Pink is not the most typical color for a football kit. It is a calming color that relates to love, kindness and femininity. However, some teams have still worn it during the years. With some of them getting iconic status. Here we will have a look at some of the teams that have worn one of the most unpopular colors in association football.
Playing in pink since 1907, it is hard to say Palermo without thinking of the color. Being called “Rosaneros” (pink-blacks), Palermo enjoyed their best period in the 2000s regularly featuring in European cup competitions before being relegated in 2013. After that they was promoted and relegated a couple of times before getting demoted to Serie D after financial difficulties and failing to provide an insurance policy. The team now plays in Serie C and will try to get back to their prior form. Hopefully we will soon be able to see their beautiful shirts back in the top flight.
Not a team that is known for their pink color, The Old Lady has regularly appeared in pink. Usually, being the color of their away shirt. Since the team was relegated for their role in the match fixing scandal, Calciopoli, in 2006 the team has enjoyed huge success. In general, it seems as though the irregularities in Italian football has gone away making it safe to place sports bets again. You can find and pick the best sports bets with betting.com on almost every sport.
Even though it seems like Juventus has gone into a downward spiral, the team is one of the most famous to wear pink. During the current pandemic, many Italian football teams have faced financial difficulties. This has led to a large number of the clubs being sold to American investors.
Many people associate the name Evian with the natural spring water. However, it also used to be a quite good football team. The team is called “Les Roses” meaning the pinks and was promoted to the top division, Ligue 1, in 2011 for the first time. The team enjoyed four seasons in Ligue 1 showcasing their pink colors before being relegated at the end of the 2014-15 season. Nowadays the team plays in the fifth division after multiple relegations. Even though the team has slid down the divisions and has merged with other clubs, the team still swears to their dominant pink colors.
The Japanese outfit is called “the cherry blossoms” and no other name would be more fitting for their pink shirts. Celebrating the city’s flower, the Sakura, the 2021 jersey design featured a sublimated series of shapes though the bodies of their home and away jersey. Playing in the top division, J1 League, the Osaka-based team plays their matches at Yanmar Stadium Nagai. The team’s best finishing position is a third place in 2017. With the help of their pink-dressed wolf mascots, Lobby and Madame Lobina the team will look to better that in the seasons to come.