We’ve chosen what, in our opinion, are the 20 best designs from all across the world after the majority of home, away, and third shirts for the 21/22 season have been released. Only club football, no international games
Another successful year for shirt design, with lesser legacy labels reviving, setting new trends, and straying from the norm to give the so-called bigger brands a good run for their money. The boundaries have been pushed, which has led to some of the best shirts in recent memory. It’s wonderful to see.
Whether we like it or not, this ranking is based on a fairly precise methodology, and the only requirements for inclusion are that the shirts be club shirts for the current season (otherwise, Germany Away would be a lock).
20. Hull City Away
Umbro gets things going with a dark delight by completely blacking out the Hull City away shirt, including the club emblem, sponsor, and logo. A black out shirt is practically foolproof, and the Double Diamond crushed this one. Tigers? Like the Black Panthers more…
19. Orlando Pirates Home
The Orlando Pirates shirt is all about the repeated use of the skull and crossbones from the club emblem in a sublimated graphic that goes throughout the body of the shirt. Similar attempts were made by PUMA and adidas, although PUMA’s innovative third shirts did away with the traditional placement of the club emblem.
18. Bayern Munich Third
We’re all in favor of this controversial idea. The third shirt for Bayern features a custom design that pays respect to the Bavarian countryside. The design is dominated by a sublimated graphic that was inspired by the mountainous scenery of Munich’s environs.
17. Ajax Away
Simply put, Ajax doesn’t get inferior kits. In keeping with the successful away jersey from the previous season, this one features two shades of blue with mint green highlights that stand out through the pinstripes, sponsor, logo, and club crest. Brilliant, bold, and bright.