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Ten Of Football's Greatest Ever Retro Kits Have Been Ranked

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Ten Of Football's Greatest Ever Retro Kits Have Been Ranked

If there is one thing that unites all football fans, it's a good looking retro kit. But which stand out among the rest?

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Modern football shirts are designed with player performance and a streamlined design in mind, but nothing beats a blast from the past.

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But we're here to help. Listed below are our top ten retro kits currently on sale and exactly why they need to be in your collection.

10. Liverpool (1996 Home Shirt)

Big fan of how much prominence the badge is given. Red trim stands out on a white background and the touches of gold add a sense of elegance. It's available on Kitbag now.


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Image Credit: Kitbag

9. Borussia Monchengladbach (1995 Home Cup Final Shirt)

Can you get any more 90s than this? German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach enjoy mixing green into their shirts and this quasi-tiger print effort needs to be appreciated. A lucky shirt, considering they won the 1994-95 DFB-Pokal wearing it. It's available to buy here.

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Image Credit: Kitbag
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8. Aston Villa (1994 Away Shirt)

More green, was green in vogue before the turn of the millennium? Red and black is always a solid combo on a football shirt, as is a collar. 'Müller' being in a huge red block adds to the appeal. Buy this iconic combo on Kitbag.

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Image Credit: Kitbag

7. Newcastle United (1996 Away Shirt)

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David Ginola looked good in anything, but this one is an absolute doozy. 'Newcastle Brown Ale' is the definitive Magpies sponsor and with spellbinding football under cult hero manager Kevin Keegan, there's a reason Newcastle United were must-see in the mid-90s.

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Image Credit: Kitbag

6. Manchester City (1994 Anniversary Shirt)

Does every Manchester City fan have a 'Brother' shirt? Simple yet effective, the sponsor stands out on the glacial blue colour while darker triangles add more flavour. Get it here.

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Image Credit: Kitbag

5. Everton (1986 Home Shirt)

Half blue, half white was a risky move for the Toffees but it paid off. Arguably their greatest shirt ever, it had one of English football's all time greats wear it in the form of Gary Lineker. He scored 40 goals in all competitions during his solitary season at Goodison Park before swapping Merseyside for Barcelona. You can get it here.

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Image Credit: Kitbag

4. Inter Milan (1990 Home Shirt)

Simplicity can be key. When it comes to Inter Milan, that rings true. Shirts further up this list have appreciated the bold and unique. But when it comes to the 'Nerazzurri', all you need are the blue and black stripes. You can buy it here.

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Image Credit: Kitbag

3. England (1982 World Cup Finals Home Shirt)

The use of blue, red and white on the shoulders proved to be a popular design choice at the time, in a tournament that saw England go unbeaten but still go out in the second group stage. It inspired 2018's training shirt. This piece of history is yours for £35.

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Image Credit: Kitbag

2. Brazil (1970 World Cup Final Shirt)

An argument can be made this is 'THE' definitive football shirt. Worn in the successful 1970 World Cup campaign, Brazil lit up the tournament with Pele, Jairzinho, Gérson, Tostão AND Rivelino attacking with force. Carlos Alberto scored arguably the greatest goal of all-time in the final. But it's the most simple shirt on the list, yellow with green trim. Further proof it's the player who makes the shirt, rather than the other way round. Buy it on Kitbag.

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Image Credit: Kitbag

1. AC Milan (1988 Home Shirt)

A staple of one of European football's most dominant sides. Milan kept this shirt for two seasons, winning their first Serie A title in a decade in one and a European Cup in the other. Just like their city rivals Inter, all you need for magic are the iconic stripes. Football's greatest ever shirt. Get it here.

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Image Credit: Kitbag

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Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Football News, Aston Villa, Football, Serie A, Football Kit, Premier League, England, Everton, AC Milan, Borussia Monchengladbach, Brazil, Newcastle United, Bundesliga, Inter Milan

Daniel Marland
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