In our recent article of what we miss about football in the 90’s, old football jerseys is something that we collectively decided was nostalgic. There were some brilliant jerseys back then but there have also been some horrendous ones since the inception of the Premier League. We have decided to pick ten that stood out since the 1992/93 season!
10 – Manchester United 1992/93
For most older Manchester United fans the 1992/93 season is a memorable one as it’s when they ended their 26-year wait for a league title, which, started a period of unforeseen dominance. One thing that wasn’t memorable was their away jersey for that season which was quickly changed for the following year.
9 – Liverpool 2013/14
This was Liverpool’s best league season in 25 years, yet, their alternative kit certainly doesn’t fall into that category. The main image of this jersey was Luis Suarez scoring in his comeback for the club after a ten match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic. I’m sure their fans would take a return of this kit if Suarez came back too!
8- Arsenal 1992/93
Despite winning the league title in this kit in 1991, this Arsenal side is probably mostly remembered for this yellow away kit in the inaugural season of the Premier League. It was swiftly moved along after one season in the new league after two previous seasons in the old first division.
7- Aston Villa 1993/94
Aston Villa were managed by the flamboyant Ron Atkinson in this period and it’s not hard to imagine that he had a say in this kit. A green and black kit with the Muller logo in the middle is not something that would pass today. It didn’t stop Dalian Atkinson and Dwight Yorke banging in the goals though!
6- Norwich 1992/93
This was also a good period for Norwich in terms of football as they finished third in the league and knocked Bayern Munich out of the UEFA Cup. It’s a shame they didn’t have a kit to match Jeremy Goss’ heroics as an awful design and a poor choice of sponsor contributed to one of the worst kits ever witnessed.
5- Liverpool 99/00
This is the first of two Liverpool jerseys on this list in what remains a disappointing season for the Reds. They needed to beat Bradford on the last day of the season to clinch Champions League football but they lost to Bradford at Valley Parade with this horrible green jersey!
4 – Newcastle 1994-96
Newcastle around this time were known for their brilliant football and throwing away of a league title to Manchester United. However, this blue and wine shirt was often on show during that season. They even made women’s favourite David Ginola wear it which was a bigger crime than having the shirt in the first place!
3 – Manchester City 1994 – 96
Despite having Uwe Rosler in their ranks, this was a bad season for Manchester City on all fronts as they got relegated on the final day despite a draw with Liverpool. Their black and red kit compounded the misery. They even tried to bring it back a couple of years ago!
2 – Coventry 1992/93
It’s hard to remember but Coventry were once Premier League regulars and in their debut season they had this horrid red and white kit that couldn’t be further away from their sky blue shirt. Thankfully, it has largely been forgotten.
1 – Chelsea 1994/95
West London is known as the trendy part of London but Chelsea didn’t do this line any favours with their kit in the 1994/95 season. Since when does orange and grey mix? Like most horrendous kits, it was taken out of sight the season after!