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Top clubs who wear red jersey appears to be most famous within their respective local or regional competition they participate.

 

This could be as a result of the uniqueness behind the red colour and the attraction it’s gets from fans.

 

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Today, some of the biggest football clubs in the world like Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Bayern Munich wear a red jersey and are successful in their ranks.

 

From club football to national team football, the colour red has a unique symbol.

 

When it comes to national teams who wear the red jersey, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Egypt tops the list.

 

In this article, we’ll highlight the top football clubs and national teams who wear a red jersey

 

It is more of a symbol of passionate love, strength, a danger for oppositions, anger, and more of an adventures seeker for revenge.

 

 

More about the colour is the strong energy behind it as well as the will to do more seen in some of the big teams around the world that wear the red jersey as its number one colour.

 

Red stand out when it comes to matching colours and club use appears to be more attractive than others in some cases.

 

Top 10 best football (soccer) teams who wear red jersey

 

1. Manchester United

 

Man United is one of the biggest football clubs in the world.

 

The club has won top trophies including the popular Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and Club World Cup.

 

Tradition

The Red Devils as they’re popularly known traditionally wears red jerseys which can also be found on its second, third and fourth kits.

 

The tradition of red colours began in the early years of the formation of the club even though wore green and gold colours.

 

After Man United’s name changed from Newton Heath to Manchester United in 1902, the club began to adopt the new red and white jersey.

 

Man United wears the deep red colour which is one of the deepest of all teams that wear the famous colour.

 

United also includes a mix of this colour in some of its away kits even though the red colour is often an addon colour and not specifically the main colour that was used.

 

Fame

Man United is regarded as one of the most successful teams around the European continent in terms of trophies won.

 

United’s trophies chase began during the club’s early years as Newton Heath as it won the Manchester Cup for the first time.

 

With the club’s famous colour, it has available “The Double” and “The Treble”.

 

United are record winners of the English Premier League which includes back to back titles on four different occasions.

 

In the FA Cup, United have won the title twelve times.

 

For European competition, Man United have enjoyed success with the famous red jersey in most cases. Man United have won the UEFA Champions League three times.

 

 

The Red Devils have also won the UEFA Super Cup as well as the UEFA Europa League.

 

Man United conquered the world as the club were crowned Champions of the FIFA Club World Cup once in 2008, a British joint record held with Liverpool.

 

2. Liverpool

 

Liverpool FC is one of the most successful teams around the European continent in terms of trophies won.

 

Although the club had struggled to dominate the Premier League in the new era, hope was restored after it was lifted in the 2019/2020 season.

 

The Reds as they’re popularly known wears the famous red jersey with thin white stripes and sometimes mainly red as the main colour.

 

Tradition

All through the history of the club have been red colour jerseys.

 

Although at some point in the early years of its formation, it whore blue colour jersey.

 

With red as its main colour, Liverpool wears a mix of yellow and white color for its second and third colours.

 

Although Liverpool wears Red jersey for its home games, it also wears the same colour for both domestic away and European away matches.

 

Liverpool is among the clubs in England that have kept up with its tradition.

 

Fame

Liverpool has won regional, national and international football competitions.

 

The Reds is consistent to be one of the most successful teams in England alongside Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, etc.

 

In the Premier League, Liverpool won most titles during the old First Division and have won the league title in the Premier League era once in 2019/2020.

 

Liverpool endured a 30-year wait for the title, breaking the jinx in 2020 despite tough competition from Manchester City, Manchester United.

 

The FA Cup is another top domestic competition where Liverpool have dominated.

 

Liverpool has won over seven FA Cup titles with two titles most recently won.

 

In European football competitions, Liverpool is the most successful English Football team with over six UEFA Champions League titles.

 

The Reds have also won the UEFA Europa League, Europe’s second-tier competition three times as well as four UEFA Super Cups.

 

The club has won “The Double” and “Treble”.

 

In 2019, Liverpool was crowned FIFA Club World Cup Champions, thus becoming the second British team to win the competition.

 


Also Read: FIFA Club World Cup all time winners list


 

3. Bayern Munich

 

Bayern Munich is one of the strongest football club in the world who wears red jerseys.

 

The Bavarians play in the German Bundesliga and have won more German Championship more than any other side in the division.

 

Bayern is also known traditionally for its colour which is also part of the club’s history in domestic and international competitions.

 

In the history of German club football, Bayern Munich is the most successful team having won the Bundesliga, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World.

 

Tradition

In the early years of the club’s formation, blue and white was the main colour.

 

Later on, the club switched to blue and red. From 1974, the Bavarians switched to Red and white although sometimes the club goes with a red and white stripes jersey.

 

Fame

Bayern Munich has enjoyed success in all competitions it has played as a club.

 

Sometimes referred to as FC Hollywood, Star of the South, the Bavarians claimed more Bundesliga or German Championship, winning the competition over 31 times.

 

Bayern Munich currently enjoys a nine-year unbeaten run in the Bundesliga begins from 2012โ€“13.

 

Bayern Munich has also dominated the domestic knockout cup competition, the DFB-Pokal Cup.

 

In European competitions, Bayern Munich boasts of the record six UEFA Champions League which includes the old European Cup.

 

Bayern has also won the UEFA Europa League once and the UEFA Super Cup twice.

 

Bayern Munich further strengthened its status as a major force in world football by lifting the FIFA Club World Cup two times in 2013 and 2020.

 

Bayern has also celebrated winning “The Double and The”Treble “.

 

4. AC Milan

 

AC Milan is one of the most famous football clubs in Italy who wears the red jersey colour as its primary colour.

 

AC Milan or simply Milan is one of the most successful football club in Europe and one of the most respected with a high pedigree.

 

The Rossoneri have built a large fan base across the world with the famous jersey colour.

 

Tradition

Milan has a great history in football and its colour “black and red” which the club have represented.

 

The club’s nickname “The Rossoneri” literally means “the red & blacks” is an Italian term used as a reference to the colours of the club.

 

Milan also drew a second nickname known as the devil as a result of the red colour it represents.

 

Fame

AC Milan is one of the most successful teams in Italian club football as well as one of the elite clubs of Europe.

 

In recognition of the club’s achievement, a star was placed on its logo.

 

In the domestic scene, Milan has won over 18 league titles, followed by five Coppa Italia trophies.

 

Moving on to international competition, the San Siro landlords are rated high having won the Champions League seven times more than the likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich, etc.

 

Milan where crowned UEFA Super Cup five times.

 

At the world stage, AC Milan is the record winner of the now-defunct Intercontinental Cup three times and are also one-time winner of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2007.

 

5. SL Benfica

SL Benfica remains one of the greatest football club in Europe.

 

The Portuguese side made history as it won the Champions League (European Cup) back to back in 1960โ€“61 and 1961โ€“62.

 

The club is one of the “Big Three”ย  in Portugal and has never been relegated from the Portuguese Primeira Liga.


Also Read: Sporting CP vs Sporting Lisbon – all you should know including difference, meaning

 

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Throughout the club history, it has won numerous trophies including major domestic and international competitions like the Primeira Liga, Taรงa de Portugal, Champions League.

 

In the 1972โ€“73 season, Benfica won the league undefeated to become the first club with the longest unbeaten run in Primeira Liga.

 

Tradition

The club goes out with red and shirt jerseys. Its third kit is a black Jersey.

 

Fame

SL Benfica is the most successful team in Portugal. The club is one of the Big Three alongside Sporting Lisbon and FC Porto.

 

In the Primeira Liga, Benfica has won a record 37 league titles which includes the first Portuguese league champions undefeated in the 1972โ€“73 season.

 

The club has also won a record 26 Taรงa de Portugal (Portugal Cup) as well as other minor trophies like the Taรงa da Liga, Supertaรงa, etc.

 

In European competitions, SL Benfica stands out as the only Portuguese club with two Champions League titles won back to back in 1960โ€“61 and 1961โ€“62.

 

 

6. Arsenal

Arsenal is one of the biggest football clubs in England and remains one of the most famous teams around the world.

 

Arsenal became the only club in the Premier League era to win the title undefeated in the 2003/2004 season.

 

Arsenal has won major trophies including the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield, etc.

 

Although the Gunners have enjoyed success in major domestic competition, the European scene appears to be the place where it hasn’t performed well.

 

Arsenal however came close to winning the UEFA Champions League once and twice in the UEFA Europa League.

 

Tradition

Arsenal’s traditional colour in history has been red. Most occasionally red and white sleeves.

 

This could be attributed to the club’s charitable donation from Nottingham Forest.

 

Arsenal occasionally wears blue and yelled colour jerseys in other domestic and international competitions.

 

Fame

Arsenal has thirteen Premier League titles (10 First Division, 3 Premier League).

 

Arsenal currently dominates the FA Cup with a record 14 titles. The Gunners have won the title over the years despite finishing poorly in the domestic league.

 

The club has also won over 16 FA Community Shield which includes the old FA Charity Shield.

 

In the modern era of English football, Arsenal holds the record as the only team with a league unbeaten run in the 2003/2004 season.

 

7. Nottingham Forest

 

Nottingham Forest remains one of the most respected English football clubs in history.

 

Although the last decades have seen the club struggle, Nottingham still plays actively at the highest level these days in the English Football League.

 

In terms of European glory, Forest can be counted as one of the early European football explorers alongside Liverpool’s and Manchester United.

 

Forest enjoyed success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, lifting the UEFA Champions League (European Cup) back-to-back in 1979 and 1980.

 

This was one of the best performances made by an English team outside Liverpool and Manchester United.

 

Tradition

Nottingham Forrest has always worn red since its establishment as a football club.

 

The club’s shirt was also behind Arsenal’s decision to switch to red colours following the club’s donation to Arsenal.

 

Fame

At the highest level of English football, The Forest has won the English Premier League once in the 1977โ€“78 season.

 

Forrest on the other hand is two time English FA Cup winners in 1897โ€“98 and 1958โ€“59.

 

The Forrest, Forrest or The Reds made history as they won the UEFA Champions League (European Cup) back to back in 1978โ€“79 and 1979โ€“80.

 

The club also claimed the European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup once in 1979.

 

8. Al Ahly Egypt

 

Al Ahly Egypt is one of the most successful football clubs in the world.

 

The Egyptian side leads the African continent in terms of most trophies not just domestically, but more international trophies.

 

Al Ahly is an Egyptian Professional Football Club that competes in the Egyptian Premier League.

 

Al Ahly has a long tradition of redshirt across all competitions it has played.

 

Tradition

The club traditionally wears red in domestically and continental competitions.

 

Fame

Al Ahly Egypt is currently regarded as the most successful football club in the world in terms of the number of trophies won.

 

The club has won a record number of Egyptian Premier League titles, Egyptian FA Cup and Egyptian Super Cup.

 

On the continent, Al Ahly Egypt has won a record 10 CAF Champions League titles including back to back wins on three occasions.

 

9. Ajax

 

Ajax is a Dutch football club that competes in the Eredivisie.

 

The club is considered one of the most successful team in the world and the most dominant in The Netherlands.

 

Ajax Amsterdam success spans through the domestic scene as well as the European continent where it won the European Cup four times.

 

Tradition

Ajax wears a mixed red and white colour jersey. Initially, in the early years, it whore all black and red slash.

 

Fame

Ajax Amsterdam is one of the most successful team in the world.

 

The club has won over 35 league titles and has actively challenged for the countries top price year after year.

 

On the European continent, Ajax has won several trophies including European Cup / Champions League four times, European Cup Winners’ Cup once, the UEFA Super Cup two times and UEFA Cup once.

 

10. Clube de Regatas do Flamengo

 

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo is a Brazilian Professional football club that competes in the Campeonato Sรฉrie A.

 

It is one of the most successful teams in Brazil as well as internationally.

 

Most of the club’s titles were achieved during the State League era in the 20th Century where it won the Campeonato Carioca several times.

 

The club have also won the Campeonato Brasileiro Sรฉrie A, Supercopa do Brasil, Copa do Brasil, Copa Libertadores, Recopa Sudamericana, etc.

 


Also Read: Ranking the best football clubs in Brazil


 

Top 10 national teams who wear a red jersey

 

1. Spain

 

The Spanish national team is one of the most famous teams with a redshirt.

 

Spain is also one of the most successful football national teams in the world winning the FIFA World Cup, European Football Championship, Olympic Gold, etc.

 

2. Portugal

 

The teams traditional home kit is mainly red with green trim.

 

Portugal has won some notable trophies and is currently one of the most respected teams around the world.

 

The Portuguese team have won the European Football Championship, UEFA Nations League.

 

3. Chile

 

Chile’s football national team is one of the few South American teams with the famous red jersey.

 

The team’s colour is red, white, and blue. Red is the main colour adopted by the national team throughout its history.

 

Chile has won the Copa America two times.

 

4. Egypt

 

Egypt national football team is one of the traditional African sides with the famous red jersey.

 

The Mediterranean sea nation is one of the most dominant forces in Africa football historically.

 

Egypt is the most successful team in the African Cup of Nations having won the title a record seven times.

 

5. South Korea

 

South Korea is another impressive football team on the Asian continent.

 

Nicknamed the Taegeuk Warriors and the Tigers of Asia, the team have won the Asian Cup two times and have consistently competed actively in all competitions.

 

The team’s colours are red and are often referred to as the Red devils.

 

6. Turkey

 

The Turkish football team is another traditional side with the red shirt as its primary colour.

 

The Turkish team enjoyed a third place finish in the 2002 FIFA World Cup were Semi-Finalist in the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship.

 

7. Morocco

 

The Moroccan national team is another side with a famous red jersey as its primary colour.

 

Although Morocco has a mix of green in the trim.

 

Morocco has won the African Cup of Nations once as well as African Nations Championship twice.

 

8. Denmark

 

Denmark football team is one of the top sides on the European scene historically.

 

The Danish football team won major continental and international trophies.

 

Denmark has won the European Football Championship once and has finished in the runners up position two times.

 

Denmark also won the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1995 held in Saudi Arabia.

 

9. Switzerland

Switzerland is another traditional side of the world with redshirt as it’s the primary colour.

 

Even though it was unable to achieve the top price on the continent, the Swiss team remains one of the most respected teams.

 

10. Hungary

 

The Hungarian football national team is one of the most respected men’s national teams in the world having won the Olympic Gold medal three times in 1952 Helsinki, 1964 Tokyo and 1968 Mexico City.

 

The team have also won the Olympic Silver (1972 Munich) medal as well as a bronze medal (1960 Rome).

 

In the FIFA World Cup, Hungary has finished runners up two times (1938 France) and (1954 Switzerland).

 

In the UEFA European Football Championship, Hungary has also finished runners up once in (1964 Spain).

 

Hungary’s national team colours are cherry red shirts, white shorts.

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