Jerseys Frequently Asked Questions
The adidas jersey range gets its name from the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands. Renowned for knitting hard-wearing jumpers in medieval times, the name jersey is still used today for garments in any knitted-type fabric.
Americans use the term jerseys for a shirt that’s part of a kit for sports like hockey and American football – at adidas we sometimes use the term ‘jersey’ in this way too. The words ‘kit’ and ‘jersey’ are sometimes used interchangeably and can both indicate a top in a team’s colours and featuring its logo.
A soccer jersey is a shirt or top featuring a team’s colours and logo. The American ‘soccer’ means ‘football’ in the UK, so it is known as a football jersey in the UK. The adidas UK range has a huge range of football – or soccer – jerseys in different fits and styles for many different clubs. Choose yours to play or to show your support for your team.