Barcelona's top 10 home kits of all time - ranked

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The Blaugrana have worn some memorable and big-selling home kits over the years, but which were the best ever?

You'd be hard-pressed to find a club more loyal to its colour scheme than Barcelona's infatuation with their red-and-blue combination. And for good reason. The combination pays homage to Catalunya — a nod to the club's heritage as much as its sporting success.

Over the years, though, the scheme has become iconic as its own entity. And with Barcelona soon to release the latest iteration of the Blaugrana stripes with their 2023-24 kit, GOAL takes a look at the best Barca home kits from down the years...

  1. A shirt to silence the Bernabeu (2004-05)

    #10 A shirt to silence the Bernabeu (2004-05)

    Barcelona enjoyed a turnaround in fortunes 2004-05, breaking a six-year wait for the Liga title, thanks largely to an immense squad overhaul.

    But it was a player who remained at the club who made the difference. Ronaldinho won the FIFA World Player of the Year, and got the Santiago Bernabeu crowd to rise to its feet with one iconic performance. This shirt, in truth, wasn't particularly memorable in its short sleeves. But the long-sleeve version was gorgeous.

  2. MSN win the treble (2014-15)

    #9 MSN win the treble (2014-15)

    The football that Barcelona played in this shirt was simply sublime. It is, objectively, slightly unfair to have Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all on the same team, but the trio lit up Europe, with manager Luis Enrique's constructing a side that allowed three of the world's best attacking players to run riot.

    And this kit, that so easily hashed modern Nike design with the classic Blaugrana stripes of old, is a memorable one.

  3. Dream teams and dream kits (1992-95)

    #8 Dream teams and dream kits (1992-95)

    The Kappa design, the Barca imprint, the stitching around the badge, the v-neck fit. Everything about this shirt was stylish and classy. And, 30 years on, it's aged an absolute charm.

    The squad that wore it, Johan Cruyff's famous 'Dream Team', wasn't bad, either. They won four consecutive La Liga titles from 1991-94, dominating domestic football with their eye-catching style.

    This strip marked the end of that era, but still saw some remarkable moments. Barca beat Real Madrid to the Spanish title on the final day in 1993, and pipped Deportivo on goal difference the year after. It is also best remembered for Romario's 30-goal debut season.

  4. A remontada strip (2016-17)
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    #7 A remontada strip (2016-17)

    The Blaugrana switched to a rather controversial horizontal stripe in 2016, but quickly did away with it the year after. This one felt like something of an overcorrection at first, and appeared to be a rehash of the familiar Nike design that dominated Euro 2016's kits.

    But the signature bits of it, the V-neck and bright accents, made it special. The shirt was also worn during the Blaugrana's famous "remontada" win over Paris Saint-Germain. Not a bad memory to be associated with!

  5. Maradona's preferred shirt (1982-84)
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    #6 Maradona's preferred shirt (1982-84)

    A switch to a sponsored shirt can either be a tarnishing of a classic or a cool reinvention of an ageing strip. This one nailed the commercialisation, with a faint "M" for kit manufacturer Meyba stitched onto the opposite side of the Barca badge.

    This didn't exactly mark an era of success, either. The Blaugrana were consistently off the pace in La Liga, and had to settle for just one Copa del Rey win across the three years.

    But the kit was an absolute beauty, and automatically gets bonus points for being worn by one of the game's greats: Diego Maradona.

  6. A shirt fit for a treble (2008-09)
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    #5 A shirt fit for a treble (2008-09)

    Is this the best season in Barcelona history? It's certainly up there, with Pep Guardiola leading the Blaugrana to a remarkable treble. His tactical innovations, notably moving Messi to a false nine, brought the Catalan giants unprecedented success.

    The shirt was a controversial one at the time. Nike did away with the signature stripes and instead opted for a half-and-half block getup. But it somehow worked, and will forever be associated with one of the great teams.

  7. Repeat winners (1998-99)

    #4 Repeat winners (1998-99)

    It was never going to be easy to follow up a double-winning season, but Barca were still a top side in 1998. Buoyed by a wave of new signings and a prolific season from Rivaldo, the Blaugrana won La Liga by 11 points.

    They weren't quite as successful in European competition, failing to get out of a Champions League group that included both eventual finalists, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

    Still, this was a revitalised Barca squad that proved they could still do it — even with a host of new faces.

  8. Another treble (2010-11)
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    #3 Another treble (2010-11)

    There was no bullsh*t to this shirt, which ran in contrast to the iteration of Barcelona that played in it.

    Sir Alex Ferguson famously dubbed this Barca side "the best team" he ever faced, and his assessment was a fair one. The Blaugrana won the treble for the second time in three years, welcoming the likes of David Villa and Javier Mascherano to offset the losses of Thierry Henry, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Yaya Toure.

    And the new signings fit perfectly, helping Barca edge a formidable Real Madrid side in La Liga and famously dominate Ferguson's Manchester United in the Champions League final.

  9. Happy Birthday! (1999-2000)

    #2 Happy Birthday! (1999-2000)

    What a way to mark the club's centenary. This was a star-studded side, filled with names such as Guardiola, Luis Figo, Ballon d'Or winning Rivaldo, and a young Xavi. But Barcelona had a poor season by their lofty standards, finishing second in La Liga and falling to Valencia in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

    Still, even if the season itself was a letdown, the kit worn during it was anything but.

  10. R9 at his best (1996-97)

    #1 R9 at his best (1996-97)

    Ronaldo only spent one year at Barcelona, and it wasn't a bad one. He netted 47 goals in all competitions at just 20, and won the FIFA World Player of the Year that autumn. Barcelona fell short in La Liga, but still grabbed the Copa del Rey and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

    The Brazil legend would, of course, famously move to Inter after failing to agree on a new Barcelona deal. But for one glorious year, this was his signature shirt. And what a shirt!