THE LIST: The top 50 football kits of all time - Nos 50-41

26 October 2009 01:00
         HAVE YOUR SAY.     What is your favourite kit of all time? Some strips become cult classics while others leave the most dedicated fan wondering whether they can justify splashing their cash on clothing even David Beckham wouldn't entertain. This is Sportsmail's latest list and as always we want to know what you think. TELL US WHAT YOU THINK In football there's a blurred line between a fashion disaster and a kit fit for a king. And this week's List brings you the best, worst and simply awful strips the sport has ever seen.

Our fashion 'experts' have assessed each entry for style, fit and colour. And, of course, being football fans first and fashionistas a very distant second, we've afforded extra credit for novelty value.

Remember, one person's abomination is the next man's glorious explosion of colour. Love or loathe these shirts, we promise you that they will never go out of fashion.

No 50 Chelsea away 1970No 49England home 2009Enlarge  Sportsmail's fashion victim says: Yellow peril - brilliant under floodlights; bright, daring and the embroidered FA Cup is a touch of class. Could be mistaken for a keeper's jersey.

Sportsmail's fashion victim says: Clean, crisp and engineered for excellence. Fantastic to see the Three Lions displayed so proudly - but it's a bit too much like a bog-standard PE kit.  

No 48 Bradford City 1991No 47 Ipswich Town 1992 Sportsmail's fashion victim says: Takes inspiration from a fruit Salad chew and a innovative take on the tradition chequered pattern. And even comes with the approval of a fashion catalogue - Freemans. Nuff said.

Sportsmail's fashion victim says:Traditionally Tractor Boy with an innovative draw-string twist. Attention to detail with the white sleeves, blue trim and cheeky red chest V-neck make this certainly fit for a farmer.

  No 46 Fiorentina home 1998No 45 Torquay United home Sportsmail's fashion victim says:Regal purple with luminous yellow shoulder flashes made this number well worth tunning into another 0-0 draw on Channel 4.

 Sportsmail's fashion victim says:There's absolutely nothing fourth division about this effort from the Gulls. More French Riviera than English, we say. Pier-less.

    No 44 Manchester United away 1992No 43 Sheffield Wednesday away 1993 Sportsmail's fashion victim says:The acceptable side of Manchester United, in the colours of Newton Heath - the club that spawned a monster. In fact the only thing Man U about this kit is the badge.

 Sportsmail's fashion victim says: Chris Waddle brought a certain flamboyance to Hillsborough in the Nineties. Chris Waddle in this kit was a almost a sensory overload.  Puma should be very, very proud.

    No 42Argentina home any eraNo 41 Liverpool  home 1981 Sportsmail's fashion victim says:An iconic outfit soiled by such a brazen act of cheating in 1986 that the sports editor wouldn't allow this to rank any higher. A quality effort as popular in Glasgow as it is in Buenos Aires. Says it all really.

Sportsmail's fashion victim says:What we like about this particular Liverpool number is Umbro resisting the urge to have the badge and logo embroidered in white to match the trim. Golden motifs for a golden generation on Merseyside. Sublime.

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