While most players wear studded football boots ("soccer shoes" or "cleats" in North America), the Laws do not specify that these are required. Shirts must have sleeves (both short and long sleeves are accepted), and goalkeepers must wear shirts which are easily distinguishable from all other players and the match officials. Thermal undershorts may be worn, but must be the same colour as the shorts themselves.
Association football, more commonly known as simply football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of 11 players.It is played by approximately 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport.
The various codes of football share certain common elements and can be grouped into two main classes of football: carrying codes like American football, Canadian football, Australian football, rugby union and rugby league, where the ball is moved about the field while being held in the hands or thrown, and kicking codes such as Association football and Gaelic football, where the ball is moved ...
A uniform is a variety of clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity. Modern uniforms are most often worn by armed forces and paramilitary organizations such as police, emergency services, security guards, in some workplaces and schools and by inmates in prisons.
Minnesota United FC, who also play in Major League Soccer feature a star on their crest representing L'Etoile du Nord, the official motto of the state of Minnesota and the source of the state nickname, The North Star State. The badge of Peñarol of Uruguay has 11 stars for the 11 players.
A third jersey, alternative jersey, third kit, third sweater or alternative uniform is a jersey or uniform that a sports team can wear instead of its home outfit or its away outfit during games, often when the colors of two competing teams' other uniforms are too similar to contrast easily.
Soccer jerseys are an important piece of uniform for any soccer game. While a quick recreational game can be played in any athletic clothes, any soccer player can tell you that a good soccer jersey is necessary if you want to be comfortable and play at your best.
Squad numbers are used in association football to identify and distinguish players that are on the field. Numbers were originally used to also indicate position, with starting players being assigned numbers 1–11, although these numbers often bear little or no significance in the modern game other than the players' favourite numbers and the numbers available.
Traditionally, a jersey is an item of knitted clothing, generally made of wool or cotton, with sleeves, worn as a pullover, as it does not open at the front, unlike a cardigan. It is usually close-fitting and machine knitted in contrast to a guernsey that is more often hand knit with a thicker yarn. The word is usually used interchangeably with sweater. Alternatively, the shirt worn by members of a sports team as part of the team uniform is also referred to as a jersey.