What a season it has been at the Football Shirt Collective. We have received over a hundred football shirts to share on the site - some amazing and some equally disgusting (see Sunderland goalie kit). There have been some brilliant favourite football shirt contributions from the likes of Amy Lawrence and Max Rushden, and we have been witness to some immense collections (check out the Crystal Palace kit).
Here are some of our favourite football shirt offerings of the past year via Africa, Japan and … Bradford.
1. INTER MILAN, UMBRO, 1993/4 COURTESY OF @Lennytwentytwo
We love diagonal striped shirts at the football shirt collective and here is one of the best. This Inter shirt from the Bergkamp era has it all. White, gold star and a blue and black diagonal stripe.
2. CRYSTAL PALACE, BUTKA, 1990 COURTESY OF @BEYONDRETRO
This Crystal Palace shirt was made famous by Mark Bright and Ian Wright banging in the goals for the Eagles. It came to our attention as part of the Beyond Retro, Beyond the Terraces collection.
3. AC MILAN, ADIDAS, 1984 COURTESY OF AMY LAWRENCE
We have had this AC Milan shirt on the site a few times. We think it is a classic and so does Amy Lawrence. This was her favourite football shirt. It is timeless.
4. BORUSSIA DORTMUND, NIKE, 1999 COURTESY OF @MAPLO16
In May this year we saw the Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final at Wembley. It also brought to us this cheeky Dortmund shirt. More of a mustard than a bright yellow but we liked it none the less.
5. SUNDERLAND, AVEC, 1995
Have you ever seen a more disgusting goalie shirt then this? No. Neither have we. Magnificent. Well done Sunderland.
Map of the world on a football shirt. What’s not to like? Personally I think Japanese shirts are the best. Creative and fun. Much better than the boring Nike Premiership clone kits.
The African Cup of Nations was brilliant this year. Not only did we see the rebirth of Nigeria, the rise of Burkino Faso but we also witnessed a magnificent collection of football shirts. This Cape Verde shirt was courtesy of Nick Warrick who is on a mission to collect every one of the 209 FIFA international football shirts. This is one of the most popular shirts we have on the collective.
8. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, ERREA, 2013 COURTEST OF @danjaydubya
Keeping with the African theme is this awesome Democratic Republic of Congo shirt. Bright colours with a diagonal stripe. Magnificent.
To celebrate Bradford City reaching the final of the Carling Cup Bantams Banter shared their first and favourite football shirts. This classic Bradford City shirt oozes class. It also has a random sponsor; ‘Bradford Great City’ – which we are all for at the collective.
This Southend offering was introduced to us via Iain MacIntosh through his favourite football shirt interview. It is bold and bright with a big splat of yellow.