Premier League Football Kit Glossary 2021

Premier League Football Kit Glossary 2021
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Find words used to describe Premier League football kits and the different parts of clothing worn by football players with this A-Z dictionary list.

Last updated on Saturday 1st May 2021

  • AEROREADY 🔗 – football kit technology patended by Adidas which helps prevent sweat, helping football players remain cool and dry.
  • Anti-Racism Patch – football shirt sleeve patch featuring the words “no room for racism”, a Premier League campaign 🔗 to tackle racism in English football, in conjunction with partners that include Premier League football clubs, supporters and supporter groups, The Football Assocation 🔗 (FA), The English Football League 🔗 (EFL), The Professional Footballers Association 🔗 (PFA) and the charity Kick It Out 🔗.
  • Arm Band – The captain’s armband is worn on either arm between the shoulder and the elbow. It signifies the person who is responsible for a number of team duties, including leading the team out of the tunnel onto the pitch, taking part in the pre-match coin toss to decide which directions the teams will begin the game playing in, and in many cases be a central point of communication between the players and the manager/referee. If the captain is substituted the armband is usually given to a pre-appointed vice captain for the rest of the game.
  • Art Deco Style – A decorative style, art deco was common in the 1920’s and 1930’s and used in Arsenal’s historic Highbury Stadium at the East Stand. Arsenal’s 20/21 home and away kits feature imagery which is representative of this style, and specificallu it’s prevalence in the design of the East Stand.
  • Auction – Football shirts are often sold at public and private auctions in order to male money for the seller, and in many cases to raise funds for charities and other community good causes. Shirts are commonly framed professionally, signed by players and managers, and in some cases are offered with a certificate or other proof of the shirt’s authenticity.
  • Away Kit (also called “alternative kit”) – Traditionally the away kit is worn by a team’s players when their club’s fixture takes place at another club’s ground or stadium.
  • Back Neck
  • Back Panel
  • Ball in the shirt – Player’s sometimes wrap the playing ball inside their shirt in order to dry it during wet weather conditions, often before taking a throw-in.
  • Boot Room
  • Boots – Player’s match footwear are called “boots” or “football boots”, where the singular item is called a “boot” or “football boot”. Different types of football boots are often worn by one or more members of each team, as their design is not considered a formal part of football kit. Football boots are extremely popular amonst supporters, inclusing highly sought-after new boots produced each year by boot manufacturers such as Nike, Adidas, Umbro, Puma, Mizuno, Under Armour and New Balance.
  • Breathable Fabric (also called “breathe fabric”)
  • Centenary Kit – A team often wears a special kit during the 100th year since formation as a football club. Centenary football kits normally feature wording (including the year of formation and the year of the centenary) that denotes the centenary.
  • Child’s Kit (also called “mini kit”)
  • Club Badge (also called “team badge”)
  • Collector – Football kit collectors create private collections of new and pre-worn football shirts, shorts and socks, often for reasons of personal nostalgia. Collectors sometimes sell and/or trade football kits and other items of football memorabilia with other football kit collectors.
  • Competition – Football shirts and kits are frequently offered as prizes in competitions run by football clubs, football kit manufacturers, football shirt sponsors and various football news and media outlets.
  • Cotton
  • Crew Neck
  • Crew Socks
  • Cup Final Kit
  • Debut Kit
  • Doubleknit
  • Dressing Room
  • Dri-FIT
  • DryCELL
  • Easy Feel
  • Elastane
  • Elastic
  • Emoji
  • FA Cup Kit
  • Fake Kit
  • Football Kit Archive
  • Football Kit Website
  • Framed Shirt
  • Full Kit
  • Head of Football Operations
  • Heat Transfer Technology
  • Gloves
  • Goalkeeper Kit
  • Home Kit
  • Kissing the badge
  • Kit (also called “strip”)
  • Kit Bag
  • Kit Clash
  • Kit Designer
  • Kit Manager (also called “kit operations manager”)
  • Kit Room
  • Kit Rules (also called “kit regulations”)
  • Kit Sale
  • Kit Shop
  • Kit Van
  • Laundry
  • Leaked Kit
  • Letter Font
  • Long Sleeves
  • Manufacturer
  • Manufacturer’s Logo
  • Match Kit Confirmation
  • Material
  • Moisture Absorbing (also called “moisture wicking”)
  • Name
  • Number/s (also called “squad number/s”)
  • League Patch
  • Licensed
  • Official Store
  • Order Tracking
  • Organic Cotton
  • Pattern
  • Personalisation
  • Pin Wheel Logo
  • Polyester
  • Product ID (also called “product code”) – Football shirts and other items of football kit that are sold either in club shops or other the internet normally feature a product ID code containing letters and/or numbers. The product ID is different from the SKU (see: SKU).
  • Pro Kit/Shirt (also called “authentic kit” or “vapor kit”)
  • Raised Crest
  • Recycled Polyester
  • Regular Fit
  • Release Date (also called “launch date” or “kit launch”)
  • Remakes
  • Retro Kit
  • Ribbed
  • Rib Collar
  • Quiz
  • Removing the shirt
  • Secondary Branding
  • Shirt (also called “jersey”)
  • Shirt Collar
  • Shirt Printing
  • Shin Pads
  • Shorts
  • Short Sleeves
  • Signed Shirt
  • Size – The correct kit measurements and dimensions ensure that players, staff and supporters receive the correct size of football kit and training wear.
  • Size Guide – A list of standard sized football kits and training wear, commonly represented in a abbreviated format comprising one or more letters and numbers. Adult abbreviations include: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL and 5XL (XS – extra small sized kit, S – small sized kit, M – medium size kit, L – large size kit, XL – extra large size kit, 2XL – double extra large size kit, 3XL triple extra large size kit, 4XL quadruple extra large size kit and 5XL – quintuple extra large size kit). Youth abbreviations include: Yth XS, Yth S, Yth M, Yth L and Yth XL (Yth XS – youth extra small sized kit, Yth S – youth small sized kit, Yth M – youth medium size kit, Yth L – youth large size kit, Yth XL – youth extra large size kit).
  • SKU (stock-keeping unit)
  • Sleeves
  • Snood
  • Socks
  • Sponsor
  • Sponsorship Deal
  • Sponsor’s Logo
  • Stadium Kit/Shirt (also called “replica kit”)
  • Stars
  • Stock Level (also called “stock availability”)
  • Structured Fabric
  • Studs
  • Supplier (also called “distributor” or “retailer”)
  • Testimonial Kit
  • Third Kit
  • Track Suit
  • Training Bib
  • Training Kit
  • Training Vest (also called “gps tracker vest”)
  • Value
  • V-Neck
  • Youth Kit (also called “junior kit”)
  • Weight
  • Women’s Kit
  • Wordmark
  • Woven (also called “embroidered”)
  • Zero Carbon (also called “zero waste”)

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