The 5 worst football kits – ever!

Whether you’re thinking about starting a 5-a-side team or an 11-a-side team, creating or joining a football team with your mates is the perfect way to get fit and have fun at the same time (providing you like football of course!).

Being part of a football team gives you a great feeling of unity and it gives you the feeling that you’re on par with Messi, Suarez and Neymar Jr. in the bromance category – and this truly is an unbeatable feeling. Inevitably, though, this unity will arise due to a shared hatred of someone on the opposing team – and more often than not it’s for an insignificant or stupid reason – such as an uneven beard or overly hairy arms (something which definitely means that they’re an evil person).

The feeling of unity comes because of a shared love for your team. All of the players become a large family. There’s no better way to show this unity and to intimidate your rivals of course than to create your own custom sports shirt.

(If you’re not in the get fit mood, you can still get the same feeling from creating a FIFA 17 Pro Club)


The end of the year is nearly upon us and the time for deciding what your New Year’s resolution is fast approaching. One of the most popular resolutions is the ‘time to get healthy route’, however, this resolution typically lasts all of a few hours. I mean, the inevitable hangover that you will have on New Year’s day means that getting out and going for a quick jog around the block is going straight out the window!

How can you keep the promises that you’ve made to yourself?

  1. Plan ahead
  2. Make it fun
  3. Get others involved

Creating your own sports team is one sure fire way of incorporating all three of these attributes. Why wait until January 1st to start the fun when you can start now? By starting early it ensures that you’re more likely to keep your resolutions once and for all.

Creating a football team requires a hell of a lot of planning (I know, I’ve tried). This planning includes different factors such as the team name, the players involved, the positions they’ll play in, what competitions you will enter, where and where you’ll play and the list goes on.

One of the main issues that you may face though is the kit that you’ll be wearing. Realistically, it’s unlikely that everyone on the team will support the same team so there is bound to be discussions about what colour and stripe orientation your team’s strip should have. While I can’t give you advice on what your kit SHOULD look like, I can certainly give you some advice on what your kit SHOULDN’T look like.

And, with that in mind, here’s my list of the top 5 worst kits of all time.


5. Athletic Bilbao, 2014:

Athletic Bilbao 2004 Ketchup kit

If you’re looking to intimidate your rivals, nothing beats dressing up like a giant bottle of ketchup….yeah. What’s a better way of showing your team spirit than showing off a shared love for tomato sauce?

Or maybe, just maybe, you should avoid this kit altogether.

This hideous kit was designed by Basque artist Dario Urzay and the shirt was intended to mark the 100th anniversary of Athletic Bilbao. Apparently, the kit was designed with the Guggenheim, Bilbao’s famous art museum, in mind, however, I’m not sure if the kit had the artwork or the café’s sandwiches in mind.

4. Colorado Caribous, 1978:

Colorado Caribous 1978 Tassel Kit

When we’re talking about intimidating the opposition , there are many people that wouldn’t consider tassels. Yes, tassels. What can be more intimidating that tassels? Combining them with beige colouring that gives your players an almost naked look and turning the kit into a tasselled crop top.

Considering the fact that this kit was used for one season and Colorado Caribous lost 22 of their 30 games, it would appear that tassels actually aren’t such a good idea.

3. Hull City, 1992:

Hull City 1992 Tiger Kit

Taking an inspiration from the clubs nickname isn’t always a bad idea. However, in 1992 Hull City took it a bit too far with this tiger themed kit. In fact, this kit is so bad that it won an award for the most hideous kit in a poll of 1,000 Sky viewers back in 2007.

2. CD Lugo, 2014:

CD Lugo 2014 Octopus strip

Animals seem to have a bit of a running theme in these kits. Following Hull City’s disgusting attempt, CD Lugo decided to release their own disgusting attempt, this time featuring an octopus on their kit.

The kit was actually designed to pay homage to the local Galician cuisine and Lugo announced two new, limited edition kits in 2014 – the other kit showing a glass of beer.

Sentiment – nice, Design – not so much.

If you’re thinking of creating a British version of this, you could have a kit which shows a plate of mushy peas? Just an idea.

1. CD Palencia, 2016:

CD Palencia third kit 2016

Yes, the most disgusting kit of all time actually comes from this season! CD Palencia decided that it was a good idea to release a new kit which depicted muscles and bones in the design.

What’s worse is, why the outfield players kits are designed to look realistic, the goalkeeper is made to wear a purple version.

One good thing has actually come out of this kit though as it has actually got CD Palencia trending which isn’t bad for a third tier Spanish team!


So, there you have it and, I’m sorry, but these shirts are not a pretty sight and they’re definitely not going to make you look like a sophisticated and professional sports player – I mean, could you imagine Messi or Ronaldo wearing one of these?

However, if you do decide to go down the route of creating a team kit that represents food or an animal, it will create some kind of team unity – even if it’s a unified feeling of looking like a bit of an idiot.

If you can think of any other kits that should have made this list, let me know and I’ll gladly create an even longer list of the worst football kits of all time.

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