International Football: The 10 Best International Football Jerseys

International Football: The 10 Best Jerseys

International football has created some of the most magical and historic moments in football history. In this article we will look at the 10 best international football jerseys of all time.

France home 1998

We kick off our list with the France home shirt from the 1998 World Cup. This shirt pays homage to the iconic 1984 French jersey worn by the likes of Michel Platini.

This beautiful jersey proved to be good luck as the French went on to win the ‘98 World Cup on home soil, thanks to an inspired Zinedine Zidane.

Mexico home 1998

Created by ABA Sports, Mexico paid a tribute to their roots with an Aztec pattern on their 1998 home shirt.

The shirt decepts the Aztec sun god “Huitzilopochtli”. It’s safe to say that Mexican fans would have this shirt back in a heartbeat.

Ireland home 1990

Ireland’s best ever performance at an International tournament was done in style with their 1990 shirt.

The Adidas original logo, circular shamrock badge and sharp V-neck gave this shirt a simple yet incredibly classy style.

Jack Charlton’s side made it all the way to the quarter-finals of the tournament where they narrowly lost to hosts Italy 1-0.  

England away 1966


Sometimes the less on the shirt, the better. This is the case for England’s World Cup winning shirt of 1966.

Manufactured by Umbro, it’s the simplicity of this shirt that makes it so appreciated. A red shirt and a classic England badge is all there is to see, but this is a jersey that brings back so many memories for those who experienced that historic day at Wembley. 

Argentina home 1986


When it comes to football jerseys, Argentina very rarely gets it wrong. Their 1986 home strip is no exception.

The classic sky blue and white stripe combination along with the “Le Coq Sportif” logo gives this shirt a timeless look.

Many children from the 1980’s found themselves in awe watching Diego Maradona’s mazy dribbling runs and outrageous goals while sporting this jersey.

Nigeria home 2018


To put it simply, this shirt broke the internet. When Nigeria released their home shirt for the upcoming 2018 World Cup, it went viral overnight.

Not only did football fans appreciate its beauty, but it was also seen as a fashion piece for the summer of 2018.

Spotted at music festivals and football pitches, no matter where you went during that summer, a Nigeria home shirt was not far away.

The Nigerian FA actually reported that the shirt had sold out at multiple stores across the globe, crazy stuff.

Denmark home 1986

This Denmark home shirt worn at the 1986 World Cup is a sought after beauty. Jersey collectors dream of owning this Danish shirt day and night.

Hummel went bold with this, opting for a half-and-half shirt. One half included a block of red and the other, a white and red striped panel.

It was definitely unique and perhaps has aged better as times went on.

Germany home 1990

Another World Cup winning shirt makes the list. Germany and Adidas are a match made in heaven when it comes to football jerseys, and this is just another example of their genius.

A classic white shirt with the country’s black, red and gold flag colours jagged across the chest, it is impossible not to love this iconic football strip.

Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the final, getting revenge over the South American’s  3-2 victory four years prior.

Brazil home 1970 

Similar to England’s 1966 jersey, for Brazil shirts, simpler is better. The 1970 Brazilian side is remembered for making football look so ridiculously easy. Pelé, Rivelino and Co made the World Cup look like a playground.

The country’s shirts were manufactured by domestic supplier Athleta as well as Umbro. Either way, the beautiful yellow jersey with the green round collar is a shirt that will not be forgotten in a hurry, with this strip still being appreciated 52 years on. 

Netherlands home 1988


The Netherlands home strip from their Euro 1988 victory takes the top spot in this list. A team full of icons such as Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard, Marco van Basten and Ronald Koeman were definitely worthy of wearing this beautiful jersey.

Adidas changed the game with this shirt, a unique chevron pattern, the classic Dutch lion badge and the perfect shade of orange all came together to create a beautiful jersey.

Under the management of the legendary Rinus Michels, the Dutch played their famous “Total Football” throughout the tournament and were worthy winners, beating the Soviet Union 2-0 in the final.


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