13 Amazing Lower-Division Football Shirts That Do Not Get the Credit They Deserve

Every year, hundreds of football kits get released during the summer break as most leagues follow the same cycle. Naturally, the focus of the majority tends to be on the biggest clubs and their new uniforms. However, there are many smaller suppliers and teams that reveal beautiful shirts and are drowned out amidst the abundance of new shirts.

Today, we want to broaden your horizon by taking a look at 13 lovely football shirts for teams that play beneath the European top 5 leagues in cooperation with Football Kit Archive. We just added every professional league under the top 5 European leagues and many more kits and teams.



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Bradford City 2020-21 Home




The Avec Sport Bradford City 2020-21 home shirt sees the club's traditional claret and amber stripes combined with pinstripes placed next to the stripes.

Bradford City 20-21 Home & Goalkeeper Kits Released

Colchester United 2020-21 Home




Inspired by the logo, the Macron Colchester United 20-21 home football shirt is blue with a large eagle graphic on the front. The Macron Man on the right chest, the collar and the sleeve cuffs are white.

Colchester United 20-21 Home Kit Revealed

Empoli 20-21 Special




Inspired by the shirts of 1920 and the club's first-ever jerseys, the Kappa Empoli 2020-21 100-years shirt has a very classic style with a string collar. The Kappa Empoli 20-21 100-years anniversary jersey is merlot with white applicatons.

Awesome Empoli 20-21 100-Years Anniversary Kit Released

Frosinone 2020-21 GK




The goalkeeper shirts are green and orange, sharing the diagonal stripe theme with the three player shirts.

Unique Frosinone Calcio 20-21 Home, Away & Third Kits Released

Lecce 2020-2021 Third




The new US Lecce 2020-21 third shirt is green with a subtle tree graphic on the front. This is the club's way to follow up its commitment, made to the Bishop of Lecce last December, to join the awareness campaign for the Salento olive trees, which are endangered by the xylella bacterium.

Unique: Lecce 20-21 Home, Away, Third & Goalkeeper Kits Released

Millwall 2020-2021 Third




The Macron Millwall 2020-2021 third shirt has a bold and unique design with a mountain range graphic on the front, inspired by the history and heritage of the club's principal partner, Huski Chocolate.

Outstanding Millwall 20-21 Third Kit Released - Inspired by Main Sponsor

Newport County 20-21 Home




Combining the club's traditional colours amber and black, Newport County's 2020-21 home shirt offers a modern twist by implementing a graphic print on the body.

Newport County 2020-21 Home Kit

Pescara 20-21 Third




Elegance and identity are mixed in the Errea Pescara 20-21 third shirt. The Errea Pescara 20-21 third jersey is blue with wide white vertical band in which the image of the dolphin, symbol of the club, appears.

Pescara 20-21 Home, Away & Third Kits Released - Third Available In Two Colors

Rayo Vallecano 2020-2021 Home




The Umbro Rayo Vallecano 2020-2021 home jersey introduces a bespoke desin in the club's trademark style - white base and red sash - combined with black on the collar and cuffs.

Umbro Rayo Vallecano 20-21 Home, Away & Third Kits Released - No More Kelme

Southend United 2020-2021 Home




A bespoke design, the Hummel Southend United 2020-2021 football shirt introduces a unique look with a fading wave pattern on the front, inspired by seaside town Southend.

Southend United 20-21 Home Kit Revealed

Stoke City 2020-21 Away




The Macron Stoke City 2020-2021 away football shirt brings classic colors and adds a modern twist with a subtle zig-zag pattern appearing as a jacquard print on the front and in yellow on the sleeves.

Stoke City 20-21 Home & Away Kits Released

Toulouse 2020-21 Away




The Joma Toulouse 2020-2021 away jersey is yellow, inspired by the 1991-92 season. Based on the same template as the home, there are purple accents on the collar, the sleeve cuffs and the sides. A diagonal pinstripe pattern is used to round off the design of the Joma Toulouse FC 2020-2021 away shirt.

Toulouse 20-21 Home & Away Kits Released

Do you like the selected football shirts? Did we miss any gorgeous lesser-known football shirts? Drop us a line below, and make sure to check out everything that was added recently to Football Kit Archive, including the most important second divisions.
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