Nine times Loyle Carner smashed it with his retro football shirts

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Football fanatic Loyle Carner continues to make waves in the music industry while looking good in retro shirts, including classics from Liverpool and Manchester United.

Loyle took home the NME Award for Best British Solo Artist last week, capping a fantastic 2017 which saw him perform a sold-out UK tour after releasing a critically-acclaimed debut album.

During that tour, he hit the news as he amassed an enviable retro football shirt collection – in exchange for gig tickets.

It all stemmed from this tweet from a man called Gregg Reid, with Loyle taking him up on his offer and trading a shirt for guestlist spots.

His obsession with football shirts has always been around, though. While artists tend to have large banners on stage behind them as they perform, Loyle instead chose to hang a giant shirt as his backdrop for the 2017 tour.

We’ve taken a look at some of the best times Loyle wore a retro shirt, and some of the best gifted to him by fans during his UK tour.

Sweden ’90

The OG Loyle shirt-ticket swap deal. Well done Gregg.

England ’90

It would have been rude not to drop a retro kit into one of his videos, and there are none better than this England classic.

Liverpool ’98

Just a casual tweet asking for people to play some pre-gig five-a-side, as you do.

Liverpool ’94

And he was given that shirt alongside this beauty.

Scotland ’94

This looks like a God awful kit, but somehow he pulls it off. Had to be done when he popped north of the border.

England ’90 (again)

Not content with just the home kit…

He also wore it on the NME cover which deserves a shout.

Juventus ’16

We know, we know, it’s not retro technically. But it will be.

Loyle Carner FC

Yeah, he’s even got his own home and away kits.

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Eric Cantona

A shirt regularly worn on his sold out UK tour last year was a custom dedication to Eric Cantona.

Then, the BBC’s Premier League show afforded Loyle the chance to meet his hero, and even get his hands on a personalised shirt.

And he was a bit overwhelmed by it all.

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