Football Jersey Fonts

Football Jersey Fonts



Football is in the air! Like all great team sports, football (or soccer, if you are in the US) inspires its fans to identify with their favorite team’s players, and sometimes even with a specific city or country. Each football team has its own visual identity, and the appearance of their logos and jerseys are one of the most exciting areas of graphic design. And it is no surprise that fonts play a strong role!
Below are images of just a few of the jerseys known and loved by fans around the globe. Can you guess which fonts have been used?
Many of the fonts that help build these jerseys can be found in the Linotype library, or are similar to popular Linotype fonts. Often, designers will take a font and run it through a Photoshop filter, or automatically condense or expand its width. In these cases, some of the “fonts” pictured below are not exactly as the typefaces would normally be seen in print. This is all part of the design process.

Russel Square
Paraguay
Similar to Russell Square™
Peignot
Real Madrid
Peignot™
Optima
Arsenal
Similar to Optima™
VAG Rounded
Liverpool
Similar to VAG Rounded
Optima
Liverpool
Similar to Optima™
Neue Helvetica 67 Medium Condensed
FC Internationale Milano (Inter Milan)
Similar to Neue Helvetica™ 67 Medium Condensed
Gill Sans
England
Similar to Gill Sans®
Serpentine
Germany (this is no longer the German National Team’s jersey design)
Similar to Serpentine™
Univers 57 Condensed
Portugal
Similar to Univers™ 57 Condensed
Univers 57 Condensed
Brazil
Similar to Univers™ 57 Condensed
Industria
FC Bayern München (FC Bavaria Munich)
Industria™
Antique Olive
England
Similar to Antique Olive™
ITC Bauhaus and Pump Triline
Argentina
Similar to ITC Bauhaus® and Pump™ Triline