Ranked: A-League home kits for the 2020/21 season

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We have seen some marvellous playing kits grace the A-League in recent seasons, along with some absolute shockers.

But how do this year’s designs stack up against each other? Here is the definitive ranking of every home kit for the 2020/21 A-League season.

12 – Wellington Phoenix

I’m sorry, Wellington Phoenix, I really am. We all love you and what you’re doing for the league right now. This just isn’t your best. The thought behind the design is commendable but the end product is bland, especially with the matching yellow shorts. If we were to rank the best away kits however, the Nix might have just come out on top.

11 – Western United

Green and black is always going to be a difficult colour scheme to pull off, and Western United are still yet to find a way to make it work. The rest of their apparel range – especially the away kit – is actually quite nice, I just can’t help but feel this looks like a discount Sassuolo shirt.

10 – Newcastle Jets

I love the gold pinstripes, but it just doesn’t work here. A lot of that comes down to the colourful Inspirations Paint sponsor splattered across the chest, although I’m sure the Jets are happy just to have a sponsor at this point. The W-League kit, which has a nicely integrated sponsor, looks much nicer.

 

9 – Brisbane Roar

There isn’t too much to say about this shirt. The diamond pattern and black shoulders are nice, but it doesn’t compare to the iconic Puma shirt Besart Berisha wreaked havoc in during the Roar’s glory days.

 

8 – Melbourne Victory

This season heralds the return of Melbourne Victory’s iconic, big white V after they played around with the design over the past few years. Certainly not the most eye-catching, but a nice tribute to the shirts worn by the club in its successful, earlier days.

 

7 – Central Coast Mariners

 

For a club that has had some absolute shockers in recent seasons (I’m looking at you, palm tree shirt) this one is a nice breath of fresh air. Inspired by the shirt they won the 2013 Championship in, Marvin and co. will be hoping this design can take the Mariners back to the top.

 

6 – Western Sydney Wanderers

After experimenting with their look for a few seasons, the Wanderers have returned to the plain red and black hoops to good effect. The white, button-up collar is a classy touch, but it could certainly have done with about six less Kappa logos.

 

5 – Sydney FC

Why change a winning formula, hey? Sydney FC donned this kit when they took out the 2019/20 Championship and have remained loyal to it as they chase a three-peat this season. A nice and simple design so as not to draw the attention away from Rhyan Grant’s mullet.

 

4 – Melbourne City

I still maintain that Melbourne City should not have been allowed to use a sky blue colour scheme when they rebranded. But I must admit, this season’s kit is top shelf. Parent club Manchester City would have done well to employ this design instead of the cracked pavement mess they’re currently running around in.

 

3 – Adelaide United

Ooft. Adelaide really hit a home run with this one. The dark red pattern, the navy sleeves, the touches of yellow… just beautiful. Ordinarily I would laugh at a club for marketing their jersey as a piece of streetwear, but Adelaide have earned it on this occasion.

 

2 – Macarthur FC

Sometimes less is more, and Macarthur’s inaugural jersey is testament to that. While Western United went for the bold, black-and-green strip upon their A-League arrival, Macarthur went for a clean, white design and have reaped the rewards. The touches of black and gold provide a classy edge, while the bull head on the lower third is a nice tribute to the club’s mascot and origins.

 

1 – Perth Glory

This selection is sure to be controversial, but the coveted no. 1 spot on this list goes to Perth Glory. I will admit this is quite a biased decision, based on the fact that purple is my favourite colour. But what’s not to love? The stripes, the gold trimmings, the matching shorts and socks. It’s just a shame we haven’t seen it in action yet. This shirt is simply *chef’s kiss*.

Featured Image Credit: Macarthur FC 

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Jye Campbell
Journalism student at Western Sydney. Love my football (#lazoumance) and rugby league (#pantherpride). Advocate for FIFA Career Modes. Covering Western Sydney Wanderers in both A-League and W-League for the 2020/21 season.
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