With the majority of home, away and third shirts out for the 21/22 season we’ve picked out what are, in our opinion, the 20 best designs from around the globe. Club football only, no internationals…
Shirt design has enjoyed another stellar year, with the so-called bigger brands being given a real run for their money through the renaissance of smaller heritage brands, establishing new trends and branching out from the conventional. It’s great to see and has served to push the boundaries, giving us some of the best shirts in recent memory.
As always, this list is based on the very scientific formula of whether we like it or not, and the only rules for qualification are that they are club shirts (Germany Away would be a shoe-in otherwise) and they have to be for the current season.
20. Hull City Away
Starting off with a dark delight from Umbro, who black out the Hull City away shirt, sponsor, branding, club crest and all. Can’t go too far wrong with a black out shirt and the Double Diamond smashed this one. Tigers? More like Black Panthers…
19. Orlando Pirates Home
All about the repeating use of the skull and crossbones from the club crest in a sublimated design that runs throughout the body of the shirt for the Orlando Pirates shirt. PUMA tried a similar thing with their radical third shirts, but that replaced the conventional placing of the club crest, something adidas did not do here.