Best and worst new kits in European soccer this season
theScore takes a look at this year's collection of new kits and breaks down the best and worst designs heading into the 2021-22 campaign.
The best 😍
Inter Milan (home)
Incorporating snakeskin into any design is a bit daring, but Inter Milan managed to pull it off with their new home kit featuring the club's new crest. The only thing that can spoil this sharp design is a hideous sponsor logo.
RB Leipzig (home)
RB Leipzig were so excited about their new uniform that they couldn't even wait until the 2020-21 season ended before unveiling it. Who could blame them?
Manchester United (away)
People either love or hate Manchester United's tribute to the iconic away kits of the early 90s. Our football fashion "expert" thinks it's a hit that could win critics over as the season unfolds.
Paris Saint-Germain (home)
What's not to love about the simplicity of Paris Saint-Germain's home jersey? While there's not much that clubs can do to alter home kits without enraging supporters, PSG chose a "less is more" tactic to produce an absolute stunner.
If only wins on the pitch were as consistent as the Ws Arsenal secure in the fashion department. Like PSG, the Gunners went the minimalist route for their away kit, creating a shirt that may rank among the best in the Premier League.
Real Madrid (away)
Real Madrid knocked it out of the park with this unique design. The blue shirt with orange trim is a bold move that works well here. But the subtle graffiti is what really puts this ensemble over the top.
Venezia (home and away)
Milan might be the fashion capital of the world, but Venice is quickly becoming football's fashion capital after Venezia FC unveiled their latest masterpieces. They're the type of shirts that belong in the top flight of Italian football, where Venezia FC find themselves for the first time since 2002.
The Worst 🤔
Tottenham Hotspur (away)
Tottenham's social media team really opened the floodgates with this caption. Spurs were likely expecting some debate. What they got was an avalanche of negativity for a design better suited to public transportation seats than a football shirt.
Inter Milan (away)
For the second year running, Nike has crafted an absolute eyesore of an away top for Inter Milan. A year after unveiling their tablecloth-inspired shirt, Inter return with another doozy inspired by serpents. Unlike their sharp home threads, the away shirt looks like something suggested by a snake-loving child.
The first Barcelona home shirt of the post-Lionel Messi era is far from a work of art. Inspired by the team's crest, the shirt's various stripe patterns make for a complete mess. Not a great look to begin life without the world's best footballer.
Chelsea have yet another awful home top. While every uniform is inspired by something these days, the "60s op art" design is enough to give one a headache; some might find themselves staring at it for hours, convinced it's an autostereogram?
- Injured Mbappe to miss 1st leg of Champions League clash with Bayern
- Ranking the 20 best deals of the January transfer window
- France's Varane retires from international football at 29
- Biggest winners and losers of the January transfer window
- Forest can't resist 11th-hour January splurge as Navas, Felipe, Shelvey sign