Top 100 Football Shirts of 2019 - Part 2: 90-81
Part 2 of Top 100 sees a range of delightful shirts hailing everywhere from the beaches of Brazil to the valleys of Wales.
The best football shirts of 2019
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Umbro have released some absolute beauties this year and this Gremio shirt is definitely one of my favourites.
The shirt just oozes class. The blue, black and white look great and the white cuffs and collar compliment the shirt perfectly. The sponsor also works really well without dominating. I also love the bigger-than-usual, gold Umbro logo.
Everything about the shirt works well to create a really smart-looking shirt.
Long live the abstract bus seat. The intricate criss-cross pattern is nothing short of outstanding, resembling an obscure game of Tetris doused in various shades of blue. The injection of pink is what really catches the eye, however, breathing fresh life into the collar, cuffs and the graphic itself.
Basically, this is an underrated stunner.
Just popping in to say I love shirts that looks like bus seats, and this shirt looks like a bus seat.
Schalke have a rich recent history of white away shirts, and this is no exception. Much like it's previous counterparts, this shirt features no outlandish design, but simply a sleek and elegant overall aesthetic. The all-navy accents are complimented by a simple slick of green on the sleeves - a nod to the flag of Gelsenkirchen, the coal-mining city from which Schalke originate.
For the whateverth anniversary of blah blah, the almighty Swoosh decided it would be a good idea to resurrect the white and blue outfit last worn when Brazil lost the World Cup they hosted in 1950, in what the football historians have called the "Maracanazo". It does look very good, though, even down to the white/royal/navy ensemble. It even has a collar, look!"
I guess this list was always gonna feature at least one shirt from Paddy Power’s infamous “Save Our Shirt” campaign. To be fair, though, Newport County’s shirt is much more than a simple PR stunt, and this is a dazzling design with plenty to write home about.
The graphic on the sleeves and body really is quite special, and it’s possibly the best example of how the lack of a sponsor can really help a football shirt. Wales’ answer to the Kaizer Chiefs, perhaps.
Nike third kits.
I’ve used these three words in various ways more than I care to imagine this year, but it’s been for good reason. Nike have found a retro-tinged formula so solid that even the relatively understated looks of the set, like this Atleti third kit, have something about them.
Stay tuned for more where this came from…
Last year Puma and Marseille enjoyed a very happy marriage. That marriage remains strong in 2019, and it all starts with a refreshingly clean home kit. The subtle pinstripes (containing the club name) are well done, and the whole look makes even more sense given the more ambitious away and third kits, one of which you will see later on in this countdown.
I love this AGF Aarhus shirt by Hummel and how simple and classy it is. The blue and red pin stripes on the front of the shirt are just right, adding a pop of colour to the predominantly white shirt.
The shirt itself is dedicated to the fans and the city, with an embossed city skyline on the back of the shirt, making the shirt a more bespoke.
All in all, a lovely-looking shirt.
Inspired by the sea of lights visible from the Veltins Arena's magnificent Nordkurve at any given home match, this third shirt is definitely an eye catcher. A far cry from the reserved design of Schalke's away shirt, Umbro have opted for a brilliant gradient pattern here and it has certainly paid off. A terrific shirt to honour a truly breathtaking stadium.
It’s not a colour combination I initially thought well of, but wow this Venezia home shirt is special. Nike have used the perfect shades of orange and green to make this shirt look more slick and classy, instead of being too bold and loud. The ‘Venezia’ in place of the sponsor is also great - the font really works with its minimalist approach.
This Venezia home shirt is a great example of how to use the club colours to make a striking yet classy shirt.
The thick, orange and green stripes work superbly against the black background. It may not be a design that pushed the design team to their limits but sometimes the simplest look provides the greatest impact. The specially designed lettering by Nike also looks classy and fits in well with the rest of the shirt.
Overall, Venezia have a shirt that immediately grabs our attention for all the right reasons.
The Top 100 shirts of 2019 - Table
|1||Roma Away||Part 10: 10-1|
|2||Barcelona Away||Part 10: 10-1|
|3||Arsenal Home||Part 10: 10-1|
|4||Coventry Home||Part 10: 10-1|
|5||Inter Milan Third||Part 10: 10-1|
|6||Inter Milan Away||Part 10: 10-1|
|7||Cambridge United Away||Part 10: 10-1|
|8||West Ham Away||Part 10: 10-1|
|9||Roma Third||Part 10: 10-1|
|10||AC Milan Home||Part 10: 10-1|
|11||Hull City Home||Part 9: 20-11|
|12||West Ham Home||Part 9: 20-11|
|13||Germany Women Home||Part 9: 20-11|
|14||PSV Away||Part 9: 20-11|
|15||V-Varen Nagasaki Peace Jersey||Part 9: 20-11|
|16||Club America Home||Part 9: 20-11|
|17||Everton Away||Part 9: 20-11|
|18||Tunisia Third||Part 9: 20-11|
|19||England Women Away||Part 9: 20-11|
|20||PSG Third||Part 9: 20-11|
|21||Monaco Away||Part 8: 30-21|
|22||Pescara Away||Part 8: 30-21|
|23||Marseille Fourth||Part 8: 30-21|
|24||France Women Away||Part 8: 30-21|
|25||Ajax Away||Part 8: 30-21|
|26||Go Ahead Eagles Away||Part 8: 30-21|
|27||Western United Away||Part 8: 30-21|
|28||Lille Home||Part 8: 30-21|
|29||Chelsea Third||Part 8: 30-21|
|30||AIK Away||Part 8: 30-21|
|31||Hackney Wick Away||Part 7: 40-31|
|32||Hearts of Oak Home||Part 7: 40-31|
|33||Hackney Wick Home||Part 7: 40-31|
|34||Barcelona Third||Part 7: 40-31|
|35||Vancouver Whitecaps Home||Part 7: 40-31|
|36||Middlesbrough Away||Part 7: 40-31|
|37||Athletic Bilbao Away||Part 7: 40-31|
|38||Derby County Home||Part 7: 40-31|
|39||China Women Away||Part 7: 40-31|
|40||Kaizer Chiefs Home||Part 7: 40-31|
|41||Philadelphia Union Away||Part 6: 50-41|
|42||Sampdoria Home||Part 6: 50-41|
|43||Atlético Tucumán Home||Part 6: 50-41|
|44||Hamburg Home||Part 6: 50-41|
|45||Huesca Third||Part 6: 50-41|
|46||Charlton Away||Part 6: 50-41|
|47||Leones Negros Third||Part 6: 50-41|
|48||Arsenal Away||Part 6: 50-41|
|49||Forward Madison Third||Part 6: 50-41|
|50||Club Puebla Home||Part 6: 50-41|
|51||Valencia Third||Part 5: 60-51|
|52||Manchester City Away||Part 5: 60-51|
|53||Besiktas Home||Part 5: 60-51|
|54||UNAM Pumas||Part 5: 60-51|
|55||Middlesbrough Home||Part 5: 60-51|
|56||Zenit Away||Part 5: 60-51|
|57||Australia Women Home||Part 5: 60-51|
|58||Ecuador Home||Part 5: 60-51|
|59||Ajax Home||Part 5: 60-51|
|60||Coventry Away||Part 5: 60-51|
|61||UNAM Pumas Away||Part 4: 70-61|
|62||1874 Northwich Away||Part 4: 70-61|
|63||Blackburn Away||Part 4: 70-61|
|64||Monchengladbach Third||Part 4: 70-61|
|65||Costa Rica Cup||Part 4: 70-61|
|66||Real Madrid Away||Part 4: 70-61|
|67||RB Reipzig Third||Part 4: 70-61|
|68||Parma Third||Part 4: 70-61|
|69||Fortuna Dusseldorf Third||Part 4: 70-61|
|70||Marseille Away||Part 4: 70-61|
|71||Forest Green Third||Part 3: 80-71|
|72||Spurs Third||Part 3: 80-71|
|73||Dundee United Home||Part 3: 80-71|
|74||Sao Paulo Away||Part 3: 80-71|
|75||West Brom Away||Part 3: 80-71|
|76||Frankfurt Home||Part 3: 80-71|
|77||Mali Away||Part 3: 80-71|
|78||Netherlands Women Home||Part 3: 80-71|
|79||Roma Home||Part 3: 80-71|
|80||Inter Home||Part 3: 80-71|
|81||Venezia Home||Part 2: 90-81|
|82||Schalke Third||Part 2: 90-81|
|83||AGF Aarhus Home||Part 2: 90-81|
|84||Marseille Home||Part 2: 90-81|
|85||Atletico Madrid Third||Part 2: 90-81|
|86||Newport County Home||Part 2: 90-81|
|87||Brazil Cup||Part 2: 90-81|
|88||Schalke Away||Part 2: 90-81|
|89||Charleroi Away||Part 2: 90-81|
|90||Gremio Home||Part 2: 90-81|
|91||Zenit Saint Petersburg Home||Part 1: 100-91|
|92||Fluminense Home||Part 1: 100-91|
|93||Lazio Away||Part 1: 100-91|
|94||Portland Thorns Home||Part 1: 100-91|
|95||Venezia Away||Part 1: 100-91|
|96||Stuttgart Third||Part 1: 100-91|
|97||Newport County Away||Part 1: 100-91|
|98||Atletico Madrid Away||Part 1: 100-91|
|99||Nantes Away||Part 1: 100-91|
|100||Urawa Red Diamonds Home||Part 1: 100-91|
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