Apologies for the lack of new kit illustrations on the website recently. In my defence, I have been somewhat busy working on a spreadsheet. Not just any old spreadsheet, however - this was a HUGE spreadsheet. A spreadsheet in which I compiled every known manufacturer of every kit worn by every Premier League and Football League team for every season starting with 1970-71.
Why? Because like many of you, I'm sure, I found myself wanting to know stuff about football kit manufacturers. Stuff like 'When did Bukta stop making kit for teams in England and Wales?" or "Which clubs have Hummel previously made kit for?" Even big questions like "How many kit manufacturers have there been since 1970?" needed answering.
The good news was that all the information was available at the ever-brilliant Historical Football Kits website. The bad news was that it was scattered across over a hundred separate web pages. Over a hundred long web pages. No matter - I felt the time had come to collect all the relevant pieces of data, enter them into a spreadsheet and create a report that presented a useful reference for anyone interested in the statistical side of football kit manufacturing.
So here it is, finally. A document containing tables, graphs and a little bit of text to help you understand what's been put before you. I hope you find it interesting or useful in some way, and needless to say that if you have any comments or feedback, I'd be grateful to hear from you.
Football Kit Manufacturers Survey 2017 (PDF 1.5MB)
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