Football, the most popular sport on the planet, has something about it that draws people to watch. People like a simple game and it doesn’t get much simpler than football. With 22 people on the field, games can get really exciting, particularly when international tournaments are on.
Some people remember a play, others a statement, but as football fans, we often tend to remember everything football-related, like jerseys. There have been some interesting jerseys over the years. Here are the most iconic ones we remember.
The Danish Home Jersey of 1986
This has to be one of the most iconic jerseys in football. Red and white, with a blue stripe on the collar, it is a jersey with pinstripes and chevrons. There are not many jerseys like this one in the world. Used at the Mexico World Cup 1986, it was there when Denmark lost to Spain 5 to 1, but it was still and is still iconic in multiple ways. Designed by Hummel, a company from Aarhus, Denmark, it is only fitting that it looks good.
The Mexican Home Jersey of 1998
Nothing beats a little lore that makes it onto a jersey. The Mexican jersey of 1998 was something special indeed because it used the face of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, a very important figure. It is black across green, making it rather striking. While it did look good, Mexico did not fare as well as its jersey did, because 1998 was a dominating French victory, in the end.
The Club America Jersey of 1994-1996
Imagine a yellow jersey with a Coca-Cola red logo in the middle. Now imagine it being black around the collar and that blackness being continued downwards with a row of red diamonds which are then extended into blue diamond shapes with a much sharper end. The jersey is an amazing sight to see nowadays, and it definitely was even better during the years it was used live.
The French Away Jersey of 2011-2012
This is one of those jerseys which you have already seen somewhere and you most likely have, in traditional navy outfits. White with horizontal stripes of navy blue, it is as simple as they can get, with, of course, the French rooster at the left side of the chest, where the heart would be. It also has a navy blue Nike logo across a white piece, symmetrically placed to the rooster, on the right side.
The Fiorentina Away Jersey of 1996-1997
There is nothing like a purple line on a white jersey and leave it to the Florentines to make it look great. Well, there is something special to this jersey and you could not miss it for the world. There is a large Super Mario in the center of the jersey.
These are some of football’s most iconic and cherished jerseys. Have in mind that football has even more amazing jerseys and that exploring that history in its entirety would take much more time.