The Super League Won't Happen, But UEFA Should Ban These 6 Kit Rules

There have been many talks about a European Super League this week. It is now certain that the 'money league' won't happen in the near and distant future.

Many UEFA kit rules should be questioned

Inspired by an article by Phil Delves about possible European Super League shirts, we wonder which UEFA kit rules should be questioned to improve the kits of the Champions League and other competitions.

UEFA Kit Rules Restrict Kit Designer's Freedom

Check out a selection of 1990s football shirts below, picture via @FootieShirtz.

First, a bit of history. In the 1990s, football kits got more outstanding and bolder than ever before. This not only meant that they would become a part of fashion and fans' love and disputes, but this also meant that football's government bodies started to regulate them.

Since the early 2000s, the Equipment Regulations strictly regulate how a football kit can look like as many, many things are prohibited. This not includes logical things like the number of sponsors but also elements like the exact sizing and positioning of the manufacturer and the limitation of colors.

1. Allow Logos On All Elements

Collar zone: this area may only contain team identification in accordance with Paragraph 19.01. The collar zone must be free of any manufacturer identifications or sponsor advertising.

UEFA forbids any logos in the collar zone - this means some of the greatest 1990s designs are now forbidden.

2. Allow Three Stripes Without Interruption

Sleeve free zone: this area on each sleeve is reserved exclusively for the badges described in Chapter IX. The sleeve free zone must be free of any team, manufacturer, or other identification or advertising.

Ditch the sleeve free zone so Adidas can do continuous Three stripes again

3. Allow More Than Two Main Colors If There Is No Kit Clash

Colors: If a playing attire item comprises three or more colors, one must be clearly dominant on the surface of that item. For hooped, banded, striped, or checked items (i.e. with two dominant colors), any use of a third color must not dominate or affect the distinctiveness of the shirt or socks.

Allow Multicolor 1990s Goalkeeper kits and jerseys such as Inter*s fourth kit if there is no kit clash

4. Allow Design on Back of Kits

Allow teams to also have the design of the shirt on the back if the number & names are still easily readable.

5. Allow More Than One Logo On Shirt

UEFA kit rules state that no more than two logos may feature on a club's shirt. With the original Roma badge taking the space on the chest, the club had to make a choice between the Lupetto and the 'ASR' letter mark.

6. Allow Bigger Brandings