It’s the most wonderful time of the year again – when clubs find ever more weird and wonderful ways to launch their new kits.
Here’s our round up of some of the best (or the worst, it’s your call really) of the 2021/22 new football kits…
2021/22 New Kits – Best & Worst
ATLÉTICO MINEIRO – 2021/22 HOME KIT
Fans of @Atletico joined a competition to design next year’s kit, the result is a thing of a beauty 🤩 pic.twitter.com/UG2l4DOpLt
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 14, 2021
Verdict: The one to beat this summer. Prove us wrong. 11/10.
AJAX – 2021/22 AWAY KIT
The new Ajax away shirt!
They just seem to never get it wrong! pic.twitter.com/R26TGCHkzQ
— Classic Football Shirts (@classicshirts) May 9, 2021
Verdict: Oh Ajax, you never let us down. Another sure-fire winner. 9/10.
LEYTON ORIENT – 2021/22 HOME KIT
The O’s are thrilled to announce @HKane’s return and the first front of shirt charity partner for 2021/22: @RBLI #TommyClub #LOFC
— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) May 6, 2021
Verdict: Top bloke, top kit, and a great cause. 8/10.
AC MILAN – 2021/22 HOME KIT
Fast Milan, faster kit 🔴⚫
Get it now!#MoveLikeMilan #SempreMilan @pumafootball
— AC Milan (@acmilan) May 11, 2021
Verdict: It’s very… Milan. Inoffensive, but not one you’re going to buy off eBay after a late-night kebab in 10 years… 6/10.
CHAPECOENSE – 2021/22 KITS
A camisa do seu time pode até ser bonitinha, mas você já viu os meus novos uniformes? 😍
📷 Umbro Brasil#VamosChape #Chape48Anos #OrgulhoDeSerChape pic.twitter.com/2FHxWUN04M
— Chapecoense (@ChapecoenseReal) May 11, 2021
Verdict: Clean, minimalist, adventurous sleeve. Great stuff. 7/10.
RB LEIPZIG – 2021/22 HOME KIT
See the new kit in action for the first time in tomorrow’s @DFBPokal_EN final 👀
🔴⚪️ #RBLeipzig #YouCanDoAnything pic.twitter.com/JKeHF47f1M
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) May 12, 2021
Verdict: The gold standard so far. No wonder they’re showing it off to the world early doors. 10/10.
CHELSEA – 2021/22 HOME KIT
Who likes the new Chelsea kit? pic.twitter.com/mv6D4RQz9h
— The Chelsea Debate (@chelsea_debate) May 13, 2021
Verdict: This shouldn’t work. But it kind of does. One of the Blues’ better efforts. 9/10.
INTER MILAN – 2021/22 FOURTH KIT
Inter debut their brand new fourth kit against Roma 👀 pic.twitter.com/vjJmGOHNYd
— Goal (@goal) May 12, 2021
Verdict: Absolutely wild. First the Serie A title, next the Tour De France? 7/10.
ARSENAL – 2021/22 AWAY KIT
The return of the cannon 💥
Inspired by the past, ready for the future.@adidasfootball | #createdwithadidas
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) May 14, 2021
Verdict: Consistent Super League contenders when it comes to kits, it has to be said. 9/10.
PSG – 2021/22 HOME KIT
Check out our new home #PSGxJordan jersey for the 21/22 season! 💎✨
A collection that pays tribute to youth, diversity, eclecticism and energy! 🤩#WeAreParis pic.twitter.com/g68ETGiHwg
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) May 14, 2021
Verdict: C’est magnifique. 9/10.
MARSEILLE – 2021/22 HOME KIT
The new @OM_English kit has dropped and it’s a thing of beauty. 🤍 pic.twitter.com/CDoM90CTs9
— 90min (@90min_Football) May 14, 2021
JUVENTUS – 2021/22 HOME KIT
Home is where every dream begins.
Introducing our new 21/22 home kit by @adidasfootball – get yours now. ⚪️⚫️
➡️ https://t.co/Fly7pOOJy0#createdwithadidas #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) May 18, 2021
Verdict: Bang average season, bang average new kit. It’s fine, but not much else. 5/10.
BRIGHTON – 2021/22 HOME KIT
😍 We’re underway at the Amex, in our new home kit for the 2021/22 @PremierLeague season.
Pre-order yours now!#BHAFC 🔵⚪
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) May 18, 2021
Verdict: Back to those reassuring blue and white stripes. All is right with the world. 8/10.
LIVERPOOL – 2021/22 HOME KIT
It’s time! 🤩
🥁 Introducing our new 2021/22 @nikefootball home kit 🔥 pic.twitter.com/tNMSXmQ82q
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 20, 2021
Verdict: Orange tapering. ORANGE? Not feeling this yet, but it might be a grower. 5/10.
BAYERN – 2021/22 AWAY KIT
Bayern Munich have dropped their new away kit for next season 🤩 pic.twitter.com/bxKFfbxSt5
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 20, 2021
Verdict: Subtle. Not an all-time classic. Could be a slow burn winner. 7/10.
LYON – 2021/22 HOME & AWAY KITS
🚨 Shirt Alert 🚨
Lyon have released their new home and away shirts for next season.
A very nice pair of shirts! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/Mb4aWzqwD8
— Classic Football Shirts (@classicshirts) May 21, 2021
BORUSSIA DORTMUND – 2021/22 HOME KIT
🖤 All For Our Moment – The 21/22 BVB Home Jersey 💛
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) May 21, 2021
Verdict: Dorty have done better. They’ve also done a lot worse. We’re split down the middle. 6/10.
EVERTON – 2021/22 AWAY KIT
🖤 WE STAND #ASONE 🖤
Introducing the new @everton 2021/22 away kit – designed to celebrate 140 years of togetherness within the Everton community.
👉 https://t.co/4KDTK2Dmo3#ShareTheGame #hummelsport #EFC pic.twitter.com/tLt6JAOx01
— hummel (@hummel1923) May 21, 2021
Verdict: The humble sash. Routinely underrated. Routinely a winner. 9/10.
SPURS – 2021/22 HOME KIT
A fresh look for 2021/22! 😎
⤵️ Check out our new @nikefootball home kit.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 24, 2021
Verdict: As clean as it gets. Spurs on to a winner with this one. 8/10.
LEICESTER CITY – 2021/22 HOME KIT
We’ll be wearing our new 2021/22 home kit for the first time this afternoon against Spurs! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/CEaCEh01cU
— Leicester City (@LCFC) May 23, 2021
Verdict: Feels a bit mid-00s Birmingham City, but the pattern work just about saves this. 7/10.
REAL MADRID – 2021/22 HOME KIT
Real Madrid have dropped their new home kit for the 2021-22 season 🤩 pic.twitter.com/4da9HsG5m6
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 1, 2021
Verdict: No wonder Carlo wanted back in at the Bernabéu 9/10.
HIBERNIAN- 2021/22 HOME KIT
🚨 Hibernian 🤝 @JomaSport
We are delighted to present our 2021/22 home kit 👀
🟢 Bottle ➕ emerald green
🟢 A city map of Edinburgh
🟢 Thistle crest on the back
Read more ➡️ https://t.co/rU5tuBpbW2#ThisIsOurCity pic.twitter.com/vT0zME3sSr
— Hibernian Football Club (@HibernianFC) June 10, 2021
Verdict: GGTTH. We can’t help think it’s missing something, though 😉 8/10.
IPSWICH – 2021/22 HOME KIT
😅 Ahhhh, what a day.
New kit ✅
New signing ✅
COYB | #itfc pic.twitter.com/jrGNbTIulO
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) June 3, 2021
Verdict: Ed Sheeran getting his money’s worth. Lovely Afterglow. 7/10.
ABERDEEN – 2021/22 HOME KIT
🔴 Brown is red.
Introducing @ScottBrown8 in our new @AdidasUK home kit.#StandFree
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) June 9, 2021
Verdict: We can see why Scott Brown got on board. 8/10.
BARCELONA – 2021/22 HOME KIT
A closer look at our new kit! 💙❤️
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 16, 2021
Verdict: Bit too much going on here, but nice to see a switch up, 6/10.
ATLANTA UTD – 2021/22 THIRD KIT
Verdict: This is far too good to take third billing. Cracker. 9/10.
LIVERPOOL – 2021/22 AWAY KIT
Liverpool’s new away kit for next season has been released.
Looks pretty fresh. ❄️ pic.twitter.com/jvldcBSsu8
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) July 8, 2021
Verdict: Anyone for cricket? Big fans of this. 9/10.
ATLÉTICO MADRID – 2021/22 HOME KIT
Atletico Madrid drop their new kit for the 2021-22 season 👀 pic.twitter.com/nLuV0KQsip
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 5, 2021
Verdict: Something went very wrong in the wash here. 5/10.
WEST BROM – 2021/22 HOME KIT
Barts, @CallumRobinson7 & @conortownsend93 looking 👌 in the new kit!
The shirt’s central blue stripe carries the first verse of Psalm 23.
The words are woven into the fabric of the football club and now, for the first time, they are woven into the fabric of our home shirt 💙
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) July 2, 2021
Verdict: Got to love a shirt with a whole backstory. Classy effort too. 8/10.
MONACO – 2021/22 HOME KIT
AS Monaco’s home kit for 2021/22. pic.twitter.com/eWYRXKWY6E
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) July 1, 2021
Verdict: As effortlessly elegant as you’d expect from the principality. 7/10.
HULL CITY – 2021/22 AWAY KIT
😍 𝐀 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐲 😍#hcafc | #theTigers pic.twitter.com/ikkgePKon8
— Hull City (@HullCity) July 9, 2021
Verdict: Hull won a first title since 1966 back in May. This might even top that. 10/10.
ROMA 2021/22 HOME KIT
🟡 𝙉𝘽 | 𝐀𝐒𝐑 🔴
The wait is over…
Here’s our home shirt for the 2021-22 campaign! pic.twitter.com/tzwsIRvT7D
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) July 13, 2021
Verdict: Mourinho effect kicking in early with this one. 5/10.
BRIGHTON 2021/22 AWAY KIT
And here it is, the 2021/22 away kit! 😍
😅 What are your thoughts?#BHAFC 🔵⚪
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) July 14, 2021
Verdict: We think it’s mint! 8/10.
ASTON VILLA 2021/22 HOME KIT
Aston Villa’s 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭/𝟮𝟮 home kit is available in-store and online now! 🙌
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) July 14, 2021
Verdict: Jack can pull anything off. 7/10.
AJAX 2021/22 HOME KIT
Ajax have gone full retro with their new kit 🤩
✅ Old school badge
✅ Players will wear numbers with no name in the Eredivisie pic.twitter.com/mks9NgNg8r
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 14, 2021
Verdict: Lovely, lovely stuff. That badge. 9/10.
NORWICH 2021/22 HOME KIT
Our new @JomaSportUK home shirt for the 2021-22 @premierleague season is now available!
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) July 10, 2021
Verdict: A very solid effort from Joma. The Lotus sponsor is epic. 8/10.
BARCELONA 2021/22 AWAY KIT
OUR NEW AWAY KIT.#𝙈𝙊𝙍𝙀𝙏𝙃𝘼𝙉 𝙀𝙈𝙋𝙊𝙒𝙀𝙍𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 💜 pic.twitter.com/bYgcE2ciqs
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 15, 2021
Verdict: Lilac doesn’t get the love it deserves. Credit to Barca for putting that right. 8/10.
MAN UTD 2021/22 HOME KIT
🔴 𝗣𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗠𝗘𝗘𝗧𝗦 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧 🔴
Our iconic new 2021/22 @adidasfootball home kit, available now.#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 15, 2021
Verdict: The 60s are back on the red side of Manchester. 7/10.
ARSENAL 2021/22 HOME KIT
Where we belong.
Our new @adidasfootball home shirt for 2021/22 ✊
#adidasfootball | @adidaslondon
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 16, 2021
Verdict: Very similar to Ajax shirts, not a bad thing. 7/10.
INTER MILAN 2021/22 HOME KIT
After 26 years, Inter leave Pirelli and will have a new front kit sponsor with @Socios. Confirmed and now official. 🤝👇🏻👕 @Inter https://t.co/vm5y4DSIId pic.twitter.com/xMzeEoy1RC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 21, 2021
Verdict: Fresh new sponsor and a fresh new look. Will take some adjustment, this. 7/10.
PSG 2021/22 AWAY KIT
The new PSG away kit 💧 pic.twitter.com/niUEcJRJ3b
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 21, 2021
Verdict: Paris fashion week come early? 9/10.
SPURS 2021/22 AWAY KIT
Describe this kit in one word ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/HJC4e0O0T8
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 22, 2021
Verdict: A bit all over the place, really. Just like Spurs’ summer. 6/10.
WATFORD 2021/22 HOME KIT
🐝 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐇𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐙𝐎𝐍𝐒 🐝
Our new 2021/22 home kit is available NOW online and in-store.@KelmeUK | @Stake
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) July 22, 2021
Verdict: No nasty sting in the tail with this fair effort. 7/10.
LEICESTER 2021/22 AWAY KIT
It’s a mint kit. pic.twitter.com/QLAaZIyPbe
— Leicester City (@LCFC) July 28, 2021
Verdict: Must’ve liked Brighton’s. 7/10.
PANATHANAIKOS 2021/22 HOME KIT
The new 2021-22 #Panathinaikos home and away kits by #Kappa #Football #fussball #Soccer #Futbol pic.twitter.com/U6ar8LZk6k
— Pro Soccer Kits ⚽️ (@prosoccerkits) July 28, 2021
Verdict: Home kit like something your Da would wear at the Bowling Club. We’re charmed. 7/10.
WATFORD 2021/22 AWAY KIT
🟥 𝗥𝗘𝗗 🟨 𝗬𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪 ⬛️ 𝗕𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗞
Our 2021/22 away kit is available NOW online and in-store.@KelmeUK | @Stake
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) July 29, 2021
Verdict: Xisco’s Spanish influence clearly rubbing off. 8/10.
CHELSEA 2021/22 AWAY KIT
Chelsea yellow is back!
Introducing our 21/22 @nikefootball away kit, with pinstripe hoops nodding to the past, brought into the present by a striking black colourway! 🟡⚫#ItsAChelseaThing pic.twitter.com/CiAZZeBTYZ
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 29, 2021
Verdict: A lush luminous effort from the Champions League holders. 7/10.
CHARLTON ATHLETIC 2021/22 AWAY KIT
🚨⚽️: NEW: Charlton Athletic release their away kit for next season pic.twitter.com/j4hdrsCmxp
— Football For All (@FootballlForAll) July 29, 2021
Verdict: Halfway to creating a new London Underground seat cover here. 6/10.
VENEZIA 2021/22 HOME KIT
Venezia FC simply do not disappoint. Beautiful kit. 😍🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/4ret1wJhoB
— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) July 29, 2021
Verdict: Style icons as always. A shirt that belongs back in the big time. 10/10.
PETERBOROUGH 2021/22 AWAY KIT
What do you think Posh fans? 🤩#pufc
— Peterborough United (@theposh) August 2, 2021
Verdict: Fingers crossed Posh can make a splash in this stunner back in the Champ. 9/10.
CAMBRIDGE UTD 2021/22 HOME KIT
— Cambridge United FC (@CambridgeUtdFC) August 4, 2021
Verdict: First class honours for this effort as they return to League One. 9/10.
REAL MADRID 2021/22 AWAY KIT
🚨⚽️ | NEW: Real Madrid have released their away kit for this season pic.twitter.com/ixhf36FCog
— Football For All (@FootballlForAll) August 5, 2021
Verdict: It’s the orange lining that elevates this. 7/10.
MAN UTD 2021/22 THIRD KIT
👕 @ManUtd have just dropped their third kit!
✅ Cop or Drop? ❌ pic.twitter.com/U8QSaA3rMP
— SPORF (@Sporf) August 12, 2021
Verdict: Getting big 90s Sonic the Hedgehog vibes off this. No bad thing. 7/10.
BAYERN 2021/22 THIRD KIT
“Tradition meets modernity at the foot of the Alps.”
Bayern Munich’s new third kit is very, very nice ❄️ pic.twitter.com/c7iGygM3LW
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) August 17, 2021
Verdict: Bayern serving up yet another beauty. 9/10.
AJAX 2021/22 THIRD KIT
Ajax 🤝 Bob Marley.
Brilliant, as per. pic.twitter.com/xXIv22mmt2
— Marathonbet (@marathonbet) August 20, 2021
Verdict: Don’t you worry ’bout a thing. 10/10.
VENEZIA 2021/22 THIRD KIT
Venezia have won the 2021/22 kit wars 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/8g4w8dZihp
— Marathonbet (@marathonbet) August 19, 2021
Verdict: Soon to be everybody’s favourite Serie A side. 9/10.
CHELSEA 2021/22 THIRD KIT
Chelsea have unveiled their new Nike third shirt!
‘Inspired by iconic outdoor brand Nike ACG, with signature bold prints and vibrant colours, ready to take centre stage under the European lights.’
— Classic Football Shirts (@classicshirts) August 26, 2021
Verdict: Chelsea bring up an impressive hat-trick of kits this season. 8/10.
WATFORD 2021/22 THIRD KIT
𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞 ✔️
Our new 2021/22 third kit is available now in-store and online!@KelmeUK | @Stake
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) August 26, 2021
Verdict: A dark green delight from the Hornets. 9/10.
LIVERPOOL 2021/22 THIRD KIT
OFFICIAL: Liverpool’s Nike third kit for 2021-22 is here 🟡 pic.twitter.com/zjZgDR1nmX
— Goal (@goal) September 8, 2021
Verdict: Could pass as the staff outfit in a provincial American diner tbf. 6/10.
BARCELONA 2021/22 THIRD KIT
Barcelona have dropped their new 3rd kit.
An instant classic 😍 pic.twitter.com/jZ7nnhcnnH
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 9, 2021
Verdict: Quite possibly the first ever kit ripped off from the Bakerloo line 6/10.
BORDEAUX 2021/22 THIRD KIT
🚨⚽️ | NEW: Bordeaux have released their new third shirt celebrating 140 years of the club pic.twitter.com/NpgLemVsw7
— Football For All (@FootballlForAll) October 16, 2021
Verdict: This one will age like a fine vintage claret. 7/10.
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