Football Shirt Culture

Swedish team Djurgårdens IF have released their 2021 Home shirt.

The adidas primary design features a base of navy and sky blue stripes, also incorporating a gradient effect. The sleeves are all navy while the German manufacturer’s trademark stripes on the shoulders are in sky blue to contrast.

This is the new Djurgårdens IF Away shirt.

When required to change in the 2021 Swedish “Allsvenskan” championship, the side will have a red adidas design to call upon. This is embellished with the other colours of the club’s crest in the form of blue pinstripes and trio of branding stripes on the shoulders, yellow manufacturer’s chest logo, and yellow and blue neck and cuffs.

This is the new St Patrick’s Athletic Away shirt by Umbro.

The League of Ireland Premier Division side, based in Inchicore, Dublin, have a navy change design for 2021, with red contrast neck, cuffs and shoulder trim.

This is the recently unveiled AIK Fotboll 130th anniversary-commemorating pre-season shirt.

The Nike “CXXX Edition” design is in black with gold details, notably comprising seven stripes on either side of the centrally placed Swedish side’s original 1891 crest, forming a chevron effect. The year of formation - 1891 - also appears stylised on the chest, as does a golden Swoosh.

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These are the 2021 Marathon home, away and third shirts for Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito.

The Ecuadorian side’s new primary shirt is in white with Puma’s recent trademark shoulder feature in navy and housing red Puma logos.

This is Ecuadorian champions Barcelona Sporting Club’s new Marathon Home shirt.

The 2021 design is in the standard colouring of yellow with red collar and cuffs trim, the former being deployed in stripes of differing shades which is reminiscent of the infamous Newcastle United 2009-10 Away shirt.

This is the new Barcelona Sporting Club third shirt - or “Alterna 2” shirt - by Marathon.

The secondary change for the Guayaquil-based Ecuadorian side is in white with light grey patterning on the sleeves, while contrast detailing is in gold - including all the partner branding, the converted crest and the structural trim.

Nike have released the 2021 Shanghai Shenhua Home shirt.

The new shirt is in textured blue with a red sash running below the full-colour crest. Further embellishment - the centrally located branding and chest Swoosh - is in white and the shirt will be worn with blue shorts and socks.

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This is the new Jiangsu FC Home shirt.

The 2021 design for the Chinese Super League Champions is in Game Royal (blue), in stripes of differing thicknesses, with the crest detailing and Nike feature overlapping v-neck in Solar Flare (yellow) and the Swoosh and Samsung wordmark branding in white. The side will have blue shorts and socks to complete the kit.

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Pictured is the 2021 Guangzhou FC Home shirt.

The new Nike design for the Chinese Super League side is relatively understated by 2020s standards, with red tones creating a camouflage-style pattern which is overlaid with the club crest in full colour and the Nike Swoosh and commercial branding in white.

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