Football Jersey

Football jersey history and modern designs are presented here. We have related pages on football history, football uniforms and lots of useful football information, especially on soccer skills. If you are looking to buy a football jersey, there are pages of useful links on soccer clothing , or try our individual club pages for links to individual club colours and the newest football team jerseys. Soccer Academy , the football coaching CD-ROM is a comprehensive learning tool for improving your soccer skills, tactics and training methods designed for children, parents and coaches.

The football jersey in the 19th century was long-sleeved and of heavier material than jerseys of today. It was common for players to wear caps, long “nickerbockers” instead of shorts, which covered the knees, and long socks. A jersey from 1921 is illustrated opposite.

Gradually the football jeresey and the whole soccer uniform has become lighter and more colourful. The most rapid changes took place after World War II when synthetic materials, such as acryllic became widely available.