Striped jerseys are very popular with football teams all around the world, with a couple of sides beautifully combining their traditional colours vertically, and even horizontally, on their kits.

Some of the biggest club sides in Europe, South America and North America are part of the popular teams that play in striped kits, with AC Milan rocking red and black stripes on their top to match with black shorts and socks.

The greatest of all time in the one of the most famous striped kits
  • Athletic Bilbao wear red and white stripes on their shirts, black shorts and socks.
  • Atletico Madrid play in red and white vertical striped shirts, blue shorts, and blue and red socks.
  • Barcelona don blue and red stripes and blue/dark shorts and socks, with the variation of the colours and design of stripes dependent on a particular season.
  • Bayer Leverkusen play in red and black stripes shirts, black shorts and red socks, and they sometimes opt to go vertical or horizontal design on their shirt.
  • Bournemouth play in red and black striped shirts, with black shorts and socks at home, while Brighton and Hove Albion play in blue and white striped shirts with various combinations of white and blue shorts and socks.
  • Brentford wear a red and white striped shirt, black shorts and red or black socks, and Celtic don green and white horizontal striped shirts and socks, accompanied by white shorts.
  • Crystal Palace play in red and blue vertical stripes tops, with the colours and design also extending to their shorts and socks.
  • Gremio rock vertical stripes of light blue and black, with white piping, on their shirts, black shorts and white socks.
  • Inter Milan wear black and blue stripes, black shorts and black socks, while their eternal rivals Juventus play in black and white striped shirts, with white/black shorts and socks.
  • Newcastle United wear black-and-white striped shirts, black shorts and socks.
  • Olympiacos wear something very similar in design, except that they do so in red and white vertical stripes, and red/white shorts and socks.
  • Porto play in blue and white stripes shirts and socks with blue shorts, and PSV Eindhoven rock red-and-white stripes tops and socks with black shorts.
  • Southampton also wear red-and-white stripes shirts, accompanied by black shorts and red socks.
  • Sporting Lisbon play in green and white horizontal striped shirts and socks alongside black shorts, while Stoke City rock red and white striped shirts with white shorts and socks.
  • Sunderland also wear red and white striped shirts, but their third colour – black – is recognised in the design of the neck and trim, while it is also their shorts alongside red socks.
  • West Bromwich Albion play in navy blue and white stripes tops, white shorts and socks.
  • On the international scene, Argentina are one of the teams that play in striped jersey, with sky blue and white tops alongside white shorts and socks.

 

Italian Clubs that play in striped kits

AC Milan

AC Milan were founded as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club in 1899 and have won 49 major trophies.

They have worn striped kits throughout their entire history and are often called I Rossoneri (The Red and Blacks) and Il Diavolo (The Devil).

The instantly recognisable red and black stripes of AC Milan

Milan boast 19 league titles, five Coppa Italia (Italian Cups), seven Supercoppa Italiana (Italian Super Cups), seven European Cups/Champions League, two European Cup Winners’ Cups, five European Super Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.

They are one of the wealthiest teams in Italian and world football and have only been relegated twice.

Inter Milan

Inter Milan were founded in 1908 and have won 42 trophies.

They have worn striped kits since their foundation and are dubbed I Nerazzurri (The Black and Blues), La Beneamata (The Well-Cherished One) and Il Biscione (The Big Grass Snake).

Inter boast 19 Serie A titles, eight Coppa Italias, six Supercoppa Italianas, three UEFA Champions League titles, three Europa League titles, two Intercontinental Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.

Inter’s stripes are just as Iconic as AC Milan

Juventus

Juventus were founded in 1897 and have won 70 major trophies.

They have worn striped kits since 1903 and are one of the biggest clubs on the planet.

Juve are mostly referred to as La Vecchia Signora (The Old Lady), but they are also nicknamed La Fidanzata d’Italia (The Girlfriend of Italy), La Madama (Piedmontese: Madam), I Bianconeri (The White and Blacks), Le Zebre (The Zebras), La Signora Omicidi (The Killer Lady) and La Gheuba (The Hunchback).

One of Juve’s greatest – Del Piero in the famous black and white striped kit

They boast 36 Italian top-flight titles, 14 Coppa Italias, nine Supercoppa Italianas, two European Cups/UEFA Champions League, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, three UEFA Cups, two European Super Cups/UEFA Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and one UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Spanish Teams that play in striped jerseys

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao were founded in 1898 and have won 35 trophies.

They have worn their current striped kits since 1910 and are the fourth most successful club in the La Liga having won eight titles.

Athletic Club, also known as Los Leones (The Lions), also have 23 Copa del Reys and three Supercopa de Españas.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid were founded in 1903 as Athletic Club Sucursal de Madrid and have won 32 major trophies.

They have worn striped kits since 1911 and are also known as Colchoneros (Mattress Makers), Indios (Indians) and Los Rojiblancos (The Red and White).

Atletico are the third most successful club in Spanish football having won 11 La Liga titles, 10 Copa del Reys (Spanish King Cup) and two Supercopa de Españas (Spanish Super Cup).

They have also done well in Europe, with one European Cup Winners’ Cup, three UEFA Europa League titles and three UEFA Super Cups to their name.

One of Atleti’s own – Fernando Torres in the famous red and white stripes

Barcelona

Barcelona were founded in 1899 and have won 95 trophies.

They have worn striped kits since 1900 and are supporters-owned and operated.

Barca are also referred to as Blaugrana (Blue and Red), Culers or Barcelonistes (supporters) and Azulgranas (supporters).

They have won 26 La Liga titles, 31 Copa del Reys, 13 Supercopa de Espanas, five Champions League titles, four UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups, five UEFA Super Cups and three FIFA Club World Cups.

Barcelona have never been relegated and are part of the two clubs in European football club history to have bagged the continental treble twice.

Messi in the iconic blue and red stripes of Barcelona

English teams that play in striped kits

Bournemouth

Bournemouth were founded in 1899 and are yet to win a major trophy.

They have worn striped kits since 1990, inspired by AC Milan and are often dubbed the Cherries and Boscombe.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion were founded in 1901 and have won one major trophy.

They have worn striped kits since they were founded and are nicknamed the Seagulls and Albion.

Brighton won the FA Charity Shield in 1910 and have continued to search for a second major silverware since.

Brentford

Brentford were founded in 1889 and are yet to win any major trophy.

They have worn striped kits since 1925 and are also called the Bees

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace were founded in 1905 and have won just one major trophy.

They have worn striped kits since 1973 and the defunct Full Members Cup is their only major silverware to date.

The London outfit are often called the Eagles and sometimes the Glaziers.

Newcastle United

Newcastle United were founded in 1892 and have won 14 trophies.

They have worn striped kits since 1894 and are often called the Magpies.

Newcastle have won four League titles, six FA Cups, one FA Charity Shield, one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and one UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Southampton

Southampton were founded in 1885 as St. Mary’s Young Men’s Association F.C and have won one major trophy.

They have worn striped kits since inception, becoming St. Mary’s F.C. in 1887 before adopting the name Southampton St. Mary’s in 1894.

The Saints were renamed Southampton in 1896 after becoming a limited company and the FA Cup win in 1975-76 remains their only major silverware to date.

Stoke City

Stoke City were founded in 1863 and have won one major trophy.

They have worn striped kits since 1883 and are also known as the Potters. Stoke have one League Cup to their name.

Sunderland

Sunderland were founded in 1849 and have won 10 trophies.

They have worn striped kits since 1884 and are nicknamed the Black Cats.

Sunderland have won six top-flight titles, two FA Cups and one FA Charity Shield.

West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion were founded in 1878 and have won nine major trophies.

They have worn striped kits since 1885 and are also called the Baggies, the Throstles and the Albion.

West Brom have won a top-flight title, five FA Cups, one League Cup and two FA Charity Shields.

Other club teams from around the world that wear striped kits

Gremio

Gremio were founded in 1903 and have won 16 major trophies.

They have worn their current striped kits since 1928 and are part of the Brazilian clubs to have won the joint-most Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores de America titles (three).

Gremio are also referred to as Imortal Tricolor (Immortal Tricolor), Tricolor dos Pampas (Tricolor of the Pampas), Rei de Copas (King of Cups), Clube de Todos (Club of All) and Maior do Sul (South’s Greatest).

Celtic

Celtic were founded in 1887 and have won 113 trophies.

They have worn their striped kits since 1903 and are one of only five clubs in the world to have won over 100 trophies in their history.

Celtic are often called the Bhoys, the Celts and the Hoops, with 52 Scottish League Championships, 40 Scottish Cups, 20 Scottish League Cups and one European Cup to their name.

Olympiacos

Olympiacos were founded in 1925 and have won 83 trophies.

They have worn striped kits since inception and are the most successful club in Greek football history.

Olympiacos are also called Thrylos (Legend) and Erythrolefki (Red-Whites), and they have 47 Super League Greece titles, 28 Greek Cups, four Greek Super Cups, three Greater Greece Cups and one Balkans Cup.

Porto

Porto were founded in 1893 and have won 82 major trophies.

They have worn striped kits since 1909 and have never been relegated.

Porto are also referred to as Dragons (Dragons) and Blue and whites, with 30 Primeira Liga titles, 18 Taça de Portugal (Portugal Cups), four Campeonato de Portugal (Portuguese Championships), a record 23 Supertaca Candido de Oliveira (Portuguese Super Cups), two European Cup/UEFA Champions League, two UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, one UEFA Super Cup and two Intercontinental Cup trophies under their belt.

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen were founded in 1904 and have won two major trophies.

They have worn striped kits since inception and are also called Die Werkself (The Company’s Eleven).

Leverkusen have one DFB-Pokal and one UEFA Cup under their belt and have come close to winning the Bundesliga on five occasions and the Champions League once, finishing every time as runners-up.

PSV Eindhoven

PSV (Philips Sport Vereniging) Eindhoven were founded in 1913 and have won 49 trophies.

They have worn striped kits since inception and are also called Boeren (Peasants/Farmers), Lampen (Lightbulbs) and

Rood-witten (Red and whites).

PSV have won 24 Eredivisie titles, 10 KNVB Cups (Dutch Cup), 13 Johan Cruyff Shields (Dutch Super Cup), one European Cup and one UEFA Cup

Sporting Lisbon

Sporting Lisbon were founded in 1906 and have won 54 trophies.

They have worn striped kits since they were founded and are the third most decorated Portuguese team.

Sporting have won 19 Primeira Liga titles, 17 Taca de Portugals, four Taca da Ligas, nine Supertaca Candido de Oliveiras, four Campeonato de Portugals (Championship of Portugal) and one European Cup Winners’ Cup.

National teams that play in striped kits

Argentina

The Argentina national team were founded in 1902 and have won 20 major trophies.

They have worn striped kits since 1908 and are nicknamed La Albiceleste (The White and Sky Blue). Argentina have won two World Cups, 15 South American Championships/Copa America and one FIFA Confederations Cup.

Other teams that play in striped kits

Other teams that play in striped kits include:

  • AC Ajaccio
  • Almeria
  • Atalanta
  • Bologna
  • Botafogo
  • Chivas
  • Darlington F.C.
  • Doncaster Rovers
  • Eibar
  • Espanyol
  • Exeter City
  • Guadalajara
  • Gillingham
  • Hartlepool United
  • Hertha Berlin
  • Huddersfield Town
  • Inverness Caledonian Thistle
  • Kilmarnock
  • Lincoln City
  • Notts County
  • OGC Nice
  • Partick Thistle
  • Queens Park Rangers
  • Real Sociedad
  • Real Betis
  • Ross County
  • Sassuolo
  • Sheffield United
  • Sheffield Wednesday
  • Shrewsbury Town
  • Sporting Gijon
  • Stevenage
  • St Mirren
  • Udinese
  • Valladolid
  • Wigan Athletic
  • Yeovil Town