Manchester United Brings Back Polo Collar for 2022-23 Home Kit — Plus Other Unveilings From Around Europe

Premier League powerhouses Manchester United are bringing back elements of jerseys past and blending them together to create their new home kit for 2022-23.

Like all United home shirts, this year’s edition is predominantly red. But the standout new element is a white polo collar that has a geometric pattern woven into the fabric “which references the symbolic ‘M’ detail which featured in our third kit from last season, and the famous ‘Snowflake’ jersey from the 1990-1992 seasons,” the club says.

A subtle tonal pinstripe pattern is also woven into the shirt. The club crest sits inside a red pentagonal shield on the left chest. The Adidas shoulder stripes are black, while sponsor logos — including first-time sleeve sponsor DXC Technology — appear in white.


ASTON VILLA – Home

The more things change, the more they stay the same for Premier League side Aston Villa. Their 2022-23 home kit, made by Castore, maintains their traditional claret body and sky blue sleeves, but adds modern touches with embossed chevrons down the front and back, thin blue stripes on the sides, blue dots under the arms and on the lower back, and blue piping around the V-neck collar. Both the replica and pro versions will feature a 3D silicone crest on the left chest and a blue lion on the back collar.

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WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS – Away

Fellow Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers are taking a little piece of home with them on the road this season. For their 2022-23 away kit, the club and manufacturer Castore have put a gold geometric pattern on the front of a teal shirt. This pattern is inspired by the architecture of the Billy Wright Stand at their home ground, Molineux. The teal colour was also inspired by the club’s 1996-97 away kit. The raglan sleeves are solid teal, with gold piping at the cuffs, and there is a gold insert at the front of the V-neck collar.


1. FC UNION BERLIN – Home

After unveiling their away and third kits earlier this month, German Bundesliga side 1. FC Union Berlin rounded out their 2022-23 kits by unveiling their home jersey on Friday, July 7. It features read and white vertical stripes on the front, with solid red sleeves and a red panel on the back for names and numbers. The crew neck collar is also red, as are panels on the shoulders that house the white Adidas stripes. The sponsor logo on the chest is red with a thick white outline.

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VfB STUTTGART – Away

German Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart are going back in time for their 2022-23 home kit, made by Jako. The kit, with red and black hoops and its white polo collar, draws direct inspiration from the club’s 1997-99 away kit. A white hoop on the chest contains the sponsor logo, and club crests are embossed into the fabric.

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1. FC KÖLN – Away

Fellow Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln is wearing its value on its sleeve with its 2022-23 away kit, made by Hummel. The solid red shirt features tonal vertical stripes down the front and back, and white piping on the crew neck collar. White Hummel chevrons appear on each shoulder. One club motto, “LEBE wie du bist” (“LIVE as you are”), is printed inside the collar, while another — “1. FC KÖLN – SPÜRBAR ANDERS” (“1. FC KÖLN – NOTICEABLY DIFFERENT”) is printed both on the back collar and the collar tape.

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BAYER LEVERKUSEN – Away and Third

Sticking with the Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen — who unveiled their home kits earlier this week — released both their away and third kits on Friday, made by Castore. The away kit is predominantly black with a geometric pattern of tonal stripes across the front that is inspired by the “sea of flags” in the north stand of their home stadium. The V-neck collar and sleeve cuffs are black with red stripes through the center, and the club crest appears in a one-colour white application.

In contrast to the away kit, Bayer is keeping it simple for their third kit. It is pretty much solid white, with thin black and red stripes on the collar and sleeve cuffs. There are narrow triangular inserts on the sides, near the hem.


ACF FIORENTINA – Home and Away

After unveiling a new crest earlier this year, Italian Serie A side ACF Fiorentina have unveiled the first kits to feature it. Their 2022-23 home kit, made by Kappa, is solid purple, with tonal diamond radiating out from the club crest on the left chest. Sponsor logos appear in white.

Meanwhile, the away kit is predominantly white, with a two-tone purple chevron dominating the front. The sleeve cuffs are also purple, as are a stripe along the hem and an insert at the back of the collar.


HELLAS VERONA – Away

Staying in Serie A, Hellas Verona has taken inspiration from the stone quarries around its home city for its 2022-23 away kit, made by Macron. The jersey is a pale yellow colour, with a dark blue polo collar that has brighter yellow trim around its edge. The sleeve cuffs are dark blue, with bright yellow triangular inserts on the sides. Dark blue stripes run down the sides of the shirt and across the hem, again with bright yellow inserts on the sides at the hem. Sponsor logos and the club crest appear in dark blue.

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VALENCIA CF – Home

Spanish La Liga side Valencia CF are going retro with their home kits, made by Puma, in 2022-23 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their home stadium, Mestalla. The kit is all white, including the collar and sleeve cuffs, with sponsor logos in black. A throwback crest, “inspired by the poster for the opening match played at the stadium in 1923,” sits on the left chest (see inset below). That crest includes the initials “VFC” for the club’s original name, Valencia Football Club, and a ribbon underneath with the inscription “1923-Camp de Mestalla-2023”.

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