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Nicknamed the Tigers, the creator of this shirt took the name literally when designing this awful tiger print design. The subject of nationwide derision, this shirt lasted a season before being hastily replaced.

With the Premier League season underway and the top clubs all having unveiled their new kits, Sky HD surveyed 1,000 UK football fans to uncover the top 10 worst football kits of all time.

With more colours than Joseph's coat and design work that would make most WAGs turn their noses up in disgust, these kits line the corridors of world football's 'hall of shame'. We all have a personal favourite for the dubious honour of worst ever football kit and here are the top 10 according to the survey...

1992-1993 - Hull City Home Shirt

Nicknamed the Tigers, the creator of this shirt took the name literally when designing this awful tiger print design. The subject of nationwide derision, this shirt lasted a season before being hastily replaced.

1995-1996 - Manchester United Away Shirt

Without a shadow of a doubt, the most controversial football strip of all time. In April 1996, United trailed Southampton 3-0 at half-time Alex Ferguson forced his players to change strips and blamed the grey tone for the team's performance, claiming the players were camouflaged on the pitch by blending into the fans in the background. United still lost the game 3-1 and the kit was subsequently withdrawn from production two years ahead of schedule.

1990s - Mexico - The Jorge Campos collection

More well-known for designing his own bizarre kit than any discernible goalkeeping talent, Campos and his multi-coloured shirt designs brought one of football's biggest fashion faux pas to the 1994 and 1998 World Cup finals. He hit top form in 1994, when a green, pink, yellow and black abomination was the envy of the fashion elite.

1990-1991 - Arsenal Away Shirt

Affectionately titled 'The Bruised Banana' this kit failed to garner admiring looks from the footballing world but more importantly never managed to ignite enthusiasm in the Highbury faithful.

1992-1993 - Norwich City Home Shirt

This queasy paint flecked ensemble known to fans as the 'Bird Poo Kit', was worn by Norwich, unlike some of the other kit-astrophes, as they achieved great things with memorable moments in Europe.

1992-1993 Birmingham Home Shirt

In the 1990s Birmingham wore some particularly strange kits but none more so than this all-blue ensemble with multi-coloured paint splashes. The kit unfortunately didn't last the season... along with the club's board.

1992-1993 - Wolverhampton Wanderers Home Shirt

Synonymous for ridicule of its gold and black look, in 1992, Wolves home shirt fanned the fashion flames of fury with unusual multi-coloured smears across the body.

2004-2005 - Cameroon Home One Piece Kit

This skin tight green and orange one piece football kit did not have fans queuing up to buy the replica. The kit caused international outrage when it was deemed to have broken FIFA regulations. Not the kind of shirt you would typically be seen wearing in the pub.

2007-2008 - Chelsea Away Shirt

This year's eye sore is the motorway workman's kit of choice with the luminous yellow spectacle set to light up HD TV screens and Stamford Bridge this season. Manager Jose Mourinho is usually revered for his style but may need to don his sunglasses to watch his team this season.

1989-91 - Liverpool Away Shirt

Another grey shirt takes a place in the top 10, this time the Liverpool away shirt from the late 80s, a decade well logged for producing some of the worst football fashion crimes. However, the shirt allowed people to focus their attentions purely on the player's faces with heart-throbs such as Peter Beardsley and Mark Lawrenson causing the female contingent of Anfield to go weak at the knees.

Fashion designer and football fan Wayne Hemingway said, "Some of these kits give the world of design a bad name, but maybe they didn't come from the hand of a designer. As a Blackburn fan I completely agree with the number two choice and what were Hull thinking of? Maybe they wanted to become competition to that god-awful Tight Fit cheesy pop group and do their version of The Tiger Sleeps Tonight?

"The new Chelsea away kit is pretty eye catching, and 'pretty' is a good term... this fluorescent material would make a pretty frock," he continued. "And if you're watching them on Sky Sports HD make sure you've got some dark sunglasses because that colour will literally jump off the screen."

 

Comments (10)

  1. fsc

i wud kill to own that kit!!!!

 
  1. fsc

omg, are hull gonna wear that top. SUNDERLAND FOR THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

 
  1. NUFC TOON TOON

thats amazingly good. back to retro. :smile: nice one

 
  1. Ray

Very nice, I wonder if Holland have ever wore a halved shirt. either way great design.

 
  1. Renato Coletta

Perfect, very good!

 
  1. fsc

Sunderland for relegation

 
  1. fsc

:lol: :-) ;-) 8) :-| :-* ops: :sad: :cry: :-? :-x :eek: :zzz :P :roll: :sigh:

 
  1. fsc

suprised its not birmingham, never seen a shirt so hideous! was the first thing changed when the board changed! :lol:

 
  1. fsc

these kits make me :cry:

 
  1. fsc

:-x :-x :-x :-x :-x

 
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