Over the next decade they won seven trophies including both the UEFA Cup and Coppa Italia in 1998-99, though this marked the first time they had ever worn yellow-and-blue hoops. There is a subtle pattern in the fabric that features elements of several iterations of Roma’s badge, including the iconic Lupetto (“little wolf”) and the club’s initials. This colour combination has been used a fair few times since, including another sash design this season, but the stripped-back ’70s version with red-and-blue cuffs and no collar can’t be beat. Hamit Altintop, a midfielder on the Turkish team, who was born and raised in Germany just a few blocks from where Ozil lived, told reporters: “I respect Ozil’s decision, but I am against it. It was Chapman who devised the iconic Arsenal shirt with contrasting white sleeves. The Albiceleste (white and sky blue) stripes had a new Argentina crest for that tournament and, unusually, squad numbers assigned in alphabetical order. While the team wore these tops with the classic three stripes down the arms, Cruyff’s only ever had two stripes because of a clash with his personal Puma deal.
No one is better known for black-and-white stripes than Juventus, even though they got the design from English club Notts County back in 1903, having previously worn pink kits that kept fading in the wash. Maradona only spent one season at Boca Juniors at the start of his career (he would return toward the end), but what a season. He did it all in this Adidas kit, with its thick yellow band, no sponsor and four stars bearing the initials “CABJ” (Club Atletico Boca Juniors). Most teams put them modestly above their badge, but when you’re as confident as Juventus, why not slap giant stars on your shoulders? This mid-’60s kit, with its plunging V-neck and eye-catching black badge, was worn with distinction by a young lad called Pele. The only thing that seemed to change was the collar, which went from V-neck to rounded and back again. Shortly after Santos were founded in 1912 their owners decided to change the club’s colours from white, azure blue and golden lemon to a simpler white with black trim. Their traditional home kit of white shirts with blue-and-yellow trim or a navy cross was originally influenced by Juventus.
And in Platini, a star to do the Bianconeri kit justice, two stars to represent more than 20 league titles, giant collar, bold sponsor logo of Italian heating systems supplier Ariston, and the Kappa icon. Arsenal won the FA Cup and League Cup with stars like Wright wearing it, and it is linked inextricably with that success. Eight of the stars are those with whom he shared the dressing room at Santiago Bernabeu. “Qurans are burned, mosques were closed down, Islamic theological schools, madrasas were banned, religious scholars were killed one by one. The best has to be this one from the mid-’80s. The goalkeeper wore the number one jersey at Dijon, a shirt he has held since 2018/19, but at previous club FC Nordsjaelland, the 25-year-old wore the number 16 for four seasons. Known as the “Bruised Banana,” which sounds more like a wrestling move than a football shirt, the jersey took its nickname from its strong black-and-yellow horizontal zigzag. It’s a tradition in Italian football that when you’ve won your 10th Serie A title you get to have a golden star on your jersey. The Arsenal Home Jersey is available with matching shorts & socks as is the Arsenal Away Jersey, which this season comes in yellow.
In a nod back to the cult classic kit of the 1996-97 season with its off-white stone and teal colourway, this away jersey remains consistent with the home and wider collection, with the striping detail in the collar and sock. The kit was used for two seasons. The 2019/20 campaign saw him play alongside now-Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana, with Saliba deemed to be the more exciting and talented of the two. As the stadium empties, two scenes play out. Ozil’s wages work out at £18.2m a year, which means his income would fall by £2.3m. It means he will not be involved in Saturday’s game against Chelsea in any capacity. After pretty much playing Chelsea off the Wembley turf they somehow managed to equalise. There is so much to love about this shirt; the black-and-white “bar code” stripes, that button-up collar that went halfway down the shirt, the sponsorship by Newcastle Brown Ale. Barca didn’t win much during this period, despite having the likes of Cruyff and Neeskens in their ranks, but they looked great nonetheless.