The world’s most iconic football kits

Certain football teams are instantly recognisable. Their players are known the world over. Their club crests adorn images in even the most far-flung destinations. If there’s one thing that stands out more than anything else it’s their colours. The iconic kit, worn by generations of stars down the years.

We all have our favourite teams and our favourite kits, but which will always stand the test of time? Here we’ve got a rundown of the most iconic.

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There’s just something about the red and blue stripes of the Barcelona kit. It instantly evokes images of a packed Camp Nou and the most sleek and stylish of passing games. Many think the current Barcelona team is the best the world has ever seen. We think they’ve already gone down in history.


Dominating the English game in the 70s and 80s, Liverpool is a name synonymous with triumphs at home and on the continent. The all red Liverpool kit of the Anfield giants is one of the most iconic the world over. It instantly conjures images of the Kop rising to bellow their famous song as some of the world’s best names take the turf. Is it the most iconic of all?


It’s not just about the club teams. No list of iconic football kits would ever be complete without the Samba boys of Brazil. It doesn’t get more classic than yellow shirts, blue shorts and white socks. Having lifted the World Cup more than any other team in history there’s no doubt that for the football purists, it’s all about Brazil. From the team of the 1970s, to the 94 and 2002 triumphs the most skilled of football artists have worn this kit. We think it could just get the nod of the most famous of all.

Man Utd

As arguably the most supported team in the world, the legendary red shirts of the Man Utd kit adorns the backs of aspiring footballers from Manchester to the Far East, The United States, Europe and all the far corners of the world. Having overtaken Liverpool as the most successful football team in England, United continue to go from strength to strength. We think they may just be a little way off the likes of Brazil and Barca in the style stakes though.

Real Madrid

With nine European Cup wins, Real Madrid is the competitions most successful team. From the glory days in the 50s to the Galacticos of recent years, and the current crop of world stars many of the world’s best footballers have graced the turf at the Bernabeu. There’s no bigger rivalry in world football than that between Real and Barca, but who comes out in the kit stakes?

Whatever your individual team loyalties you can’t deny the impact these iconic kits have made on football’s long and illustrious history.