13
Sep

1860 Munich release awesome Oktoberfest kit

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Call the contest! It’s over! 1860 Munich have won the Football Kit World Cup!

Munich’s second-biggest club released their special edition Oktoberfest kits in preparation of the world’s largest country fair, and they are amazing.

Why are they the best?

Two words: Lederhosen shorts!

The traditional Bavarian garb will dominate the Munich landscape as far as the eye can see for the next few weeks, and now 1860 have made sure that goes for the Allianz Arena pitch as well. The plad shirt to go with the lederhosen is also an Oktoberfest staple and completes the whole kit.

Let’s see if big brother Bayern Munich can answer with an improved version of their away kits last season, which were also Oktober-fest inspired but way less awesome:

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H/T SBNation

26
Aug

Real Madrid launch all-black Champions League dragon kit

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Real Madrid finally launched their new third kits on Tuesday and it was well worth the wait, because it has DRAGONS on it. Dragons!

Renowned Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto created the all-black kit, which Real will most likely don for some of their Champions League matches and whenever they feel like intimidating the hell out of their opponents.

If this won’t break all kinds of kit sale records in the Far East market, I don’t know what will. Well played, Real and Adidas, well played.

Okay, now when’s the next season of “Game of Thrones” starting again?

18
Aug

Andre Ayew forced out of match after bleeding through two kits

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Olympique Marseille lost 2-0 to Montpellier in their season home opener at the beautifully renovated Stade Velodrome. To add insult to injury, striker Andre Ayew was forced off in the strangest of circumstances early in the second half.

The Ghana star had suffered a head wound during the first half that caused him to bleed all over his crisp, white jersey - a big no-no in all of professional sports. Luckily, kit managers always plan for unforeseen events such as this, and Ayew promptly received a spare shirt to finish out the half.

Alas, the wound reopened in the second half, and once again the referee required Ayew to change his kit. However, with no third No. 10 shirt available (you have to finish the match with the same number as you started), Ayew found himself in an unsolvable quandary. The kitman hopelessly tried to turn a No.33 kit into a No.10, but the referee was not impressed, and so new Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa angrily had to take off one of his key attacking players for the final 38+ minutes with his side chasing a deficit. Bloody hell!

H/T Yahoo!Sports

Photo: Getty

16
Aug

Ronaldinho fan really loves Ronaldinho

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Ronaldinho has many fans, but Giovanny Tocohua might be the biggest of them all. His kit collection could make even the most persistent Hollywood stalkers blush; he’s secured every single jersey the former Barcelona star has worn in his career.

We counted 79 shirts (including the one he’s wearing), charting Ronaldinho’s career from Gremio to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Milan, Flamengo and finally Atletico Mineiro. Even the commemorative jersey for Ronnie’s 100th cap for Brazil made the collection!

Duly impressed, Ronaldinho posted Giovanny’s picture to his Facebook and Twitter:

There’s an outside chance the fan held Ronaldinho hostage in his basement and forced him to post this, though.

4
Aug

Indecisive Everton fan gets 10 players’ names on back of jersey

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When it comes to purchasing a new football jersey, it always comes down to one critical question: which player do you get on the back?

Do you play it safe and go with the captain or the star, at risk of blending in with the crowd? Do you pick the brand-new signing or the promising talent, not knowing how long he’ll stick around for? Is it kosher to get the goalkeeper, but on the regular kit?

How about… all of them!

As one Everton fan has proven, you no longer need to settle on just one player. This revolutionary kit features - count ‘em - TEN names on the back, from key stars Leighton Baines and Ross Barkley, to goalie Tim Howard and new record signing Romelu Lukaku. They’re all there!

It’s a pretty ingenious tactic, though we are forced to subtract some points for shortening Phil Jagielka’s name to ‘Pjags.’

Also, how’d you like to be club legend Leon Osman or last season’s PFA Team of the Year member Seamus Coleman right now? Neither are even among this fan’s top ten Toffees. Rough!

H/T The Independent

25
Jul

Bayern Munich present new away kit featuring Dutch flag?

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Bayern Munich revealed their new away kits for the upcoming season on Friday, and while undeniably sharp, they do have a rather peculiar look to them.

The red and blue horizontal stripes across the white shirt draw strong comparisons to the Dutch flag!

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What, did Arjen Robben design these? Is former Bayern manager Louis van Gaal somehow going to take the credit?

Images via fcbayern.de

22
Jul

Spanish side unveils new Tuxedo kits


The lower leagues in Spain just keep on rolling out ridiculous new jerseys.

A day after second-division side CD Lugo raised eyebrows with their uniquely-themed beer and octopus kits, third tier club Cultural y Deportivo Leonesa classed things up a bit with these new fake tuxedo kits.

Oh yes:

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you have to agree that all these kits coming out of Spain are still better than Manchester United’s new threads.

YUCK!

20
Jul

Spanish club unveils presents new alternate kits

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Little-known Spanish club CD Lugo is turning heads with some truly one-of-a-kind soccer kits.

Making the most of their sponsorship with beer brand Estrella Galicia, CD Lugo are finally offering fans the chance to to drink a beer, while wearing a beer:

And because four kits isn’t enough for a second-division club, they added a fifth, somehow even stranger kit, featuring a large octopus tentacle. Yes.

Your move, La Hoya Lorca.

H/T SBNation

2
Jun

Real Madrid to wear hot pink away kits next season

Real Madrid revealed their new kits for the 2014/15 season via Twitter on Monday, and they’re certain to raise some eyebrows.

While Real’s home kits remain traditionally white, the away kit is all PINK everything. And not just any pink — hot pink!

Earlier Monday, everyone’s go-to kit blog Todo Sobre Camisetas leaked images of the flashy new uniforms:

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Real might want to back order these bad boys right now! You just know the shirts will be flying off the shelves, especially those with the number ‘7’ on the back.

Here’s a sneak peek at what Cristiano Ronaldo might look like in action next year:

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Cristiano can definitely rock a pink kit. (Image: Jason Tew/FOX Sports)

28
May

Spain rush out third World Cup kit over strange FIFA concern

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Would you be able to tell these two colors apart? (Image via Pies)

Spain and kit sponsor adidas have heeded FIFA’s demand to produce an ‘emergency’ all-white third kit for this summer’s World Cup. This means La Furia Roja are the only country besides hosts Brazil and Belgium (odd) to enter the tournament with three options in their wardrobe.

The reason for FIFA’s odd request? A concern that fans wouldn’t be able to tell Spain’s all-red kits (as the scheduled home side) apart from Holland’s all-blue uniforms for their Group B fixture on June 13.

Hmmmmm…. red and dark blue. These do appear to be two completely different, distinguishable colors - at least in our eyes. Then again, we are talking about FIFA here, the same organization that thinks it’s a great idea to play a World Cup in Qatar in over 110°F heat. Logic isn’t exactly part of their vocabulary.

Anyway, here is the leaked third kit for Spain, courtesy of Footy Headlines:

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At least Spain fans have one more option to purchase in the team shop now?

H/T Pies