1997 – 98
1998 – 99
The shirt used for this season was virtually identical to the previous season, with the only changes being the PUMA logo being displayed on the right breast and a new sponsor. The season kicked off away at Blackburn Rovers on 15th August 1998, but the shirt used that day appeared without a sponsor. According to Telecompaper.com, in a publication dated 20th August 1998, EDS IT services provider had reached a sponsorship deal with the Rams. A possible reason why the first match of the season was played in a sponsorless shirt could have been due to the deal not being confirmed until after the Blackburn match.
Reference material used:
Telecompaper.com – EDS Derby County sponsorship details.
Many thanks to Paul Tattershaw for the information regarding the Blackburn Rovers sponsor free shirt
1999 – 01
2001 – 03
2003 – 05
2005 – 06
2006 – 07
2007 – 08
2008 – 09
2009 – 10
2010 – 11
2011 – 12
2012 – 13
2013 – 14
2014 – 15
2015 – 16
2016 – 17
2018 – 19
2019 – 20
The 19/20 season, due to the global covid pandemic, saw the end to the season delayed. Football did start back after several months, during this time the new 2020/21 shirt had been released. The Rams would use the 2020/21 season shirt at the end of the season. The shirt had a chest logo which was in recognition to the NHS and the hard work they do.
The home kit displayed the wording BBG 125, this was to commemorate the first match played at the Baseball Ground as sole owners. This seasons third kit has been produced in support Breast Cancer Now wear it pink fundraising campaign. Derby County and Umbro have joined forces to donate £5 from the full sale price of every Adult third shirt and £3 from the sale of every Child third shirt to Breast Cancer Now.
To quote the official DCFC website “
Derby’s new home kit is once again produced by Umbro to create a local accent, further reinforcing the bond between the club, supporters and brand, and includes a flash of dark blue to compliment the black and white of the Rams.
The addition of dark blue to the home kit is a tribute to the team who won the 1971/72 First Division title for the first time in the club’s history.
The Rams started that season wearing traditional black and white shirts matched with blue shorts, and then changed to white shirts with blue shorts as then manager, Brian Clough insisted that the team donned a kit that resembled the blue and white of the England national side.
Clough’s side, who were only promoted to the top-flight in 1969, went on to lift the title after a superb season.
It will be 50 years since that achievement towards the end of upcoming campaign and the club wanted to honour the 1971/72 side to mark the anniversary in the new season’s kit.”