Top 10 best football shirts for the 2021/22 season

Football shirts are a vessel for diehard fans to display a passion for their club and for football fans around the world to immerse themselves in football shirt culture.

With the 2021/22 season behind us, we can take a look at the world’s best football shirts released over the past 12 months.

10. Man City Away Shirt

Manchester City have an excellent recent record of producing eye-catching away shirts and their 2021/22 effort has been no different. The shirt was launched as part of a clean water initiative and the water droplet theme runs throughout the design. What attracts the most attention are the iridescent details on the badge and the logos of the sponsors. Bonus points are earned for consistency of theme between sleeve and front shirt sponsors.

9. Inter Milan home shirt

2021 marked the end of the legendary Inter Milan x Pirelli sponsorship deal with the takeover of fan token distributor, but there was little time to remember as Nike produced one of its standout kits. of the season. Pixelated navy blue and black come together to form the legendary Nerazzuri stripes, creating a perfect ode to the snake, a symbol linked to the history of Milan and the club.

8. Venezia FC, fourth shirt

Venezia FC were far from a household name when they clinched promotion to Serie A through the play-offs in early 2021, but football shirt fanatics will know they’re a club with a history of producing good looks. jerseys. Kappa’s efforts for the club’s long-awaited top-flight return were so astounding that the club became a social media sensation across the globe. Their four 2021/22 kits could claim a place on this list, but the red, black and gold of the fourth kit exude elegance and class and earn their place in the top ten.

7. Paris Saint-Germain, home shirt

The PSG x Air Jordan collaborations have become nothing short of iconic and in 2021/22 PSG have produced one of their finest home kits in recent memory. White and red collars are a thing of beauty and are ubiquitous on the jersey and shorts, while the Jumpman logo sets the PSG collections apart from any other jersey produced by Nike. Some claim that PSG is a fashion brand first and a football club second – either way, they make great shirts.

6. Ajax, third shirt

Ajax celebrated their connection with Bob Marley and his legendary song ‘Three Little Birds’ this season with their stunning third shirt. The song has been a club anthem ever since it was adopted after a friendly with Cardiff in 2008. The shirt sold out immediately, but Ajax would never play in the original shirt design after UEFA forced to remove the three birds on the collar to comply with equipment regulations.

5. Arsenal, third shirt

Arsenal have led the way in Premier League kit design since switching from Puma to Adidas and their 2021/22 third shirt could be the pinnacle of their partnership. The design is an ode to the club’s 1995/96 away shirt with the lightning bolt design taken from the original to create the motif for the 2021/22 third shirt. The gritty blue coloring is a throwback to ’90s style and culture and completes a memorable effort from Adidas.

4. FC Nordsjaelland away shirt

It may be the least notorious of the shirts on this list, but Danish Superliga side FC Nordsjaelland have produced an absolute stopper of an away shirt. Particular praise is deserved for the integration of the DHL red and yellow color scheme into the shirt. The club modernized their badge in 2019 with the New Effort detail present in three vertical stripes.

3. Atletico Mineiro, away shirt

Le Coq Sportif has a rich history in producing football shirts and they remain relevant in 2022 thanks to this stunning Atletico Mineiro away shirt. The shirt was actually designed by fan Lucas Adriano and features a detailed map of the club’s home state, Minas Gerais. The handwritten club name and club motto “Uma Vez Ate Morrer” (Until I Die) above the Le Coq Sportif logo adds an extra touch of class.

2. Venezia FC, home shirt

Europe’s most stylish club may feel aggrieved for not taking the top spot on this list. The Venezia 2021/22 home shirt will go down as one of the best shirts of the past decade, and for good reason. The detailing on this shirt is stunning and draws inspiration from centuries of Venetian culture present throughout the shirt, most notably through the stars of St. Mark’s Basilica, arranged in a V-shape. Kappa’s incredible effort represents the glamor and prestige of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

1. AIK Royal Edition Jersey

AIK have extended the royal blue from the club crest to the jersey for the first time this year for the extremely limited launch of the Royal Edition jersey. The shirt belongs in a museum, not a football pitch, with an ornate Stockholm map on the chest and the club badge raised, embroidered and covered in thick blue velour. There is even a special Nike logo present on the shirt. Only 131 replicas of the jersey have been produced by Nike, with all proceeds going to help underprivileged children in Stockholm play football.

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