Historical Football Kits

 

Newcastle United

Change kits

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Kit History

newcastle united change kit 1892

January 1892

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newcastle united 1893 change kit

1893-1894

1894-1920

newcastle united 1920s change kit

1914-1929 A

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newcastle united 1930s change kit

1930s A

newcastle united 1950s change kit

1950s A

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newcastle united v bolton wanderers fa cup january 1951

Jan 27 1951

v Bolton FA Cup
newcastle united 1957 change kit

1957-1961 A

newcastle united 1961 change kit

1961-1965 A

newcastle united 1965-66 change strip

1965-1966 A

newcastle united fc change kit 1966-67

1966-1967 A

newcastle united fc change kit 1967-69

1967-1969 A

newcastle united change kit 1967-68

1967-1968 3

newcastle united v sporting lisbon 1969

1969 EUR

v Sporting Lisbon
newcastle united 1969 change kit

1969-1974 A

newcastle united 1969 third kit

1969-1973 3rd

1973-1974 A

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newcastle united 1973-74 third kit

1973-1974 3rd

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newcastle united 1974 change kit

1974-1975 A

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1975-1976 A

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newcastle united blue strip v wolves april 1976

10 April 1976

v Wolves
newcastle united 1976-77 away strip

1976-1977 A

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newcastle united 1979 change kit

1977-1980 A

Bukta

1977-1980 3rd

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newcastle united 1979 change kit

1980-1982 A

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Umbro

1982-1983 A

Umbro
newcastle united 1983 change kit

1983-1985 A

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Umbro
newcastle 1985 away kit

1985-1986 A

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Umbro

1986-1988 A

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Umbro

1987-1988 3rd

Used once v Luton
Umbro
newcastle united 1988 away kit

1988-1989 A

1989-1990 A

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Umbro
newcastle united 1990 away kit

1990-1991 A

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Umbro

1991-1993 A

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Asics
newcastle united 1993 away kit

1993-1995 A

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newcastle united 1994-third kit

1993-1995 3rd

Adidas
newcastle united 1995 away kit

1995-1996 A

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newcastle united 1996 away kit

1996-1997 A

Adidas
newcastle united 1997 away kit

1997-1998 A

Adidas
newcastle united 1998 away kit

1998-1999 A

Adidas
newcastle united 1999 away kit

1999-2000 A

Adidas
newcastle united 2000 away kit

2000-2001 A

Adidas
newcastle united 2001 away kit

2001-2002 A

Adidas
newcastle united 2002 away kit

2002-2003 A

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Adidas

2003-2004 A

Adidas

2003-2004 3rd

Adidas
newcastle united 2004 away kit

2004-2005 A

Adidas
newcastle united 2004 third kit

2004-2005 3rd

Adidas
newcastle united 2005 away kit

2005-2006 A

Also worn with green shorts
Adidas

2005-2006 3rd

Adidas
newcastle united 2006 away kit

2006-2007 A

Dark red shorts worn at White Hart Lane
Adidas
newcastle united 2006 third kit

2006-2007 3rd

Adidas

2007-2008 A

Adidas

2007-2008 3rd

Adidas

2008-2009 A

Adidas

2008-2009 3rd

Adidas
toon 2009-10 away kit

2009-2010 A

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newcastle united 2009 third strip

2009-2010 3rd

Puma
newcastle united 2010-11 away kit

2010-2011 A

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newcastle united 2010-11 third kit

2010-2011 3rd

Puma
newcastle united 2011-12 away kit

Aug-Dec 2011 A

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newcastle united 2012 virgin money away strip

Jan-May 2012 A

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newcastle united 2012-13 third kit

Aug-Dec 2011 3rd

Puma
newcastle united 2012 virgin money third strip

Jan-May 2012 3rd

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newcastle united fc 2012-13 away kit

2012-2013 A

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newcastle united fc 2012-13 third kit

2012-2013 3rd

Puma
newcastle united 2013-14 away kit

2013-2014 A

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newcastle united 2013-14 third kit

2013-2014 3rd

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newcastle united 2013-14 members only fourth kit

2013-2014 4th

 

Background

For much of their history, Newcastle's change kits have consisted of plain white shirts (adorned with a bold V during the 1920s) worn with black shorts and the home stockings of the period but their original change shirts were black and white stripes. According to Darrin Foss, the team was scheduled to travel to Nottingham to play Forest in January 1892 and there was a dispute over which team should change (both wore red shirts at the time). An appeal to the Secretary of the FA, CW Alcock resulted in an instruction that, as the senior club, Forest should play in their usual red so United borrowed a set of broad striped shirts from Notts County. United's reserves also wore black and white stripes (in a more conventional pattern) and these seem to have been used as a change strip until 1894 when they became the first choice.

In January 1951, Newcastle swapped home shirts with Sunderland, who were due to play Southampton in the FA Cup, which required both clubs to change in the event of a clash (both teams had white alternative tops so Southampton borrowed a set of amber shirts from the Hampshire Regiment FC). As a result, Newcastle played Bolton Wanderers wearing Sunderland's red and white stripes.

In the late 1960s the team started to wear all-red with a dark-blue strip in reserve.

In 1974 Newcastle, along with many other clubs, adopted a replica of the Brazilian national team's famous gold, green and light blue kit, worn inexplicably with orange stockings during 1975-76. The theme was simplified to yellow and green in 1976, with blue replacing the green trim in 1982. Between 1983 and 1988 the team turned out in fashionable silver grey, following which green and yellow made its return.

From 1993 the club experimented with increasingly audacious designs starting with an all-blue outfit with an irregular white streaked pattern paired with a green third kit with navy candy stripes. When Adidas were awarded the kit supply contract in 1993, they designed a fine retro outfit in dark red and navy inspired by a strip worn by Newcastle West End in 1881. Although Newcastle usually retained their home kits for two seasons new away kits were unveiled every season ensuring that Toon fans were never short of a reason to spend their cash.

The 1997-98 offering was one of the most interesting designs, consisting of dark blue and olive green with orange trimmings. The 1999 all-white kit featured panels in "teal", one of many novel colours introduced around this time, and was used just once. 2001 brought a blue-grey strip with Adidas' trademark triple stripe trim.

Designers have been encouraged to give their imagination free reign in the new millennium.

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Sources

>>Newcastle United Home Kits Page<<
  • With acknowledgement to John Devlin's True Colours Vol 1 (ISBN 0 7136 7389 3)
  • A = Away (change) kit
  • 3rd = Third choice kit