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Who has the most expensive kits in the Bundesliga?

Spoiler alert: It’s not Bayern Munich.

FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Augsburg - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

With the new season just around the corner, fans all around Germany and the world will be suiting up in their club’s newly released kits. But just how much are these kits? If you go to, say, an Adidas store, and look at the kits of globally big clubs like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Manchester United, etc., you’ll see that their jersey prices are all pretty similar. In the Bundesliga, however, there is quite a big difference between the cheapest and most expensive kits in the league.

The award for cheapest kit in the league goes to FC Augsburg, whose Nike-designed kits are for sale at 74.95 euros. Even if you get a player name on the back of your shirt, it totals out to 89.95 euros, which is the same price as a blank shirt from one of the more expensive clubs.

Bayern, unsurprisingly, have one of the most expensive kits in the league. As aforementioned, a blank shirt costs 89.95 euros, with an extra 13 euros if you want to flock your kit. But perhaps surprisingly, Bayern’s kit is not the most expensive in the league, with that honor (?) going to Eintracht Frankfurt at 90 euros. Bayern’s kit is tied with that of RB Leipzig and Union Berlin, but both clubs will charge you more if you want flocking.

If we take flocking into account, Leipzig and Union have the most expensive kits in the league, with a fully flocked kit costing 108.90 euros. (Note: by flocking, we mean names, numbers, patches, everything.)

Now, as a Bayern website, we feel obligated to share more details on Bayern’s kits in particular. The home, away, and Champions League kits are priced the same at 89.95 euros, while the longsleeve versions of all three and the goalkeeper kit are 99.95 euros. Meanwhile, the authentic shirts are 139.95 euros without flocking. Keep in mind that flocking may be a bit more expensive until this December due to the addition of the Club World Champions badge. Yes, that’s optional, but who wouldn’t want a shiny gold badge on their chest?

If you’re not shopping from the official German online store, you might be able to get your shirt a bit cheaper. The US store has the home and away kits at 89.99 USD, which roughly translates to 75.88 euros. The Asia Pacific store’s kits are even cheaper at 89 USD. Bear in mind, though, both stores have a slight reputation of being less trustworthy than the German store.

Going back to the league as a whole, a recent report from kicker has the prices for all of the club kits in the Bundesliga. Here is the full list:

  1. Union Berlin/RB Leipzig
  2. Eintracht Frankfurt
  3. Hertha BSC
  4. FC Bayern
  5. Vfl Wolfsburg
  6. Borussia Mönchengladbach
  7. Borussia Dortmund
  8. Vfb Stuttgart
  9. SC Freiburg
  10. Greuther Fürth
  11. Vfl Bochum/Arminia Bielefeld
  12. FC Köln
  13. Mainz 05
  14. Bayer Leverkusen
  15. TSG Hoffenheim
  16. FC Augsburg

If you’re a fan of a certain team from this list, it won’t really matter which kit is cheaper than the other because you’ll only be getting your team’s kit anyway. But if you just like collecting football jerseys in general, then this list would be something to consider if you’re looking for more affordable options.

Whatever the case, happy collecting!