USA ‘94 was a special World Cup for shirts.
Of course, every World Cup has its share of gems in terms of kits, but 1994 can certainly stake a claim as the best collection of summer shirts ever.
We asked Twitter to show us their favourite kits, and the responses were wonderfully varied. Going in the iconic USA 1994 away shirt (you know, the denim one) was probably the closest thing we could have to a possible ‘favourite’, but in reality that was just the tip of the iceberg…
1994 USA shirt
As expected, USA’s away shirt was one of the stars (sorry) of the show.
There can be only one (that’s not true, USA 94 was great for kits, but we all know this is the best right?) pic.twitter.com/znBclIn30v— Adam McGee (@SimplyFussFree) May 6, 2020
The USA’s ‘denim’ jersey, I mean is it even a contest?!😂🇺🇸(Just look how thrilled Roy Wegerle is!) pic.twitter.com/ugRDzoAdIz— ɴɪᴄᴏʟᴀ ᴍᴄᴄᴀʀᴛʜʏ (@mccarthy_nic_) May 6, 2020
Andrew quite rightly picked out the USA home, a shirt which was only worn once as the away took centre stage. On reflection it’s a real shame we didn’t see more of this.
1994 Germany shirt
There was a lot of love for the Germany kit, with some people even daring to suggest this was better than the immortal 1990 kit. An unpopular opinion perhaps, but not one without some merit.
adidas in general dominated proceedings, with efforts like the Bulgaria and Sweden kits proving to be very popular (and rightly so).
Bulgaria. Interesting little fact, it was only a one off kit, as they would switch to Puma for he Euro qualifiers after the World Cup. pic.twitter.com/YD2LxLu04I— Clark Gillies (@wanderer1982) May 6, 2020
Have this matchworn Sweden #19 shirt (Kennet Andersson) signed by the 1994 WC squad pic.twitter.com/GIiAIXPrR6— My Football Shirt (@Slatsman) May 6, 2020
1994 Nigeria shirt
Nigeria also had a wonderful away kit that year, a design which would surely receive a similar reception to the recent Nigeria creations were it released in the modern day.
Nigeria away is still one of my favourite of all time. pic.twitter.com/zo4VhEqy4y— Alec Proffitt (@GinnerWina) May 6, 2020
1994 Italy shirt
Despite reaching the final, Italy’s kit seems like something of an underrated look. Perhaps the heartbreak of that penalty miss still hurts…
Glorious Summer of shirt designs!— Marshal (@ftbl_ecb) May 6, 2020
Tournament USA ’94 favourite kits! pic.twitter.com/O5JwonD9Mn
1994 Mexico goalie shirt
Who can forget some of the great keeper kits we saw also? Campos and co were virtually on another planet that year.
Got to be this one!! pic.twitter.com/DocDMlV1r8— Tom Goddard (@Tom_Goddard_13) May 6, 2020
And when all was said and done, Adam Hurrey arguably won the day with this trio of adidas designs from his personal collection. If you’re not jealous after seeing this you’re on the wrong site.
Bought these in Japan in 2017: pic.twitter.com/oGzsPEsMJI— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) May 6, 2020
Follow us on Twitter to join in with our daily shirt conversation like this one about USA 94 shirts. This week we’re talking about shirts by legendary players during their career, including the likes of Ronaldo and Messi…