Ooh la la! Three French Ligue 1 clubs were among those to release new kits for the 2021-22 season recently. Let’s take a look at them, plus one more from Spain and one from Portugal:
SAINT-ÉTIENNE – Home, Away & Third
French Ligue 1 club Saint-Étienne is taking a little inspiration from its past for its 2021-22 kits, manufactured by Le Coq Sportif. The home jersey is medium green with dark green side inserts that also have narrow white horizontal stripes. The inserts are inspired by kits the club wore in the 1980s.
The away kits are pretty much the inverse of the home kits, with a white base. There is some added green on the collar, and the left sleeve cuff includes two narrow horizontal green stripes.
Saint-Étienne’s third kit takes the motif a step further, with gold accents on a black base. The club crest is rendered in black and gold, as is the city’s coat of arms, which displaces the Coq Sportif logo to the middle of the chest.
AS MONACO – Home & Away
AS Monaco’s diagonally split red and white home jerseys are an iconic look, so it’s no surprise Kappa isn’t messing with them for 2021-22. The shirts also feature red raglan sleeves, a white crew neck collar, white trim on the sleeve cuffs, and white panels under each arm.
AS Monaco has a new shirt sponsor for domestic matches in financial services company eToro. Fedcom will remain the sponsor for European matches.
The away kit is mainly anthracite grey, with tonal diagonal stripes on the front at the same 55-degree angle as the split on the home jersey. This design is inspired by Formula 1 cars. Red trim is found on the sleeve cuffs and V-neck collar.
LILLE LOSC – Home
Defending French Ligue 1 champions Lille have taken inspiration from their crest for their 2021-22 home kit. They and New Balance have taken the pentagonal shape of the crest and used it to create a tonal halftone gradient that runs down the front of the red shirt. The raglan sleeves are solid red with blue cuffs, and there are blue and white inserts on the V-neck collar.
SEVILLA FC – Home, Away & Third
Spanish La Liga side Sevilla FC are earning their stripes with their full set of 2021-22 kits. The home kit is white, with narrow red vertical stripes down the front. The sleeves, cuffs and V-neck are solid white. A “SEVILLA FC” wordmark appeared on the front of the shirt in promotional photos, but it may be replaced if a new shirt sponsor signs on.
The away kit is the inverse of the home design, with a red base and white stripes.
The third kit is mainly black, with red sleeves containing a fingerprint pattern. The crew neck collar is black. This shirt is based on a template that Nike has used for numerous club and national teams over the past year, including the 2021-22 away kits for Bundesliga side SC Freiburg.
SPORTING CP – Home
There are plenty of changes afoot for defending Portuguese Primeria Liga champions Sporting CP and their home kits in 2021-22. This season is the first in a new kit deal they signed with Nike, switching from Macron. And they have a new main shirt sponsor in sports betting website Betano.
While the new kit keeps Sporting’s traditional green and white hoops, there’s a small twist with two narrow horizontal stripes inside each green hoop. The sleeves are solid white, and the cuffs and V-neck collar are solid green.