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West Ham's Top 5 Kits Since the Turn of the Millennium

West Ham United revealed their new away kit this week, ready for their forthcoming move to the Olympic Stadium at the start of the 2016-17 campaign. 


There has been a lot of discussion as there always is with a new kit release, but what are the top five Hammers strips seen since the turn of the Millennium?

5. Away Strip 2011/12

​The 2011/12 season might not have been one of the Hammers' best, seeing as they were down in the Championship, but it was a great year for kits.


This away strip resembled the mid-90s away kit which had Dagenham Motors across the midriff and is considered one of the most iconic.


The light blue with claret hoops, along with a brilliant metallic gold badge made for an excellent sight on away days.

4. Home Strip 2014/15

​The last kit Adidas made for West Ham before their deal with Umbro kicked in was this beauty in 2014, which receives mixed reviews from fans.


The kit was a throwback to their 1985 strip that was worn in their best season as the Hammers finished in third place, behind Liverpool and Everton.


The kit oozed class and quality; the white and blue trademark Adidas feature on the sleeves a particular highlight.

3. Away Strip 2010/11

​2010/11's away strip wasn't exactly the luckiest kit of all, with the Hammers only winning two games on the road all season as they went on to drop down a division.


But although it may not have seen many wins, it was wonderful to look at.


Macron did a surprisingly good job of designing West Ham's kits during their spell with the club, and this was up there with the best.


The mixture of both claret and blue hoops on a pristine white background looked great and as always with Macron, the castle and Hammers on the badge were a brilliant gold.

2. Home Strip 1999/2001

​Okay, so this shirt wasn't first introduced in the 21st century, but it was used up until 2001 so it counts.


This home shirt was worn by Paolo Di Canio when he scored the greatest goal in Premier League history, so will be seen for generations to come.


It might not have the traditional blue sleeves but the thick stripe coming from the bold collar looks great.

1. Home Strip 2015/16

​It is fitting that after 112 years of football at the Boleyn Ground, the Hammers bid farewell with one of the best kits of all time and the greatest of the 21st century.


Modelled on the first claret and blue strip ever worn at Upton Park, the simple, classy design features a completely gold badge, gold Umbro logo and a tribute to their hallowed ground in the way of a date and 'Farewell Boleyn' under the crest.


This shirt was made better courtesy of the football on show when it was worn, and it will always be remembered as one of the best Premier League kits of the 2015/16 season.