Lucas Moura’s Champions League heroics, purple Pony – Three iconic Tottenham away kits


The launch of a new football shirt is always a major talking point amongst fans in the days and weeks leading up to a new season.

Kit suppliers have really upped their game in recent years and we are now seeing many experiment with rather bold and striking designs.

With only a few aspects of Tottenham’s home shirt likely to change as there’s only so much you can do with a plain white kit, shirt designers can really mix things up when it comes to the club’s away top.

Ranging from yellows to blues and purples over the past few decades in N17, Tottenham’s 2021/22 shirts are probably the most eye-catching yet.

Away kits are a big focus this Christmas due to Homelessness charity Shelter’s #NoHomeKit campaign.

We’ve teamed up with Shelter for the campaign, which will see football clubs across the country wear away or third kits to raise awareness of the increasing number of rough sleepers and unsafe housing.

Fans are also encouraged to wear their away kits to games on Boxing Day or December 27, with Shelter hoping the campaign will help to generate funds to help tackle the issue.

More than 180,000 households have been made homeless since the start of the pandemic, with families – many of which contain children – being placed in hostels that Shelter consider unsuitable.

As such, we’re encouraging readers to wear their Tottenham away kits on Boxing Day or December 27 and, to give you some help over which kit you decide to wear, here are our favourites.

Purple Pony

The summer of 1995 saw Pony replace Umbro as Tottenham’s kit supplier.



Teddy Sheringham at the launch of Tottenham's new Pony kits ahead of the 1995/96 season
Teddy Sheringham at the launch of Tottenham’s new Pony kits ahead of the 1995/96 season

The American sportswear brand was well known to fans of the Premier League having made kits for Southampton and West Ham in previous seasons and they certainly didn’t disappoint with their first batch of Spurs shirts.

Tottenham’s away top featured two different tones of purple and many will remember it for Teddy Sheringham’s fine chip away at Coventry City early in the 1995/96 season.

The 90s saw a number of bold away tops and this was certainly one of them.

Simplicity at its best

Nike kept things fairly simple with their first Tottenham shirt designs since taking over from Under Armour in 2017.



Harry Kane scored a memorable goal away at Huddersfield Town in 2017
Harry Kane scored a memorable goal away at Huddersfield Town in 2017

The plain navy blue effort certainly wasn’t as striking as some of the kits they are producing now but Tottenham fans loved it for its simplicity.

Worn during Tottenham’s thumping 4-0 win at Huddersfield Town when Harry Kane curled home a fine effort and even Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko found themselves on the scoresheet.

That night in Amsterdam

This kit may have raised plenty of eyebrows following the official launch back in August 2018 due to its garish appearance but it has since become one of Tottenham’s most iconic kits.

One glance at the kit and it immediately transports you back to May 2019 when Lucas Moura sent Tottenham to the Champions League final against all the odds with a stunning second half hat-trick away at Ajax.



Tottenham fans will always remember the 2018/19 third kit for that famous night in Amsterdam
Tottenham fans will always remember the 2018/19 third kit for that famous night in Amsterdam

Berkshire Live is an official media partner for Shelter’s #NoHomeKit campaign.

We are proud to be supporting the homeless charity in their fight to tackle homelessness.

On Boxing Day this year, football clubs and fans are asked to swap their home shirt for their away or third kit in aid of people who don’t have a safe place to call home.

We want as many teams, players and fans as possible to join the #NoHomeKit campaign and work with Shelter to help people dealing with homelessness and unsafe housing this winter.

By joining the campaign you’ll be helping raise awareness of the housing emergency and raising vital funds to help us fight it.

You can also donate to the cause here.

The shirt was in fact Tottenham’s third kit in 2018/19 but it was worn a lot more than their navy and blue number that only graced the pitch a couple of times.

Whilst the festive season is always a massive time for football, it is also a period when those in help need it most, and Shelter says there is a ‘housing emergency’ this December.

Shelter offers a number of services that aid those in need, such as one-to-one help with housing issues, a 365-day free emergency hotline and free legal advice from its solicitors.

For every £1 donated to Shelter, 79p is spent directly on helping people through advice, support and campaigning, and a further 21p is spent on more fundraising.





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