The A-Z of Weird and Wonderful Football Shirts book

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From the first woollen jumpers to the latest ultra-light jerseys, football shirts have always been a huge part of a football club’s identity. Seeing your team take the field in their traditional colours instils a great sense of pride in a fan. But what if your heroes ran out looking like the Incredible Hulk, or as if they’d been skinned alive? How about a team of giant hotdogs, or 11 broccoli florets? As the trend for one-off shirts, strange and striking designs grows ever more irresistible, clubs around the world are competing to grab headline inches and cash from sponsors, fans and collectors. The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts showcases one man’s vast collection of the most iconic and unconventional offerings, spanning the 80s to the present day. It offers not only an overview of groundbreaking classics and all the coolest curios but also a glimpse into the future of football kit design. If you love football shirts, especially the more imaginative end of the design spectrum, this book is for you.

Richard Johnson is the co-founder of football nostalgia blog, The Football Attic. He has been obsessed with football shirts for nearly 35 years, is a regular guest on kit podcasts and has appeared on the radio to talk about football shirts numerous times. He has written for the Coventry City matchday programme and Backpass magazine, and has contributed football shirts from his own 700-strong collection to several national exhibitions.

  • 208 Pages
  • Published Oct2019
  • 15 x 21 x 1.5cm
  • paperback