Top 10 - Worst 20-21 Kits
Following our article about the best kits of the 2020-21 season, it's time to look at the other side of the spectrum... Here are the ten worst 20-21 kits as chosen by the Footy Headlines team. As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
10 - Granada Third
Granada's third is not the only teamwear shirt based on the garish and awful turquoise-volt colorway of Nike's Trophy IV template, but given that the team play in Spain's top flight as well as in the Europa League, it's the most high-profile one.
9 - Betis Third
Kappa x Betis has produced a number of bangers of the last few years but they've always had a shocker in them, too. The latest example for that is the new third, which pays homage to the origins of the club's name, which is interesting, but the execution is simple off here.
8 - Real Madrid Away
Between the awkward pale pink base color and the overly simplistic design following a late design change, the Real Madrid 20-21 away kit will certainly not become a classic.
7 - Chelsea Third
Chelsea FC's 2020-21 third jersey has a light red, almost pinkish base color, combining it with a dark and saturated blue. It's been unpopular pretty much ever since it first got leaked and even led to Crystal Palace making fun of Chelsea.
6 - Fulham Away
Teamwear at its worst, the Fulham 20-21 away kit pairs a white base with white logos in the subpar Regista 20 template.
5 - West Bromwich Albion Third
Although the inspiration is interesting - the whole 20-21 range derives from the 1992-93 kits - the WBA third shirt looks absolutely awful due to the overly saturated and contrastin colors.
4 - Wolves Away
A lot has been said about the "unique and urban" Wolves 20-21 away shirt but almost none of it has been positive. It's another case of a club trying too much and a a very bad combination of colors. Hey, at least the home and away are much nicer.
On the plus side, the Wolves third has provided us with one of the more interesting kit-related stories this summer.
3 - Hoffenheim Third
Hoffenheim's 20-21 third shirt is bad in a number of ways, from the strange colors to the monochrome club crest.
2 - Crotone Third
Italian brand Zeus has come up with a lot of fresh and unique kits this season, courtesy of designer @AmilcareElvo, but the Crotone third is definitely not among them. The color combination isn't the best to start, but what destroys this design for me is the pixelated graphic on the front.
1 - Mainz Third
Pulling off a gold shirt is no simple feat, and Kappa's Mainz 20-21 third shirt isn't one to prove otherwise. While it looks fairly decent on the shop images, it was much worse when Mainz debuted it in the league a few weeks ago.
What do you think of this selection? Who would have made your "top 10 worst"? Comment below.