Roma, Fenerbahçe, Wolves & Many More: All Certain & Possible Kit Maker Switches Of 2021-22 Season
Update: There have been a ton of revelations ever since we first covered this topic back in October. First, and most importantly, AS Roma's search for a new kit supplier is finally over after officializing a kit deal with American sportswear brand New Balance.
On another note, Castore looks to aggressively expand by adding teams of Premier League (Newcastle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers) and Serie A (either SSC Napoli or Lazio) to their roster. We will have to wait and see if the Castore rumours really materialise in the end. After all, the stories do seem logical.
Otherwise, it is very interesting to see how retailer 11teamsports manages to act as a third party in sponsorship contracts on home soil: from the 2021-22 campaign they will also have deals with German brands Adidas and Puma after already cooperating with US sportswear giant Nike previously. Another interesting development is the fact that St Pauli will make their jerseys themselves from the next season.
Next season's shirts are always very interesting for both kit fans and supporters, but if there is also a kit maker switch the excitement to see the new kit is always bigger. We take a look at which soccer teams will get a new shirt maker from the 2021-2022 season.
Kit Deals Beginning In 2021
As of now, there are only few big teams who will certainly have a new kit supplier form the 2020-2021 season - by far the biggest of them is AS Roma. Others like Newcastle United will certainly switch suppliers, while Nürnberg, Düsseldorf, Fenerbahce, St Pauli, Shakhtar Donetsk and Toulouse have officially announced a new kit maker for 2021 so far.
Even though there can always happen surprising switches, it looks almost inevitable that the 2021-22 season will bring us less kits from new kit makers than the 2020-21 season. Ahead of the 2020-2021 season, many big clubs switched their supplier, including Bordeaux, Celtic, Fiorentina, Leeds United, Liverpool, PSV Eindhoven and Rangers.
FC Tokyo: Umbro ➡️ New Balance
CA Belgrano: Kappa ➡️ Givova
CA Platense: Hummel ➡️ Kelme
Club Bolívar: Joma ➡️ Puma Club Olimpia: adidas ➡️ Meta Sports Daegu FC: Forward ➡️ Goalstudio
Godoy Cruz: Kelme ➡️ Fiume
Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo: Kappa ➡️ Mizuno
Independiente Santa Fe: Umbro ➡️ Kappa
Newcastle Jets: Viva ➡️ Apelle
Pohang Steelers: Astore ➡️ Puma
Western Sydney Wanderers: Nike ➡️ Kappa
Newcastle United: Puma ➡️ Castore
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Adidas ➡️ Castore
- Toulouse: Joma ➡️ Craft
- 1. FC Nürnberg: Umbro ➡️ Adidas Fortuna Düsseldorf: Uhlsport ➡️ Adidas
St. Pauli: Under Armour ➡️ DIIY (in-house)
AS Roma: Nike ➡️ New Balance
Fenerbahce: Adidas ➡️ Puma
Rapid Wien: Adidas ➡️ Puma
Shakhtar Donetsk: Nike ➡️ Puma
Iraq: Givova ➡️ Umbro
Sierra Leone: Labrum ➡️ Umbro
Uganda: Mafro ➡️ Umbro
Potential Switches: Contracts Running Out, Nothing Officially Announced:
Besiktas: Adidas - deal ends in 2021 (often rumours about new suppliers)
SC Freiburg: Hummel
Sporting Lisbon: Macron ➡️ Nike?
Did we forgot any shirt maker changes in 2021? Comment below, and make sure to also check out all shirt sponsorship contracts that end in the next summer.