15 Classic Premier League Football Shirts Ranked

By Jack Beresford

April 24, 2018

On Friday April 27, 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…


Norwich City

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


Manchester United

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



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



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


Leeds United

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


Manchester City

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


Sheffield Wednesday

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


Newcastle United

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


West Ham United

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


Tottenham Hotspur

Jurgen Klinsmann made this shirt iconic.



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


Blackburn Rovers

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


Coventry City

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


Nottingham Forest

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



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 for more information.

Classic Football Shirts will be offering supporters 20% off all shirts online in the week prior to Football Shirt Friday (Friday 20 – 27 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 26 – 29 April.

All entry fees on Friday 27April will be donated to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. For more information, visit

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