Football teams have long consolidated their identities in the colours of their kits, and many fans love and hate certain colours solely because of their clubs/countries.
Blue Football Teams
Blue – in its various forms – is a very popular colour across the round-leather game, with some top sides on the planet among the football teams with blue jerseys. Some of the most famous football teams to play in blue include:
- Chelsea don a blue full kit with a white collar, and while Everton wear something very similar, albeit royal blue, their white shorts separate them.
- Leicester City wear blue all through, with white on their collar, on the side of their shorts and at the top of their socks.
- Manchester City rock a sky blue jersey, with red and white linen on the sleeve and collar, while both Birmingham City and Portsmouth wear deep blue kits.
- Rangers wear royal blue kits, with a touch of white and red noticeable on their neck and sleeve.
- Paris Saint-Germain play in a solid blue with a white center stripe, surrounded by thinner red stripes.
- On the international scene, there are some popular teams that play in blue kits.
- France wear blue shirts, white shorts, and red socks at home, while Italy wear blue shirts, blue socks and white shorts.
- Uruguay play in a sky blue shirt, black shorts and socks.
Football Clubs that play in blue kits
Birmingham City were founded in 1875 initially as Small Heath Alliance and have won just two major trophies.
The 1962-63 and 2010-11 League Cup winners have worn blue kits since inception, going through a couple of name changes since then.
The Blues changed their name to Small Heath in 1888, Birmingham in 1905, and Birmingham City in 1943, and they have remained in the English Championship since 2011.
Chelsea were founded in 1905 and have won 34 trophies.
They have worn blue football kits since they were founded, and are the fourth-most successful club in English football having won six top-flight titles, eight FA Cups, five League Cups, and four FA Community Shields.
The London-based Blues have won the Champions League, the Europa League, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the Super Cup twice each, and one FIFA Club World Cup, being one of five clubs to have won all three of UEFA’s main club competitions and the first English club to achieve the UEFA treble.
Chelsea are the only club to have won all three major European competitions twice.
Everton were founded in 1878 and have won 24 trophies.
They have worn blue kits since the 1901-02 season and are the second-longest continuous serving club in the English top-flight having played a record 118 seasons in the division, missing out on just four seasons.
Everton are sometimes referred to as the Blues, the Toffees, the People’s Club and the School of Science.
The Goodison Park outfit, based in Liverpool, have won nine top-flight titles, five FA Cups, one European Cup Winners’ Cup and nine Charity Shields
Leicester City were founded in 1884 and have won seven trophies.
They have worn blue kits since they were founded and are one of seven clubs to have won the Premier League since its inception in 1992.
The Foxes are the 24th club to have been English league champions, and they also boast of one FA Cup, three League Cups and two FA Community Shields.
Manchester City were founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s (West Gorton) and have since won 29 trophies.
They have worn blue kits since 1892 and are the fifth-most successful club in English football. They became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and were not called Manchester City until 1894.
The Citizens have won eight top-flight titles, eight League Cups, six FA Cups and six Community Shields.
The Sky Blues have struggled for dominance in Europe, with their only trophy on the continental stage coming in form of the defunct European Cup Winners Cup in 1969-70
Portsmouth were founded in 1898 and have won five trophies.
They have worn blue kits since the 1912-13 season and are the only football club in English professional football not located on the mainland of Great Britain.
Pompey have won two top-flight titles, two FA Cups and one Community Shield.
PSG were founded in 1970 and have won 44 trophies.
They have worn blue kits since their foundation and are the most successful team in France.
Les Parisiens boast of 10 Ligue 1 titles, 14 Coupe de France (French Cup) wins, nine Coupe de la Ligue (French League Cup), 11 Trophée des Champions (French Super Cup) and one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
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Rangers were founded in 1872 and have won 116 competitive honours.
They have worn blue kits since inception and are the most successful club in Scottish football.
The Light Blues have 55 top-flight titles, 34 Scottish Cups, 27 Scottish League Cups and one European Cup Winners’ Cup.
National soccer teams that play in blue kits
The France national football team were founded in 1904 and have won four major trophies.
They have worn blue kits since they were founded as blue is one of the national colours of the country.
Les Bleus (The Blues) have won two FIFA World Cups, two UEFA European Championships, two FIFA Confederations Cups and one UEFA Nations League.
The Italy national football team were founded in 1899 and have won six major trophies.
They have worn blue kits since 1911 and are one of the most successful teams in the history of the beautiful game.
Gli Azzurri (The Blues) have won four FIFA World Cups and two European Championships, emerging as runners-ups twice at both competitions.
The Uruguay national football team were founded in 1902 and have won 17 major honours.
They have worn blue kits since 1910 and are popular for hosting and winning the first-ever World Cup in 1930.
La Celeste (The Sky Blue) have two World Cups and 15 Copa Americas.
Other teams that play in blue kits
Other blue football teams include:
- AFC Wimbledon
- Blackburn Rovers
- Boca Juniors
- Cardiff City
- Carlisle United
- Celta Vigo
- Colchester United
- Coventry City
- Dinamo Zagreb
- Ipswich town
- Macclesfield Town
- Oldham Athletic
- Peterborough United
- Schalke 04
- Southend United
- St. Johnstone
- Wycombe Wanderers
- Zenit St. Petersburg