Welcome to our annual Football Shirt of the Year Awards 2013
and your chance to win a £250 Subside Sports Voucher!
We’ve shortlisted below the shirts which we feel are among the best designs that have been worn this season. Simply pick your favourite from our shortlist or email us with your own choice & comments. All entries should be submitted by no later than Monday 13th January. The winning entries will be announced on 20th Jan 2014.
How to Enter
To vote for your favourite shirt simply email your choice to firstname.lastname@example.org including your chosen shirt description in the subject header.You may also include a comment or additional shirt nomination within your email for a chance of winning the 2nd prize. Comments can also be added to our nominees below.
1. First entrant selected with a winning vote = £250 Subside Gift Voucher
2. Best comment or additional nomination = £250 Subside Gift Voucher
Good Luck! The Subside Sports Team.
01. 13-14 Port Vale Away Shirt
In the era of the £200k+ per week, play-for-the-highest-bidder mercenaries this shirt deserved an entry for it’s ’837′ transfer print to the lower back in tribute to Roy Sproson – a true legend. A decent overall design too.
02. 2013 River Plate Special 75th Anniversary Shirt
Great example of coordination between design & production teams to achieve a superbly executed end product for a fitting 75th anniversary tribute to a fine stadium. Who will ever forget the ’78 ticker-tape World Cup final?
03. 13-14 Chelsea Away Shirt
Remove the club crest & sponsor logo and this shirt would still be a Chelsea shirt. Kings Road, Quadrophenia & Paul Weller rolled into one – this slick, but understated design would have looked the part on any 60s bank holiday scooter rally down to Brighton or Margate.
04. 13-14 FC Juventus Away Shirt
Passion with flair is always the Italian way and this shirt is no exception. Another superbly subtle but highly effective design from Nike. Taking the yellow & blue colours of the Turin Coat of Arms (the Away shorts are blue), with a nod to the Bianconeri famous black & white stripes elegantly incorporated into the collar and sleeves.
05. 13-14 Man City Away Shirt
The official line is that this design is based on an old black shirt used for the 1890-91 season but given colour photography never really existed then how would we ever know ? A feeble excuse for yet another black kit but who cares ? This is still a great kit.
06. 13-14 Jeonbuk Motors Away Shirt
The subliminal background design of the club’s Bonghwang Phoenix logo caught our eye in this strong effort from Hummel.
07. 13-14 Schalke 04 Away Shirt
Although this design is taken from the now standard Campeon 13 teamwear template, when it first appeared it was a real eye-catcher. Schalke were the first we spotted wearing it and it became instantly known as the Captain Kirk kit given the similarities of the V-neck design with the uniform worn by the Star Trek crew.
08. 13-14 PSV Home Shirt
Every season there is one design which stands out for it’s eye-catching simplicity and this season the PSV home shirt gets our vote. Plain red with white collar & cuffs and gold logo finishing. A strong 70s retro feel befitting of this seasons special centenary badge. Perfect.
09. 13-14 Fenerbahce Home Shirt
The top 3 Turkish clubs – Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas compete as ferociously off the pitch as they do on it and competing for the mantle of having the best looking kit is no different. This season’s Fenerbahce home kit gets our vote this time round.
10. 13-14 Bayern Munich 3rd Shirt
Full marks to Bayern for selecting an innovative but highly risky design as their 3rd strip. Never easy to use a three colour stripe but adidas have pulled off an intriguing design. Never likely to be repeated but depending on results could potentially become a classic for years to come.
11. 13-14 Napoli Away Shirt
Like it or loathe it the Napoli ‘camo’ shirt was destined to become a commercial hit after being critcised by NATO; ”The colours of a military uniform belong in a world that has nothing to do with football”
12. 13-14 Real Madrid Away Shirt
Using a Mélange fabric to provide a faux cotton finish has helped create a unique casual style with an almost denim type look. Looks both good on pitch and great off-pitch for fans as a casual garment.
13. 13-14 Toronto FC Home Authentic Shirt
Club and country combined – the use of the traditional Canadian maple leaf crest as a background design within the fabric makes this shirt perfect for travelling south of the border for MLS fixtures against rival US opposition.
14. Club America 3rd Shirt 2013
Shades of adidas ’94 in this pick of the bunch from a strong Mexican range. The V-shaped diamond pattern in Club America colours is reinforced by a line of black to give it a touch more bite and menace.
15. Flamengo 3rd Shirt 2013
Inspired by iconic Rio landmarks such as Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado the red imagery glowing from this shirt provides a deep and passionate bond between club and city.
16. 13-14 Ajax Away
Another fluoro affair, this season’s away shirt would again work well post-match in one of the Rembrandtplein famed dance clubs. The two-tone black & charcoal hoops contrast vividly with the shocking pink for a real electric vibe.
17. Colombia Home Shirt 2014
The ‘Belgium’ of South America, this current Colombian team is another dark-horse, outsider tip for World Cup glory. We all agree there is a hint of something special about this shirt and stronger than expected early demand suggests we’re not the only ones.
18. 13-14 Barcelona Away Shirt
Given the current political situation it’s hard not to see this design as being anything other than an endorsement for at least a referendum on independence. Club and regional pride combined this shirt makes for a powerful statement.
19. 13-14 Montpellier Home Shirt
Markedly different to any of the other nike designs, this striking half & half colourway works well with the white dividing band. The multiple sponsor logos give it an almost cycling jersey feel.
20. 13-14 Unam Pumas Home Shirt
We thought we would tire of the full frontal puma silhouette but there still seems to be plenty of life left in the beast with this latest cleverly worked design.