UEFA Euro 2012 Championships- 8 June, 2012 to 1 July, 2012- Poland/Ukraine
16 nations will be competing for the right to be called European Champions at this summer’s Euro Championships in Poland and Ukraine. Here’s a look at what those 16 teams’ Euro 2012 shirts look like. This list of Euro 2012 kits is listed group wise, and covers both home and away Euro 2012 shirts for all 16 particpating nations. All sixteen nations’ Euro 2012 uniforms are split between Adidas, Nike, Umbro and Puma.
Group A features hosts Poland, 2004 champions Greece, Russia and the Czech Republic. Nike’s original design for the Poland jersey didn’t feature the eagle symbol. A huge outcry followed and Nike quickly released a redesigned version for the country, this time with the eagle in tow.
Group A- Poland Euro 2012 Shirts
Poland Home Euro 2012 Shirt ( Nike)
Poland Away Euro 2012 Kit ( Nike)
Group A- Greece Euro 2012 Shirts
Greece Home Euro 2012 Shirt ( Adidas)
Greece Away Euro 2012 Jersey ( Adidas)
Group A- Russia Euro 2012 Kits
Russia Home Euro 2012 Shirt ( Adidas)
Russia Away Euro 2012 Top ( Adidas)
Group A- Czech Republic Euro 2012 Kits
Czech Republic Euro 2012 Home Shirt ( Puma)
Czech Republic Euro 2012 Away Shirt ( Puma)
Group B, widely acknowledged as the group of death features European powerhouses Holland and Germany with perennial dark horses Portugal and the 1992 champions Denmark. Germany and Holland’s away shirts have already garnered plenty of fan votes as the uniform of the tournament.
Group B- Netherlands Euro 2012 Shirts
Netherlands home Euro 2012 top ( Nike)
Holland away Euro 2012 jersey ( Nike)
Group B- Germany Euro 2012 Shirts
Germany Home Top Euro 2012 ( Adidas)
Germany Away Euro 2012 Jersey ( Adidas)
Group B- Denmark Euro 2012 Shirts
Denmark Home Euro 2012 Strip ( Adidas)
Denmark Away Euro 2012 Jersey ( Adidas)
Group B- Portugal Euro 2012 Kits
Portugal’s Euro 2012 home shirt ( Nike)
Portugal away Euro 2012 shirt ( Nike)
Group C Euro 2012 Shirts
Group C at Euro 2012 would have been a potential Group of Death if it had not been for the strength of the teams in Group B. World Champions Spain and 2006 WC winners Italy are in this group accompanied by the Republic of Ireland and Croatia.
Group C Spain Euro 2012 Kits
Spain Euro 2012 Home Shirt ( Adidas)
Spain away Euro 2012 Kit ( Adidas)
Group C Italy Euro 2012 Shirts
Italy Euro 2012 Home Shirt ( Puma)
Italy Away Euro 2012 Kit ( Puma)
Group C Republic of Ireland Euro 2012 Uniforms
Republic of Ireland Home Euro 2012 Top ( Umbro)
Republic of Ireland Away Euro 2012 Shirt ( Umbro)
Group C- Croatia Euro 2012 Shirts
Croatia Home Euro 2012 Shirt ( Nike)
Croatia Away Euro 2012 Strip ( Nike)
Group D Euro 2012 Shirts
And to round off things, we have Group D, which pitches old rivals England and France against each other. Scandinavian outfit Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine complete the lineup.
Ukraine Home Euro 2012 Shirt ( Adidas)
Ukraine Away Euro 2012 Jersey ( Adidas)
Group D- England Euro 2012 Strips
England home Euro 2012 shirt ( Umbro)
England away Euro 2012 Shirt ( Umbro)
Group D- France Euro 2012 Uniforms
French Home Euro 2012 Shirt ( Nike)
France away Euro 2012 Shirt ( Nike)
Group D- Sweden Euro 2012 Shirts
Sweden Home Shirt EM 2012 ( Umbro)
Sweden away Euro 2012 shirt ( Umbro)
Here is a summary of all the sixteen nations’ Euro 2012 shirts by manufacturer.
Puma have the least number of Euro 2012 nations on their roll, with only two- Italy and Czech Republic wearing their jerseys. Umbro have three, thanks to their association with the Home Nations. Nike just about loses out to Adidas, with the former having five EM 2012 nations compared to the latter’s six. Adidas has one co-host ( Ukraine) and the reigning champions (Spain) with them. No strips from the likes of Burrda, Hummel, Jako, Joma and other manufacturers.
Puma 2- ( Czech Republic, Italy)
Umbro 3- ( England, Republic of Ireland, Sweden)
Nike- 5( Croatia, Netherlands, Portugal, France, Poland)
Adidas- 6( Russia, Greece, Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Denmark)
When you sort the kits by individual groups, we can see that Group C is the most balanced group out there, having a kit each from Nike, Adidas, Umbro and Puma.
Group A- Nike 1, Puma 1, Adidas 2
Group B- Nike 2, Adidas 2
Group C- Adidas 1, Umbro 1, Puma 1, Nike 1
Group D- Umbro 2, Adidas 1, Nike 1