15 Classic Premier League Football Shirts Ranked

A little kit-based inspiration before Football Shirt Friday.

Image Jack Springthorpe/Classic Football Shirts

On Friday April 27th, men, women and children across the UK are encouraged to don their favourite football shirt in support for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

Whether at work, school or simply out and about in your local community, Football Shirt Friday is all about raising funds to go towards life-saving research into bowel cancer.

Inspired by England legend Bobby Moore and his iconic exchange of shirts with Pele at the 1970 World Cup, this is your chance to do your bit for an important cause with a £5 donation to the Bobby Moore Fund.

In the run-up to the big day, loaded has teamed up with Cancer Research UK and online retailer Classic Football Shirts to bring you a little inspiration with our ranking of the 15 most iconic Premier League kits since the division started way back in 1992. Let’s kick things off…

15

Norwich City

A Norwich City Premier League shirt.

You’ll never see another pattern like this again or a goalkeeper like Bryan Gunn for that matter.

14

Manchester United

A Manchester United Premier League shirt.

Brings back memories of Juan Sebastian Veron and Ruud Van Nistelrooy.

13

Chelsea

A Chelsea Premier League shirt.

From the pre-Abramovich era when the Chelsea team featured Gianfranco Zola and Eddie Newton.

12

Arsenal

An Arsenal Premier League shirt.

Arsenal’s kit from their last season at Highbury when Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry reigned.

11

Leeds United

A Leeds United Premier League shirt.

Have you ever stayed in a Thistle Hotel? Lucas Radebe must have!

10

Manchester City

A Manchester City Premier League shirt.

A forgotten gem of an away kit during the days of Georgi Kinkladze.

9

Sheffield Wednesday

A Sheffield Wednesday Premier League shirt.

We still don’t know what Sanderson do. Neither did Peter Atherton.

8

Newcastle United

A Newcastle United Premier League shirt.

That collar was something else but Les Ferdinand made it work.

7

West Ham United

A West Ham Premier League shirt.

The perfect meeting of team and sponsor during the Paolo Di Canio era.

6

Tottenham Hotspur

A Tottenham Hotspur Premier League shirt.

Jurgen Klinsmann made this shirt iconic.

5

Liverpool

A Liverpool Premier League shirt.

This Liverpool kit nearly makes up for those dodgy cream suits.

4

Blackburn Rovers

A Blackburn Rovers Premier League shirt.

Alan Shearer probably put away a few McEwan’s Lagers back in the day.

3

Coventry City

A Coventry City Premier League shirt.

Peter Ndlovu, Dion Dublin and Darren Huckerby all featured in this classic Cov garb.

2

Nottingham Forest

A Nottingham Forest Premier League shirt.

A retro classic from the days of Roy Keane and ‘Psycho’ Stuart Pearce. Was that the right way round?

1

Wimbledon

A Wimbledon Premier League shirt.

An absolute classic popularised by Vinnie Jones: the hardest footballer in the world.

 

To donate £5 to the Bobby Moore fund text BOBBY to 70200. Texts cost £5 plus 1 standard rate text. Cancer Research UK receives £4.89.**

Join the conversation on Twitter using @BobbyMooreFund #FootballShirtFriday or on the Facebook page at OfficialBobbyMooreFund. Visit footballshirtfriday.org for more information.

Classic Football Shirts will be offering supporters 20% off all shirts online in the week prior to Football Shirt Friday (Friday 20th – 27th April) with the discount code footballshirtfriday*

They are also be holding an exhibition called ‘The Fabric of Football’, honouring the top 500 classic football shirts at Newspeak House, in Shoreditch, London from the 26th – 29th April.

All entry fees on Friday 27thApril will be donated to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. For more information, visit classicfootballshirts.co.uk/fabricoffootball

For more information on bowel cancer, click here.

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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.