Buy your referee shirts online – worldwide
We stock adidas football referee shirts and other new official apparel, such as shoes, shorts and socks. Useful sports accessories like bags and whistles round off our shop’s offering.
Order the perfect adidas referee jersey in your size and other gear by original sports brands!

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REFEREE 18: Order the official adidas referee shirts
adidas apparel is used in all FIFA- competitions and national leagues. Currently we stock the adidas REFEREE 18 collection, which is sure to be the most popular referee shirt in most European and international football leagues.

refereeworld also offers the official UEFA Champions League soccer referee shirts and kit.
Find the best referee shirt for your needs and taste
The modern sports referee’s shirt is no longer made from cotton or polyamide but instead uses an extremely light, high-quality polyester fabric. Enhance your performance with the ideal shirt – whether during training or an official game.

The referee shirt’s ultramodern CLIMACOOL technology and the use of mesh fabric ensure perfect ventilation and moisture transport.
Two breast pockets allow the referee quick access to his notecards and the yellow card close to the chest. The FORMOTION technology grants optimal muscle support and a flattering slim fit.
Colourful kit: Football referee shirts in new colours
The new adidas football referee shirt comes in four fresh colours: yellow, red, blue and black. They ensure that the ref can be clearly distinguished from the players on the field at all times.

Each soccer referee Shirt is also available with short or long sleeves for all kinds of weather, the warm spring/summer and colder autumn/winter season.
The football referee shirt through the years
The role of the referee was first introduced into the official football rulebook in 1873, but his job was limited to sitting by the side of the pitch and adjudicating from there. A light, functional referee’s shirt wasn’t needed for this job yet.

It was only when referees became an active part of the game in 1890 that a football referee kit offering full freedom of movement became a necessity.
Traditionally, the referee’s shirt was black, and well into the 1950s referees even wore ties, shirts and suit jackets instead of an athletic referee shirt.

When red, yellow and light grey jerseys were used for the referee uniform in 1994, this was the first time that referees did not wear black for a football World Cup.

Nowadays a coloured shirt is commonplace, but sports referees still have to make sure that they are easily distinguishable from the playing teams.
FIFA also doesn’t allow any other colours than black, red, yellow, green or blue for its official referee shirts.
Shirts, shoes, socks and other adidas apparel for a fair price
Uniforms by adidas are the standard for most football referees. The German sportswear manufacturer offers a wide range of sports gear especially for refs.

Be it a hot summer’s day or cold autumn weather, adidas offers state-of-the-art short-sleeve and long-sleeve jerseys – all available at our shop.

Complete your football / soccer referee gear with apparel like training jackets, pants, and shoes. We carry every size, from small to XXlarge.

adidas usually provides the referee shirts for the football World Cup as well, and has been the official partner of FIFA for more than 40 years. adidas not only supplies the official match ball but also kits out FIFA’s volunteers, ball boys and football referees with apparel and accessories.
Order your referee kit online – ready for shipping within 24h – worldwide
Whether you are ordering a new jersey or another piece of apparel or football / soccer accessories: Our gear is permanently in stock and all your items are ready for shipping within 24 hours of your order.

At refereeworld we offer an international transaction process. Should you ever be unsatisfied with an item, we’re happy to exchange unopened, unused products up until 14 days after receiving your order.

We provide a full range of secure payment methods like PayPal, C.O.D. service, credit card payment or a pre-payment.
Please feel free to send us an e-mail to or check our customer service section for further information regarding our payment methods, return policy and shipping costs.