Barcelona will ditch their iconic Blaugrana claret and blue stripes for a new design in the 2019/20 season. The old kit will be replaced by a new checkerboard design. The checkerboard design (also known as “revolutionary”) is very much similar to that of the Croatian national team.
The kit was designed by Nike — the club’s official partner for more than two decades.
The new kit is seen as a visual representation of the club’s “talent takes different shapes” campaign.
The checkerboard design was inspired by the L`Eixample district of Barcelona. L`Eixample is an area known by its creativity, and its residents are widely acknowledged as the building blocks of the great city’s future. FC Barcelona players also expressed their pleasure for the new Barcelona 2019/20 kit. Spanish defender, Gerard Pique, said the new kit represented the bond the club has with the supporters and the people who are driving the city forward.
The new kit also features the repositioning of the Catalan flag — the flag used to be on the back of the neck but it has now been moved to the front in a V-shape. The new kit will be available for sales from the 4th of Jun
The Barcelona women’s team (Barca Femeni) will also be donning the new kit next season although the shirt will feature the women team’s sponsor – STANLEY- unlike the men’s which will feature RAKUTEN.
Barcelona are not the only top European side to deviate from their traditional colours next season. For the first time since 1903, Serie A giants, Juventus, will not be donning their zebra stripe kit, instead opting for an all-new design that features a white side with a black sleeve and a black side with a white sleeve separated by a pink striped bar.
As for Barcelona’s 2019/20 away kit, it is rumoured to be primarily yellow but will feature a red and blue sash. The cuffs on either side of the new away kit will also be blue and red as well. Barcelona’s 2019/20 away kit will also feature the Nike logo in yellow, while the main and the sleeve sponsor will be boldly written in blue. It is also rumoured to be inspired from the 1970s team.
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