Purple is a special colour usually associated with royalty and high class. This colour is not one you would readily associate with many football teams with. However, there are football teams who play in purple jersey. Read on to find out the football team that wear purple jerseys.
1. ACF Fiorentina
The Italian side are one of the most well-known teams in the world that wear purple soccer kit. The Florence-based side is one of main sides in Italian football. I Viola was founded 95 years ago on 26 August 1926 through a merger of different clubs CS Firenze and PG Libertas.
The Serie A team has a great illustrious history filled with successful campaigns over the years. Fiorentina have won the Scudetto title twice in 1955-1956, 1968-1969. They have also won the Coppa Italia 6 times.
In Europe, The Lilies have also done fairly well. They won the UEFA Cup Winners Cup (now Europa League) in the 1960-1961 season and finished runners-up in the UEFA Champions League in the 1956-1957 season. Great players like Gabriel Batistuta and Adrian Mutu have also featured for Fiorentina in the past.
2. FK Austria Wien
The Austrian club is another team that plays wearing the purple-colored kit. Die Veilchen was founded in the Austrian capital city Vienna on 15th March, 1911. The Austrian side are one of the most dominant sides in the country, having won the Austrian Bundesliga title 24 times and Cup 27 times. They have also played in several European club continental competitions.
3. Orlando City SC
The American Major Soccer League side plays primarily in a purple kit when involved in any competition. The Florida-based franchise plays its matches out of the Eastern Conference of the MLS. The club was founded 8 years ago on November 19th, 2013. Retired Brazilian international Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite otherwise known as Kaka is one of The Lion’s ex-players.
4. Real Valladolid
The Spanish club also wear purple from as their home jersey. Stripes of purple can be seen on their all-white home jersey. Real Valladolid is owned by a former footballer, Ronaldo Nazário.
5. MFM FC
The Nigerian Premier League side is another club that predominately wears purple. The club was established by a Christian Pentecostal religious organization the Mountain of Fire and Faith Ministries in 2007. In its short relative history, the club has been able to maintain their place in the upper echelon of Nigerian football since they were promotion to the premier league in 2015.
6. RSC Anderlecht
Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht is a football club based in Anderlecht, Brussels Capital-Region. They are one of the most successful Belgian football clubs in European competitions, with five European trophies, as well as 34 Belgian domestic league wins. Anderlecht usually play in purple and white home kit.
Other Football Clubs That Wear Purple Jersey:
- Perth Glory (Australia A-League)
- Toulouse FC (French Ligue 1)
- KFC Germinal Beerschot (Belgium)
- FC Arges (Romania Liga II)
- Al-Ain FC (UAE Pro League)
- SFC Etar Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgarian Second League)
- SK Dynamo České Budějovice (Czech Republic)
- Politehnica 1921 Ştiinţa Timişoara (Romania)
- NK Maribor (Slovenia)
- Persita Tangerang (Indonesia)
- Újpest FC (Hungary)
- Real Potosi (Bolivia)
- Sanfrecce Hiroshima (Japan)
- Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica)
- Fovu Baham (Cameroon)
- Hakoah Ramat Gan (Israel
- Kyoto Sanga FC (Japanese Super League)
- Deportes Concepción (Chile)
- Defensor Sporting (Uruguay).