Which Kit Brand Has Most EPL Titles?
Umbro’s Early Dominance
Umbro had held the record for producing the most EPL champions kits between seasons 1992/1993 and 2016/2017, as Manchester United wore Umbro’s “double diamond” logo on seven of the first nine Premier League title-winning strips.
The Rise of Nike
Nike’s first success came in the 1997/1998 season with Arsenal, as the Gunners lifted the Premier League title in their 100th competitive season, in what was Arsene Wenger’s first full campaign as manager.
Nike started to make up ground on Umbro beginning with Arsenal’s second and third Premier League titles, either side of Manchester United’s triumph in 2003 – the Red Devils switch from Umbro to Nike playing a large part in the Nike’s later success.
Nike Takes The Lead
Manchester United won seven more EPL titles between 2007 and 2013 as Nike surged towards the lead, and when rivals Manchester City changed from Umbro to Nike the icing was on the cake. In 2017/2018 City helped Nike equal Umbro’s 11 titles, and Nike took top spot for the first time the following season when City retained the title.
Adidas Bridge The Gap
Three other manufacturers have produced Premier League title-winning shirts. Adidas have their logo on three Premier League winners jerseys, all from Chelsea, with the Blue’s EPL and FA Cup double-winning campaign of 2009/2010 under Carlo Ancelotti and the 2014/2015 EPL and EFL Cup double under Jose Mourinho. Followed with another EPL title win two seasons later under the guidance of Antonio Conte.
Puma’s Year of the Fox
Puma’s first win arrived with Leicester City’s unbelievable triumph in 2015/2016 – arguably the greatest sporting team achievement of all time. Leicester started the season as many people’s favourites for relegation and title odds of 5,000-1, having spent the previous campaign at the bottom of the table until well into April.
New Boys New Balance
New Balance became the newest entry on the list, having created Liverpool’s lucky kit in 2019/2020 for the Reds 19th league triumph, under manager Jurgen Klopp – the Merseysider’s first English top-flight title since 1989/1990.
Kit Brand League Table
- Nike – 12 (Arsenal: 3, Manchester United: 6, Manchester City: 3)
- Umbro – 11 (Manchester United: 7, Chelsea: 2, Manchester City: 1, Blackburn Rovers: 1)
- Adidas – 3 (Chelsea: 3)
- Puma -2 (Leicester City: 1, Manchester City: 1)
- New Balance – 1 (Liverpool: 1)
All-Time Premier League Winning Kits
|Number||Season||Champions||Shirt Manufacturer||Shirt Sponsor|
|1||1992/1993||Manchester United||Umbro (1st)||Sharp|
|2||1993/1994||Manchester United||Umbro (2nd)||Sharp|
|3||1994/1995||Blackburn Rovers||Umbro (3rd)||Sharp|
|4||1995/1996||Manchester United||Umbro (4th)||Sharp|
|5||1996/1997||Manchester United||Umbro (5th)||Sharp|
|7||1998/1999||Manchester United||Umbro (6th)||Sharp|
|8||1999/2000||Manchester United||Umbro (7th)||Sharp|
|9||2000/2001||Manchester United||Umbro (8th)||Vodafone|
|10||2001/2002||Arsenal||Nike (2nd)||Sega Dreamcast|
|11||2002/2003||Manchester United||Nike (3rd)||Vodafone|
|14||2005/2006||Chelsea||Umbro (10th)||Samsung Mobile|
|15||2006/2007||Manchester United||Nike (5th)||AIG|
|16||2007/2008||Manchester United||Nike (6th)||AIG|
|17||2008/2009||Manchester United||Nike (7th)||AIG|
|19||2010/2011||Manchester United||Nike (8th)||Aon|
|20||2011/2012||Manchester City||Umbro (11th)||Etihad Airways|
|21||2012/2013||Manchester United||Nike (9th)||Aon|
|22||2013/2014||Manchester City||Nike (10th)||Etihad Airways|
|24||2015/2016||Leicester City||Puma (1st)||King Power|
|26||2017/2018||Manchester City||Nike (11th)||Etihad Airways|
|27||2018/2019||Manchester City||Nike (12th)||Etihad Airways|
|28||2019/2020||Liverpool||New Balance (1st)||Standard Chartered|
|29||2020/2021||Manchester City||Puma (2nd)||Etihad Airways|