2012 has been the year of the football shirt. We take a look back at some of the best and worst shirts shared with the Football Shirt Collective, from Estonia to AC Milan. Let us know what you think @thefootballsc.
Best goalkeeper shirt
Estonia, Lotto, 1996/7. Without doubt this is the best goalkeeper shirt I have ever seen courtesy of @209fifashirts. It is a bizarre tribute to the Aztecs that would not be out of place at a rave.
Best use of polka dots
Nara Club, Japan. Giant pink polka dots on a football shirt. What’s not to like?
Best international kit
Holland, Adidas, 1988 – the faded arrow. The 80’s were a great time in football shirt history and Euro 88 did not disappoint. Maybe this shirt is rated because this shirt is associated with Marco Van Basten’s goals. Either way it is special.
Classic club kit
AC Milan, Adidas, 1990/1 as shared by @okwonga. The AC Milan kit of the early 90’s is everything a classic football shirt should be. Collar. Check. Bold colours. Check. Brings back memories. Check.
Most popular kit
The kit that is most regularly shared with us has to be England. We have 6 in the collective. From Seaman’s Euro 96 goalkeeper shirt to the Umbro, Italia 90 shirt made famous by Gazza.
Quite frankly the best football video ever made. That is all. Courtesy of @labwam and @shindles5.
Best kit maker
The most popular kit maker has got to be hummel. From Duncan Jenkins to Max Rushden, hummel shirts constantly are the most popular shirts in the collective.
Finally a big thank you to everyone for their first football shirts contributions and to those who have posted images of their favourite kits. From Barnet to Botswana we love them all.
If you have a kit to share, keep them coming @thefootballsc.
Here is to a special and successful 2013 full of football shirts. Happy New Year.