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Colours are one of the beautiful aspects of football, even as clubs across the globe have revolutionized the way we see colours by introducing jaw-dropping designs.

 

That said, green jerseys are some of the most beautiful kits out there, and some of the teams who wear the colour have gone on to dominate their locality.

 

Green jerseys are unique owing to their matching design with the pitch. However, it is one of the least worn kits in soccer to date.

Here’s some of the famous teams with green jerseys

 

1. Palmeiras

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Palmeiras is a Brazilian professional football club that competes in the Serie A Championship, the country’s top-tier competition. The Big Green wears green as its primary colour.

 

Palmeiras kit consists of green jerseys, white shorts, and green socks. The club is one of the most heavily supported in Brazil. It has a supporters group known as the Mancha Alvi-Verde

 

Palmeiras is one of the most successful teams in Brazil and South America. The club has won over nineteenth league titles, domestic cups, Copa Libertadores, and the Intercontinental Cup.

 

2. Nigeria Men’s National team

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The Nigerian Men’s National team, popularly known as the Super Eagles, is one of the teams with green jerseys. The Eagle’s primary colour is green and white, which draws from the country’s national flag.

 

The country’s kits have gone through a series of changes from an all-green to lemon. The country also adopted tricolour-style kits with green, white, and black stripes.

 

The Super Eagles are among the most successful teams in the African Cup, having won the AFCON, an Olympic Gold medal, and an appearance at the FIFA World Cup.

 

3. Mexico Men’s National team

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The Mexican Men’s National team is one of the traditional sides at the international level. They’re one of the teams to have appeared in most World Cup tournaments.

The team uses a tricolour of green, white, and red.

 

4. VfL Wolfsburg

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German Bundesliga outfit VfL Wolfsburg is another famous team that wears green kits as their primary colours. The Wolves adopted lemon green as their primary colour and dark green as their second colour.

 

Wolfsburg plays in the German Bundesliga and has won a considerable number of trophies which includes the league and the domestic cup. This was the 2008–09 season when they lifted the Bundesliga and the German Cup in 2015

 

The club has been actively competing in the German top flight.

 

5. Celtic 

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Scottish giants, The Bhoys are one of the famous teams that wear green jerseys. The Glasgow-based club is known for its green and white stripes kit.

 

The club used to have a different kit design which consisted of white, black, and green. However, the club finally adopted the green and white hoop tops.

Celtic Football Club  has a rich history and is one of the clubs with over 100 trophies. To date, Celtic have remained relevant in world football even though their dominance had been within Scottish football.

 

6. Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland Men’s National team is one of the teams with a traditional green kit. The Boys in Green may not necessarily rank at the top of the most successful teams, but it has a good history of proper representation on the world stage.

 

Traditionally, the Ireland Men’s National team plays in green shirts, white shorts, and green socks.

 

7. Sporting Lisbon

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Sporting Clube de Portugal, popularly known as Sporting Lisbon outside Portugal, is one of the most famous teams in Europe. Domestically, Sporting CP, alongside Benfica and FC Porto, is called the Big Three due to the level of success.

Sporting is known for its famous Green and White stripes, which reflects in its nickname.

 

The club has won a considerable number of trophies throughout its history, which includes the Portuguese league, Cup, and league cup. They also have a wild following across Europe due to their style of play and performance.

 

8. Cameroon Men’s National Football team 

 

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon is one of the famous teams with green kits. The team is one of the most suitable in Africa, having won the African Cup of Nations, the Olympic Gold medal, and advancing to the knockout stages at the FIFA World Cup.

 

9. Real Betis

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Real Betis Balompié is one of the traditional Spanish football teams that wear an all-green kit. The Andalusia-based team is one of the most popular teams in Spain.

 

When it comes to the club’s kits, it has gone through a series of changes. The club’s initial colours were blue shirts and white shorts.

 

However, the club finally adopted the club’s famous green colour, which consists of white stripes, black shorts, and green socks.

Historically, Betis has won Spanish La Liga and the Copa del Rey

 

10. Saint Etienne 

 

Saint Etienne is one of the historic teams in French football. Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a perfect example of a team that has a traditional green colour.

 

In historic French football, Saint Etienne is often called Les Verts, meaning The Green.

 

The club dominated French football in the early years of establishing the domestic league at the professional level. The club also boasts numerous other trophies, including the French Cup, Super Cup, and league cup.

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