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History of Jersey

All about football Jersey
A soccer Jersey known in europe as a football shirt is worn for Association Football (soccer) matches, it is usually short sleeved, but during the winter months many players will use a long sleeved version.

Football kits were originally heavy and made from cotton, today's are polyester and nylon based and much lighter to wear. Original shirts had buttoned collars, nowadays they don't tend to have buttons and are sometimes collarless.

Numbers on the back
The earliest record of the use of numbers on the back of football kits was 25th August 1928, when Chelsea & Arsenal both used them in their league games. In 1939 the numbering of players shirts was introduced by the Football League Management Committee, over the years the convention changed as formations did and eventually it was difficult to associate a number with a position, although number 1 has always been the goalkeeper.

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