slovenia where the advertising of gambling is also banned but this time wore theor orange strip without sponsorship.

(Russel Campbell, Robert Carmichael, Tommy Samson, Alisdair Gibbs-Barton)

 

St Johnstone

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Designer: BLK

Sponsor: BINN Group

The Saints have switched from Joma to BLK who have come up with an interesting light blue yoke on the "home" strip and the official St Johnstone tartan down the sides. The alternative is in maroon, a colour worn by the team regularly in the Victorian period although this version has the very latest in fading gold horizontal lines on the front of the shirt.

(Seamus Ferry)

 

St Mirren

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Designer: Joma

Sponsor: Skyview Capital

The Saints are back in the Premiership having run away with the Championship. If their new striped shirt looks familiar it's because it is the same design that Partick Thistle wore last season. The change strip, in Joma's Galaxy design, is very dark and has narrow black bands on the shirt that fade to maroon in the middle of the chest.

(Matthew Pickle)