Historical Football Kits

 

Republic of Ireland

2010-2019

aviva stadium, DublinIn May 2010, the stunning new stadium built on the site of the demolished Lansdowne Road, was opened. Officially named the Aviva Stadium (the insurance company's five-year sponsorship gave them naming rights) it is more commonly known in Ireland as Lansdowne Road and by UEFA as Dublin Arena. With a capacity of 50,000, it was the first stadium in Ireland to be awarded UEFA's Elite status. It is home to both the national football and rugby union sides.

FAI Crest 2010-2012

republic of ireland home strip 2010

Home 2010-2011

republic of ireland 2010 away strip

Change 2010-2011

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2010 v Slovakia

 

Designer: Umbro

3 mobile logoThe new Irish "home" kit was launched in February ahead of its first appearance at the Emirates' Stadium for the friendly with Brazil on 2 March. The shirt was in "St Patrick's green," a rather darker shade than the traditional emerald. The shoulder seam and neck ribbon were finished in dull gold while the hooped socks from the Fifties and Sixties made a welcome return. Attractive as the kit was, the publicity releases were typically over the top. "A fusion of anatomical design and traditional tailoring" was one of the less extravagant claims. The shorts and socks from the new away strip (launched in September) were teamed with the home strip against Slovakia in a European Championship qualifier on 10 October.

On 5 August the mobile phone network, 3 Mobile announced their sponsorship of the Irish team and their logo appeared on replica shirts sold to the public. Tops sold before that had the Eircom logo. Many supporters were profoundly annoyed by this switch that meant that the versions bought earlier in the year became out of date. Players' shirts were, of course, without sponsorship.

On 11 August, 2010, Ireland played in the brand new Aviva Stadium for the first time, a friendly against Argentina.

FAI Crest 2011-2012

republic of ireland 2011-12 home kit

Home 2011-2012

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republic of ireland change kit 2011-12

Change 2011

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republic of ireland 2012 away strip

Change 2012

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Designer: Umbro

3 mobile logoThe new black change strip was worn in the final match of the Carling Nations Cup tournament against Scotland on 27 May 2011. The new home strip, the third in as many seasons, featured the latest in Umbro's range, with stripes made up of a fine zig-zag pattern edged in gold and was worn for the first time in a friendly against Croatia on 10 August.

The new away strip was introduced ahead of the Euro 2012 finals in Poland/Ukraine.

 

 

republic of ireland crest 2012 2012-2013

republic of ireland 2012-13 home kit

Home 2012-2013

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republic of ireland kit v faroe islands

October 2012

v Faroe Islands
republic of ireland 2013 change kit

Change 2013

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Designer: Umbro

3 mobile logoThe new home strip was introduced in the Autumn of 2012 and marked a return to traditional emerald green albeit with some darker trimmings on the collar and socks. In 2013 the change strip reverted to black but this time without any green trim. There was also a minor alteration to the crest, which now bore the legend "Ireland" rather than the previous "FAIreland."

 

 

 

FA Ireland crest 2014 2014

republic of ireland 2014 home kit

Home

republic of ireland 2014 change kit

Change

 

Designer: Umbro

3 mobile logoIn 2013 Nike sold off Umbro after taking over their more lucrative contracts and allowing the rest to be picked up by the competition. The FA of Ireland, however, stuck with the English company and unveiled their new first choice strip in the Spring of 2014, with the new change strip following in the Autumn. White shorts are also available for the change strip.

The new first choice strip was worn at the Aviva Stadium in a friendly against Turkey in May 2014 and is the first time that all-green has been designated as the team's first choice, reflecting a trend for single colour strips prompted by new FIFA regulations. The body of the shirt has fine horizontal lines woven into the fabric.

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