Striped Football Jerseys - 9 of the most iconic ever!


Striped football jerseys are one of the most popular choices of kit design for youth and amateur football teams to choose when picking a new kit.  With a great offer available at Direct Soccer this week on the adidas Striped 15 S/S or Striped 15 L/S Jerseys, as well as the Nike Striped Division II in short or long sleeves, we picked out some iconic "striped" football shirts from the world of football down the years to hopefully inspire you into choosing a great stripe football shirt and make a huge saving on top quality football jerseys for the season ahead.

      [caption id="attachment_2097" align="alignleft" width="232"] Andy Cole burst onto the scene in the early 90's at Newcastle United, scoring the goals to propel the side to the First Division Championship in 92/93. A classic football jersey that featured a star on the front with a silhouette image of the famous Tyne Bridge and Newcastle skyline. Credit: Action Images[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2102" align="alignleft" width="300"] A dominant force in European football in the mid to late 1990's, Juventus bolstered an array of stars in their classic black and white shirt on the way to winning the European Cup in 1996 and reaching two other finals. Shirt made famous by the likes of Zidane, Del Piero and Conte.  Two stars on the left breast was to signify the club's two European Cup wins in 1985 and 1996.[/caption]                                       [caption id="attachment_2096" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Milan side of the 1960s (featuring Giovanni Trappattoni on left of front row) was one of the best in Europe, winning the European Cup twice. A stylish team with a stylish and simple red and black striped jersey, one of the most popular colours for amateur teams to pick when choosing a striped jersey.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2093" align="alignleft" width="300"] The decades may change, but AC Milan's classic strip was still appealing through the 80s and 90s, when they were the top side in club football. Bolstering a superstar squad feared by all, their side included the likes of Baresi, Ancelotti and the amazing Dutch trio of Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullit.                                                                                                                       [/caption]                       [caption id="attachment_2095" align="alignleft" width="300"] Another popular colourway, blue and black stripes are made famous by the Italian side Internazionale, or Inter Milan to give them their more common name. Milan's arch rivals were one of the top sides in the early 90's and won the Champions League in 2010 with a shock 2-0 win over favourites Bayern Munich.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2101" align="alignleft" width="300"] Popular with hundreds of park sides, the red and white stripe combination, seen here on the Southampton jersey of 1995, was forever in highlight reels when star player Matt Le Tissier bagged a wonder goal for the Saints in the Premier League.[/caption]                       [caption id="attachment_2100" align="alignleft" width="212"] Argentina legend Diego Maradona is probably the main reason teams love playing in sky blue and white stripes, as he inspired the South American side to the World Cup in 1986. The hot Mexican climate resulted in this iconic jersey having a fabric more akin to a normal t-shirt.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2092" align="alignleft" width="179"] Crystal Palace's Away shirt in the 1990 FA Cup Final was a classic black and yellow combi, favoured by a lot of teams that play amateur football. What makes this jersey significant though is that it is the shirt worn against Manchester United when Alex Ferguson finally lifted silverware for the first time at Old Trafford, kicking off a period of dominance over the next two decades.[/caption]                                       [caption id="attachment_2099" align="alignleft" width="300"] Barcelona, the best football club side in the current era. This jersey from 2010/11 featured a round-neck yellow collar with the Unicef sponsor logo on the front. A popular colourway with club sides when choosing a new Striped jersey.[/caption]