A player is always raised in a jersey no matter which sports he plays. Jersey is the identity of the player, when all the players wear the same colors, same jerseys, it cultivates team unity which can keep players motivated to succeed. Wearing similar jerseys creates a sense of equality, which is principal key to make a balanced team. These are the reasons, team uniforms and jerseys are so imortant.
The modern soccer uniform or jersey is pretty basic, it comprises a dri fit t-shirt, soccer shorts & socks. From 1837 to 1900 players had no speific jerseys. They used to wear white shirts and pants, colorful caps were worn to distinguish the teams. In the early 20th century, football jerseys were customised and after a short time became a fashion trend throughout the world, they were made from the natural fabric.
The V-neck design of t-shirts came into the existance in mid 1900s, they were made from light and synthetic fabrics. In 1960s there was a dramatic change in the football jerseys. Over these couple of decades the football jerseys became more commercial and people started wearing the copy of the t-shirts of their favourite teams. During these years, fans used to buy the replica of signature jerseys of their favourite players. In 1990s anew athletic faric was introdued that was brethable and very light weight. It became popular among the people and was in great demand across the globe.
Jersey number helps refree and fans to distinguish players on the field. The English clubs Arsenal and Sheffield wore the numbered T-shirt fo the first time in professional football. The number is displayed on the rear of the t-shirt. The numbers were allocated to the players according to their positon on the field. Usually, goalkeeper used to wear number 1 then defenders, midfield players and forwards in ascending order.