As we celebrate 25 years of the Premier League, we want to start our look back across the league’s quarter century history to assess and evaluate the moments that matter. Where better to start, then, than with the kits. And not just any kits. To kickoff, we’re paying respect to the best Premier League goalkeeper kits from the past 25 years. We say the past 25 years, but really they’re all from the 90s. We’ve looked, and can’t find a single decent keeper’s kit made since then. Look for yourself, we’re not lying.
Enough of that. Sit back and enjoy from a safe distance the vivid, creative goalkeeper kits that have made the Premier League a more exciting place.
11. Liverpool 1994/95
The first of a number of garish kits sported by Liverpool and David James, in particular, to feature in this rundown, this purple number from the 94/95 season was something special. Seemingly inspired by the flesh of a dinosaur, we’re unsure what kind of reaction the designers hoped it would garner from opposing players. Other than ridicule, of course.
10. Spurs 1994-96
While the Peter Schmeichel version of this seems almost iconic now, the version passed to poor curtained Ian Walker at Spurs was anything but. An odd mix of both pale and dark blue, purple and orange, used to highlight random shapes that seem like deconstructed versions of manufacturer Umbro’s own logo, this is a 90s classic in every way.
9. Manchester United 1996/97
As mentioned above, Schmeichel’s green version of the Spurs kit above seems like a classic now, but the same can’t be said for this horror show worn in the 96/97 season. Erroneously believing pink and purple to be a good combination, this confused affair perhaps undeservedly got the chance to lift the Premier League trophy at the end of an incredibly successful season for Schmeichel’s side.