Tottenham Hotspur has become one of the most storied clubs in all of England. You can always identify Tottenham Hotspur through their distinctive home kit at the stadium. You might think there is very little a kit manufacturer could actually do to make difference to Tottenham Hotspur’s famous white home kit – but there has been plenty of variety in the Premier League era, good or bad.
The white Tottenham Hotspur jersey is not just white, but lilywhite, which has survived many rebrands and sponsorship changes over the years, through the respective eras of Danny Blanchflower, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, Gareth Bale and now Harry Kane. However, the relatively simple style of the home strip has given kit manufacturers a real opportunity to get creative. Let’s take a look at the best 7 Spurs home kits.
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1. Tottenham Hotspur Jersey 1999-2001
The 99/01 Tottenham home shirt brings back memories of some quality players though, with the likes of David Ginola, Sol Campbell, Stephen Carr, Steffen Freund and Darren Anderton all donning this classic football shirt.The shirt was designed and engineered by adidas, featuring technology that wouldn’t be too unfamiliar on a modern shirt, such as the ClimaLite fabric to wick moisture away from the body. The 99/01 Tottenham jersey also features the sponsor Holsten, who were the first sponsor to appear on a Spurs shirt adorning them for a combined period of more than 15 years.
The Spurs motto, shown on this football jersey but no longer incorporated into the modern badge reads “Audere est Facere” which means “To Dare is To Do”. A motto that Spurs will need to call on as they look to progress in the Champions League.
2. Tottenham Hotspur Jersey 2005-2006
This shirt is deservedly haunted by lasagne, losing to Grimsby in the League Cup and Grzegorz Rasiak. However, Kappa’s endeavours here are a prime example of how to get the navy blue talking, with the darkened sleeves nicely complimenting the shirt’s simple, lilywhite torso.
The last of Kappa, the last of Thomson, the last with that badge. Things can and often do get better.
3. Tottenham Hotspur Jersey 2009-2010
The shirt has a brave design, coming with yellow ‘V type’ piping around the neck, a pattern that is repeated on the blue away strip. The club’s 3rd kit is an all yellow affair. The yellow is a subtle but striking border for the traditional colors.
Made by Puma, the shirts all bear sponsor Mansion House’s name with the away and 3rd kits also featuring the wording in Chinese.
Obviously, it helps that this kit is associated with thrashing Wigan 9-1, Gareth Bale’s breakout season and Crouchy at the Etihad, but also it’s eye-catching, without being garish.
4. Tottenham Hotspur Jersey 2019-2020
This has been Nike’s third consecutive season supplying Spurs’ kit. After last year’s gradient design, the Tottenham 2019-20 home shirt features a clean overall look. It’s white with navy trim in the form of the sleeve cuffs, collar and back neck tape. A graphic with club motto ‘To Dare Is To Do’ appears on the inside neck of the new Spurs 2019-2020 home jersey by Nike. The AIA sponsor is of course red.
5. Tottenham Hotspur Jersey 2022-2023
Are we contradicting ourselves by putting a kit with yellow on it in the top 10? Yes. But we like this. The trim looks great, and we think he looks particularly dashing in it. If Spurs can achieve something special under Antonio Conte, then it’ll probably move up a few places too.
6. Tottenham Hotspur Jersey 2018-2019
The Nike Tottenham Hotspur 2018-19 home jersey boasts a modern gradient design to stand out from Nike’s classic first Tottenham jersey. There are changes elsewhere, with Nike dropping the crest around the team’s logo, while the collar has a bolder blue look as opposed to last season’s offering. Spurs wore this in a Champions League final.
7. Tottenham Hotspur Jersey 2001-2002
Tottenham’s dalliance with one of the sportswear greats at the turn of the century was all too brief, and they might have gone onto much greater things from this promising effort.
There’s one word for this kit – stripes. Die Weltmarke Mit Den 3 Streifen went to town on stripes both vertical and horizontal here, but it somehow looked thoroughly in keeping with earlier kits.
This clean, geometrically-sound style is probably predominantly forgotten because of how abject the actual football was.