As the Costa Ricans prepare for the Gold Cup which begins in July, New Balance has just revealed an all-new jersey celebrating the 100th anniversary of Costa Rica’s first official football match. Unveiled this Sunday, June 13, the exact date on which the Costa Rican Football Federation commemorates its centenary, this tunic was first worn by the women’s team who won 3-1 against Guatemala at the national stadium. As for Keylor Navas’ teammates, they will wear this new jersey during the Gold Cup that they will start on July 13.
Equipped by New Balance since 2015, the Costa Rican selection benefits from jerseys respecting its historical customs, in addition to being made from recycled materials thanks to the recognized biodiversity of the country. The centenary jersey is totally in this line since it is navy blue, like the first Costa Rican jersey used in 1921 during a tournament in Guatemala, and it is also partially designed from recycled materials. Very classy with tone-on-tone logos, this tunic also features a shield evoking important dates in its history.
This perfect mix between the history of Costa Rican football and the country’s attachment to biodiversity has won over the Federation. “We are very pleased to present the official centenary shirt, which combines precious elements such as the rich history of our football and the dedication to nature conservation, a value that is rooted in the Costa Rican people and in our organization. “, said Rodolfo Villalobos, president of the Costa Rican Football Federation.