The yellow jersey of the Brazil national team is quite possibly the most iconic uniform in all of sport. Heck, it has its own nickname — Amarelinha, or “Little Yellow One.” The shirt’s status is fitting of course, being that Brazil’s is the most successful national team in the world, and the sport is as ingrained in everyday life as is breathing.
And so today, as the 2014 World Cup kicks off (see what I did there?), we pay tribute to the host country with this retrospective, recapping each and every shirt from each and every Brazil kit since 1996, the year Nike took over the uniform contract. There’s a miss or two, maybe — 2002 isn’t bad, but it’s a little Tour de France looking, no? — but by and large the aesthetics are befitting the world’s premier national team.
Check out the full clickable gallery of each Brazil kit below, complete with the year the shirt debuted.