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Revealed: The Wales football shirt voted the favourite by fans

28 Jul 2022 5 minute read
A selection of Wales football shirts (Credit: Nation Cymru)

The World Cup may still be several months away, but a cup tournament every bit as important to Wales (well those who are fans of kits at least) has recently taken place.

Cwpan Y Kits run by the Wales Football Supporters Twitter account, @Cefnogwyr_Cymru, saw hundreds of Wales fans voting for their favourite Wales international shirt.

In a series of knockout rounds which pitted shirts throughout the decades against each other, fans voted for their favourites.

32 shirts were finally whittled down to a final pair – an all Adidas affair between the Wales 1980-84 shirt and the Wales 1984-1987 shirt.

More than 500 votes were received and it was a pretty unanimous victory in favour of the classic Wales 1980-1984 with the much loved Adidas Trefoil, which gained 62% of the vote.

Cwpan Y Kits
Cwpan Y Kits final
The winning shirt as modelled by Mickey Thomas

As we await the new Wales World Cup shirt some of the UK’s finest designers have been hard at work – putting their stamp on new home and away concept Wales football shirts.

First up were these beautiful concept football shirts (below) designed by those creative types at www.designfootball.com

The designs received an overwhelmingly positive reaction when they were picked up by Wales fans on social media.

With Adidas unveiling new shirts for Premier League teams Manchester United and Arsenal – that both feature collars, the new Wales kit has been similarly imagined with a collar.

While the home kit features dragon motifs throughout the shirt, the away kit is a retro nod to the old Admiral shirts of the 1970s.

Wales home concept shirt (Credit: Design Football)
Wales away concept shirt (Credit: Design Football)

Since revealing the designs, we’ve seen lots of Wales concept kits cropping up on the internet as World Cup fever builds ahead of the finals in November.

The new Wales World Cup kit from Adidas will be unveiled at the end of August / start of September, and many designers have put their own creative mark on what shirts they’d love to see Robert Page’s men wearing at the World Cup.

So enjoy this gallery of dream Wales shirts…

 

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Concept shirts by Turf Creative

Of course, ask any Wales football fan what they would love to see a new Wales kit look like – and pretty much most would point to classic kits of yore.

The 1970s Admiral kit and that Cwpan Y Kits winning 1980s Adidas kit being especial favourites.

As mentioned, we have no definitive news on the new World Cup kit, however earlier this year Football Association of Wales chief executive Noel Mooney, appeared to be teasing a new kit with a nod to its much loved retro forebears.

Mooney has made a positive impression since taking the reins of the FAW chief executive’s job in August last year building up a rapport with grassroots clubs and fans around Wales.

Old classic

He’s possibly also recognised the upsurge in retro kits being worn to Wales, with replicas of those Admiral ’70s and Adidas ’80s kits becoming increasingly more visible at each game.

Could we then be seeing a new kit that is an update take on an old classic?

If the chief executive’s posts on Twitter are concerned, then you do wonder.

First there was this post featuring an iconic image of Wales defender George Berry looking resplendent and iconic in the Wales Admiral training top of the ’70s.

Then there was Noel’s latest post featuring Welsh legends Ian Rush and Mark Hughes in those favourite Adidas shirts of the 1970s.

The reaction to both posts, were as you could imagine, overwhelmingly positive with fans imploring the new chief exec to ‘take my money’, ‘get it done’, and if ‘this happens you will make my year’.

No pressure then. (But please make it happen, Noel!)


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Gareth
Gareth
19 days ago

Some excellent concept kit designs show there are some talented people out there, and no sign of any mottos in German, or English royalty emblems on any of the kits, what more could a nation ask for, well done all.

One of the two witnesses
One of the two witnesses
18 days ago
Reply to  Gareth

Except Y Ddraig Goch which was the emblem of the Royal House of Tudor (The Welsh / Norman family who gained power when an army of the Cymry and France defeated the English King and seized the crown then “unified” Cymru and England and THEN sold Cymru down the river)

Last edited 18 days ago by One of the two witnesses

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