Football Shirt Culture

Parma Calcio 1913 - Parma - have launched a Black Lives Matter (BLM) shirt.

To be worn in this weekend’s Serie A clash with Sassuolo, the Erreà design will feature the club’s partners’ branding - including that of the Italian manufacturer - in a grey tone on black, with the crest similarly converted.

Forward Madison FC revealed their new 2021 Home jersey at an event Wednesday evening at Breese Stevens Field.

The jersey features a light blue pattern with a white sash, a callback to the team’s previous kits, but with several prominent upgrades.

Sportsklubben Brann, of Norway’s “Eliteserien” league, have launched their new Nike Away shirt.

The 2021 design helps to form a blackout kit with a twist, as rather than detailing being tonal, it is printed in reflective material which will show up under floodlights - revealing the Nike chest swoosh, crest and partner branding throughout.

Cruzeiro Esporte Club, of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in Brazil, have launched their 2021-22 commemorative change shirt.

The adidas design, launched in the year of Cruzeiro’s centenary - which was celebrated in January - is white with fitting gold detailing.

Famous Argentine side Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield debuted their new, 2021 Kappa Third kit in this weekend’s victory over Gimnasia.

The Buenos Aires outfit’s new secondary change shirt is in green, red and white - nodding to a kit worn in the club’s early years which recognised the number of Italian immigrants amongst the playing squad - with gradient effects by way of diminishing spots featuring on the trunk and combining with striping on the front.

Rio de Janeiro side Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas have revealed their new Kappa away - II - shirt.

The primary change design has a classic polo shirt-styled look, with a textured jacquard to the front of the base’s trunk, plain raglan sleeves, and white-trimmed matching collar and cuffs. Said jacquard features the club initials, and the club name is woven into the back of the back of the collar.

Danish side Brøndby IF have launched a new special edition “Per Nielsen Legend” shirt.

To be worn in this weekend’s match against FC Midtjylland, the Hummel design is dedicated to Per Nielsen, who played his entire career at Brøndby, and is styled like the shirt Drengene fra Vestegnen wore in their legendary defeat of Liverpool FC at Anfield in 1995.

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Barcelona Sporting Club have unveiled their 2021 anniversary shirt.

Celebrating 96 years since the current Ecuadorian champions’ formation in May 1925, the Hidrotec technology-featuring Marathon shirt is in textured tones of grey and black, with further embellishment in white - including a conversion of the crest and all partner branding.

A Great Britain team football shirt is a rare sight in international football. Mark the occasion by pulling on the adidas jersey players wear as the world watches. Its soft fabric absorbs moisture to keep you dry and confident. The Union Flag-inspired design and team logo to pump up the pride.

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Japanese J1 League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima have unveiled a new shirt in the change colours of local baseball side Hiroshima Toyo Carp.

With the Carp returning the favour and announcing a jersey in the infamous purple of Sanfrecce, the Viola’s new “Hiroshima Pride” shirt by Nike - intended to signify local solidarity in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact - is in red with a faux placket created with two thin navy stripes and the “EDION” branding styled like a baseball legend.