Never Released Football Kits - Liverpool New Balance 20-21, Brazil 1995, Netherlands 2014 & More

Sunday, 29 March 2020
With the world of football being interrupted for indefinite time due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Brazilian kit site Mantos de Futebol had the nice idea to ask their followers to name kits that never got released officially. Inspired by their list, we made a best-of of those jerseys that were only intended to be launched...



Liverpool New Balance 2020/21 Kits



New Balance ultimately lost their deal with Nike in late 2019 in a court case, but the brand already made the designs for the Liverpool 2020-2021 jerseys.

DETAILS: Leaked New Balance Liverpool 20-21 Home, Away & Third Kits - To be Never Released Due to Nike Deal


Boca 2019/20 Nike Mashup Shirt



Nike did never release the Boca Juniors Mashup jersey, which was supposed to drop in December 2019. Since January 2020, Adidas makes Boca Juniors kits.

Nike Boca Juniors Mash-Up Kit Leaked - Last-Ever Before Adidas - To Be Never Released

China 2018/19 'Dragon' Black Shirt



Nike revealed the kit and it was also available to buy, but the Chinese Football Association did not want it in the end. Therefore, it was never worn and also never launched officially.

Closer Look | Nike China 2018 Home + Insane Away Kit Released

Puma Kaizer Chiefs 2016 Prototype Kits



Puma tried to sign a deal with South African club Kaizer Chiefs, who then renewed their contract with Nike. These prototypes were commissioned by Puma in order to provide the club with a more concrete display of what to expect in case of signing with Puma.

Better Than Nike? 4 Stunning Puma Kaizer Chiefs Prototype Shirts Uncovered

Nike Netherlands 2014 World Cup Prototype Home Kit



This Netherlands 2014 World Cup home jersey boasts the same pattern as the stunning away kit. However, in the end Nike decided against using the design for the home jersey and opted for a clean look without any graphic elements.

Nike Nigeria 2018 World Cup Prototype Away Kit


Two prototypes supposedly made by Nike for the Nigeria national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup was sent to us. However, we nowadays have information that those shirts were not actually made by Nike... They remain a mystery.

Nike Turkey 2014 Prototype Home Kit



The final Turkey 2014 jersey came with the pattern just within a horizontal stripe on the chest area.

Adidas Fluminense 2016 Shirt



In 2016, Fluminense ended their two-decade partnership with Adidas for the unknown Canadian brand Dryworld. Adidas already designed the club's 2016 home shirt.

Egypt 2012 Puma Kit



In 2012, Puma was ready to launch the new kit for the Egyptian national team. However, the Pharaohs surprisingly switched to Adidas.

Adidas Egypt 2017 AFCON Kits Released

Brazil 1995 Umbro Kit



After Brazil winning the 1994 World Cup title, Umbro designed a new jersey for the Brazil national football team. However, the kit was not approved. Instead, Brazil then wore a updated version of their 1994 kit.

Which other kits that got never released do you know? Comment below.
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