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The Top 5 Ireland Umbro Home Jerseys

The Top 5 Ireland Umbro Home Jerseys

Umbro are back! After 3 years with New Balance jerseys, the FAI are back with Umbro for the internationals teams' jerseys.

Before New Balance took over in 2017, Ireland jerseys had been supplied by Umbro for 23 years. Down the years we've had a few shockers and some uninspiring home jerseys, but we've also had a few crackers as well and some of our happiest football memories will always be associated with the jersey worn at the time.

We've had a look back over the near quarter-century with Umbro and picked out our five favourite home jerseys that they ever released.

Where does the 2020 effort rank in your view?

#5 - 1996-1998

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umbro ireland jersey

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What will it be remembered for? Underage success, failure to qualify for World Cup '98.
What made it good? It's aged with time, and is a nod to the mental jerseys of the era without being too mental. Also the numbering giving a splash of orange was key.

 

#4 - 2010-2011

umbro ireland jersey

umbro ireland jersey

What will it be remembered for? Shane Long battling the Russians in vein, first half of successful Euro 2012 qualifiers.
What made it good? Simple with a retro feel, always going to be a winner.

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#3 - 2016-2017

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umbro ireland jersey

What will it be remembered for? Wes against Sweden, the fans in France.
What made it good? All the colours involved, bold without being offensive.

 

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#2 - 2004-2006

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umbro ireland jersey

What will it be remembered for? Failure to qualify for World Cup 2006, Brian Kerr's reign.
What made it good? The Irish flag on the shoulder pattern, great shade of green.

 

#1 - 2001-2003

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umbro ireland jersey

umbro ireland jersey

What will it be remembered for? 2002 World Cup.
What made it good? Simplicity at it's best... Also the 2002 World Cup.

[Imagery via Classicfootballshirts.co.uk]

 

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