Last week, when watching the AC Milan vs Barcelona in the Champions League, I couldn't help but think of some of the worst football kits that I have ever witnessed.

Barcelona's away strip was certainly eye-catching but by no means the worst I have ever seen.

It seems the 1990s were at fault for a lot of dodgy kits. Or maybe these are the only ones I can remember. 

The likability  of a club's replica shirt has become increasingly important as the game has progressed. If supporters do not like it then sales will fall, which in turn means revenue decreases. Perhaps fashion and football are not as far apart as we may think? 

Many of you will have your own opinions on which is your worst football kit out there, but here are a few that may stimulate the debate further.

Manchester United's grey kit | 1995

This was not necessarily the worst football kit ever witnessed but never before has a football kit been blamed for a team's performance. Sir Alex Ferguson forced his players to change into their third strip at half-time during a game with Southampton, claiming that his players could not see each other properly. They never used the kit again.

Sheffield United | 1989

This was a shirt that you certainly couldn't miss. Sheffield United's shirt was more like a high visibility vest than a football strip. I wonder whether players were mistaken for stewards at any point?

Norwich City home shirt | 1993

Despite the terrible splatter of green all over the canary yellow, this shirt was worn during arguably the best years in Norwich's history, particularly their ventures into Europe and the scalp of the mighty Bayern Munich.

Everton's pink shirt | 2010

Pink is obviously very fashionable for men to wear these days but for a group of masculine men on a football field this was a very bold approach. I think this was perhaps a step too far for both players and supporters of Everton.

Chelsea's grey and orange shirt | 1995

Grey and orange are colours that are not meant to be together. I am no fashion expert but I think I may be right here. Chelsea were starting to make an impact on the football field but still had a long way to go in terms of their football kits. This was not the only shirt that could have made this list.

There will be many more shirts that could have made this list. Tell us your own personal favourites below.


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