The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts

(1 customer review)


Broccoli, Beer and Bruised Bananas
By Richard Johnson
Paperback: 208 pages     Pub Date: 30 March 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1-999900847     Size: 148 x 210mm     RRP: £15.00

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From the first woollen jumpers to the latest ultra-light jerseys, football shirts have always been a huge part of a football club’s identity. Seeing your team take the field in their traditional colours instils a great sense of pride in a fan. But what if your heroes ran out looking like the Incredible Hulk, or as if they’d been skinned alive? How about a team of giant hotdogs, or 11 broccoli florets?

The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts documents one man’s vast collection of the most iconic and unconventional offerings, spanning the 80s to the present day. It features not only an overview of groundbreaking classics and all the coolest curios but also a glimpse into the future of football kit design.

Richard Johnson is the co-founder of football nostalgia blog, The Football Attic. He has been obsessed with football shirts for nearly 35 years, is a regular guest on kit podcasts and has appeared on the radio to talk about football shirts numerous times. He has written for the Coventry City matchday programme and Backpass magazine, and has contributed football shirts from his own 700-strong collection to several national exhibitions.

1 review for The A-Z of Weird & Wonderful Football Shirts

  1. Chris Oakley (verified owner)

    It would be easy to fill a book like this with colour photos of vibrant, eclectic football shirts and consider that ‘job done’. What makes this book so good is that there’s a huge amount of useful information pertaining to each shirt in Rich Johnson’s collection.

    It’s also not difficult to see that much time and effort has been sacrificed in the name of educating and informing the reader, and it’s greatly welcomed for it transforms the book from being merely a personal vanity project into a genuinely worthwhile tribute to the art of modern football shirt design.

    If this is a subject matter you’re interested in, you should definitely add this book to your collection. You’ll learn a lot and look at football shirts in a different way once you have.

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