It is that time of the year again when we get to rank the best away kits of the 2021/22 season. Football strips have become an integral part of the culture and fandom of the modern game, and kit manufacturers have upped their game this season with some out-of-the-box designs while also sticking to the traditions and history of the clubs.
The 2021/22 season has given us some of the most iconic football jerseys in recent memory, and here are our top 10 away kits of this season.
Liverpool’s away kit for the new season pays homage to the classic 1996-97 jersey with eternal flames on the nape of the neck as a tribute to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Nike have gone back to the basics with this dark atomic teal, fossil and bright crimson kit and this strip belongs in the conversation for one of the best away kits in 21/22.
It is always a brave call when a football team decides to sport turquoise, but the Brighton away kit is a refreshing change and is one of the standout away strips of the new season.
Tottenham’s away kit has received mixed reviews and criticism online, but the cosmic design is a pleasant contrast from the simple plain white home kit and is a jersey that could be considered a classic in the future. Sometimes it is nice to see kit manufacturers experiment and try something new, and this strip is easily the most memorable kit of the 21/22 season.
Venezia earned the top spot in our rankings with their home kit, and the Serie A newcomers have also knocked it out of the park with their away jersey. Kappa have consistently delivered some of the best away kits for teams such as Napoli and Monaco, and this bespoke strip that celebrates the city of Venice is a stunner. Magnifico.
Ajax have produced some of the best football jerseys of the 2021/22 season with the retro logo on the home kit and the Bob Marley-inspired third kit, and the Dutch Giants have produced another beauty with their new away jersey. The black and blue shades along with the mint green accents add a modern twist to their famous away shirt, and this strip will look particularly stunning in their famous ‘Der Klassieker’ football derby against Feyenoord.
5. OLYMPIQUE LYON
Olympique Lyon are consistent European Super League contenders when it comes to their football jerseys, and Adidas have hit the mark with the 2021/22 Lyon red away kit. The blue stripes on the shoulders mixed with the graphic red background is a masterpiece.
Adidas and Arsenal continue to be the gift that keeps on giving as the North London club have delivered some of the best football jerseys in 2021/22. While the lightning bolt inspired third kit may be one of the best kits of the 21/22 season, Arsenal have hit the mark with the classic yellow away kit that features the return of the iconic Arsenal cannon.
The Catalan club might be in all sorts of financial problems at the moment, but the one saving grace of their season is the 2021/22 Barcelona away kit. The lilac Nike away kit will be sported by some of the best young players and teenagers in world football such as Pedri and Ansu Fati and is an instant classic.
PSG continue to bring the sauce onto the football pitch with their collaboration with Jordan, and the Parisiens have outdone themselves with their classy arctic pink and black away kit on a white background.
1. HULL CITY
You can never go wrong with a black-on-black kit, and Hull City and Umbro have knocked it out of the park to make one of the best kits of the 21/22 season. The blacked-out sponsors, badge and logos is an incredible touch, and the Tigers take the crown for one of the best football jerseys in 2021/22.
[Header Image Credit: Olympique Lyon]