National Teams that shifted their first kit colour and why?

Discussion in 'Soccer History' started by Gibraldo, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member

    Nov 17, 2005
    Pfaffenhofen / Ilm
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Nat'l Team:
    Serbia
    Zaire/Congo DR - from yellow/green to lightblue/red - reason: change of flag
    Ghana - from yellow to white - reason: ???
    Israel - from lightblue to darkblue - reason: ???
    Georgia - from red to white - reason: change of flag
    Iraq - from white/green to yellow/lighblue for WC 1986
     
  2. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    The Netherlands' first kit colour was white with a red white and blue diagonal strip across it. The 2006 away kit was to commemorate that kit.

    It was decided only that orange would be a more distinctive colour. Orange because our royal family's name is the house of Orange.
     
  3. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I heard that sadamm's son wanted them to play liked Brazil during the WC. Iraq also switched their jersey to the black sometime between the two Gulf Wars as a protest against the UN sanction.
     
  4. ---Z---

    ---Z--- Member+

    Cagalhao
    Nov 2, 2005
    CAMPEAO
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Brazil used to wear an all white home kit until after the 1950 world cup.

    after they lost to uruguay, they thought the kit was unlucky so they decided to change it to the famous yellow green and blue colours.
     
  5. guado

    guado Member+

    Jun 30, 2004
    ocotengo miedo
    Club:
    Inverness Caledonian Thistle
    Nat'l Team:
    Indonesia
    mexico's home kit used to be burgundy


    mexico's home kit has actually been burgundy longer than green.
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    the striped blue kit was borrowed from gremio when mexico played switzerland in brazil 50
     
  6. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    They organized an opened competiation for the design. The winner was a Brazlian who grew up on the border next to Uruguay. He spent his entire childhood watching TV from Uruguay, crossing the border, etc. He said that he supported Uruguay in the WC 1950 Finals even through he was Brazil.
     
  7. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member

    Nov 17, 2005
    Pfaffenhofen / Ilm
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Nat'l Team:
    Serbia
    #7 Gibraldo, Oct 30, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2017
    Colombia shifted from orange with a peruvian-like banderole but in the flag colors yellow, blue, red (in the 70es and 80es) and the yellow-blue-red shirt-short-socks combo (90es and 00es) to recently yellow, white, with marine applications.
     
  8. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Manchester United, Galway United, New York Red Bulls
    Nov 2, 2001
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Excape Goat repped this.
  9. O Cangaceiro

    O Cangaceiro New Member

    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 7, 2018
    Scotland used to play in the colours of the former Prime Minister, the Earl of Rosebery before they stuck with the blue kit. A mix of pink and yellow that jockeys on his horses wore before football came along. It was used on and off again from 1881 until 1909. Archibald Primrose was an honorary president of the SFA and Hearts (who always used his racing colours).

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    Andrew Watson, the first black man to play international football in the Primrose colours in 1882.

    It came back as an away kit from 1947 to 1951. Then disappeared until it came back as any away kit in 2014.
     

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