On this page you will find all the latest Argentine football kits, including Messi’s for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, you can jump to those shirts you are interested in:
Argentina 22/23 Home Kit
2022/23 Argentina Home Shirt
La Albiceleste of international football proudly carries once again its bespoke striped look, confined to the torso section to leave the sleeves and shoulder panels in white, on its 2022 World Cup adidas home kit. Black accents through the sleeve cuffs, template shoulder stripes and body lateral trims serve as a good highlights for the traditional design of the primary shirt.
Argentina is one of the best international teams in South America and boasts several world class players including Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala. The team won the FIFA World Cup on two occasions and the Copa America fourteen times. Some of the legendary players in the past that carried Argentina as a football power are Diego Maradona and Javier Mascherano. Nicknamed ‘La Albiceleste,’ the nation traditionally wears home kits with alternating stripes of light blue and white. Their kits are currently sponsored by adidas.
2021/22 Argentina Home Shirt
If you’re a fan of both adidas and Argentinian football, you are most likely going to want the national team’s 2021 home kit. The shirt undoubtedly presents the history it came from, featuring the traditional colourway of white and sky blue plus the trademark vertical bands design across its entirety. What is unique on this release as far as the bands are concerned is the tonal camouflage pattern of the broad standing stripes. While it may seem random, when put together, the said pattern shows the regions of Argentina. Like other adidas shirts, along the shoulders of this home kit are horizontal stripes, also sky blue. The black adidas logo and the gold association crest with dark blue lettering have a standard placement on the chest area. On the backside below the round neck is a small sun logo which completes the national flag inspiration.
Men’s Argentina Shirt
Argentina played their first international in 1901 and they first wore a white shirt with white shorts and black socks. The sky blue and white striped shirt first arrived in 1911 and the design has remained since. The sky blue and white colours reflect the country’s heritage, crest and national flag. The most popular Argentina shirt was the one used by Diego Maradona in 1986 where he helped his nation to the FIFA World Cup title.
While the blue and white colours remained to the Argentina home kit to this date, some of the recent shirts have employed a modernistic look. Some examples are the soundwave-like vertical striped kit used for Copa 2019 and the 2021 release that has a sublimated-camouflage pattern.
Children’s Argentina Kit
Argentina’s youth system is known for producing, scouting and developing youth talent and turning them into stars. Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona both began their careers at Newell’s Old Boys and Argentinos Juniors.
Argentina’s Olympic have had a history of winning gold and silver. They last won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At youth levels Argentina have a heated rivalry with Brazil.
Argentina Women’s Kit
Argentina World Cup Kits
World Cup 2022 – La Albiceleste participated in the Qatar World Cup with their usual white and sky blue striped design for their home shirt. The said kit debuted the new adidas performance logo and added a diagonal textured look. It did have notable black trims along the peripherals of the shirt. The alternate strip was notable for its purple colour and tonal flame graphic rising from the hemline. The nation’s participation in the first-ever winter WC came at the back of their 15th Copa America title in 2021.
World Cup 2018 – For 2018, the sky blue stripes of the home featured a pixelated look with spots of a faded finish. Argentina went for a predominantly black shirt for the alternate uniform that was further designed on the sides of the chest with a winged sky blue and white stripes. Additional pinstripes in black covered the said winged pattern for a more active look. One of the standout moments was Messi’s goal against Nigeria, where his exquisite first touch from Ever Banega’s long ball led to a goal. It was reminiscent, ironically, of Holland’s Dennis Bergkamp goal against Argentina in 1998.
World Cup 2014 – Had they been more clinical, Lionel Messi and company could have given their country another World Cup glory right at their rival and neighbour Brazil’s home soil (plus a leg up in the Messi vs Ronaldo GOAT debate). That could have also immortalised the Argentina 2014 kits that had the home and its sky blue stripes with a relatively dark to lighter shade transition(with diagonal pinstripes facilitiating the effect), and the away kit in dark blue with a hoop design alternating between a brighter solid fill and a diagonally-pinstriped one. Instead, the nation had to endure a runners-up finish courtesy of a late goal in extra minutes by Germany’s Mario Gotze, who scored wearing the then newly-launched Nike Magista Obra boots).
World Cup 2010 – In 2010, the sky blue stripes appeared more rich yet mellow and the home shirt had an angular seam cutting through the shoulder and sleeves. This created a panel that was covered by that same sky blue tone chosen for the stripes. The away kit during this time seemed like a plain dark blue shirt at first, only to reveal a faint pattern of a vertical and rectangular striping pattern. Diego Maradona’s sole stint as Argentina’s World Cup manager ended with a 4-0 quarterfinal exit against Germany, one of the tournament’s much-hyped game.
World Cup 2006 – Exiting the tournament via a bitter penalty shootout lost in the quarterfinals against Germany, a bright spot for Argentina in 2006 was Maxi Rodriguez’ goal against Mexico being voted as the best goal of the said World Cup. Rodriguez expertly chested a long ball to setup his winning volley and push his nation past the R16. The team’s kits for this year had those wavy and curvy seam and trims in both the home and away shirts.
World Cup 2002 – 2002 was a disappointment for Argentina, who were labelled as one of the favourites but ended up crashing out of the group stage. The kits back then had the template adidas design of wide curved side panels for both the home and away shirts.
World Cup 1998 – Despite Maradona being officially retired, Argentina entered 1998 with high expectations still. They went all the way up to the quarterfinals, where a long ball was expertly controlled by a sublime first touch and dribble from Holland’s Dennis Bergkamp, resulting to late extra time goal that sent the Netherlands through the next stage. The home kit’s stripes at this time sported a striking bright shade, while the navy away kit had the primary shirt’s striping pattern flowing through the underside of the sleeves up to the laterals of the body.
World Cup 1994 – Argentina wore polo collared shirts for the tournament held in the United States. The bespoke sky blue stripes were vivid and went all the way up to the shoulders, enabled by the standard straight cut on the sleeves. The blue away shirt carried three columns of interconnected black rhombuses on the right-hand side. Argentina started off brightly, winning its first two group stage matches. However, Maradona tested positive for a banned substance. Without its talisman, the team’s campaign faltered and exited the Round of 16 versus Romania.
World Cup 1990 – The bespoke stripes this time had the pastel shade and the typical blue away was the regular royal blue tone. Both sported a stylised v-neckline collar with pinstripe trims. Two things stood out from the 1990 WC campaign: the ragged, grinding, physical style of play of the nation (due to multiple star player injuries) and the goalkeeping heroics of Sergio Goycochea throughout the tournament. This helped Argentina unexpectedly reach the finals, where their luck fell short and lost 1-0 to Germany.
World Cup 1986 – The cup-winning kits featured the traditional striped look with a pale tone, while the royal blue alternate shirt had a glossy shade. Hopes for 1986 primarily rested at the hands of Diego Maradona, who at this time had established himself as one of the finest Argentinian player of all time. Aside from the intense finale en route to the golden silverware, the Mexican World Cup was also memorable for the nation because of the two goals Maradona scored against England: the infamous ‘Hand of God’ and the more respected and iconic ‘Goal of the Century.
World Cup 1982 – The campaign served as a transition of sort from the 1978 winning-squad to the dawn of the Maradona era. There were reported tensions between the old and young players, and the resulted ended with Argentina losing out to Brazil and Italy for an exit in the second group stage. Changes applied to the kits relative to earlier ones simply involved applying a v-neckline collar.
World Cup 1978 – Relative to the ’82 kits, the 1978 team shirts had round collars. Argentina hosted and won the World Cup in 1978 against the backdrop of political turmoil in the country. Controversies arose such as the claims about favourable treatment for the home side, the surprising withdrawal of Holland’s Johan Cruyff ahead of the tournament (a significant factor considering that the Netherlands were one of the finalists), and the accusation of match-fixing against Peru. Said nation needs to be defeated by Argentina by 4 goals to get ahead of Brazil in the second group stage and move on to the finals. Argentina beat Peru 6-0.
World Cup 1974 – Unlike the ’82 kits, the v-neckline collar of the kits followed the base colour of their respective shirts. The away shirt added white stripes running down the length of the sleeves and shoulders to give it some more colour details. Due to lack of an organising management resulting to lack of media information, the national team of 1974 was dubbed as the Ghost National Team. Despite such adversity (which included lack of support and funding), Argentina was still able to reach the second group stage before getting eliminated from the tournament.
World Cup 1966 – It was as basic as it can get for Argentina kits in 1966, simply adding a tight-fitting polo collar to the white and sky blue striped home shirt and a white round collar to the blue away kit. A contentious match between England and Argentina finally sparked Ken Aston, an English referee, to push for the institutionalisation of yellow card/red card system in tracking bookings.
World Cup 1962 – The classic tight-fitting round neck was seen on Argentina’s kits in 1962. ’62 continued to be part of the nation’s transition from its glory days in the 1930s to its resurgence in the ’70s and ’80s.
World Cup 1958 – While the ’58 home kit was viewed as traditional with its bespoke striping, the same cannot be said for the yellow away shirt. Having not brought any secondary shirt, Argentina was forced to borrow the yellow shirts of host club, IFK Malmo. Heavy losses to West Germany and Czechoslovakia sent the country out of the group stage.
Some of the most memorable moments of Argentina football came in a match against England in the 1986 World Cup, where Diego Maradona scored both the infamous ‘Hand of God’ and the great ‘Goal of the Century’ goals. Argentina has appeared in five World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost 4-2 to Uruguay. They won the final, when they next got there in 1978, beating the Netherlands 3-1 on home soil and also won in 1986 captained by Diego Maradona, with a 3-2 victory over West Germany. Their last two finals were in 1990 and 2014, losing both to Germany with the same scoreline of 1-0.
The Argentina national football team played their first international against Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay on the 16 May 1901 winning 3-2. They play their home games in stadiums located in Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Cordoba, and Santiago del Estero.
Aside from Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona, other popular players to hail from Argentina are Gabriel Batistuta, Carlos Tevez, and Mario Kempes. Records-wise, Lionel Messi is the topgoalscorer while Javier Mascherano holds the recognition of most-capped Argentine player.