When football legends shocked fans by wearing other kits, with Sir Bobby Charlton in a Liverpool jersey, Glenn Hoddle and Paul Gascoigne playing for Arsenal and Bobby Moore in Coventry


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Gazza in a classic Leicester City shirt? No you are not dreaming

On that day, while wearing a kit of their choice, fans are invited to share a selfie on social media using #FootballShirtFriday.

Footballers, unfortunately, don’t always wear the outfits they love, but some legends have already been portrayed in a rival team’s outfit.

And it’s not as rare as you might think to see players widely associated with one club donning another’s jersey.

The testimonials are the main reason for this, and there have been some really bizarre views over the years that have probably given many football fans goosebumps.

So here at talkSPORT, we’ve scoured the archives to find the most shocking and weirdest images of players in jerseys that you would never expect to see wearing.

When Jamie Carragher was a rookie for the day

Liverpool fans went into a frenzy when Jamie Carragher was spotted wearing Everton training clothes during an interview with Romelu Lukaku in 2017.

Even though Carra was a childhood Toffee, seeing the Reds legend in a blue kit was enough that many supporters were suddenly asked to run to the bathroom.

Sir Bobby Charlton and Bobby Moore playing for Liverpool?

Look at his face, there’s no way he’s enjoying it, is there?

The great Manchester United player donned the jersey of his bitter rivals Liverpool in 1972, while playing in the testimony of Tommy Lawton.

He also wore a Stoke shirt AGAINST the Red Devils in a fundraising game for England teammate Gordon Banks a year later.

Look at this picture. Madness.

Moore (left) and Charlton (right) in Liverpool outfit, with Lawton and Joe Mercer

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Moore (left) and Charlton (right) in Liverpool outfit, with Lawton and Joe Mercer

Charlton makes an appearance in Stoke City, left, with Portuguese star Eusebio in Banks' testimonial match

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Charlton makes an appearance for Stoke City, left, with Portuguese star Eusebio during Banks testimonial match Diego Maradona signs for Tottenham

He didn’t, of course, but the Argentinian wizard performed in a Spurs jersey in the testimony of compatriot Osvaldo Ardiles at White Hart Lane in 1986.

The dream signing was near, however, as Teddy Sheringham revealed to Ardiles, when the Tottenham boss attempted to sign Maradona permanently in the summer of 1994.

Maradona and fellow Argentinian legend Ossie Ardiles at White Hart Lane

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Maradona and fellow Argentine legend Ossie Ardiles at White Hart Lane Glenn Hoddle plays for Arsenal

Tottenham fans, look away now.

The Spurs greats donned the red and white of their North London rivals in Paul Merson’s 1996 testimony.

Glenn Hoddle made a rare (and unnatural) appearance for Arsenal in Paul Merson's testimony

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Glenn Hoddle made a rare (and unnatural) appearance for Arsenal in Paul Merson’s testimony When Gazza was a gunner (for a day)

Spurs hero Paul Gascoigne also starred in this game, giving the Gooners more ammo to sharpen Tottenham fans.

Gazza and Hoddle played at Highbury against an international eleven, which included Ruud Gullit, Matt Le Tissier and Chris Waddle.

Gazza even scored FOUR goals, leading Arsenal to an 8-5 victory.

8. Paul Gascoigne (Arsenal)

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One sight that could leave Tottenham fans devastated is one of their heroes wearing an Arsenal shirt. When Ronaldinho played for England

It’s an alternate reality that David Seaman will wish it had existed.

Instead, the only time Ronaldinho donned the Three Lions jersey was during a 2016 Soccer Aid match between England and the rest of the world at Old Trafford.

10. Ronaldinho (England)

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Ronaldinho made English fans’ dreams come true when he donned a Three Lions jersey in 2016. George Best outfitted himself for Chelsea, West Brom and Ipswich

Well, he moved …

The great Manchester United once traded red for blue as he donned a Chelsea shirt for Peter Osgood’s testimony in 1975, just a year after leaving Old Trafford.

A year later, he turned out in a West Brom shirt for Jeff Astle’s testimonial game at the Hawthorns.

And in 1979, he then appeared at Portman Road in an Ipswich kit for Sir Bobby Robson’s benefit football game against an English eleven.

Man United fans won't like to see Old Trafford hero George Best in a Chelsea shirt

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Man United fans won’t like to see Old Trafford hero George Best in a Chelsea shirt

Best made a surprise appearance for West Brom in Jeff Astle's testimony

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Best made a surprise appearance for West Brom in Jeff Astle’s testimony

George Best playing for Ipswich in the Bobby Robson Testimonial in 1979

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George Best playing for Ipswich in the Bobby Robson Testimonial in 1979 Bobby Moore swaps burgundy for Chelsea and Coventry blue

As well as being outfitted with a Liverpool kit, the West Ham legend has also traveled through the capital to play for London rival Hammers Chelsea.

The World Cup-winning captain performed alongside Portuguese icon Eusebio in blue as part of John Dempsey’s testimony in 1980.

He later also donned a sky blue Coventry shirt at a celebrity match.

Bobby Moore and Eusebio in Chelsea kits for John Dempsey testimony

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Bobby Moore and Eusebio in Chelsea kits for John Dempsey testimony

4. Bobby Moore (Coventry)

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England and West Ham legend Moore appeared for the Sky Blues ahead of the 1987 FA Cup final between Midlands and Tottenham John Terry (reluctantly) plays for West Ham

Okay, not a good Hammers kit, but Chelsea legend Terry turned out in this burgundy and blue number for Tony Carr’s testimonial in 2010.

He played alongside Frank Lampard and other members of Carr’s Academy All-Stars team, having spent time there as a youngster.

5. John Terry (West Ham)

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He doesn’t look thrilled, does he? The one-club man?

What is Gary Neville in something more than a Manchester United shirt?

The Old Trafford legend has of course spent his entire playing career with his childhood club, but was pictured wearing a Feyenoord shirt after changing roles following the Red Devils’ 3-1 Champions League victory over the Dutch team in 1997.

3. Gary Neville (Feyenoord)

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It’s weird to see G Nev in anything other than Manchester United’s red When Macca was a hammer

When West Ham legend Alvin Martin testified at Upton Park in 1995, he invited Liverpool ace and fellow Scouser Steve McManaman to participate.

Macca was still one of Anfield’s Spice Boys at the time, but he would go on to make over 150 appearances for Real Madrid and win the Champions League twice.

That probably makes him one of the most successful players to ever wear a West Ham shirt… doesn’t it?

9. Steve McManaman (West Ham)

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Steve McManaman in West Ham gear. Weird. John Obi Mikel jumps the gun

The transfer that never was.

Future Chelsea star Mikel was reportedly forced to sign for the Red Devils before the Blues canceled his transfer to Old Trafford and dropped their man.

However, Man United have had the Nigerian long enough to put him in his jersey!

At one point it looked like Mikel had left for Man United

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At one point it looked like Mikel was gone for Man United Vinnie Jones is playing for Nottingham Forest

The former Wimbledon Crazy Gang member and Hollywood superstar took the time to squeeze his testicles to play Mark Crossley’s testimonial against Derby County in 2000.

15. Vinnie Jones (Nottingham Forest)

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Vinnie Jones Makes One-Time Appearance In Tricky Trees Shirt Diego Maradona Moves To Germany

The Argentine legend was obviously in great demand for testimonies.

In 2000, Maradona entered the field for Bayern Munich in Lothar Mattheus’ “abschiedsspiel” – it’s the “farewell game” for English speakers.

11. Diego Maradona (Bayern Munich)

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In addition to Tottenham, Diego Maradona also raced in a Bayern Munich kit after hanging up his boots Chelsea hero Zola travels through London

West Ham loves testimonials, don’t they?

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola swapped West London for East London in 2010 as he donned a Hammers kit, also for Tony Carr’s testimony.

Blues fans should be able to forgive him, considering he was Upton Park’s manager at the time.

13. Gianfranco Zola (West Ham)

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Chelsea legend Zola was manager of West Ham from 2008 to 2010

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