It is always an exciting time for football fans. The longest part of the wait for a new football season is behind them, pre-season is getting under way and signings are being announced. However, one of the most special moments of this time of year is when your team announces their new kit. Clubs all around the world have been announcing their new strips for this season. We take a look at out 10 favourites to be released so far. Will your team make it in there?
10 – Tottenham Hotspur (Home)
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Tottenham will play there home games at Wembley this season. Therefore their kit had to be something special. Simple and clean the design is in line with Nike’s recent design scheme, which may have influenced Tottenham to sign the deal with the American sportswear giants. Standard colours and a classic badge feature to make the kit look slick. Tottenham could go a step further in the league this season and win the trophy, hopefully the football is as classy as their new home kit.
9. Paris Saint-Germain (Away)
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The emergence of Monaco’s youth stars last season was a joy to behold for everybody in world football apart from PSG. They lost out in Ligue 1 by eight points to their French rivals. Incoming manager excelled in domestic cup competitions but faltered in Europe. PSG will be looking to dazzle in their new away kit. Another simple design from Nike is given a dynamic touch with the vibrant yellow. Blue and red detail around the collar is a highlight on this beauty.
8. Benfica (Home)
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Benfica once again had a splendid domestic campaign. They won the league and cup double. European success still has not come since Bela Guttmann cursed them to failures on the biggest stage. Hopefully their elegant new home strip will inspire them to challenge for European glory. With a well placed collar and the badge inside a large white oval really make this Adidas kit shine.
7. Dundee United (Away)
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Dundee United may have missed out on promotion to the Scottish Premier League last season, leaving them in the second tier of Scottish football, but this kit is a stunner. Carrying on the simplistic Nike design pattern it is all black with the clubs famous tangerine colour as the sponsor and badge. The pitch black background really helps the club’s famous colour pop off the shirt and make you take notice. This attention grabbing kit would not look out of place in any stadium around the world.
6. Ajax (Away)
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Last season saw Ajax do what they do best. Taking young players from their youth set up and giving them their chance in the first team. Boy did it work. With great players stepping up to the plate. No silverware last season, but runners up in the league and the Europa League shows that they are not far off being a great Ajax side. With their away kit they have gone for a modern camouflage effect on the front, with a beautiful blue as the main colour and their famous Ajax red on the Adidas three stripes.
5. Monaco (Home)
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Monaco are a club on the rise. They won the league in France when PSG were overwhelming favourites and turned a few heads in the Champions League. Their young players are linked with every big club across Europe. What a season for them! They look set to celebrate that with a new refined home kit. Red sleeves transform the shirt from last season and the detail under the sleeve gives it a different dimension. The best aspect of the kit has to be the subtle use of gold throughout, which gives the strip a champions feel.
4. Liverpool (Home)
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Liverpool announced their new kit at the end of last season and since then we have not been able to take our eyes off it. Retro and contemporary rolled into one. New Balance have excelled themselves on this one for sure. Such a stunning kit is worthy of being on show in some big games and Liverpool returning to the Champions League means this is probable. There is something happening at Liverpool and they should be looking forward to a successful season and with this home kit they will look good as well.
3. Sparta Rotterdam (Away)
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Unfortunately there is not a lot of pictures of this beautiful kit online. The blue used here is stunning and the white used in the sponsor and manufacturer give take the kit to another level. The reason this kit is so high has to be the detailed collar which really makes the shirt work. The Sparta Rotterdam red used in combination with the white collar looks beautiful. The oldest of Holland’s football clubs struggled last season, avoiding relegation on goal difference. They will be looking to get some vital points on the road in this stand out kit.
2. Bayern Munich (Away)
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Bayern Munich have had some of the best away kits in world football. This year does not let down that tradition. The club will once again be favourites for the Bundesliga crown and every other domestic cup they compete in. They will also be among the front runners in the Champions League. They will look stylish when travelling to compete away from home with this dark blue kit accompanied by the famous Bayern red. The colours match well and Adidas have opted for the v neck cut which adds something to the kit. jVery nice indeed.
1. AC Milan (Away)
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You guessed it. Don’t Italians and fashion go hand in hand? At the top of our list this year we have a team undergoing a revolution, AC Milan. While the players on the pitch may change the quality of their kits do not. Searching for success in football may be new but this quality away kit carries on their tradition of fantastic kits. A white base gives a classic feel to the shirt and hints to the famous AC red and black give you no doubt who this stylish top belongs to. If they can get the right mix of players in they are sure to have a brilliant season. I’m sure the footballing world would love to see AC back in the biggest games and not only to admire their kit designs.