Full France Home Kit History | Adidas or Nike - Whose France Kits Are Better?

Thursday, 28 March 2019
Nike celebrates the 100-years anniversary of the France Football Federation with a special Centenary kit. What a better time there would be to look back the full history of the French national team home jersey, including all kits since 1964.

France has had three different kit makers in their history - Le Coq Sportif (1966-72), Adidas (1972-2010) and Nike (2011 onwards). They won three titles wearing Adidas kits, the EURO 1984, the 1998 World Cup and the Euro 2000.

The France national team utilizes a three color system for their home uniform, composed of blue shirt, white socks and red socks. The team's three colors originate from the national flag of France, known as the tricolore. France have brandished the colors since their first official international match against Belgium in 1904 (they played with white away kits away against Belgium in 1904).

France's kits did not feature any special deigns before Le Coq Sportif became their kit supplier in 1966. The shirt worn since their first match in 1904 until 1966 all consisted of a simple blue shirt, white shorts and red socks.

Since Adidas became their supplier in 1972, France's kits got more and more remarkable. The Adidas France 1970s and 1980s home kits were all relatively classic, while the 1990s herald an era of very outstanding France kits.

Nike's kits for the France national team have been either very modern or very classic. The latest edition, the Centenary kit, returns to France's traditional blue color.

Which is your all-time favorite France home kit? Let us know in the comments below.
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