Holland or The Netherlands are an international team most notably known for wearing orange and for boasting world class internationals including Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie. Holland are nicknamed 'Clockwork Orange' due to the fact that it is the national colour of the country originating from the Coat of Arms of the Dutch founding father Willaim of Orange-Nassau. The home shirts are bright orange and are manufactured by Nike and in their last major tournament the UEFA Euro 2012 they failed to reach the knock-out stage of the tournament coming fourth in a group containing Germany, Portugal and Denmark.
Netherlands play their home games in strip of orange shirts hence their nickname in Holland of Oranje. The shirt features in one of Europe's best national teams, Holland won the European Championship in 1988, and reached two consecutive World Cup finals, losing both in 1974 and 1978. They also won Euro 88 and finished fourth in the 1998 World Cup. Famous names to have pulled on the Orange shirt of Holland include; Marco Van Basten, Johan Cruyff, Rudd Gullit, Edgar Davids and Ruud Van Nistelrooy, the World Cup still eludes them though.
Nike compose trademark and globally iconic strips for Holland in their 2016 campaign. In terms of international football shirts, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more easily recognisable visual than the bold orange and royal blue home and away examples of the Netherlands which saw the team previou [...]
On the back of the blue away kit for the World Cup, Netherlands have officially launched their new away kit for the upcoming 2015-16 international season. Celebrating the team's style of play, Nike have officially revealed a new white/orange away kit for the Dutch national football team [...]
Set to play Chile in Sao Paulo tomorrow, Nike have announced that they have renewed their kit deal with the Netherlands football team until at least 2026. The new deal will create a 30 year collaboration with the European nation [...]
The Netherlands national football team played their first international against Belgium in Antwerp on the 30th April 1905 winning 4-1. Netherlands famously reached the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final where they played Spain losing 1-0 after extra time afer a goal from Andres Iniesta. Despite all the talent that has played for the Dutch they have never won the FIFA World Cup.
Netherlands have usually had sky blue, black or white away shirts to coincide with their bright orange home shirt.