60th – 51st

60th – The Bahamas – 2021

It’s safe to say that we weren’t expecting this one from one of the lowest ranked teams in the world. Hummel surprised us with this one as the Bahamas took part in a series of four qualifying matches for the World Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Bahamas understandably failed to qualify, but they did pull off an almighty shock by holding 2006 finalists Trinidad and Tobago to a 0-0 draw thus allowing St Kitts & Nevis to qualify for the play-off rounds ahead of the top seeds.

59th – Cameroon – 1990

An Adidas template worn by many african sides in the early 90s. This will forever be remembered for Cameroon’s incredible run at the 1990 World Cup, and Roger Milla’s dance with the corner flag.

58th – Finland – 2021

Finland have the most tedious back catalogue of shirts. A boring badge on a plain white t-shirt is the norm. Add a couple of blue stripes, and boom, insant classic.

57th – Belgium – 1984

The early days of proper kit design, this Belgium shirt really stood out from the crowd at the 1984 European Championships. Adidas repeated the diamond pattern in their 2018 release.

56th – England – 1996

Euro 96, Lightning Seeds, bucket hats, dentist chairs etc

55th – South Africa – 1998

Having spent the six previous years wearing pretty much the same shirt, Kappa deceided to mix things up for Bafana Bafana’s first appearance at a World Cup. Despite its popularity this shirt was only used on five occassions, friendlies with Zambia and Argentina prior to the World Cup, and all three matches at France 98. A black and green away shirt was used twice, once against Iceland in a warm-up game, and once after the world cup against Angola in an AFCON qualifier.

54th – USSR – 1991

One hell of a design from Adidas for the USSR in qualification for Euro 92. This shirt was also used by CIS after the break up of the Soviet Union, and also by the newly formed Russian team.

53rd – Brazil – 1998

After a couple of slightly interesting designs from Umbro, Brazil reverted to type for France 98 with this shirt from Nike.

52nd – Italy – 1994

Italy essentially spent the whole of 1981-93 wearing the same shirt, with minor tweaks to the collar. Diadora finally brought some life into the Italy shirt which saw them reach the Final of USA 94.

51st – Italy – 2019

Italy wearing green? Puma released this renaissance shirt apparently inspired by the green shirts worn against Argentina in 1954. It’s a belter of a shirt, and it’s popularity lead Puma to release blue and white versions for use at Euro 2020.