The best retro football kits are timeless. Some classic football shirts are just remain with you, whether you’re a fan of the vintage Adidas stripes across the shoulder or more minimal efforts that predate huge sponsors across your chest.
In fact, often retro shirts are the best football shirts you can buy – new, old or whatever. With both Premier League sides and European giants releasing fresh threads every season – it won’t be long before the World Cup shirts are all revealed, either – sometimes the best bet is to delve into the archives of your team for something new.
AC Milan: classic shirts and retro kits
AC Milan 1994 away shirt
The first Champions League-winning AC Milan side of the modern era were dressed to impress in a plain white shirt with no sponsor. This is the definitive change strip for the Rossonerri and proof that simple is best.
AC Milan 1963 home shirt
Even Pele loves this one. The red and black stripes have become iconic and it was in the early 1960s with a journey to the European Cup final that Milan put their mark on football fashion.
AC Milan 1996 home shirt
The Opal sponsor has become one of the most instantly recognisable ever. For some, this is the ultimate Milanese icon and one synonymous with Football Italia.
AC Milan 1994 home shirt
Another classic sponsor. The Motta sponsor came in just as Van Basten and Gullit were heading out – but this shirt still came during a treble-winning season. Naturally.
AC Milan 1988 home shirt
A late 80s edition of a classic, this top became the icon of a burgeoning empire in northern Italy. The collar, the tank icon in the sponsor and the Italian flag crest are all neat little details, don’t you think?
Ajax: classic shirts and retro kits
Ajax 1994 away shirt
The 1994/95 away shirt from Ajax has become a classic – partly for its intricate design but also for the fact that it was the last shirt that the Amsterdammers conquered Europe wearing. This top is not officially licensed but there are occasionally shirts that crop up on Ebay – and that’s the best place to find it.
Argentina: classic shirts and retro kits
Argentina 1986 home shirt
Sky blue and white stripes are synonymous with Argentina. This is one of the nicest shirts in international and in the mid-1980s, Diego Maradona lifted this modest nation higher than ever. The jersey he donned is still iconic.
Argentina 1986 away shirt
Admit it: you can only this subtly-striped beauty of a kit shimmering in the Mexican sun as Maradona destroyed England with nastiness and brilliance. It’s become a national symbol back in Argentina.
Arsenal: classic shirts and retro kits
Arsenal 1970s home shirt
These might be the most famous white sleeves in the whole of football. The Arsenal home shirt is one of the distinctive in the game and as the club won the Double in the 1970s, they established themselves as having a winning look to match.
Arsenal 1970s away shirt
Arsenal originally wore a navy away shirt – but when that clashed too much with the referee’s traditional black, the Gunners switched up to yellow. In 1971, they capped this beautiful shade off on a Sunday day at Wembley, winning the FA Cup.
Arsenal 1993 away shirt
Since becoming kit manufacturer for the Gunners again in the 2010s, Adidas have revelled in the 1990s. This particular remake is an update of the away top that Wrighty and co. stormed opposition forces in – and as close as they’ve ever come to wearing a sash.
Arsenal 1991 “Bruised Banana” away shirt
The loud, proud away shirt that Adidas gave Arsenal fans in the early 1990s has been ranked as one of the best and one of the worst of all time. In time, it’s become a must-have for Gunners – and though the last remake of this beauty is completely sold out, you can still find “Bruised banana” tops all over Ebay.
Arsenal 1985 home shirt
To commemorate a century of Arsenal, Umbro’s home shirt for 1985/86 was suitably classic with a lovely embellished canon. This, for many, is the ultimate Arsenal home shirt.
Arsenal 1982 away shirt
Arsenal experimented with a mint top during Unai Emery’s sole full season in charge – that aside, this is the only green shirt that the Gunners have ever worn. How can one club have so many stunning shirts?
Arsenal 1994 away shirt
Lightning bolts have come to be synonymous with Arsenal. In the 1990s, Nike brought the image to many a Gunners top – and this might be the best one. If you’re lucky, you can find it online, still.
Arsenal 2001 away shirt
The Gunners went for gold in 2001, as Arsene Wenger completed his second Double. These tops can still be found on Ebay with Sega as the sponsor or more rarely, O2.
Arsenal 2002 away shirt
The first Arsenal away shirt with the current badge, this thing looked like it had dropped from space when it arrived – Henry and co. played like they were out of this world wearing it.
Arsenal 2002 home shirt
The Invincible shirt. It’s a piece of Premier League history and a must-have for every Gooner.
Arsenal 2003 away shirt
The brightest, most brilliant yellow top that Arsenal ever wore, inspired by the 1971 Double-winners. That’s Thierry Henry mimicking Charlie George’s FA Cup-winning celebration, by the way.
Arsenal 2005 home shirt
The final salute to Highbury was made in redcurrant – it’s a one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia and something that every Arsenal fan should own.
Arsenal 2019 away shirt
The remodel of the bruised banana is arguably an upgrade. This is a modern classic and one of the best-selling Premier League tops of recent memory.
Aston Villa: classic shirts and retro kits
Aston Villa 1996 home shirt
For fans of a certain age, this is the Aston Villa shirt – and that sponsor is just perfect for the club, right? The little lion insignia printed all over the top is a classy touch, as are the gold flourishes.
Aston Villa 1994 away shirt
One of the greatest-ever Premier League sponsors. Red, green and black stripes just shouldn’t work – but this shirt is one of the all-time great away jerseys in English football.
Aston Villa 1994 home shirt
Like the green, black and red? You’ll love the home. The thick pinstripes were a staple of the 1990s and the Muller sponsor is one of the finest that Villa have ever had.
Aston Villa 1990 home shirt
An all-over pattern that recalls a time of Euro 88 and Italia 90, this top is unmistakeable Villa. The collar is very nice indeed and the blue sleeves are wonderful.
Aston Villa 1988 home shirt
Hummel dished out a few of these kits – most notably one to Southampton and one to the Denmark national side. But the Aston Villa version is one of the nicest in the archives and something completely different to most of the Midlanders’ tops.
Aston Villa 1982 home shirt
Villa wore white when they won the European Cup – a crying shame because the 1982 home shirt is one of the most beautiful you will ever come across. The central badge is iconic, too.
Barcelona: classic shirts and retro kits
Barcelona 1974 away shirt
Yellow has always been a prominent away colour for Barcelona and the away kit that Johan Cruyff wore for the club is still one of the most iconic. The Blaugrana sash looks absolutely beautiful.
Barcelona 1982 home shirt
When you think of Barcelona, you think of the superstars and there have been few bigger than Diego Maradona. The shirt that Deadly Diego donned for the Catalan outfit is one of the most simplistic in their history – but why mess with genius?
Barcelona 1992 away shirt
The first time that Barça conquered Europe, they did so in orange. The shirt from 1992’s triumph over Sampdoria is masterful, with red on one sleeve and blue on the other.
Barcelona 1992 home shirt
Later referenced in Nike tops, the 1992 home shirt comes complete with colour and two-tone material that looks oh-so-1990s. The badge is vintage, too.
Barcelona 1997 away shirt
Later referenced by Nike with a beautiful prematch shirt (opens in new tab), this Kappa kit was worn against PSG as Barcelona won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1997 under the management of Bobby Robson. The colour is glorious and the pattern is intricate.
Barcelona 1994 home shirt
The Kappa shirt that R9 dazzled in at Camp Nou. This shirt brings all those 90s memories flooding back, as Barça won three trophies in Ronaldo’s sole season in Catalonia.
Barcelona 1999 Centenary home shirt
One of the most unique special edition shirts ever produced, Barça’s centenary shirt is a work of art. It’s never been licensed for remake but Ebay is awash with the real thing – get bidding to own a piece of history.
Bayern Munich: classic shirts and retro kits
Bayern Munich 1985 home shirt
Back in the 1970s and 80s, German sides kept their strips simple. The Bayern Munich efforts of the time are nothing but plain red – and they look classic.
Bayern Munich 1997 away shirt
The late 90s Bayern top that combined navy blue with a red horizontal hoop has never been remade or reworked – because why change something perfect? But this shirt is still one of the most iconic football shirts of an era and it crops up on Ebay frequently.
Boca Juniors: classic shirts and retro kits
Boca Juniors 1995 home shirt
Legend has it that Boca got their shirt colours from incoming ships that were draped in Swedish flags. This top from 1995 – which had both Parmalat as the sponsor and the iconic Quilmes – is the quintessential Xeneizes jersey, though they’re hard to find. Ebay is your best bet…
Borussia Dortmund: classic shirts and retro kits
Borussia Dortmund 1997 home shirt
In 1997, Borussia Dortmund stunned Juventus to become champions of Europe. They did it in style, too – literally, wearing a shirt that would become hipsters’ favourites for decades to come. These tops are hard to find these days but you’re best off looking on Ebay.
Brazil: classic shirts and retro kits
Brazil 1970 home shirt
Easily the most famous yellow football shirt the world has ever known. 1970 was the first time that many watched the World Cup in colour, as one of the greatest-ever sides strolled to victory – wearing the most iconic of bright shades in the process.
Brazil 1970 away shirt
The Brazil change strip from 1970 is just as beautiful, just as simple. It’s not often that the Selecao get to wear blue at a World Cup but this is one of the nicest away shirts you will ever see.
Brazil 1949 away shirt
Before the Brazilians wore yellow, they donned white. It was only after a horrific 1950 World Cup that the new colours came in – but this remake shirt is a fabulous nod to the past.
Brazil 1994 home shirt
One of the most instantly recognisable football shirts of the 1990s, the top of the 1994 world champions featured the badge plastered all over – and though there hasn’t been a remake, you can still see it crop up on Ebay.
Brazil 2002 home shirt
The last time the Selecao ruled the world. This was easily the nicest of Nike’s 2002 World Cup template and these shirts appear every now and then on Ebay.
Celtic: classic shirts and retro kits
Celtic 1967 home shirt
Celtic were the first British side to win the European Cup in 1967, cementing this colour scheme into the very fabric of footballing folklore. It’s still a fantastic look today.
Celtic 1988 home shirt
A centenary shirt from the late 1980s, this jersey integrated diamond patterns across it while retaining the classic look of previous efforts.
Celtic 1996 home shirt
A classic from 1996, this retro top has the word “Celtic” written across it in a suitably, well, Celtic font. It’s one that’s remembered fondly from fans of the time.
Chelsea: classic shirts and retro kits
Chelsea 1970 home shirt
The quintessential classic Chelsea kit, to some. The early 70s crew wore a plain blue shirt with an elegant crest – and it was topped off with an FA Cup win to boot.
Chelsea 1984 home shirt
Hoops are part of the Chelsea shirt story and in the mid-1980s, the Blues donned this lovely get-up. You can buy it these days, too.
Chelsea 1994 away shirt
One of the most talked-about retro shirts ever that Nike themselves have referenced in a recent shirt, this grey/orange effort of the mid-90s has become iconic. It’s still around in remakes, too…
Chelsea 1997 home shirt
Another FA Cup win, another classic Chelsea shirt with white and yellow detailing. This one has the lion badge emblazoned across the body – as all good 90s kits should.
Chelsea 1998 away shirt
One of the greatest-ever away kits, not just of Chelsea but anyone. Autoglass took over the Coors sponsor halfway through the shirt’s lifecycle.
Chelsea 2000 home shirt
The last FA Cup winners at Wembley, this shirt was lightly striped and is one of the best home jerseys ever at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea 2005 home shirt
Chelsea’s first Premier League title win coincided with this lovely centenary shirt from Umbro. It’s still around on Ebay from time to time.
England: classic shirts and retro kits
England 1966 home shirt
Every classic England shirt stems back to this one. The Three Lions may not have worn it in the final but it’s still the archetypal white England shirt.
England 1966 away shirt
The only red shirt that’s ever won the World Cup. It might just be the most famous red shirt in the whole of football – remakes are always going to be made of this one.
England 1982 home shirt
The Admiral top from 1982 was incredibly distinct and though it wasn’t a vintage World Cup for the Three Lions, it was certainly a vintage home jersey.
England 1982 away shirt
If you like the Admiral home, you’ll love the Admiral away. England’s red away shirts are world-famous and this is one of their finest of all time.
England 1990 home shirt
Memories of a sobbing Gazza, the dulcet tones of tenors and David Platt’s thunderbolt are all stitched into this beautiful remake… well, metaphorically.
England 1990 third shirt
A shirt that never got an outing at a tournament but still one that’s become a cult favourite – perhaps aided by its appearance in the World In Motion video. You’ve got to hold and give…
England 1992 third shirt
Blue has always been a prominent colour for England – and this shirt is one that captured imagination in the early 1990s. It still comes up for sale on Ebay.
England 1996 home shirt
A shirt that plenty of kids would have got mud all over, as they tried to create Gazza’s dentist chair celebration. A classic colour combination for the national side.
England 1996 away shirt
It divided opinion at the time, it’s become an icon since. These grey shirts are still getting remade today.
England 1998 home shirt
The Euro 2020 shirt owes plenty to its 1998 predecessor, with similarities in design. Still, you can’t beat the oldies, can you?
England 1998 away shirt
England had never gone for a red as deep and lush as this and they never have since. For those who remember the Coupe De Monde as their first international tournament, this is the away shirt.
England 2002 home shirt
A relatively recent remake that evokes the Sapporo sun and Becks’ genius free-kick against Greece, this one for millennials. The detailing of the subtle stripes is glorious, too.
England 2004 home shirt
This shirt was originally reversible and has become synonymous with Wayne Rooney bursting onto the scene at Euro 2004. There are still some of these that appear from time to time on Ebay.
England 2006 home shirt
There’s nothing quite as elegant. Umbro pulled out the St. George’s Cross to the shoulder and created something that stood out a mile at the 2006 World Cup. It’s a collector’s item, now.
England 2018 prematch shirt
Rumoured to have almost been chosen as the home shirt, this prematch top from 2018 was inspired by the old Admiral home shirt of 1982. It still lands on Ebay.
Fiorentina: classic shirts and retro kits
Fiorentina 1960s home shirt
Fiorentina shirt folklore didn’t begin with Batigol. Oh no – this 1960s Viola jersey is an absolute beauty. This is the ultimate hipsters’ hipster shirt.
Fiorentina 1998 home shirt
One of the most beloved football shirts of all time, the Fiorentina home shirt from the late 1990s is pinned to every wishlist of every football fan on Earth. Check Ebay but beware: they’re like gold dust.
Germany: classic shirts and retro kits
Germany 1988 home shirt
One of Adidas’ all-time great designs. The triumphant 1990 World Cup shirt has since been remade and remains one of Germany’s most recognisable shirts ever. Occasionally, it comes up on Ebay.
Germany 1988 away shirt
Adidas’ geometric patterns of the late 80s and early 90s were used for a handful of teams, with the Dutch getting an iconic home shirt – but arguably just as fantastic was the teal away top that the Germans wore. This one sometimes surfaces online.
Inter Milan: classic shirts and retro kits
Inter Milan 1964 home shirt
The Inter Milan shirt that sparked the legend. The Catanaccio-playing, swaggerers of the 1960s were immaculately dressed and these retro shirts are testament to that.
Inter Milan 1990 home shirt
Misura is an underrated sponsor. The early 90s had some cracking tops from Inter and this remake is one of the nicest we’ve seen.
Inter Milan 1992 home shirt
The Bergkamp shirt. A lighter shade of blue on this one only heightens the nostalgia, with an intricate collar design and beautiful touches of gold.
Inter Milan 1998 home shirt
This is the Inter Milan equivalent of Brazil’s 1994 home shirt. The giant badge patterned across the front made this one a favourite – and they tasted UEFA Cup glory with it, too.
Inter Milan 1998 away shirt
One of three grey/black hooped tops that Inter Milan have brought out, this one is synonymous with the genius of Ronaldo. The original and still the best – yes, we’re talking about player and jersey.
Juventus: classic shirts and retro kits
Juventus 1993 home shirt
One of Juventus’s most iconic jerseys and one of their most simplistic. Italian tops from the 90s are dripping in nostalgia, aren’t they?
Juventus 1997 away shirt
They just had to win the Champions League in this, didn’t it? Juve’s last triumph in Europe came not in the zebra stripes but a bold, regal blue with giant stars on the shoulders. It’s beautiful – and if you’re lucky, you can find it on Ebay.
Juventus 2002 home shirt
Lotto are one of the forgotten kit manufacturers of the 21st Century – but their blocky Juve tops of the early noughties are still fresh in our minds.
Juventus 2019 ‘Palace’ shirt
A collaboration with brand Palace saw Juventus wear a very special shirt against Genoa for one Serie A clash. It’s utterly unique – and a modern classic.
Leeds United: classic shirts and retro kits
Leeds United 1950s ‘John Charles’ away shirt
Legendary Welsh footballer John Charles was a pioneer. He’s still an icon at Elland Road and immortalised with this retro shirt which was worn as a change strip in the 1950s.
Leeds United 1975 home shirt
The shirt that Leeds United came oh so close in. This is a remake of the beautifully minimalistic 1970s home top that the Whites got to the European Cup final wearing.
Leeds United 1992 home shirt
Leeds were the last side to win the top flight before the Premier League – and they did so in this fantastic jersey with giant Admiral sponsor. The detailing is re-rendered in this excellent remake shirt.
Leeds United 1992 away shirt
Subtly patterned yellow with blue trim, this is the pinnacle of Leeds change strips, according to some. That sponsor, too – it just cannot be beaten.
Leeds United 2001 home shirt
The adventures in Europe live on through this remake of Nike’s early noughties Leeds shirts. Simple, clean and with a brilliant sponsor, too.
Leeds United 2002 away shirt
It’s hard to put a finger on quite why the Leeds gradient top of 2002/03 is quite so nice – but it’s become a modern classic. Arsenal, Inter and Valencia got similar kits on this template.
Liverpool: classic shirts and retro kits
Liverpool 1964 home shirt
The oval badge and the thick collar and cuffs have become staples of many a classic Liverpool shirt over the years. This one is the OG.
Liverpool 1982 away shirt
Pinstripes have become a familiar trend of the Reds’ tops over the years, with this particular away shirt being one of Liverpool’s classiest.
Liverpool 1984 home shirt
We mentioned the pinstripes, right? This was Liverpool in their absolute pomp and looking excellent.
Liverpool 1986 home shirt
A simple shirt with intricate detailing, this is one that can’t be topped for many Merseysiders.
Liverpool 1987 away shirt
The light grey has seen some remakes over the years but none as effortless as this one. It’s as Liverpudlian as Stevie G, this.
Liverpool 1989 home shirt
That Adidas collar from the late 80s was superb – and this Liverpool shirt was absolutely stunning.
Liverpool 1989 home shirt
The splattered shirt, this is one that some are waiting to return – don’t worry, it pops up on Ebay from time to time.
Liverpool 1993 home shirt
When Adidas did big stripes, Liverpool and Marseille were kitted out with some of the most iconic football shirts ever. It looks amazing, even 30 years on.
Liverpool 1993 away shirt
White and green is a staple Anfield away. The early 90s provided some timeless models, some available online even with lettering and numbering on the back.
Liverpool 1995 away shirt
Let’s face it, the quartered top of the mid-nineties achieved more than the team even did – and it certainly looks better than those cream suits…
Liverpool 1996 away shirt
Now this is a cream get-up we can get behind. This late 90s away strip was recently reimagined by Nike for a new generation.
Liverpool 2000 home shirt
The shirt that Liverpool won a unique treble in, this might be the best shirt they’ve worn this side of the millennium.
Liverpool 2001 away shirt
One that stands out in the backcatalogue for its unique colour on Merseyside, Liverpool won the FA Cup in this beauty.
Manchester City: classic shirts and retro kits
Manchester City 1969 away shirt
Black and red was a popular change colour scheme for Manchester City back in the day – and the 1969 effort is a classic.
Manchester City 1972 away shirt
A centred, round badge and matching collar. It’s a design for the ages and it still holds up today.
Manchester City 1989 home shirt
No one did texture in their shirts like City did in the early 90s. This one in particular is one of Umbro’s highlights.
Manchester City 1989 away shirt
When the blue side of Manchester… reimagined red. Well, burgundy – it’s still beautiful.
Manchester City 1992 home shirt
The Brother sponsor is iconic and the pattern is lovely – what’s not to love?
Manchester City 1994 away shirt
An anniversary shirt from the mid-90s, you’re a massive Citizen if this is your fave. There have been remakes since but nothing beats the Score Draw version.
Manchester City 1999 away shirt
Famously worn by Raheem Sterling, no less, on a cover of FourFourTwo magazine, this particular neon number has gone down in Eastlands history.
Manchester City 1999 home shirt
The Eidos sponsor is something else, isn’t it? These ones float around Ebay if you’re looking for one…
Manchester City 2001 home shirt
The rings around the shoulders and the darker blue make the early noughties City kits particularly distinctive – and this is one of their best efforts.
Manchester City 2012 home shirt
The shirt that Aguero scored that goal in. The Argentine arguably turned an ordinary jersey into a collector’s item.
Manchester United: classic shirts and retro kits
Manchester United 1958 home shirt
Retro Manchester United kits are all rooted in this minimal, simple design. Everything from the colour down to the badge is absolutely perfect.
Manchester United 1968 away shirt
This was the change strip that United had to don when they faced the red of Benfica. From then on, royal blue would forever be Manchester United’s colour.
Manchester United 1990 home shirt
Released towards the end of 2022 as a relief to a poor season, this shirt is inspired by some of the most iconic Adidas Red Devils kits of the early 90s – and it looks beautiful. There’s a subtle texture and the collar is superb.
Manchester United 1990 away shirt
The shirt that everyone waited to be remade. It finally got its time in 2021 but really, there’s no beating the original, which still comes on sale on Ebay.
Manchester United 1992 third shirt
The colours that some fans associate with their club more than red. This half-and-half effort is a statement these days.
Manchester United 1994 home shirt
The black collar became particularly recognisable as Sir Alex’s lads were sweeping all behind them. It’s still a brilliantly snazzy shirt.
Manchester United 1994 away shirt
The black away shirt is still one of the best-ever Premier League change strips – and if you’re lucky, you can find willing sellers online.
Manchester United 1996 home shirt
The pattern on this one has become as legendary as the names who wore it. If you’re lucky you can find a numbered shirt for added nostalgia.
Manchester United 1997 away shirt
The shirt that Giggsy mugged Arsenal in. One of the more subtle United away tops but a favourite for anyone who was brought up with the Treble winners.
Manchester United 2002 third shirt
Royal blue and silver was the change strip in 2003, as United won yet another title – and arguably, it’s the best they’ve managed to recreate the 1968 look since that legendary first European Cup.
Manchester United 2006 home shirt
The shirt that Ronaldo turned from a boy to a man wearing. It’s so minimal and so iconic.
Netherlands: classic shirts and retro kits
Netherlands 1974 home shirt
When the brilliant Oranje were beamed into living rooms in 1974, they set imaginations running wild with artistic football and shirts that no one had ever seen before. An entire nation own this colour – it’s an icon.
Netherlands 1988 home shirt
Simply one of the greatest-ever international football shirts. Holland finally had their day in the sun in 1988 – and didn’t they look amazing?
Newcastle United: classic shirts and retro kits
Newcastle United 1970 home shirt
The root of all Newcastle shirts comes from this effort. It’s clean, classy and proud without boasting: just like Sir Bobby Robson himself.
Newcastle United 1978 home shirt
Newcastle United’s round magpie badge may have been forgotten by football but it will never be by fans. It’s a design classic and so is the shirt it adorned.
Newcastle United 1984 home shirt
That badge. That sponsor. This is football heritage and shaped the future of a town as much as a football club.
Newcastle United 1995 home shirt
In the 90s, the Toon could do no wrong with their shirts. This is just another example of a brilliant yet simple jersey that conjures wonderful memories of the Magpies at their most entertaining.
Newcastle United 1996 home shirt
This is the best sponsor in Premier League history for some. The shirt that Shearer donned upon his great return isn’t too shabby either.
Newcastle United 1996 away shirt
This is how you do hoops. It looks a little like a rugby shirt and yet it still distils all the pomp and playfulness of what Newcastle in the 90s looked like.
Nigeria: classic shirts and retro kits
Nigeria 1994 away shirt
Nigeria took to the 1994 World Cup with Adidas and this away shirt, inspired by Nigerian patterns, would resonate around the world. It raised the bar for the entire nation’s jerseys from then on.
Nigeria 1995 home shirt
Still fresh almost 30 years on. The Super Eagles have come a long way but this number is just as stylish now as it was then – even since it’s been updated.
Nigeria 2018 home shirt
Perhaps the most exciting World Cup shirt ever released. This was when fashion and football collided. The sport hasn’t been the same and for any classic shirt lover, your collection isn’t complete without one of these.
Parma: classic shirts and retro kits
Parma 1995 away shirt
An elegant, stylish and unmistakably 90s shirt from a club who have gone onto become a mystic force. They were really that good and they looked excellent.
Parma 1999 home shirt
The shirt that launched countless household names. Yellow and blue hoops mean one thing: this Parma jersey is available on Ebay from time to time.
Paris Saint-Germain: Classic shirts and retro kits
PSG 1981 home shirt
The shirt has always defined PSG from the rest. The Parisiens were given their red carpet stripe from president Hechter in the 1970s and have worn it regularly ever since – this particular top came at a time when sponsors were massive on French jerseys and it’s since become a cult item among shirt collectors.
PSG 1983 away shirt
We’re a sucker for one of those vertical stripes over the badge – and this particular top was remade for the Mbappe generation. A classy number indeed.
PSG 1991 away shirt
It’s a surprise that more PSG shirts haven’t incorporated the Eiffel Tower, really. This one is an arty effort that was all the rage in the early 90s.
PSG 1992 home shirt
A classic Nike logo, paint-style sleeves and a royal blue that feels incredibly nostaglic for PSG: what’s not to love?
PSG 1992 away shirt
White PSG away tops have always been some of the classiest in football and this is no different. Especially when it’s worn by David Ginola… because he’s worth it.
PSG 1993 home shirt
The single stripe evolved in the 1990s and this is a shirt that takes you back to a specific time and place. Plenty have copied this look, few have ever done it as well.
PSG home shirt 1997
For some, the ultimate PSG shirt. This was the top they wore to the Cup Winners’ Cup final in ’97 and it’s clean, clear and classy as hell.
Rangers: classic shirts and retro kits
Rangers 1992 home shirt
The Adidas stripes are thick, wide and covering the shoulders. It’s a classic look and one that Rangers fans remember fondly.
Rangers home shirt 1994
One of the rarest examples of Adidas putting their stripes around the sleeves as opposed to down the shoulders, this Rangers shirt is a thing of beauty.
Rangers 2008 home shirt
The last time Rangers got to a European final prior to Seville, this was the get-up – it was classic Umbro and is still available on Ebay from time to time.
Real Madrid: classic shirts and retro kits
Real Madrid 1998 home shirt
The time just before the Galacticos was a look, wasn’t it? Kelme shirts donned by the likes of Davor Suker, Clarence Seedorf and the gang are dripping in nostalgia these days and still available if you get lucky.
Real Madrid 2002 home shirt
Some have no sponsor, some Siemens and some RealMadrid.com – but they’re all the archetypal classic Real Madrid shirt for anyone who grew up with this Hollywood side.
Real Madrid 2002 away shirt
White for the home, black for the away. It’s simple, effective and iconic.
Real Madrid 2006 home shirt
As embellished as a Los Blancos shirt has ever got – the BenQ sponsor wasn’t around for long but these shirts recall the time that Ruud van Nistelrooy and Arjen Robben were wreaking havoc in the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid 2011 home shirt
If anyone can pull off gold, it’s Real Madrid, right? The season they wrestled the LaLiga crown back from Pep, they were dressed to kill.
Real Madrid 2014 home shirt
Touches of red and a button-up collar, this was a highlight of recent years – and it’s occasionally on Ebay.
Roma: classic shirts and retro kits
Roma 1984 home shirt
No one did football shirts quite like Italian sides in the 1980s and the deep red and gold of Roma is classic. Honestly, it’s beautiful – it’s not just the timeless Carlo Ancelotti giving it vibes.
Roma 1999 home shirt
An intricately patterned shirt from Diadora, the wolf detailing on the shoulders of this one is particularly striking – and it still appears on Ebay sometimes.
Roma 2001 home shirt
For younger fans, the ultimate Roma shirt. It was simple and minimal but pure Kappa and capped off by the 2001 Scudetto.
Roma 2001 cup shirt
A cup kit that Totti and co. wore in the Champions League, this is one of the nicest half-and-half kits ever. It’s sometimes available with UCL patches and numbering.
Scotland: classic shirts and retro kits
Scotland 1967 home shirt
Still the gold standard. This where all classic Scotland shirts have since evolved, from the moment that the Scots beat world champions England, wearing this absolute beauty.
Scotland 1978 home shirt
The memories of Archie Gemmil’s brilliance as fresh today as they were all those years ago – this is a vintage Scotland effort.
Scotland 1986 home shirt
Minimal with a classy collar, this will simply never go out of fashion. A favourite for any Scot of the 80s.
Scotland 1986 away shirt
You can’t beat an away shirt that’s the same as the home just in a different colour – and this one takes all the class of the home to invert it in yellow.
Scotland 1990 away shirt
Scotland have a proud history of hooped shirts: not just Celtic but Queens Park famously wear them. The national team dabbled in 1990 with this piece of genius, too.
Scotland 1996 home shirt
The tartan shirt. If you’re going full Scotland, there’s only one option. It’s still one of Umbro’s greatest-ever moments – for any team.
Scotland 1996 away shirt
Never worn at Euro 96, this lightning-style shirt has become a cult fave. The remake is lovingly true to the original.
Scotland 1998 home shirt
Scotland’s last World Cup shirt, the tartan returned to the badge but Umbro delivered a masterpiece in bold yet clean. It still stands today.
Spain: classic shirts and retro kits
Spain 1960 home shirt
Spanish football exploded in the 1950s with Real Madrid: by 1960, Alfredo Di Stefano himself was a Spaniard. This classy jersey is a fitting tribute to the era.
Spain 1996 home shirt
The Adidas stripes are through the heart of the top and behind the crest on this one. This has since become an iconic shirt for the Spaniards and it’s still kicking about on Ebay every now and then.
Spain 2010 away shirt
The shirt that Spain stood on top of the world wearing. A modern classic that the likes of Iniesta and Xavi became kings in, this is one of the all-time great navy international tops.
Tottenham Hotspur: classic shirts and retro kits
Tottenham 1962 home shirt
Tottenham dominated English football in the early 1960s from this point, all classic Tottenham shirts were going to be reminiscent of this swaggering, classy team. This remake recalls the genius of those titans.
Tottenham 1970s away shirt
Yellow has always been a big away colour for Spurs – this simple jersey is reminiscent of the 1970s, complete with the iconic insignia.
Tottenham 1970s away shirt
There are few things as classy as a navy blue football shirt with white trim. Another change strip of Tottenham in the 1970s, this is no different.
Tottenham 1986 home shirt
One of Hummel’s finest shirts ever – so much so that Diego Maradona himself wanted in. This remake copies the same details over the chest and replicates the classic Holsten sponsor. It’s a masterpiece.
Tottenham Hotspur 1991 home shirt
Is there anything sweeter than thumping your closest rivals in the FA Cup semi-final en route to victory? Perhaps not. This remake kit remembers such a time.
Tottenham Hotspur 1992 away shirt
A quintessential 90s effort from Umbro, this shirt is still fondly remembered by Spurs fans – and has been brought back in all its glory with this Score Draw reimagining.
Tottenham Hotspur 1994 away shirt
Navy and purple, this classic Spurs get-up recalls Klinsmann at his finest. It’s one of Tottenham’s more memorable away jerseys.
Tottenham 2007 anniversary shirt
The split-shirt of 2007 celebrated 125 fans of Tottenham Hotspur and it looked fantastic. You can still find it on Ebay if you’re lucky, these days.
Wales: classic shirts and retro kits
Wales 1950s home shirt
Inspired by the shirts that Wales wore at their first-ever World Cup, this remake goes for a rounded collar instead and stylish red dragon for something that feels uniquely Welsh. This is a style icon.
Wales 1976 home shirt
The V-collar is synonymous with the nation and the long stripes of yellow and green down the sides place this firmly in the 70s. It’s a cultural masterpiece.
Wales 1982 home shirt
Are you Arsenal in disguise? This was Adidas’s first turn at kitting out the Welsh and with these white sleeves, they did a great job of mixing up the formula.
Wales 1984 home shirt
The horizontal stripes look fantastic on this one. The 1984 jersey has since been remade and you can find both the original and fine imitations on Ebay.