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The Most Epic 90's Goalkeeper Shirts We Remember!

Best Of The Worst Goalkeeper Shirts From The 90's

The 90's was the best decade in football when it comes to the kits, from the football shirts to all the teams wore, to the goalkeeper shirts. They were the years when the manufacturers were allowed to just go crazy, and design some pretty mental and memorable shirts.

Brief History of Goalkeeper Shirts

The goalkeeper jersey was always a pretty standard boring old shirt. It had to be a different colour to the outfield players, and was usually plain. This led to goalkeeper shirts being traditionally green. Other colours used, although not very much were blue, scarlet and white, and yellow was also used, particularly in international matches. This was a strict rule until the 70's where rules were relaxed, more patterns emerged in the 80s, and then finally in the 90's we all got a bit crazy!

Old Goalkeeper Shirts Were Different

The Kit Manufacturers

The most loved and possibly most memorable kit manufacturer of the 90's was Asics. They made shirts for the likes of Newcastle, Blackburn, Aston Villa and Leeds, and they were awesome. Adidas came in force in the mid and late 90's with some brilliant designs of their own, with shirts from Newcastle and Liverpool. Umbro were heavy hitters, making shirts for the likes of Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea, with the likes of Reebok and Nike offering up some good designs too.

We've already looked at some of the 90's football shirts, but we thought that the goalkeeper shirts deserved a spot all on it's own, because there's so much we loved about them, and frankly, so many to choose from.

Here's the best and most epic 90's goalkeeper shirts from the English Premier League and beyond.

The Best Of The Worst Goalkeeper Shirts Of The 90's

Mexico 1994

Campos Goalkeeper shirt from 94

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What better way to kick this off than with the man who may have invented the crazy kits of the 90s...No, really, he actually did, or designed his own at least. Of course we're talking about Jorge Campos, the crazy goalkeeper who was not only brilliant between the sticks, he designed the shirts he wore, and wasn't just a goalie, but played up front too! Who said goalkeepers were crazy!?

Wore By: Jorge Campos

Made By: Umbro

Denmark 1992

Denmark Peter Schmeichel Shirt 1992

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Contemporary but colourful! the 1992 shirt worn by Peter Schmeichel. The colours were brilliant, and just a preview of what was to come. Outsiders Denmark went on to win Euro 92 [source], with Schmeichael being one of their key players. It's not the first time he'll be in this list either!

Worn By: Peter Schmeichel

Shirt Made By: Hummel

Blackburn 1993-94

Blackburn Asics Goalkeeper Shirt

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It could be said that Asics basically owned the early-to-mid 90's when it came to footy kits, with this one being the first up. It was worn by all the clubs who had their kit supplied by Asics, but here's Blackburn wearing the shirt.

Worn By: Tim Flowers

Made By: Asics

Newcastle 1993-94

Newcastle goalkeeper jersey 1994

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The first Premier League season after being promoted, Newcastle got a new kit sponsor, Asics, and new shirts to go with it. Just like Blackburn, they used the same kits, but this has to be the best one. Rainbow geometric patterns on a black backdrop, it's one of the best goalkeeper jerseys ever!

Worn By: Pavel Srnicek

Made By: Asics

Manchester United 1992-93

Man Utd Goalkeeper Jerseys 1992-93

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The 1992-93 season was the inaugural season for the Premier League. Manchester United went on to take the title, and the keeper, Peter Schmeichel was wearing these shirts. The more famous was the green, with cool line patterns, but we couldn't leave out the blue 'away' option, which looks as equally as good.

Worn By: Peter Schmeichel

Made By: Umbro

Chelsea 1993-94 (Home)

Chelsea Goalkeeper Shirt 1994 Home

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This one takes us back to the 1994 FA Cup Final, where this shirt seen a lot of action, because Man United beat Chelsea 4-0 [watch the clips on YouTube], scoring a penalty among their goals. Not a great memory if you're a blue, but the shirt lives on. Blues, greys and purples, it's not one which will be forgotten, for whatever reason.

Worn By: Dimitri Kharine

Made By: Umbro

Liverpool 1994-95

Liverpool Goalie Shirt 1994-95

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One of the most iconic graphics in shirts, it was made by Adidas and was worn by so many of the teams at USA 94. Liverpool were their team in the Premier League the following season, and adopted this shirt. The pattern of irregular rounded squares in different colours is a design loved so much, Adidas re-created this in an updated version only a few years ago.

Worn By: David James

Made By: Adidas

England 1996 Home

England 1996 Home Goalkeeper Jersey

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1996 was a good year for England and international football. Euro 96 was hosted by England football came home, and England had to face 2 penalty shoot outs, one they won and one they didn't. That means that the goalkeeper shirts will always be remembered, and they were worth remembering. The home jersey was prominently yellow, with thick lines of purple, blue and green.

Made By: Umbro

Worn By: David Seaman

England 1996 Away

England Away Goalkeeper Shirt 1996

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This will be remembered mostly with the penalty shoot out against Germany in the semi finals of Euro 96. It's a brilliant design, with the body mainly being in red, with the use of green, purple and yellow, along with some script, England graphics and the 3 lions badge in the design.

Worn By: David Seaman

Made By: Umbro

Sheffield Wednesday 1995

Sheff Weds Goalkeeper Jersey

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One of the few teams which had their kit made by Puma back in the mid 90's, The keepers of Sheff Weds had to wear these shirts. This one has some crazy patterns of graphics going on, using blue, black and yellow to create a striking look.

Worn By: Kevin Pressman & Chris Woods

Made By: Puma

Manchester United Home 1995

Man United 95 Home Goalkeeper Jersey

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When you mix triangular patterns with a traditional green strip, this is the kit you get. The Man United 1995 home goalkeeper top is green with a lot of blue, and is combined with geometric patterns in orange and black to give it a distinctive look.

Worn By: Peter Schmeichel

Made By: Umbro

Man United 95 Away

Man United Away Goalkeeper Shirt 1995

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A grey shirt with speckles with patterns almost resembling flames in the colours of blue and golden yellow, the 1995 away Man United goalkeeper shirt was one of those designs you wished your team had so you could buy it.

Worn By: Peter Schmeichel

Made By: Umbro

Manchester United 1996-97

Man U Goalkeeper Shirt From 1996

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When you combine purple with pink and black, you get this beauty! The Man U Goalkeeper shirt from 96-97 had a mainly purple coloured body, with pink gradient stripes which went to black. The sleeves had a diamond style pattern which used a similar gradient pattern which looked brilliant.

Worn By: Peter Schmeichel

Made By: Umbro

Tottenham 1994-95

Tottenham Goalkeeper Shirt

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It has to go down as one of the most memorable seasons for Tottenham. Ossie Ardiles started the season as manager, they had a 12 point deduction which chairman Alan Sugar got revoked, and then there was a certain Jurgen Klinsmann, who was joined by Romanians Popescu and Dumitrescu. It was an all out attacking team from Tottenham, and it lives on in Premier League memories. The goalkeeper jersey was just as memorable, predominantly turquoise with a purple body, it had lightning style graphics in blue, and really stood out.

Worn By: Ian Walker

Made By: Umbro

Tottenham 1996-97

Tottenham Goalkeeper Shirt By Pony 1996-97

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Would a goalkeeper look good in paisley? There's no need to wonder any more, because Tottenham and Pony answered that question with this design. Pony did not work with many football clubs in the 90's, but Tottenham was one of them, and they came up with this. Kind of an ugly top which we almost forgot, but different from today's batch of designs.

Worn By: Ian Walker

Made By: Pony


Tottenham 1997-99

Tottenham 1997 GK Jersey

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What happens when you combine fluorescent orange with light blue? This! It's two colours which you probably would never put together, but Pony decided they'd do exactly that for this Tottenham jersey. Mostly orange, it comes with some light blue stripes to the front, and doesn't look as bad as it could have.

Worn By: Ian Walker

Made By: Pony

Everton 1995-97

Everton 1995 GK Jersey

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Everton fans will remember 1995 as one of their best seasons in modern times. They won the FA Cup against Man U [clip], and had big Nev in goal wearing this top. Mostly yellow in colour, it has very unusual black patterns throughout the front of the shirt, who said yellow and black was just for bees.

Worn By: Neville Southall

Made By: Umbro

Newcastle United 1995-96

Newcastle Adidas 95-96 Goalie tops

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The 95-96 season was the first season Newcastle spent with Adidas after leaving Asics, and these were the goalie tops which were worn. The same lightning bolt type of design for both the home and away, with colour differences. There's the blue, grey and white option, with the other being black, white and purple. Both live on in the memory of good designs. The same designs were worn by other Adidas teams, including Liverpool.

Worn By: Pavel Srnicek & Shaka Hislop

Made By: Adidas

Newcastle United 1996-97

Newcastle 96-97 goalkeeper jersey

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In 96-97, Adidas decided to incorporate some local and iconic graphics into their footy tops, and for Newcastle, there's plenty to choose from. The Tyne Bridge is pretty spectacular, so the design featured a black silhouette of the bridge, with a gradient from red to orange, which looked pretty sweet.

Worn By: Pavel Srnicek & Shaka Hislop

Made By: Adidas

Wimbledon 96-97

Wimbledon 96-97 goalie shirt

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The first game of the 96-97 season saw David Beckham lob Neil Sullivan from the halfway line, and Neil Sullivan wasn't wearing this jersey, but that one was just boring yellow. This is another from that season, which has a distinctive geo-shaped pattern in black and grey, and was one of the only Permiership shirts to be made by Lotto.

Worn By: Neil Sullivan

Made By: Lotto

Sunderland 1996

Sunderland ugly goalkeeper top

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If playing for Sunderland wasn't bad enough, imagine having to wear this top when you see the goals fly past you! The top half has diamond-square pattern in a small style in red, yellow and black, and the bottom actually has these two 'hands' or gloves graphic which I guess represents the goalkeepers hand and gloves. Sunderland were promoted then prompted relegated around this time period.

Worn By: Alex Chamberlain & Shay Given

Made By: Avec

Liverpool 96-97

Liverpool 96-97 gk jersey

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As mentioned above Liverpool shared kit supplier Adidas with Newcastle, which meant the designs were the same in the 96-97 season. The different was colour, one of the Liverpool tops used orange, yellow, black and white which created this fiery design, certainly one you couldn't miss.

Worn By: David James

Made By: Adidas

And there you have it! 24 of the best goalkeeper shirts ever designed. From the good to the bad, the ugly and most memorable jersey's from the 90's. What a decade it was for colourful designs, who knows if we'll ever see kits like this in football again!

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