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While the equipment manufacturers took advantage of the end of the season and its sporting stakes to unveil the new tunics of the biggest clubs, Nike has played the card of patience with regard to Barça and has just revealed the new home shirt. that Lionel Messi and his teammates will wear during the 2021-2022 campaign.
Even if the Euro is in everyone’s mind, FC Barcelona still manages to remain at the heart of football news. After a very difficult season marked by an elimination in the knockout stages of the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain and a victory in the Copa del Rey as only consolation, the transfer window should be agitated in Catalonia. This Tuesday, June 15, it is not a star who was presented at Camp Nou but the new blaugrana tunic which will be worn from the start of next season.
A first in history
Equipped by Nike since the 1998-1999 season, FC Barcelona has been the flagship club of the comma brand for several decades now and the beautiful story between these two football giants should in theory continue until 2026, following the ‘contract extension signed in 2016 which would bring in nearly 150 million euros per year to the club founded in 1899. Since arriving in Catalan soil, the American equipment manufacturer respects the traditional colors of Barça but does not hesitate to innovate at the level design and back to school, Frenkie de Jong and his partners will even wear a jersey that is far removed from what we are used to seeing.
In the purest tradition of the club to the 5 Champions League, Nike presents a red and blue tunic but replaces the small yellow touch that is usually found on the logo of the American brand with a touch of white. This white touch is also found on the sponsor jersey “Rakuten” which arrived in 2017-2018 when Barça has long been known not to wear a sponsor on its tunics. Beyond this minor color change on the Nike comma, it is especially in terms of design that this jersey stands out.
Instead of the traditional red and blue vertical stripes or other more original designs unveiled in recent seasons, Nike reproduces the historic FC Barcelona logo on the front of the tunic. We thus find the famous Cross of Saint George on the upper right part of the jersey while fine vertical stripes take place on the upper left part and wider vertical stripes take place on the entire lower part. In addition to these changes, red completely dominates the right flank of this tunic while blue dominates the left flank.
Finally, Nike goes to the end of its ideas by completing this new outfit with half-blue, half-red shorts and two-tone socks where we find the inscription “Culers” in honor of Barça supporters.