Ranking every Tottenham home shirt of the Premier League era

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Tottenham Hotspur FC's David Ginola and Leicester City's Garry Parker during the Premier League match at Filbert Street, Leicester, 13 September 1997.

You might think there is very little a kit manufacturer could actually do differently with Tottenham Hotspur‘s famous white strip – but there has been plenty of variety in the Premier League era, good and bad.

There have been a couple of notable abominations, but others have managed to get it very right, and looking over some of those old Holsten-sponsored shirts gives us a nice warm glow of nostalgia.

This is, of course, an entirely subjective ranking of their best Premier League home shirts. But if you do want to slag us off, tweet us at @planetfutebol.

25. 2009-10

Why all the yellow?

24. 2005-06

The last of Kappa, the last of Thomson, the last with that badge. Things can and often do get better.

23. 2002-04

A mediocre shirt befitting of the era.

READ: The Vincibles: Remembering Spurs’ hilariously bad 2003-04 campaign

22. 2013-14

Can’t help but associate the one-off HP with “selling Elvis and buying The Beatles”.

21. 2014-15

Again with the yellow bits. It’s good that they’ve stopped doing that.

20. 2020-21

This was made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, which is good. But loads of Spurs fans hated it, which wasn’t so good. That forced us to put this low down, but (whispers quietly) we actually quite like it.

19.1993-95

We can’t look at this one and not wonder how many sizes too big it was for poor Nick Barmby.

19. 2012-13

Will forever be associated with Gareth Bale’s last season at the club and his final ascent into superstardom. Real Madrid could see he suited all-white.

18. 2008-09

There’s nothing wrong with the fit, David Bentley is just jumping weird as he celebrates against Arsenal. Shame about the sponsor though.

17. 2010-11

Alan Hutton scored one of his nine career goals wearing this shirt, so there’s that.

16. 2004-05

The least objectionable of the Kappa era.

15. 2015-16

You don’t get many sashes these days, do you? Into it.

14. 2019-20

Nice enough. A conservative effort, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing with a Spurs kit.

13. 2007-08

Oh, Berbatov. You can’t objectively judge this one when it brings back memories of such sexy goals, can you?

12. 2006-07

Pretty much the same as 2007-08 but with the traditional shorts – even better. Don’t mess with the formula.

11. 2018-19

Spurs wore this in a Champions League final, and you can’t say that about any of the others (though the famous moments on the way there came in the away colours) so this gets extra points. The fade definitely didn’t work with the white shorts, though.

10. 2021-22

A bit too plain? Maybe, but the cut of this is lovely (if you’ve got the physique of a modern-day professional footballer).

9. 2011-12

So nearly spot-on but for an overbearing sponsor. What even is Aurasma, anyway?

8. 1995-97

Bonus points for the old-school badge.

7. 2022-23

Are we contradicting ourselves by putting a kit with yellow on it in the top 10? Yes. But we like this. The trim looks great, and we think Richarlison looks particularly dashing in it. If Spurs can achieve something special under Antonio Conte, then it’ll probably move up a few places too.

6. 2017-18

A lovely lack of clutter. Less is more.

5. 1997-99

Kudos to… Pony (?) for this sensational effort.

4. 1991-93

Modelled here by Gary Lineker, the striker actually left for Japan in the summer of 1992, but Spurs stuck with it into the Premier League rebrand. What’s not to like?

3. 2001-02

Making the most minor of adjustments is a bit of p*ss-take, but we’ll let them off when it’s a variation on a classic.

2. 2016-17

The right balance. Shoulders, trim, badge, collar make for a classy number.

1. 1999-01

Adidas, three-stripe sleeves, back to an iconic 90s continental lager sponsor? Yes, yes, YES.


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