Friday Soccer Jersey – Ranking each home championship kit 1-24
In the fight against bowel cancer, the Bobby Moore Fund challenged the public to wear their favorite shirt, donate and show off to raise funds and raise awareness about the fight against a horrible disease that has affected many people. To learn more, click here.
So in honor of this brilliant idea, I thought I would judge the best home jerseys from the Championship, Ligue 1 and League – all can be found on the website.
24 – QPR
Unfortunately, QPR is the last on my list, or the first, as you want to see it. This shirt seems incomplete, the shoulders having nothing on it and the whole being in one color. With the sponsor also being red, he also looks completely out of place. If you wear a QPR house kit for the Bobby Moore Fund today, you really go above and beyond.
23rd – County Derby
Derby County tried to go minimalist, but instead produced a very boring shirt. Calling the Rams back into the field this season, they completely missed it with this one.
22nd – Wycombe Wanderers
Again, Wycombe is in the relegation zone, unfortunately. They would be much higher in my ranking if it weren’t for the sponsor. The whole kit draws you to the middle, where there is a horribly misplaced sponsor with awkward colors, too bad.
21 – Nottingham Forest
The color scheme and design is good, nothing i haven’t seen before, but it’s good. Forest fans have the QPR to blame for being so low, as their home kit is a carbon copy of the kit outside of QPR, and for that reason – I’m missing.
20th – Rotherham United
Rotherham United failed to diversify yet again. For me there is nothing particularly wrong with this shirt, it looks like almost every kit they’ve had in recent years.
19th – Luton
I feel pretty harsh with this one, but as of now, there isn’t a kit that I don’t like. Luton pulled the straw short as I don’t like the weird trims on the sleeves at all and the shirt is pretty bare.
18th – Town of Huddersfield
The Terriers are in 18th, I love the throwback to having no sponsor, obviously that makes a huge difference. Other than that, there isn’t much else that I like about the kit. The stripes are too big for me and there is nothing else cute about the shirt.
17th – Barnsley
Not a bad shirt at all. Nice red color as the base of the shirt, but it seriously lacks depth and can also appear nude. No complaints from me.
16th – Brentford
For a team that has a reputation for flair within its team, its kit is not on the same wavelength. I like the all red sleeves and the width of the stripes, but the sponsor takes up too much space in the kit and looks awkward on it. Mid-table finish for The Bees.
15th – Cardiff City
As subtle as it is, I love the horizontal wavy stripes on this shirt, but I have to address the elephant in the room. Another Cardiff City kit was lost to a Malaysian sponsor. One day Cardiff will be done justice with a more standardized sponsor.
14 – Sheffield Wednesday
I admire Sheffield Wednesday looking for something different, how well they achieved the vision they were looking for is another story, but I love the design in the blue stripes. I also like the button and logo of their kit maker.
13th – Blackburn Rovers
I don’t know how this jersey was received by the Rovers fans, but I have to admit I love the sponsor on it. It matches well with the color scheme of the kit. In addition, the collar adds to the clean look sought by Umbro. I’m a fan of it.
12th – Norwich City
To my surprise, Norwich City have gone for a simplistic kit this season, which was a brilliant decision. The designs on the sleeve trims and at the top of the kit are brilliant, as are the subtle vertical lines running down the length of the shirt.
11th – Middlesbrough
The Middlesbrough Kit is one of their best home kits produced by them in years, in my opinion. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of competition and again the sponsor is giving up. However, Hummel’s design, collar and logo are suitable. First half for Boro.
10 – Reading
It always helps when you start the season with a flyer, but this reading kit does justice to their team’s performance. The stripes are crisp and effective, the sponsor doesn’t look out of place and the collar just makes a nice shirt stand out. Top stuff.
9 – Stoke City
I had to increase the position of the Stoke City shirt because for once I like their home shirt. They managed to manage a neat kit without it looking boring. Macron has made some tidy kits this season.
8th – Millwall
And that’s a hat-trick! Macron has three consecutive kits in a row, all having a successful season but narrowly missing the play-offs. A sponsor doesn’t often add to a shirt, but for Millwall, that’s exactly it. Very neat kit for a team full of haircuts in the middle.
7th – Coventry City
Coventry has gone on an adventure for their highly anticipated return to the Championship, and they have my respect for that. I think the sky blue color is lovely and the design at the bottom of their kit is awesome. The design transition to the standard sky blue kit could have been better though.
6th – City of Bristol
Bristol City broke it with this one, the design on the shoulders, the trim around the edge of the kit and the dark red base of the kit which makes it look like it was made of velvet is impeccable. A superb modern kit.
5th – Bornemouth
I am often a fan of Bournemouth kits, but none have impressed me more than that. The splash paint that breaks up traditional scratches is expertly washed out and stands out significantly from the majority of kits in this division.
4th – Swansea
The unusual wavy design at the bottom of the shirt, placed over a neat all-white kit, really works together, a bold move that paid off. Also, a nice touch to have the sponsor as a University of Swansea. The sponsor has managed to promote his own university in two languages and it always looks good – impressive.
3rd – Preston
If it hadn’t been for the sponsor, Preston would have won the division undefeated, however, the 32 Red in a completely different color from the rest of the kit brought them back to a play-off spot. The all-white kit and collar, fused with navy blue sleeves alongside a Nike logo look gorgeous.
2nd – Watford
No, it’s not a Japanese rising sun, it’s a Watford 2020/2021 home kit. It divided opinions, and I myself didn’t like the shirt originally, but over time I grew to like it. This is clearly a memorable kit, the design on the shoulders is excellent and the color set is perfect. The Hornets are rebounding directly in the Premier League.
1st – Birmingham
There are only two differences between the Birmingham and Preston kit, however, that was enough to win the division. The symmetrical triangular design on the kit mixed with a nice collar and a bike logo. This kit really has it all, too bad Jude Bellingham can’t be there to wear it, maybe he can see it in person at his own booth.