Aston Villa, Wolves, Leicester and Brighton to be impacted by historic Premier League kit change

The Premier League has decided to change a key component for kits, starting from next season.

The Premier League has announced that next season will see a change in design for shirt numbers and logos when the new campaign kicks off in August. This will be just the fourth redesign in the division’s history, providing a fresh look for years to come.

As decided by Avery Dennison, the official name, number and sleeve badge supplier, numbers and names on the back of kits will have a redesigned font to provide better visibility for those watching in the stands and on television. The sleeve badges will also now be a standalone Premier League lion, rather than a circle with the logo in the centre.

Speaking about the redesign, Simon Dennis of Avery Dennison said: “The beauty of the Premier League is that it creates era-defining names and numbers. It is very rare that the design itself changes, so it is an honour for the team at Avery Dennison to have been part of that process.

“The request was for the new design to be an evolution rather than a revolution. With many components to be considered, such as legibility, durability and readability, we also needed to keep sight of the Premier League branding. Through everything, we wanted to ensure that what we put on the pitch keeps the fans in the stadium and watching at home at the heart of it.”

All 20 teams in the English top flight, including West Midlands sides Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers will be impacted by the changes. There will be no affect on the current season.