Football Shirt Culture

Designfootball.com is 13 years old this year, and I thought it about time I outlined some of the occasions I’ve noticed an “IRL” release sharing traits with a design we’d earlier seen on the site.

The following representations of both DF designs (cover versions, if you will) and notable releases of the last decade or so are the work of the brilliant Kitbliss's Chris Oakley. Each separate graphic draws a comparison between design ideas which made it to the real world, and similar thoughts that had appeared on DF (with one exception) at a previous point - the latter on the left, the former on the right.

So, without further ado, in rough chronological order of the actual designs’ releases...

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Guaireña Fútbol Club, of the Paraguayan Primera Divisíon, have unveiled their 2021 Third shirt.

The striking Kyrios design nods to the Festival de la Raza, which celebrates Paraguayan culture in the club’s home city of Villarrica.

Get timeless performance in a classic silhouette with the Nike Premier II FG football boot in White/University Red, which offers out-of-the-box comfort with a premium leather upper.

The Nike Premier II FG football boot is a trusted mainstay of the game at all levels, seen everywhere from the touchline to the top scorer’s feet.

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Get timeless performance in a classic silhouette with the Nike Premier II FG football boot in Off Noir/Metallic Silver/Black, which offers out-of-the-box comfort with a premium leather upper.

The Nike Premier II FG football boot is a trusted mainstay of the game at all levels, seen everywhere from the touchline to the top scorer’s feet.

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Look ready for small-side scrimmage in the Nike Premier 2 Sala IC.

A pigskin overlay on the upper feels soft while providing touch specifically geared to street-style surfaces. Whether you're in the match or off the court, springy foam keeps your foot cushioned in comfort.

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Chilean side O'Higgins Fútbol Club, of Rancagua, have launched their new Home, Away and Third shirts.

Enlisting medical professionals as models initially - to pay tribute to the health sector’s efforts against the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic - the adidas release consists of a sky blue Home shirt with thin, tonal horizontal striping, to be worn with white shorts and socks, and, respectively, all-black and all-white Away and Third kits in the same template.

Argentine giants Boca Juniors have launched a Third shirt for 2021-22.

The adidas design features a largely royal blue base with overlapping shapes on the shoulders and rising from the hem in yellows and blues.

This is the new 125th anniversary Away shirt for Argentine side Club Atlético Banfield.

The Givova release is in black and blue halves - complete with alternate sleeves - and embellishment, including partner branding, in the more famous white and green.

Famous Swedish side Djurgårdens IF have released their new adidas Third shirt.

The theoretically secondary change design for the Allsvenskan side’s 2021 campaigns is in sky blue with navy pinstripes in a style which recalls designs of the 1980s and 1990s.

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