Euro 2024 kits: Every home and away shirt ranked and rated

A needlessly detailed look at the kits on offer at this summer’s European Championship in Germany

Lawrence Ostlere
Friday 14 June 2024 20:08
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Euro 2024 is nearly upon us and with it comes a sartorial smorgasbord for us to enjoy, or be deeply offended by.

What have Croatia done this time? Have England pulled off a genuine gem? Why are Belgium wearing brown shorts? And which kit has won our highly coveted top spot?

Nike, Adidas, Puma, Macron, Joma and the good people at Hummel have dropped their designs so, without further ado, let’s get stuck in.

Ranked from the visually upsetting to the optically arousing, here is our list of Euro 2024 kits.

Netherlands away

The Dutch have a long history of elite attire but unfortunately this is not a pattern for a football shirt and looks like a Travelodge curtain. We briefly wondered if it’s so bad that it’s actually good, and concluded it is not.

Netherlands away
Netherlands away (Nike)

Croatia home

Oh dear. Croatia Home is not hard, people: lots of little red and white checks! This is now two tournaments in a row that they’ve missed the brief and it’s not melodramatic to say that summer is ruined.

Croatia home
Croatia home (Nike)

France home

This kit has got a lot of love on social media but we’re just going to come out and say it – it’s all wrong. France have flipped back to a royal blue from the deep, darker blue and it’s just not as menacing. This is supposed to be a nod to the kits of the 1960s, but the actual retro shirts are always better than their modern mimics. The lack of symmetry in the collar is giving us shivers, and don’t get us started on the comically sized cockerel…

France home
France home (Nike)

Austria home

After some early entrants from Nike, here’s one by Puma. We’ve stared deep into the beguiling pattern on this shirt and are still no closer to understanding exactly what it is meant to be. It’s unnerving.

Austria home
Austria home (Puma)

Spain home

Our first shirt from Adidas and we have a question: is this Spanish red? is it?! No. It’s verging on Dutch orange. Take it away.

Spain home
Spain home (adidas)

Serbia home

Another Puma shirt which is broadly fine, although the blue sleeve trim feels wrong somehow.

Serbia home
Serbia home (Puma)

Turkey away

Inoffensive but a bit simplistic. Next.

Turkey away
Turkey away (Nike)

Poland home

Desperately mustering the energy to critique this, but it is essentially a plain white T-shirt.

Poland home
Poland home (Nike)

Hungary home

Bright. Too bright? We move on.

Hungary home
Hungary home (adidas)

Turkey home

What we are calling the ‘horizontal sash’ is quite pleasing, but this shirt is otherwise a bit bare.

Turkey home
Turkey home (Nike)

Spain away

The colour is almost putrid and would not suit the paler complexion, but you just know Alvaro Morata is still going to look handsome missing one-on-ones in this thing.

Spain away
Spain away (adidas)

Slovakia home & away

The two-crest offering is as strong as ever from Slovakia, though neither shirt particularly sparkles.

Slovakia home
Slovakia home (Nike)
Slovakia away
Slovakia away (Nike)

Czech Republic home

Another intense Puma offering much like Austria’s home shirt. Once again, the background pattern is a little bit overbearing.

Czech Republic home
Czech Republic home (Puma)

Czech Republic away

There is very little to separate this from the home kit, other than the fact that there is no background pattern and thus this is not overbearing. If anything, a bit underbearing.

Czech Republic away
Czech Republic away (Puma)

Belgium home

The black lines around the shoulder and armpit give this a slight ‘shirt bought from prosoccerUK to play five-a-side’ energy, but the subtle diamond background saves it from being a flop.

Belgium home
Belgium home (Adidas)

Hungary away

Hungary away
Hungary away (adidas)

Pleasant. No further comments.

Switzerland home

The barbed wire pattern is original and the badge is a big plus.

Switzerland home
Switzerland home (Puma)

Ukraine home & away

Lumped together because they mirror one another, these are sharp shirts and the Ukrainian border depicted in the background sends a powerful message.

Ukraine home
Ukraine home (Joma)
Ukraine away
Ukraine away (Joma)

Italy away

Despite the relatively simple design, there’s quite a lot to take in here with the various colours in play. It all just about comes together, though, and we approve.

Italy away
Italy away (adidas)

Scotland home

Great colours and the bold background pattern is arresting. It would make a nice carpet at Center Parcs. There is also the faintest hint of Euro ’96 here which reminds us of Colin Hendry’s flowing locks, and this is pleasing.

Scotland home
Scotland home (adidas)

Slovenia home & away

We like the mountains.

Slovenia home
Slovenia home (Nike)
Slovenia away
Slovenia away (Nike)

Poland away

Having offered up a very plain home shirt that you will probably have forgotten by now, Poland have produced a quite dazzling away strip to more than make up for it.

Poland away
Poland away (Nike)

Switzerland away

Puma’s away kits are a little bit cut and paste this year (see Czech Republic and Austria), all white with some slight tweaks. This one is nice, and the badge is a big plus.

Switzerland away
Switzerland away (Puma)

Croatia away

Diagonal checks? Neat. Red laser lines? Intriguing. We couldn’t stay mad at you for long, Croatia.

Croatia away
Croatia away (Nike)

Netherlands home

Good clean fun from Nike here, and a big improvement on the garish shade of orange at the Qatar World Cup. The faint stripes are unusual but acceptable.

Netherlands home
Netherlands home (Nike)

Denmark away

The collar is a smart element that differentiates this from the home version, coming up later, but a few more flashes of red trim would have elevated this one.

Denmark away
Denmark away (Hummel)

England home

The zany St George’s Cross infuriated all the right people, but this shirt’s strength is actually in its red and blue sleeve trim – a lovely detail.

England home
England home (Nike)

Belgium away

There are three elements we need to address here. The first is the fact that this kit is based on the Belgian comic book character Tintin, which is a slightly mad but quite lovely idea. The second is that the shorts are an ugly brown because they’re based on the Belgian comic book character Tintin. The third is to consider the shirt in isolation, which is a nice-looking thing. We can’t help thinking Kevin De Bruyne’s international legacy deserves more than a novelty costume, but overall we like it.

Belgium away
Belgium away (Adidas)

Serbia away

Serbia away
Serbia away (Puma)

A smart-looking kit made excellent by the jazzy sleeve trim. At first glance it looks like a lovely bit of serration, but zoom in and they are actually flames, or at least making a flame-ish patten. Either way, it’s a nice touch.

Romania away

This is very similar to the home shirt, coming up later, but we prefer the yellow to the red. We’re also not totally sold on the collar.

Romania away
Romania away (Joma)

Georgia away

As a rule, black kits almost always look good, but we particularly like this from Macron – the little white crosses in the background, the flashes of red, the white logo. It all comes together for a threatening aesthetic.

Georgia away
Georgia away (Macron)

Italy home

You can’t quite see it here, but the shoulder trim consists of narrow lines of red, white and green and they look smart, although as with many of this year’s kits, the shade is a touch lighter than is traditional. Andrea Pirlo could make this shirt look very cool, but alas, he’s not around so it’s just “broadly nice”. In fairness, Italy face an uphill battle every time because nothing will ever touch their ’94 shirt and the iconic sight of Roberto Baggio’s ponytail flopping over his collar. Heady days.

Italy home
Italy home (adidas)

Scotland away

The purple is fetching, as are the fruity patterns down the sides. Very good.

Scotland away
Scotland away (adidas)

Germany home

This has hints of Germany’s classic 1994 shirt, where Jurgen Klinsmann looked absolutely divine in those red, yellow and black shoulders. We could do without the fading pattern but still, England are almost certainly losing to this thing in a valiant semi-final exit.

Germany home
Germany home (adidas)

Denmark home

Hummel are maestros and they make no mistake here, hitting all the right marks with this shimmering shirt. We can picture Christian Eriksen hitting the first man at a corner while wearing this little number.

Denmark home
Denmark home (Hummel)

Albania home & away

There are not enough collars in modern football wear, but here’s a fine example by Macron for Albania. The home and away editions are identical bar the change in base colour, so we’ve lumped them together, though we particularly like the blood red.

Albania away
Albania away (Macron)
Albania home
Albania home (Macron)

Romania home

Romanian yellow is a great shade and the sleeves are delightful.

Romania home
Romania home (Joma)

Portugal away

This kit takes inspiration from the distinctive azulejo tiles, we’re told by Nike, which are found all over the country. It’s natty and we like it.

Portugal away
Portugal away (Nike)

Georgia home

This is great from Macron, playing with the Georgian flag to create something a little different from the rest.

Georgia home
Georgia home (Macron)

Germany away

We have been staring at this one for a while. It’s… quite something. The design is jazzy, the collar is funky and the colours are very bold. Crucially, Toni Kroos will make this look great.

Germany away
Germany away (adidas)

Austria away

This is by far and away the best of Puma’s offering for Euro 2024, mainly because the faint green pattern works so well against the intimidating splashes of black.

Austria away
Austria away (Puma)

Portugal home

The beautiful stock Portuguese home colours do a lot of the hard work here and so Nike have rightly chosen to keep things simple. The dashes of green on the collar and sleeves are a lovely touch. It has an almost regal quality. Also, an elite crest.

Portugal home
Portugal home (Nike)

England away

England away editions are reliably better than their home siblings, but if you’d told us England’s away kit for Euro 2024 would be purple with multi-coloured side panels we would have raised a concerned eyebrow and begun carving out a space near the bottom of this list. But good lord, what a shirt this is. The colour is almost intimidating. The golden flecks of detail in the Nike swoosh and Three Lions badge are rich and dreamy. The simplicity is art itself. If you could marry a football shirt…

England away
England away (Nike)

France away

You know all those mean things we said about the French home shirt? Well none of them apply here. Pinstripes are a risky business on a football kit but this is an elegant finish, with sharp blue trim offsetting the white background beautifully. The massive cockerel is somehow less gimmicky than the home shirt, perhaps because it fits with the baseball aesthetic. It’s New York Yankees meets Les Bleus. It’s Lou Gehrig meets Antoine Dupont. We have our winner. Chapeau.

France away
France away (Nike)

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