Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), is one of the biggest football clubs in France, and one could argue that the club is one of the most valuable sport franchises in the world, with the likes of Brazilian superstar Neymar and French Golden boy, Kylian Mbbape, leading the line. For a club located in one of the most fashion conscious capitals of the world, Paris, in style and uniqueness, it is no surprise that its identity, on and off the pitch, has been influenced by the pop culture. In this article, we shall be taking a look at some of the most fashionable and iconic kits that the club has released over the last twenty years. Even though we are spoilt for choices, we have limited this list to five from the least favored to the most favored. Take a look.
2000-2001 Away Jersey
Sitting Big on our number five spot is the 2000-2001 Away jersey, with main sponsors, top vehicle manufacturer OPEL. Now, unlike nowadays that most jersey are usually fitted and carefully crusted to fit the superstars that adorn them, this jersey was not all that and all. It does not even fit into today’s traditional look of sportswear, but the fans quickly fell in love with it, at the time. This jersey was donned by some of the Club’s legends and world superstars like the skillful Austin Jay Jay Okocha, former Tottenham Hotspur Manager and first team coach, Mauricio Pochettino and all-time great, Ronaldinho. The jersey spots separate blends of grey and white, with the obvious OPEL logo sitting pretty just in the middle.
2006-2007 Away Jersey
When you consider what history has to say about on-pitch success, the 2006-2007 season is easily one of the club’s footballing lows. By January 2007, under the unimpressive management of Guy Lacombe, the French side was languishing in 17th place and in danger of relegation, before former player Paul Le Guen came in as his successor to guide the club to a 15th place finish, finishing with 48 points. Perhaps te clubs only win came in form of the away jersey, ushering in the jersey sponsorship by Fly Emirates, a partnership which lasted for 14years. The kit was inspired by Luis Vuitton, with the iconic Eiffel Tower print at the top right corner.
2011-2012 Home Jersey
As the first home jersey to feature on this exclusive list, you wonder why. This jersey came when Italian tactician Carlo Ancelotti took charge of the club, and with the help of the Qatari Investment Group, Paris Saint- Germain began to make heavy buys and shrewd investments, which led to the purchase of world class players like Javier Pastore and Thiago Motta from the Italian Serie A. The jersey wore a fresh look for the tradition of the club, with a red stripe on virtually black background. This kit also foretold what was to come as you would soon see in our top two jerseys so-called, in the next excerpt.
2018-2019 Fourth Jersey
Most clubs do not go through the stress of having four jerseys, but if you are PSG, you might have that luxury, especially considering the fact that there is every likelihood that the jersey would be good. This perfect blend of straight grey shade, briefly separated by the Fly Emirates sponsorship logo, marked the beginning of the club’s partnership with the Jordan Brand. Even as the club continued to record on-pitch success, the kits continued to set benchmarks, and brand the club in a way all those who knew and associated with the club were proud of that relationship.
2019-2020 Third Jersey
At this point, we have had to resist the temptation of extending the list to a top ten as a result of the collection of creative and iconic PSG kits over the years, but the gap between our number five and number 1 choice does not mean that the kits made in that moment are not good enough, we just had to make a choice, and we did. Almost as if the makers of the kit foresaw what was to come as this season was defining and impressive progress on all fronts, considering the circumstances, a curtailed season plagued by a bullish pandemic. The team qualified for its first ever UEFA Champions-League final, and even though they lost to worthy opponents, it is definitely a sign of greater things to come.