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Kit History

everton change kit v notts county 1890

3 Nov 1890 v Notts Co

everton change kit 1890 v wolves

6 Dec 1890 v Wolves

everton 1893 change kit

1892-1893

everon 1902 change kit

1902-1903 A

everton 1903-04 change kit

1903-1904 A

everton 1905-06 change kit

1905-1906

everton 1906 change kit

1906-1907 A

1909 A

everton 1912-13 change kit

1912-1913 A

everton 1913-19 change kit

1913-1921 A

everton 1923 change kit

1921-1923 A

1925-1929 A

everton 1929 change kit

1929-1930 A

everton 1930-31 change kit

1930-1931 A

1932 A

everton 1933 FA Cup final kit

1933 FA Cup Final

everton 1935-36 change kit

1935-1939 A

everton 1946-47 change kit

1946-1947 A

everton 1935-36 change kit

1947-1948

everton 1952 change kit

1952-1959 3rd

everton change strip 1954

1953-1954 A

everton 1957-58 away kit

1957-1958 A

everton change kit 1958-59

1958-1959

everton 1959 change kit

1959-1960 A

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everton 1960-61 change strip

1960-1961 A

1961-1962 A

everton 1962-63 away kit

1962-1963 A

everton 1963-64 amber/black change kit

1963-1964 3rd

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everton 1964 change kit

1964-1967 A

1968-1971 A

everton 1971-72 change kit

1971-1972 A

everton 1972 change kit

1972-1974 A

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c1972 3rd

Umbro
everton 1975 change kit

1974-1976 A

Umbro
everton 1977 change kit

1976-1978 A

Umbro
everton 1978 change kit

1978-1979 A

Umbro

1979-1982 A

Umbro
everton 1982 change kit

1982-1983 A

Umbro

1982-1983 3rd

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everton 1983 change kit

1983-1985 A

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everton 1983 third kit

1983-1985 3rd

Le Coq Sportif
everton 1985 change kit

1985-1986 A

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everton 1985-86 third kit

1985-1986 3rd

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Umbro

1986-1988 A

Umbro
everton 1988 change kit

1988-1990 A

Umbro
everton 1988-90 third kit

1988-1990 3rd

Umbro
everton 1990 change kit

1990-1992 A

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everton 1992 change kit

1992-1994 A

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everton 1992-93 third kit

1992-1993 3rd

Umbro

1993-1994 3rd

Umbro
everton 1994 change kit

1994-1995 A

Umbro

1995-1996 A

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everton 1996 change kit

1996-1997 A

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1997-1998 A

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everton 1998 change kit

1998-1999 A

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everton 1999 third kit

1998-1999 3rd

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everton 1999 change kit

1999-2000 A

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everton 2000 change kit

2000-2001 A

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2000-2001 3rd

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everton 2001 change kit

2001-2002 A

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everton 2001 third kit

2001-2002 3rd

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everton 2002 change kit

2002-2003 A

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everton 2002 third kit

2002-2003 3rd

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everton 2003 change kit

2003-2004 A

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everton 2003 third kit

2003-2004 3rd

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Umbro

2004-2005 A

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2004-2005 3rd

Umbro
everton 2005 change kit

2005-2006 A

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2005-2006 3rd

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everton 2006 change kit

2006-2007 A

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2006-2007 3rd

Umbro

2007-2008 A

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2007-2008 3rd

Umbro

2008-2009 A

Umbro

2008-2009 3rd

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everton 2009-10 away strip

2009-2010 A

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everton 2009-10 third strip

2009-2010 3rd

Le Coq Sportif
everton 2010-11 away kit

2010-2011 A

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everton 2010-11 third kit

2010-2011 3rd

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everton 2011-12 away kit

2011-2012 A

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everton fc third kit 2011-12

2011-2012 3rd

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everton 2012-13 away kit

2012-2013 A

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everton fc 2012-13 third kit

2012-2013 3rd

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everton 2013-14 away kit

2013-2014 A

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everton 2013-14 third kit

2013-2014 3rd

Umbro
everton 2014-15 change kit

2014-2015 A

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everton 2014-15 third kit

2014-2015 3rd

Umbro
everton 2015-16 change kit

2015-2016 A

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everton 2015-16 3rd kit

2015-2016 3rd

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everton 2016-17 chaange kit

2016-2017 A

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everton 2016-17 third kit

2016-2017 3rd

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everton 2017-18 change kit

2017-2018 A

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everton 2017-18 3rd kit

2017-2018 3rd

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Background

Records of Everton's early change colours are sparse but we do have newspaper accounts of two interesting alternatives used in 1890. Blue shirts were worn in 1892-93 when their first choice was red. After this they probably had a spare set of white shirts to comply with a new Football League rule.

Kjell Hanssen has uncovered a report in the Liverpool Daily Post (24 November 1905) about a new set of tops that were "similar to the Queen's Park jerseys, except that the black ribs (sic) are more pronounced."

Steve Flanagan has discovered from his own historical records (September 2016) that between 1903 and 1921, pre-season trial matches were between "Blues and Stripes," a clear indication of their change shirts in this period. He has further found in contemporary press reports, descriptions of these alternative tops being similar to those of Newcastle. We have to assume that they were worn with the usual first choice knickers and socks as was common practice at the time. From 1921 plain white shirts were favoured.

The club's minute book for 1952-53 records that the team would play in old gold and black for the FA Cup 3rd Round tie with Ipswich (who would wear red and white.) This strip appears to have made several appearances up until 1958-59 when the regular change strip became all-white.

A variation appeared in 1959-60 when a blue/gold horizontal band was added to the shirt. This outfit turned up at West Ham in 1962-63. Amber and black was used in the early 60s followed by white/black.

In 1968 Everton wore amber shirts and royal blue shorts in the FA Cup final against West Brom. Although Everton lost, the colour combination proved popular and became the regular choice. Although alternative combinations have been introduced from time-to-time, various shades of yellow and of blue have been regularly reinstated.

The first notable exception was in 1983 when Le Coq Sportif, having replaced Umbro as Everton's kit supplier, designed a silver grey outfit, a daring innovation at the time. The more familiar yellow and blue was reinstated two seasons later but in 1988 Umbro, designed a striking white and grey striped top.

In 1992 another innovative design appeared, taking inspiration from one of the team's early kits. The salmon pink and navy striped shirt was certainly distinctive but received a mixed reception from supporters. Umbro's 1994-96 away kit paid lip service to Everton's old combination of white shirt and black shorts but with complex detailing typical of 90s design. This was replaced in 1996 by another audacious design of black and gold stripes with a fading blue flash across the chest.

In 2000 Puma were awarded the contract for supplying Everton's kits. Their first two kits drew on tradition, an amber and blue away kit and a third choice of white shirt with a blue band inspired by the team's 1959 change kit. The following season Puma introduced two rather more radical designs, including a third choice shirt that revived salmon pink.

In 2004 Umbro once again became Everton's kit partner. While their designs have reflected the restraint typical of the period, they have not been afraid to experiment with unorthodox shades and reinterpretations of traditional combinations, an approach continued by Le Coq Sportif from 2009. Once Nike took over as the club's technical sponsor, however, the colour combinations became more conventional.

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Sources

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  • A = Away (change) kit
  • 3rd = Third choice kit
  • With acknowledgements to John Devlin's True Colours Vol 1 (ISBN 0 7136 7389 3)

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