Ranking Wolves' 10 Best Home Kits of All Time

Raúl Jiménez wearing this seasons Wolves home shirt.
Raúl Jiménez wearing this seasons Wolves home shirt. / Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Wolves are one of the new forces in Premier League football after an injection of cash and some seriously shrewd signings, including their charismatic boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

But while they may have only recently become a force to be reckoned with again, the club have always worn a great selection of kits through the years, and despite the colours largely remaining the same, the styles and sponsor choices have been varied to say the least.

Yes you've guessed it. All of Wolves' kits have been orange. Or is it gold? You can be the judge.

So, let's take a trip down memory lane and look at the ten best home shirts to be seen at Molineux.

10. Burrda (2012-2013)

This classy number made by Qatari sports company Burrda - being modelled by club stalwart Sylvan Ebanks-Blake above, is our number ten - mainly due to a fantastic use of a collar.

A retro faded stripe design, with simple shorts and sock combo, this kit was worn during the ill-fated 2012/13 season where Wolves were relegated to League One.

Probably one of the classiest relegation kits you will see though, the only downside to this attire is the rather garish betting company sponsor; enough to downgrade any team's shirt by at least a point.

9. Adidas (2019-2020)

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Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League / Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

This season's kit sneaks in at number nine. Similar to the season before but with a better sponsor, this kit made by adidas aligns perfectly with Wolves' climb up the top division into serious European competitors over the last twelve months.

The return to black socks adds some steel to an already striking kit, and the use of patterning all across the front is subtle yet attention-grabbing at the same time. Not to mention adidas' trademark three stripes that adorn each side of the shirt.

This kit oozes professional and ambition - everything Wolves are right now.

8. Puma (2016-2017)

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Queens Park Rangers - Sky Bet Championship / Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images

The return to a pinstriped shirt for the first time in five years was hugely popular with fans, and despite another less than attractive sponsor choice, this kit - designed by Puma - was a marked improvement on seasons past.

It didn't help them that much that season though, as they finished a lowly 15th before Wolves new owners moved in the following summer and transformed the club overnight.

7. Le Coq Sportif (2006-2008)

Remember Le Coq Sportif? They used to be a driving force in kit design and this one for Wolves in the mid-2000's was a particularly stylish one.

Worn for two seasons while the Midlands club languished in the Championship, this kit is simple yet classy. Less black on the shirt works really well and the addition of the famous cockerel logo, as well as the famous wolf on the front of the socks, gives a trés French vibe to this kit.

Also, Chaucer must have one of the classiest insurance company logos you've ever seen.

6. Plain (1956-1962)

Club legend Bill Slater CBE was born on this day in 1927. Bill won three league titles with Wolves and was our last captain to lift the FA Cup in 1960.

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Throwing it right back to Wolves' golden years with this very simple design. Wolves won two English First Division's and an FA Cup wearing this classic kit.

Arguably the most successful period of the club's history, this strip is basic but striking. Golden top with black trim, black shorts and black and gold socks.

It's the kind of kit you'd wear if you were serial winners and boy it worked for Wolves for a number of years. They just don't make kits like this anymore.

5. Umbro (1974-1975)

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This kit is a real vintage winner. When Umbro became Wolves' first official kit manufacturer in 1974, they re-designed the existing strip and changed the logo from one lone wolf to three wolves and they were positioned in the centre of the shirt.

It was a striking design that saw Wolves reach the final of the League Cup later that year which they went on to win, beating Manchester City at a packed Wembley.

4. Spall (1986-1988)

This one is classic 80s. The faded two stripe is back after years of pin, and although not a Wolves sponsor for long, Staw Distribution adorned the Wanderers's shirts during a famous renaissance period culminating in a Football League Trophy victory over Burnley.

Wolves would also be promoted back to the Third Division that season after almost falling out of the Football League in past years. It was a welcome return to better times and this kit serves as a constant reminder of it.

3. Admiral (2002-2004)

I may get some stick for placing this one so high on the list but for me, it's one of the greatest Premier League kits. When teams sit down at the start of the season and draw up new sponsor lists, you wouldn't assume a crisp brand would be at the top.

The deal with the famous tortilla chip maker was worth £1.5m and brought huge revenue into the club as they successfully won promotion back to the Premier League.

Doritos also gave out free samples of their varieties to fans all season long. Maybe they gave them to the players too, because Wolves were relegated in their first season back.

2. Umbro (1979-1982)

The first kit to have the current and longstanding Wolves logo emblazoned on its chest. Umbro once again revolutionised the kit in the early 1980's when they used the first synthetic fibres available in their new design.

Once again, it was simple, but with inventive additions woven in. I personally love the repeated Umbro logo's down the sleeves and the classic, almost Shakespearean, big collar.

This kit brought another League Cup victory in 1980 with a certain Andy Gray scoring the winner.

1. Nutmeg (1994-1995)

This kit is just perfection; Mid-90s flair with some serious classical twists. The use of the Wolverhampton coat of arms was a classy touch and breaking from tradition in a well... traditional way.

Who would have thought it.

It's the kind of kit that wouldn't look out of place on the streets of Hackney these days with loose sleeves, a cracking sponsor in Goodyear Tyres and buttoned collar which you could wear loose or do up for the classic hipster look.

Aptly named club cult legend John de Wolf particularly suited this kit with his rockstar appearance. Sublime tailoring.