Spent the last few days sorting out my #FootballShirt collection. These are 70+ shirts I have collected over roughly 20 years, about half of them officially licensed, including 15 @Inter shirts, some weird novelty shirt and a few basketball and baseball jerseys as well
I’m considering posting a few individual pics here over the next few months, I generally like Football Kit Twitter and that will give me an excuse to wear my football shirts - including, in the case of some items, the motivation to get fit enough to wear them
I promise to keep it casual and I hope to just make it a good opportunity to share some love for a key component of the game, for as trivial as it sounds.

Cc. @The_Kitsman @kit_geek @museumofjerseys @FSWorldUK @shirts_original @footballshirt
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@Inter, home jersey 2011-12
Nike, officially licensed
#8, Genovese

A graduation gift from my dad, an even bigger Interista than me. He ordered it himself online, as he went berserk with the extra badges (FIFA Club World Cup in front, UEFA Champions League on the arm)
Away, 2016/17

In Italy, I don’t support my local team (Palermo). For change, when I moved to the UK I decided to support a club instead that from the same area I live in. I have always felt welcome by this city and this club: here is one of my favourite kits of theirs
Away jersey, 2014
@PUMA, officially licensed

In honour of @afcon2019 being the last tournament of the season still to be assigned: here’s my #Ghana away shirt, sourced from @classicshirts; i love the pattern and the detail in the sleeves
Away kit, 1998/99

I have no recollection of when, where or why I got this shirt, more than a decade ago, in what I recall not being a sports store. But I’m glad I did: #Umbro, hands down the coolest brand in football.
Away kit, 2002 World Cup

I’m not sure they deserved to win, but #Senegal were definitely the most exciting side last night.

Here’s a recent charity shop find, an unofficial replica from Senegal’s legendary 2002 WC squad who defeated France in the opening game
Third kit, 2007/07

I know they’re #TheReds, but most of my favourite #LiverpoolFC kits are usually black. Also, my collection wouldn’t be complete without a #StevenGerrard shirt, a hero of mine.

#LFCShirt #LFC #StevenGerrardShirt
Third Kit, 2012-13

Palermo might not be the team I support in Italy, but it being the team from my hometown it holds a special place in my heart, especially in these difficult times
. @inter
Training Kit, 1995/96

This exquisite training kit featured in some summer transfer announcements that season, such as Roberto Carlos as he joined for his unfortunate stint at Inter Milan. The diamond pattern contains a reference to Umbro’s foundation year
. @ATLHawks
City Edition Jersey, 2018/19
Trae Young 11

When I lived in ATL, the city didn’t have a soccer team, so I quickly got passionate about the legendary #AtlantaHawks. Last year’s jersey celebrated the 50th anniversary of the franchise moving to the peach state
. @PSG_English
Third Kit, 2018/19
Air Jordan
Personalised: @KMbappe 7

Another jersey from a city I’ve lived in, this kit inaugurated the collab between #AirJordan and #PSG. Also, I’m a sucker for black football tops

Sported for a wonderful walk in the Dolomites last week
. @inter
Home Kit, 2016/17
Nike, unofficial replica
Personalised: #Icardi 9

That’s the way it goes, time to put this ordeal in the past. But we must not forget that, if Inter is where it is now, it owes it also to the best striker it’s had in this decade.
. @ASRomaEN
Third Kit, 2001/02
Personalised: #Montella 9

Roma is one of the teams that features the most in my collection. Maybe it’s because I’ve always felt there was a connection between Inter and Roma, a sort of existentialism that both teams’ supporters share...
Away Kit, 2017/18
Adidas, unofficial (?) replica

I got this on Ebay after failing to find an #Armenia shirt when I travelled there 2 years ago; I doubt it’s officially licensed, though it looks like the kit they wore in some 2018 WC qualifiers, so I might be wrong
. @Inter
Away Kit, 2009/10
Personalised: @setoo9

Right, today’s the #MilanDerby, Inter is top of the league, time to take out this amulet, the away kit from the season when we won the treble Whichever way it goes, Forza Inter

#FootballShirtCollection #ClassicFootballShirts
Home Jersey, 1982-92
Adidas, official replica
Personalised: #DominiqueWilkins 21

Can you believe how quickly the weather set itself to autumn mode? Here’s me sporting my classic Hawks jersey in one of the last days of summer...

#AtlantaHawksJersey #NBAJersey
Home Kit, 1988-90

Probably my luckiest strike ever. Having bought a vintage #CrystalPalace shirt from an online store, when I got it last week I realised I was sent instead an iconic, much rarer, way more valuable top by mistake! Awesome, if a but random 🙃
Home Kit, 2018
Personalised: キャプテン翼, 10

Did anyone say international break? This (fake) replica of Japan’s 2018 World Cup shirt celebrates popular manga series “Captain Tsubasa”. The pretty cool numbering contains stills from the cartoon.
Third Kit, 2004/05

Comunque le magliette da calcio verdi sono quasi sempre bellissime. Con la terza del 2004/05, il Lecce fece il suo record di punti in Serie A (44), con una formazione che includeva Vucinic, Bojinov e un giovanissimo Graziano Pellè
Third Kit, 2019/20
Puma, officially licensed

A cool variation on a #CPFC classic. Debuted at yesterday’s difficult yet seemingly inevitable defeat against Manchester City.

#CrystalPalaceShirt #CPFCShirt #ClassicFootballShirts #FootballShirtCollection
Away Kit, 2019/20
Personalised: @stefanosensi12

It’s an in-or-out kind of night for Inter in the UCL. We need something for good luck. Today’s choice is a stunner, Inter’s best shirt of the past few seasons, a wonderful gift from my friends Gianni and Giulia
Away Kit, 2015/16

This particular shirt is the first #CrystalPalace shirt I got, in the year I started supporting them. To this day, I regret not having personalised it with Yannick Bolasie’s name.
Home Kit, 2017/18

Had to post this one from the Dead Sea. Al-Faisaly SC, a Jordanian football club from Amman, is the most successful team in the country’s history.

#AlFaisaly #AlFaisalySC #AlFaisalyShirt #ClassicFootballShirts
. @Vivo_Azzurro
Away Kit, 2014
Personalised: @FinallyMario, 9

This one was actually never worn at the 2014 World, due to the group-stage elimination inflicted by Costa Rica and Uruguay. I’m sure #Balotelli would have looked ace in this shirt.
. @DFB_Team_EN
Away kit, 1996

Germany is the national team that features the most in my collection (5). This wonderful kit from 1996 was in fact never used in any major competition by the German national team, which is a shame

#ClassicFootballShirts #DieMannschaft
. @VeneziaFC_EN
Away kit, 2016/17

Back from a nasty injury, time to get back in shape and to start showing off my #footballshirtcollection again!

#VeneziaFC has a kit manufacturing deal with Nike, which is a bit unusual for lower-league teams in Italy

. @FCFSeleccionCol
Home Kit, 2018

One of my favourite shirts of the past World Cup, this one was a lovely present by my good friends Elisa and Davide who brought it back to me from Colombia itself.

#ClassicFootballShirts #FCF #LosCafeteros #FootballJerseyCollection
. @ParmaCalcio_en
Home Kit, 1996/97
Puma, unofficially licensed? (Old replica shirts are difficult to assess)
Personalised: @crespo, 11

Just because there isn’t any football on TV, that doesn’t mean that I can’t wear a football shirt to stay at home.

. @Coventry_City
Third Kit, 2019/30

To be honest, working from home means more chances to wear my football shirts. I’ll try to post more while I’m practicing social distancing.

#CoventryCity’s third kit celebrates the 40th anniversary of the #2tone movement
. @PakistanFF
Home Kit, 2014

I know it sounds silly, but we gotta try and keep a positive attitude these days. All we can do - at least most of us - is wait, and be patient.

This was my work attire yesterday, totally random, like the situation we’re in.
. @Inter
Third Kit, 2001/02
Personalised: @ronaldo, 9

Ronnie was my first great football hero, and his departure following the catastrophic last-day championship defeat that year is one of the lowest moments in my life as a football fan. But in the end, we made out of it ok
. @CorkCityFC
Home Kit, 1991/92
@COPAfootball (reissue)

Cork City announced yesterday that it won’t be able to pay its employees starting from nxt week

Copa reissued this kit to celebrate the season that saw the Irish team hold Bayern to a draw in their first ever UEFA cup game
. @sampdoria_en
Third Kit, 2018/19

The Most Beautiful Shirt In The World™️. Though not in its classic form. This one was one of my favourite shirts last season.

#Sampdoria #Blucerchiati #SerieAShirts #ClassicSerieA #ClassicFootballShirt #FootballShirtCollection
Football Italia
Novelty Kit

Football fans in the UK have been reminiscing about cult show #FootballItalia.

This shirt - pink as the #GazzettaDelloSport that @acjimbo always read on the show - is my way of manifesting my nostalgia for a period I never lived
. @ManCity
Home Kit, 1997-99

There’s a lot of talk of a Oasis reunion these days. So I though I’d wear a Man City shirt from the 90s, in some sort of propitiatory rite. My Man Utd supporting colleague @MatthewEvenson wasn’t happy when he saw it in our morning team call
. @ASRomaEN
Third Kit, 2012/13
Personalised: De Rossi, 16

Damn extra-tight Kappa shirts. But I’m a sucker for Roma’s blue or black shirts

I got this one the day after De Rossi announced his departure from Roma, one of my favourite players ever

. @LesVerts
Home Kit, 2010

I’m a huge fan of shirts featuring a country’s national animal. I have a few of those.

That was a feature of Puma’s shirts for the 2010 African Cup of Nations, as well as a “Kinte” pattern in the back. Algeria’s kit featured the Fennec Fox.
. @CagliariCalcio
Home Kit, 2000/01
Personalised: 8

I’m not so sure why this shirt is so iconic m. It’s true that this shirt is quite similar to the one Cagliari used the year before, when it was relegated from Serie A despite a roster including M’boma, Oliveira, Morfeo
Home Kit, 2018
Adidas, unofficial replica

I started seriously getting into football shirts by deciding I’d start collecting one from every country I’ve visited.

Sadly, I didn’t buy one in Iran when I went there in 2015, so I got this from ebay, a decent enough replica
. @juventusfcen
Away Kit, 1996/97

I hope my fellow interisti will find it in their hearts to forgive me for this. This is the only Juve shirt in my collection. I still remember falling in love with this kit when I first saw it as a kid

Away Kit, 2017/18

Easily one of my favourite #CrystalPalace shirts of the past few years. Boy am I a sucker for black football tops. The rather tight fit looked better on Benteke than on yours truly.

#HomeShirt #CPFC #ClassicFootballShirts
. @ASRomaEN
Third Kit, 2019/20

Piero Gratton passed away yesterday. He was the author of the “Lupetto”, Roma’s historic logo. Despite it not having been used for a while now, Nike included the “Lupetto” in the 90s-inspired pattern of Roma’s 3rd kit this year.

. @Inter
Third Kit, 2016/17

Sometimes I wear an Inter shirt too. This one was quite controversial, renamed “sprite” because of its colours by its critics. Gabigol, in his awful season at Inter, scored his first and only goal while wearing this kit.

#HomeShirt #FootballShirt
. @fmfmdg
Home Kit, 2019

Used in the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations, when Madagascar stunned everyone by reaching the top of its qualifying group at their debut in the competition (by defeating Nigeria), only to be defeated in the quarter finals.

#HomeShirt #AfricanFootball
Away Kit, 2018

A souvenir from last year’s trip to Jerusalem. Israel is not exactly known for being a footballing powerhouse, but this away shirt looks really cool.

#ClassicFootballShirts #HomeShirt #FootballShirtCollection
. @Inter
Third Kit, 2015/16

I barely remember Inter wearing this third kit that season, which was all in all rather forgettable. Inter was going through a difficult period, which made this shirt a good fit in a sense

#FootballShirtCollection #HomeShirt
. @Arsenal
Away Kit, 2008/09
Personalised: @cesc4official, 4

Just a beautiful shirt carrying the name of one of the best midfielders to ever grace the Premier League. Fàbregas was awarded the Arsenal captaincy that year.

#Gunners #CescFabregas #HomeShirt
Home (?) Jersey
Unofficial replica

When I went to Cuba in 2015, I kept looking for a baseball jersey to take home. The Cuban national team is one of the best in the world

I eventually found one, sold to me very secretively, for reasons to me still unknown

. @OfficialSSLazio
Away Kit, 2015/16

One of the most iconic designs of the past few years in Serie A. Heavily inspired by the 1982/83 “design, it has been used extensively by Macron in the last few years. This is the only one to use this colour combination

. @azzurri
Home Kit, 1998

One of my favourite Italy shirts of all time. It’s got something to do with the fact it was used in, the ‘98 World Cup, the first one I followed passionately. But it’s also objectively a beautiful shirt, in its simplicity.

. @palermocalcioit
Home Kit, 1996/97

For the 50th post in this thread, I picked a very special one, from the 2nd year of the “Palermo dei Picciotti”, when local coach Arcoleo managed several Palermo-born-and-bred players such as Vasari, Galeoto, and Tedesco

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