That wraps it up for the Premier League and EFL apart from some former members. Their kit manager seems to have been a belt, braces, safety pins and another belt sort of chap as he laid on no fewer than four alternatives for the team to choose from. Harrogate Town (1964-65, 1998-99 added, 1977-78 socks corrected). (Credits Paul Briers/Football & the First World War). These included two sets of their familiar red shirts with white sleeves, two dozen red and white striped shirts (considered too narrow for their liking), two dozen borrowed from Sheffield United (with broader stripes) and two sets of shirts with broad red and white hoops. My conclusion is that quarters were worn for at least part of the 1892-93 season and a couple of these resurfaced when the team was assembled a year later, kitted out in mismatched tops. Week Ending 12 September - 2020-21 Update. It is not clear why they are wearing hooped jerseys in this game as there was no reason for them to change their normal maroon tops but it is possible that as clothing was rationed, they could not get hold of these and wore hoops as a temporary alternative. Clyde (Aug-Sept 1946, October 1946 added), Greenock Morton (1948-49 added - see left), Heart of Midlothian (March 1949-1950 added), Stirling Albion (1949-50 added), Queen of the South (1947-52 socks modified), Raith Rovers (1949-50 socks modified). Dec 20, 2017 - Historical Kits graphics brought to you by http://www.historicalkits.co.uk. Football history. I've added England's new strips to the archive. View Premier League kits by club and season, from 1992/93 to 2019/20. There is some confusion over their name: according to the scottishleague.net forum the press misinterpreted the name as Alloa Athletic FC (they were in fact Alloa Association Football Club) and the name stuck. Deep links are provided throughout the site to help visitors purchase replica shirts from leading online retailers. This commemorative certificate presented to John Devey to mark his benefit match in 1896 shows a Villa player wearing a quartered shirt but I had previously dismissed this, assuming the artist had misinterpreted the term which at the time usually described what we know as "halved" shirts. Week Ending 22 August - Harrogate Town Update. Apparently Villa had brought their white and blue away strip not realising that the Grecians had changed to all white that season. I'll tackle those once the SPFL section is complete. The winning design, produced by Admiral, featured a large flappy collar with claret and white stripes. Included in the material Tony and Rich sent me was this cutting of Norwich City v Southend United from September 1925. An unnamed sportswear manufacturer wrote, "As showing the superior quality of our football jerseys, we have again been favoured with instructions from the Scottish Football Association to supply jerseys for the great international matches - Scotland v England (primrose and pink), Scotland v Ireland (marone [sic]), Scotland v Wales (royal blue)." Furthermore the player in an all-dark strip seated next to the trophy is Arthur Wharton, who made a single appearance for the Quakers in 1885-86 before joining Preston North End where he became the world's first black professional footballer. I am still looking for corroboration for the period 1932-1936. The photograph shows the match against England. Tony Sealey found this photograph of the 1902-03 Blackburn Rovers team in The Sunday Pictorial (3 November 1929). In 1950 the Football League was extended with the addition of two clubs to each of the regional Third Divisions. This led me to revisit to the excellent swans100 website where I found a lot of new material that fills in a many gaps in the record. Formed in 1889 as Wimbledon Old Centrals, the original Dons played on Wimbledon Common in navy jerseys to which their initials were added in 1890. Championship: Luton Town, Preston North End, Cardiff City, Coventry City. The winning design, produced by Admiral, featured a large flappy collar with claret and white stripes. League Two: Bolton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic, Scunthorpe United, Walsall. The photograph shows the Silkmen in happier times, 1969-70, when the team went on to win the FA Trophy. If it was used it may have appeared in August 1988 at Old Trafford when Everton were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United in the Mercantile Trophy, a one-off competition organised to mark the centenary of the Football League, but I've not been able to confirm this. The photograph is of the Brentford team from 1914-15 and shows them wearing the yoked tops that were popular at the time. (Photograph Phil Harrison Official Club Historian.). SPFL Update: Alloa Athletic, Annan Athletic, Arbroath, Brechin City, Edinburgh City*, Forfar Athletic, Greenock Morton, Peterhead*, Stenhousemuir*. Should have checked their Rothman's. I would really appreciate help from the HFK Elves on this one! Previous Updates: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 |2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006, Shrewsbury Town Football Shirts 1974 to Present. Some time ago Gordon Hulmes sent me this photograph of Swansea Town taken in 1931-32 when his grandfather played for the team. Prior to the game, in accordance with FA Cup rules, the clubs agreed their colours for the match. We football fans love and/or hate our team’s and other team’s kits, and the Classic Kits website is the perfect place to wallow in all of that stuff. On a trip to HMP Reading, for example, I was able to track down a copy of the Official History of Reading FC 1871-2003 in WH Smith. Southampton (2018-19 3rd & 2019-20 4th corrected), Burnley (2019-20 4th kit added). League Two: Morecambe, Harrogate Town, Forest Green Rovers*, Crawley Town (socks confirmed), Exeter City, Leyton Orient, Newport County, Stevenage (shorts & socks confirmed). Week Ending 12 September - 2020-21 Update. The players are wearing black shorts but as it was not taken on a match day we cannot be certain that this was their regular strip. Nik Yeomans has now provided me with a match programme that has a photograph of the Manchester United - Everton tie in question which shows the Toffees in an all-blue strip. With the help of Sam Walsh and Phil Harrison I have been able to add no fewer than 27 new graphics to the Harrogate Town section and added detailing to several more. This includes contemporary press cuttings and photographs from the Aberdeen FC Official Website, including this one of the original Aberdeen club from 1885. In September 2008 David France and Steve Flanagan confirmed that this was the team's official third shirt between 1986 and 1989 but it was never worn in a competitive match. This is the first photographic evidence I have seen that confirms the design of the unusual yellow and green chevron worn by Norwich at the time. In 1978 Motherwell organised a competition for younger supporters to design their strip for the 1978-79 season. Dundee (2019-20 shorts corrected): Stockport County (1991-92, 1992-93, 1998-99 detailing added/altered): Crawley Town (1996-97 added): Bury (1956-58 crest added): Nottingham Forest (1947-48 added): New Brighton (1924-28 corrected, 1927-38 socks amended): Bolton Wanderers (2002 anniversary kit stripes amended): Millwall (1975-77 warm & cold weather shirts now presented, authentic 1994 crest added): Cheltenham Town (1993-95 added): Gillingham (1980-81 collar corrected): Crawley Town (1998-99 shorts/socks confirmed): Salford City (1997-98 added): Burnley (2000-01, 2001-02 drop-sleeve detail added): Week Ending 26 September - 2020-21 Update. Best Selling Products. Lee Gauntlett has sent me a cutting that describes Aston Villa wearing jerseys that were "white with blue hoops" against West Ham United on 6 February 1932. (Photograph Aberdeen FC Official Website.). At the time my work took me around the country so I contrived to have time to call in on libraries and book shops around the UK. I've added England's new strips to the archive. Welcome to Classic Football Shirts home of classic rare retro vintage football shirts from your soccer teams history. EFL Former Members: Aldershot Town (shorts/socks confirmed), Barnet*, Yeovil Town, Boston United, Hartlepool United, Kidderminster Harriers, Torquay United, York City. Shop the best home, away and third La Liga kits & shirts. Here we have Harry Kane expressing a degree of disappointment as his team lost 1-0 to Denmark and had two players sent off last month. Football kits come and go with rapid frequency. Ian McConnel has been scouring through his collection of Rangers match programmes and come up with some amendments for the late 1940s. Taken in April 1933 when Villa visited the Arsenal, this image shows the same jerseys that were worn in 1930-31. (Click the thumbnail to view a larger image.). If it was used it may have appeared in August 1988 at Old Trafford when Everton were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United in the Mercantile Trophy, a one-off competition organised to mark the centenary of the Football League, but I've not been able to confirm this. Thanks to their efforts I've been to update the Tottenham Hotspur Change Kit section with six previously unrecorded strips, such as these red and white rugby shirts worn in November 1925, as well as a number of corrections and adjustments to dates. At the time strips were remarkably unifom and plain so teams that adopted more unconventional styles like this one really stood out. I'm grateful to Martin Johnston, General Manager of Peterhead FC, who has submitted a photograph of the team's 1946-47 strip which provides us with details about the design of the crest worn around this time. Premier League: Everton (socks corrected). Their kit manager seems to have been a belt, braces, safety pins and another belt sort of chap as he laid on no fewer than four alternatives for the team to choose from. Rangers (1st, 2nd, 3rd), St Mirren, Kilmarnock, Hamilton Academical, St Johnstone, Hibernian, Motherwell. (Cutting from the National Newspaper Archive.). The history of football (soccer) Football (or soccer as the game is called in some parts of the world) has a long history. HFK receives a commission on these sales. According to the official match programme they wore scarlet shirts. USA Football Kits. For more details visit Copyright Information. Background. There was no reason for County to change their colours (Preston wore white by this time) so I can only speculate that the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway mislaid their kit hamper en route forcing the team to borrow a set of kit on arrival. That was in the early days of HFK, before we had an army of research elves and when I could not afford to buy many books. You can watch footage of the match here on the BFI website. Senior Scottish Elf, Alick Milne has submitted new evidence about the colours of the four clubs that amalgamated to form the modern Aberdeen FC in 1903. Lee Gauntlett has discovered that Aston Villa wore blue shirts in the FA Cup against Arsenal in January 1931 who wore white, while Roger Pashby has found this photograph from 1933 that definitively shows the light blue bands on Villa's heavy, woollen change jersey. League One: Peterborough United, Swindon Town, Shrewsbury Town, Rochdale. Thanks to Graham Burton, I've added a passage in the Barnsley section explaining the origin of the name of their ground, Oakwell. The photograph of the corresponding match in January 1931 (a 5-5 thriller) shows Villa in similar tops but with a claret band. Paris Saint-Germain kit history. In September 1982 Aberdeen travelled to Albania to play Dinamo Tirana in the European Cup-Winners Cup and wore this one-off strip, basically identical to their regular outfit but with contrasting V necks and cuffs. We've been buying them for years, now it's time to record them for everyone to see. Our kit history now extends back to the formation of the original Harrogate AFC in 1919, pictured left. Premier League: Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton. Alkadi had been given "ample time" to pay off the club's creditors, he said. Originally formed as Clackmannan County, the club became Alloa AFC in 1879. At first clubs used a variety of different designs. (Credits Paul Briers/Football & the First World War). That was in the early days of HFK, before we had an army of research elves and when I could not afford to buy many books. For more details visit Copyright Information. In 1935 Charlton were promoted to Division Two once again and began a march that would take them to the pinnacle of English football. Former Members: Berwick Rangers, East Stirlingshire. Premier League: Southampton (new sponsor added), Tottenham Hotspur (socks updated), Fulham. Online home for football shirts, kit design and equipment freaks At the time my work took me around the country so I contrived to have time to call in on libraries and book shops around the UK. Berwick Rangers (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-94 dates and detailing amended). Apparently Villa had brought their white and blue away strip not realising that the Grecians had changed to all white that season. League One: Portsmouth, Milton Keynes, AFC Wimbledon, Oxford United. League One: Portsmouth, Milton Keynes, AFC Wimbledon, Oxford United. Earlier this month Macclesfield Town were wound up in the Insolvency & Companies Court. Nick from the splendid upthemaggies website has been in touch to confirm that Notts County were still refered to as "the chocolate and light blues" in the local press during 1889-90. 30 October - More Scottish Post-War Updates. From these I've been able to make the following updates: Bradford City (socks corrected on graphics 1909-1920), Derby County (1912-13 collar added), Huddersfield Town (1914-15 added), Leeds United (1920-21 added), Leicester Fosse (1914-15 added), Middlesbrough (epaulettes enlarged on 1913-1936 graphics), Newcastle United (1914-15 added). It appears likely that they were finally stung by press criticism of the scruffy appearance of the English national team into providing uniform kits in 1932. (Photograph FIFA. As the senior club, Everton thought they were entitled to retain a blue motif but they reckoned without the disdainful approach of the FA to the professional game. Curiously there are 18 players in the picture and several of them are wearing reversed jerseys. We launched www.oldfootballshirts.com in October 2006 and we're creating the ultimate history of football shirts (soccer jerseys), using photos of fans shirts, from the UK and from around the World. Former Members: Stockport County, Wrexham (socks confirmed). And that, aside from one or two sponsorship details still to be announced, wraps it up for the 2020-21 season. 29 October - Scottish Post-War Kits Ian McConnel has been scouring through his collection of Rangers match programmes and come up with some amendments for the late 1940s. It appears that a week before their FA Cup tie with Liverpool in January 1936, Arsenal decided to try out the alternative shirts they would wear in that match (both teams were required to wear change shirts). Exclusive discounts are available from several of our retail partners using these codes at checkout: Premier/English Football League | Scottish Professional Football League. The royal blue shorts worn at Preston North End (reported in the Athletic News 3 March 1890) are therefore an anomoly. My conclusion is that quarters were worn for at least part of the 1892-93 season and a couple of these resurfaced when the team was assembled a year later, kitted out in mismatched tops. Clyde (Aug-Sept 1946, October 1946 added), Greenock Morton (1948-49 added - see left), Heart of Midlothian (March 1949-1950 added), Stirling Albion (1949-50 added), Queen of the South (1947-52 socks modified), Raith Rovers (1949-50 socks modified). It looks like that white shirt was never worn in a competitive game. (Material and photograph sourced from onevalefan.co.uk). I remember studying Tony Matthews' book in the Birmingham branch of Waterstones when a young shop assistant approached me and politely but firmly explained that I was welcome to browse the stock but sitting down with books and making notes was not allowed and perhaps I would like to leave. (Photograph Aberdeen FC Official Website.). Incidentally, while researching the background to this match I discovered that the Warriors were wound up in May 1919 and reconstituted as a new club to avoid paying their debts. At the time strips were remarkably unifom and plain so teams that adopted more unconventional styles like this one really stood out. Visit the official website of the Premier League. The material on this site is copyright © Historical Football Kits, all rights reserved. The club's owner, Amar Alkadi had asked for a further eight-week adjournment but Judge Sebastian Prentis declined, noting that the case had already been adjourned 12 times since it was started in January 2019. Third Lanark (1952-53 added), Dundee (1952-54 strip added to shorts), Motherwell (1951-54, 1954-57 socks updated), Raith Rovers (three strips worn 1952-53 added or modified, two strips from 1953-54 added), Heart of Midlothian (1952-53 alternative added, 1953-54 three strips added), Clyde (1952-53 now known to be the same as previous season. Championship: Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City, Stoke City, Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Reading, Millwall (shorts detailing corrected), Sheffield Wednesday. Although the photographic evidence is ambiguous, it appears that a clover-leaf crest was adopted for 1935-36 to celebrate their achievement in … The Barrow section has had a major update with with eight new graphics, stockings 1920-31 altered and missing detailing added to numerous graphics. This is the first photographic evidence I have seen that confirms the design of the unusual yellow and green chevron worn by Norwich at the time. (j) Classic Kits (l) Old Football Shirts (m) SNSpix (n) Alick Milne (o) St Johnstone FC - Images of Sport (Alastair Blair 2003) (p) Ralph Pomeroy (q) Scottish Football History (r) Sean Bangs (s) Donald Gellatly (t) The Vision Book of Football Records by Clive Batty … (Credits: claretandblue.blog, Penny Illustrated 18 March 1893, Aston Villa From the Archive.). Championship: Bristol City, Blackburn Rovers, Brentford, Swansea City, Queen's Parek Rangers. Incidentally, the staunchly amateur FA insisted that players provide their own dark knickers and socks up until 1932. The action is from a Scottish Victory Cup match against Rangers in April 1946 ('Gers won 8-2 on aggregate). The latest additions: Everton, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Millwall, Newcastle United, Northampton Town. An unnamed sportswear manufacturer wrote, "As showing the superior quality of our football jerseys, we have again been favoured with instructions from the Scottish Football Association to supply jerseys for the great international matches - Scotland v England (primrose and pink), Scotland v Ireland (marone [sic]), Scotland v Wales (royal blue)." I originally found this in The A-Z of West Bromwich Albion (Tony Matthews 1996). This strip, worn by Stockport County in 1968-69, has always been one of my favourites. Third Lanark (1952-53 added), Dundee (1952-54 strip added to shorts), Motherwell (1951-54, 1954-57 socks updated), Raith Rovers (three strips worn 1952-53 added or modified, two strips from 1953-54 added), Heart of Midlothian (1952-53 alternative added, 1953-54 three strips added), Clyde (1952-53 now known to be the same as previous season. Read More 50 Years of Top Flight Kits Posted on 23rd May 2020 From the simplicity of the earliest kits of the late 19th/early 20th Century to the slick, sponsor laden, brand name kits of today, each club’s page on this website gives you an instant visceral history of your team. The process of developing a photographic plate and preparing it for reproduction in a newspaper could not have been completed in just a few hours.