PSG's top 10 away and third kits of all time - ranked

 PSG away kits ranked
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From collaborations with Jordan to painted recreations of the Eiffel Tower, GOAL takes a look at some of the French champions' best alternative shirts

Paris Saint-Germain is a club that is inherently associated with style and creativity. Coming from one of the world's pinnacles of fashion, their kits are expected to be extravagant and interesting. And that's especially true with the away and third strips, which have been near purpose-built for streetwear since the 1990s.

Such a mindset has yielded some interesting results. The club have paid homage to famous landmarks, recreated the illuminations of Paris, and collaborated with some of the most recognisable brands around to put together some truly iconic kits.

GOAL has ranked the 10 best of them from over the years...

  1. Pinstripes galore (2005-06)
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    #10 Pinstripes galore (2005-06)

    Pinstripes? Why not. The 2005-06 PSG away kit may have looked a little like a New York Yankees baseball jersey, but it strangely worked.

    It was very much a kit of its time, with a central badge and large sponsor. But like a number of shirts from that era, it has aged well — even if PSG endured a miserable season.

  2. #9 The original tricolour (1974-80)

    The classic away kit, an inversion of the home strip used for the Pariaisans' first four years of existence, marked PSG's promotion to Ligue 1 in 1974.

    It was the first season PSG would play at Parc des Princes, their home of nearly 50 years. And although they finished in 15th in Ligue 1, survival was enough.

  3. Grey that worked (2000-01)

    #8 Grey that worked (2000-01)

    This was a miserable season in Paris. The club finished ninth in Ligue 1, and settled for round of 32 exits in both domestic cups. They didn't fare much better in the Champions League, finishing bottom of their group in UEFA's experimental second group stage.

    But the kit, a departure from the bright strips of prior years, was clean.

  4. Football becomes fashion (2006-07)

    #7 Football becomes fashion (2006-07)

    Since dubbed 'the Louis Vuitton shirt', PSG's away kit from 2006-07 is the Parisians' most obvious homage to the designer brands to come out of the club's city. The Eiffel Tower and PSG lettering printed on the front of the kit directly mimicked the signature LV print.

    It was far from a successful season on the pitch — the team finished 15th in Ligue 1 but this shirt has become a cult favourite.

  5. Literally iridescent (2016-17)

    #6 Literally iridescent (2016-17)

    In the mid-2010s, Nike was given the opportunity to play around with some of PSG's away and third kits. And they seized the opportunity here, putting together a shirt designed to be iridescent under stadium lights.

    The white base and black accents appeared normal, but the Nike swoosh and badge shone at night. It was a cool touch, a creative experiment that worked.

    It's not necessarily associated with fond memories, though, as it was the shirt worn as the Parisians lost 6-1 at Camp Nou in one of the most famous Champions League comebacks ever.

  6. Ugly, but somehow cool? (2022-23)

    #5 Ugly, but somehow cool? (2022-23)

    Are fourth kits really necessary? According to PSG and Jordan they are. And this one really shouldn't work. It's black and yellow, a colour scheme that has little to do with PSG. However, the strange geometric pattern rather accurately recreates the light patterns cast by Paris at night.

    First debuted in PSG's high-profile friendly against Cristiano Ronaldo and the Riyadh All Stars in January 2023, it's an interesting addition to the handsome 2022-23 collection.

  7. Jumpman becomes official (2019-20)

    #4 Jumpman becomes official (2019-20)

    It was a bit bright, but PSG's 2019-20 away kit was the club's most direct connection to Jordan brand at the time. The base colour was the same that debuted on the Air Jordan VIs in 1991, while the Jordan x Paris logo featured on the inside collar.

    It was almost a memorable season, too, as PSG lost narrowly in the Champions League final to an excellent Bayern Munich side.

  8. Retro revival (2019-20)

    #3 Retro revival (2019-20)

    The 2019-20 red away kit was good. This white third kit was even better.

    With its vertical stripe, the shirt marked the 30th year of PSG's partnership with Nike. The collar wasn't exactly trendy at the time, but it worked. And although it wasn't a kit of success, the wonderful design has made it something of a modern classic.

  9. The original white colourway (1997-98)
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    #2 The original white colourway (1997-98)

    The Parisians fiddled with their away kits for most of the 90s, and they finally got it right with this one.

    Featuring an inverted version of the French flag and a collar for an accent, this was among the best strips of the decade. It was marked by a domestic cup double, too.

  10. Blackout for the Champions League (2018-19)

    #1 Blackout for the Champions League (2018-19)

    What an absolute beauty! This one was only used sparingly, designated as a Champions League away kit, but it deserved more frequent run-outs.

    It was PSG's first foray into the world of Jordan brand and stood as reason enough for the club to expand their collaboration with the iconic logo. In truth, the club is yet to hit the same heights.