Can you name the iconic kit in a new quiz? Football fans have voted for their all-time favorite international football shirts. Before the World Cup starts later this month, fans of the sport have reminisced about previous competitions, and more specifically, about the outfits that players wore during memorable World Cup matches.
The best-ever international jersey is the 1986 blue and white striped Argentina home jersey, which Diego Maradona wore during the infamous “hand of God” tournament.
In a poll of 2,000 football fans, the red Umbro jersey that England wore to victory in 1966 came in second.
There are also fond memories of England’s 1982 home Admiral jersey and Belgium’s 1984 Adidas home jersey.
In addition to creating this quiz to test your knowledge of your preferred football kits from around the world, sports betting platform CopyBet commissioned the research.
According to a CopyBet spokesman, fans of football have a strong emotional attachment to their uniforms. To honor this, we decided to compile a list of the greatest national teams’ kits ever in time for the World Cup.
Despite tensions between England supporters and the champion Argentina team in 1986, Diego Maradona’s legendary performances ensure that this particular uniform is still revered as a football icon, just like England’s 1966 away jersey, which helped them win the championship all those years ago.
These shirts are so historically significant; what a wonderful way to honor their legacy before the upcoming tournament.
Popular uniforms include Cameroon’s Puma sleeveless strip from 2002, which FIFA eventually banned, and England’s blue third Umbro uniform from 1990.
Other notable shirts include Jamaica’s 2021 Umbro away shirt, Wales’ retro-inspired 2006 Kappa red shirt, and the highly sought-after Nigerian 2018 Nike home shirt.
Brazil has had the most recognizable uniforms over the years, followed by England and Argentina, according to research, although the Argentina 1986 shirt was chosen as the all-time greatest in international history.