World Cup kit history

Chile Kit: Through the years

December 4, 2013
By Chris Atkins

Design: While Chile appeared at the 1930 World Cup in white shirts, La Roja have since taken on the red, blue and white colours of the country's flag. Red shirts, blue shorts and white socks make up the ensemble.

Short History: Since their transition to red, blue and white for the 1950 competition, Chile's kit has remained largely untouched. Adidas took over the design work in 1974, adding white stripes down both sides of the outfit, while in 1982 a large white collar was also added. On their next appearance, in 1998, two white slashes across the front were the main alteration, before a more conservative design with narrow white trim was implemented in 2010.

The greatest kit: Chile's best ever World Cup performance came with a third place finish in 1962, in a tournament that also bore witness to their best ever kit. With a plain red shirt, complete with V-neck collar and old-fashioned federation badge, the kit bore witness to some of the country's true footballing icons.

Kits through the years:

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