It isn’t easy to imagine how many transformations football uniforms have undergone throughout their history. In its early days, the game did not make any unique demands on the players’ outfits. Athletes had a loose appearance.

Now it looks rather strange and ridiculous, and then the red blouses with white polka dots, berets of the same color, and brown boots in the women’s British team were the norm. The men’s team featured thick cotton shirts, black breeches, and heavy leather boots.

With the advent of new technology in sportswear, the appearance of athletes underwent a global transformation. Modern paraphernalia became exceptionally lightweight, comfortable, and practical. Protective details that defend players from injury: knee pads and goalkeeper’s gloves have emerged.

Features of football uniforms

The football seasons in all big leagues are live, news and predictions are available at, and most of the main modern teams’ kits might be found there too. Today’s strict approach to uniforms requires, according to the rules, a set of:

  • a T-shirt or short-sleeved shirt;
  • shorts;
  • compression shorts or underpants of the same color as the shorts, worn underneath. There is no strict regulation for their compulsory presence;
  • soccer boots;
  • gaiters.

How are football uniforms made?

Currently, modern industry has learned to manufacture synthetic fibers that allow for the creation of hydrophobic, breathable fabrics. That is what they are used for making sportswear. Even under the maximum loads of athletes, the T-shirt does not weigh more than 200 grams, as it does not absorb bodily secretions. On the back of it is printed the individual number under which the player plays in the team. This is done to identify the competitor during games. On the front, there may be the logo of the football club sponsor.

The boots also have a low weight and increased comfort. Professional competitors have a separate pair for every weather condition and pitch surface. The difference lies in the number and size of cleats. The shoes are produced with an emphasis on uniqueness, taking into account the anthropometric features of the feet and ankles.

Having undergone many changes and withstood all the stages of censorship, football clothing has finally become comfortable and beautiful, which is of no minor importance when choosing which team to “cheer for” for young, inexperienced fans.

How do you choose the color of a football uniform?

Fans, and the players themselves, value the color of their uniforms. It becomes the symbol of any sports team before the crucial matches. It is also the main reason to get a label that accompanies leather ball masters throughout their sporting career. For example, the French team has the nickname “Les Blues,” Spain’s “Red Fury,” and Argentina’s “La Albiceleste,” the blue and white. They also unconditionally believe that the color they choose will bring them good luck.

Not without reason, the exclusive red uniform of the Russian national team, designed by Adidas, was inspired by the color of the Kremlin walls. At the 2018 World Cup, they traditionally had it as their main kit. The away kit had an unusual ‘street’ style, with grey pixelated squares against a white background. The manufacturer explained this design at a request from the customer.

The primary right to choose a kit at any level of competition always belongs to the home team. But, let’s face it, it’s not the uniform that makes the victory, but the players who wear it.