so they dont hurt their shins
A jersey, shorts, socks, shin pads and boots
Footballers are required to wear shin pads/guards.
The only thing they wear are shin pads, these help lessen the impact from tackles on the shins, but only from the front.
footballers were shin pads to protect their shins when a player slide tackles them
Mainly as team colours need to be worn, so players can be distinguished. Some shin guards are held in place with the socks. And shin pads have heavy branding which would need to be covered anyway.
on your shins then take of them because all shin pads wont fit you
No, you can wear knee pads that go on your knees to help with digging.
Yes, goalkeepers wear shin pads.
You don't and they don't. They generally wear knee and thigh pads but most skill postion players choose not to wear those either. I played for years and have NEVER seen shin pads!