Best football kits 2022/23: Our top picks this season

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With the 2022/23 season underway as well as the 2022 World Cup, it's time to figure out what are the best football kits so far this year.

With an array of home, away, third, and even fourth-choice strips to consider, including the likes of the Chelsea alternative jersey, finding the best kits across each of the world's continents isn't necessarily as straightforward as it seems.

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That said, we've compiled a list of some of the most noteworthy jerseys currently available all the action at club and international level kicks off.

So, whether you're searching for one of the best from the Premier League in this Manchester United home strip, or a top international jersey, like this England away kit, then we've got you covered right here.

Make sure you check out our list of the best places to buy football shirts too if you're looking to pick up any of these amazing kits right now.

Let's get into it then, here's our list of the best football kits this season...

Best football kits 2022/23

Best Premier League football kit 2022/23 - Manchester United adidas Home Kit

Best football kits 2022/23 Manchester United home kit product image of a red shirt with a white and black collar.
Credit: Manchester United

Manchester United's 2021/22 campaign was one to forget; however, with Erik ten Hag now in charge, things are starting to turn around for the Red Devils this season.

With a new season comes a new kit as well, and this new home strip from adidas is certainly one of the best we've seen from the Premier League so far.

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Dressed mostly in classic Manchester United red, the shirt also features a vintage white collar reminiscent of some of the best retro football kits from the past.

The collar is accented by triangular red and black shapes around the edge to further add to the old-school aesthetic that harkens back to a time when Eric Cantona was running the show up top.

All in all, the new home kit looks as though it perfectly reflects the new Erik ten Hag era at Manchester United and is up there with some of the best Manchester United kits of all time.

Best European football kit 2022/23 - Barcelona Nike Home Kit

Best football kits 2022/23 Barcelona home kit product image of a red and dark blue striped strip.
Credit: Barcelona

Much like Manchester United, Barcelona's 2021/22 season certainly wasn't the best in the club's history, although things began to turn around when Xavi was appointed head coach in November 2021.

After a good start to the La Liga campaign though, things are starting to look up for Barcelona, kit included.

For the club's fixtures at Camp Nou, Nike has created this incredible home strip inspired by the Barcelona Olympics on the event's 30th Anniversary as well as some of the best Barcelona kits from the past.

The usual Catalan colours feature as well as darker blue accents across the shoulders and stripes, which are then contrasted by the metallic gold branding and sponsor to really make this kit stand out from the crowd.

Best international football kit 2022/23 - Argentina adidas Home Kit

Best football kits 2022/23 Nike away kit product image of red shirt with a navy collar and accents.
Credit: Nike

Being a World Cup year, there was bound to be some great international jerseys released this season, but England's new away kit takes the crown as one of the best World Cup kits around.

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We may be a little biased, but we're a big fan of its retro red design, ending the recent run of blue away kits, and its old-school navy collar.

In fact, the shirt is a serious throwback to England's 1990 World Cup jersey, one of the nation's most successful strips. That said, the 2022 England team will no doubt be looking to win the trophy rather than finish fourth this time around.

Ultimately, we're a massive fan of England's new look for Qatar, with the away jersey, in particular, being the true highlight and, arguably, ranked up there as one of the best World Cup jerseys at the competition.

Best MLS football kit 2022/23 - Portland Timbers adidas Away Kit

Best football kits 2022/23 Portland Timbers away kit product image of a light pink shirt with a dark rose pattern.
Credit: Portland Timbers

As a nod to the club's Rose City nickname, adidas has designed this amazing Portland Timbers away kit for the 2022 MLS season.

Shades of pink are contrasted by the darker rose bloom pattern that works its way across the face of this jersey, which is something completely unique to anything else we've seen this season so far.

The club's crest is also reimagined in Victory Crimson to complement the rest of the shirt's colour scheme.

On the whole, this away strip, which has been dubbed the "Heritage Rose", is definitely one to take a closer look at as it's one of the most unique kits we've seen.

Best looking football kit 2022/23 -

Best football kits 2022/23 Venezia home kit product image of a black shirt with orange and green stripes down the sleeves and golden accents.
Credit: Venezia

Venezia's 2021/22 jersey made headlines for being one of the most stylish football kits ever made, but it looks like the club has done it again with its new home strip.

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In fact, Venezia has doubled down on the fashion aspect of its 2021/22 jersey by collaborating with Bureau Borsche, a design studio that's previously worked on Supreme, Balenciaga, and Nike apparel, for its latest release.

As a result, the kit is a symphony of black and gold, with the club's now famous orange and green colour scheme also featuring down the sleeves and around the edge of the retro collar.

Although relegated last season, Venezia's new home kit will no doubt be a popular pick-up for any football shirt collector, and definitely one that deserves a place on our list.

It's also worth pointing out Venezia's new third-choice strip which we feel is another fantastic-looking kit worth considering

Frequently asked questions about football kits

With so many different kits out there, you may have a few questions about them. Don't worry though, we've answered some of the most common queries right here.

How do you start a football kit collection?

This will depend on your personal preference and chosen method.

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You could start by purchasing the kits from your favourite football team each year, and eventually, you'll start to amass a collection

You could also pick up any kits you simply like the look or the inspiration behind. For example, this Ajax Third is themed around Bob Marley, or there's this Ghana away kit dressed in the country's colours.

Ultimately, the choice is yours. Once you start to buy a few, we're sure you're collection will continue to grow.

What is a replica football kit?

A replica football kit tends to be the mass-market version of a club or country's shirt.

The kit itself will typically be accurate to the design of the authentic shirt, but will be significantly cheaper and more readily available.

The key thing to note here is replica doesn't mean fake. The kit will be made by the official manufacturer, but will likely feature slightly cheaper materials compared to what the pros wear.

For example, Bayern Munich's home kit may incorporate Adidas' HEAT.RDY tech, but the replica version will utilise an AEROREADY system instead.

Where's best to buy a football kit?

As touched on earlier, then are a ton of great websites where you can buy football shirts.

As touched on in our list of the best places to buy football boots, we'd argue the go-to place for the latest kits would be directly from manufacturers like Nike and adidas, or through the club itself.

However, there are also several websites which allow you to browse a wide variety of shirts from clubs and international teams from around the world all in one place. Kitbag is a particularly great example of this and one we'd recommend.

For older, discontinued kits, then sites like Sports Memorabilia or Classic Football Shirts are worth checking out. Keep in mind though that you're buying second-hand here, so there's no guarantee that what you're buying is genuine.

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