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Atlético de Madrid’s New Kits Capture Club Motto, “Our Heart Unites Us, Atleti Unites Us”

July 03, 2020 - Atlético de Madrid’s 2020-21 home kit embodies the lasting values of the club through a classic interpretation of their famous colors. 

Los Rojiblancos is a team that backs up elite talent with hard work and determination — traits also shared by Atleti supporters in the stands.

Few clubs enjoy such a strong synergy between team and supporters, and the result is a potent mixture of loyalty and passion.

These same characteristics are reflected in a new 2020-21 home design that celebrates the club’s rich heritage through a traditional collared jersey, capturing the special Rojiblancos spirit in the fiery red vertical stripes. 

“This kit has a very classic look to it and it’s nice to have the full collar back for the first time in a while,” says midfielder Saúl Ñiguez.

The traditional red and white stripes cover the front, back and sleeves of the jersey, and are slightly distorted to create a modern feel. A navy blue fold-down collar is fastened by two central buttons, while blue tape runs down the sides of the torso. Navy blue shorts and red socks complete the look, with the word “Atleti” appearing midway up the calf. 

The 2020-21 Atlético de Madrid home kit is available July 3 on nike.com. 

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Spurs Pay Homage to a Century-Old Tradition

May 24, 2021 - In 1921, Tottenham Hotspur debuted the cockerel crest on their shirts. A century later, the Club is celebrating the now world-famous bird with a new 2021-22 home kit that gives a subtle, elegant tribute to the heritage crest.

As much as the jersey honors the past, it also serves the future: The kit that players will wear on the pitch and the replica jerseys for fans are constructed with 100 percent recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has been using recycled polyester to produce football kits. Each year, Nike diverts one billion plastic bottles from landfills and waterways by creating and designing with recycled polyester.   

The jersey has a clean, all-white aesthetic and the side tape has an embossed cockerel crest, creatively distorted in a repeat pattern. The kit is completed with navy blue shorts and socks featuring a white Swoosh.

The 2021-22 Tottenham Hotspur home kit will be available at nike.com May 24.

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Power is Personified in Liverpool FC's 2021-22 Home Kit

May 20, 2021 - The Liverpool FC 2021-22 home kit is drawn from the club’s 1964 debut of its flooded red kit, borne out of belief that the deluge gave the team a psychological edge over its opponents.

Channeling the mythological sense of power and danger later described about that memorable Anfield debut, the full red kit is complemented by a glow of bright crimson, paired alongside bolted pinstripes. The kit is rounded out by green neck tape, a fossil-palette Swoosh and crest, bright crimson sleeve cuffs and a stripe down the sock.

The new kit that players will wear on the pitch and the replica jerseys for the fans are constructed with 100 percent recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles.

“It’s great to see the perfect blend of our heritage and Nike’s product innovation for our new home kit,” says Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk. “Being part of the Swoosh family for years, they’ve been at the forefront of sustainable design and it goes a long way into making our sport a greener one.”

The Liverpool FC 2021-22 home kit will be worn for the first time against Crystal Palace May 23. It will be available to Nike Members May 20 and a full release will follow June 3.

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Chelsea’s New Wave Arrives in a Bold Design

May 13, 2021 - Chelsea’s 2021-22 home kit, made with 100 percent recycled polyester fabric, is inspired by the abstract, kaleidoscopic designs of optical art.

The season’s kit features a bright, vibrant blue with hints of yellow cutting down the sidetape and Swoosh. The print continues onto the shorts, and the socks include a sleek yellow and blue trim. A yellow “CFC” is knitted into the back neck.

“This jersey is the most eye-catching yet and is so unique from the others I’ve worn,” says Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount. “I think it’ll be a big hit with Blues across the globe.” 

Since 2010, Nike has been using recycled polyester to produce football kits. Each year, Nike diverts one billion plastic bottles from landfills and waterways by creating and designing with recycled polyester.   

“I feel like the kit really represents this younger generation rising up the ranks and I love the sustainability behind it,” says Mount.

The 2021-22 Chelsea home kit will be worn for the first time by the men’s team May 15 followed by the women’s team May 16. It releases to Nike Members May 13 on nike.com and at retailers May 20.

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In the I M Collection, the Black and Blue Show Something New

April 07, 2021 - Following the launch of its new crest, FC Internazionale Milano releases its I M Collection, which includes the team's special-edition jersey, the first to feature the new identity. The collection's pieces are brought together by a blocked, geometrically-dazzling interpretation of the Nerazzurri stripes.

The special-edition jersey features a thorough arrangement of shapes down the body, from the bleach-like prints on the chest to the more understated use of stripes, circles and grids, divided through bold proportions for an unmistakable presence. Similarly, the club’s new crest leads the team identity forward through proportions, in which symmetry by way of a clean “IM” monogram offers an original yet familiar visual code for the Nerazzurri faithful.

The collection also includes a short-sleeve T-shirt detailed with a halved, blue-striped pattern over a white base, and a tracksuit and long pant, arriving in both men and women’s sizing.

The I M Collection from Nike and FC Internazionale Milano releases April 7 on nike.com and later on store.inter.it.

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Bold is the Name of Liverpool FC's Away Game

August 13, 2020 - Nike and Liverpool Football Club launched their partnership on August 1. The new home kit acknowledges the club's past. Liverpool's 2020-21 away kit introduces a visionary look that is a visual representation of club and city. 

“We have very distinct design filters that are fully demonstrated in the collection we’ve created for Liverpool FC,” says Scott Munson, VP, Nike Football Apparel. “We set out to create a collection that celebrates the rich culture of the city of Liverpool and the club. The away kit allowed us to be bolder and more expressive in how we brought some of these cultural references to life, and we’ve landed on a look and aesthetic that really reflects that.” 

Having introduced teal through subtle design references in the home jersey, the color explodes into a bold print on the 2020-21 away jersey — heavily influenced by the Liver Bird (the beacon of the city). The kit is also emphasized by the Shankly gates, which are brought to life through the swirling acanthus leaves that embellish the legendary You’ll Never Walk Alone motif.

“I’m a massive fan of the new away kit,” says Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. “I really love the design and how it has been influenced by the city and specific aspects of the club. I can’t wait to get back out there and play in it next season.”

On the nape of the neck, and in memoriam of the 96 children, women and men who lost their lives more than three decades ago at Hillsborough in the worst disaster in British sporting history, a 96 emblem is encased by eternal flames.

The shorts are teal and have a black stripe down the side and the socks carry through the aesthetic of the jersey. 

The 2020-21 Liverpool FC away kit is available now for Early Access at nike.com and at all retailers August 17. It is also available for pre-order in LFC retail stores and online at store.liverpoolfc.com. 

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Atlético de Madrid Launches Eye-Catching Away Look

July 31, 2020 - The new Atlético de Madrid 2020-21 away kit comes in head-to-toe blue with bright red detailing, and is inspired by the city’s Fountain of Neptune, one of the most iconic monuments in the city center where Atleti fans gather to celebrate the team’s victories. The bright, colorful details include gradient striping — unique to Atlético's new away — which is used to illuminate the collar, sides of the jersey and socks.

“This kit is really striking,” says midfielder Marcos Llorente. “The blue really grabs your attention and the red also jumps out. I like the subtle stripes and I think it will be very popular with the players and the supporters.”

The front of Atlético's blue away is lit up by a red Nike Swoosh, club crest and sponsor’s logo. The gradient striping surrounds the crew-neck collar and runs down the sides of the torso. 

Blue shorts and socks complete the full look, with gradient striping stretching up the leg from the ankle. Inside the shirt, an inner-pride feature depicts a trident in a further reference to Neptune and to Atleti’s strong bond with the statue.

The 2020-21 Atlético de Madrid away kit is available through nike.com July 31. 

July 31, 2020 - FC Barcelona's 2020-21 away kit is inspired by the electric atmosphere of Barcelona by night. When the sun goes down, the avenues of the Catalan capital come alive, bringing energy and light to the darkened city blocks.

It is the club's first black away kit since the 2011-12 season. "Black and gold go really well together and the kit looks really sharp," says defender Gerard Piqué. "It has been a few years since we have had black, so it’s a nice change to have it back."

Black from head to toe — jersey, shorts and socks — the kit features a number of contemporary details. A golden Nike Swoosh, club crest and sponsor’s logo light up the front of the jersey, with the embroidered crest and Swoosh standing out thanks to an elevated trim.

"The energy on the ground in Barcelona is hard to match, as is its passion for the football club," says Scott Munson, VP, Nike Football Apparel. "I think these colors work really well to create a clean look that will have that crossover appeal and make it popular in the streets that inspired it."

A two-tone gold and black V-neck collar and custom rib trim on the sleeves give the jersey a superior feel. A gold squad number, Swoosh and crest feature on the black shorts, while the word "Barça" and a Swoosh appear midway up the front of the socks.

The 2020-21 FC Barcelona away kit is available July 31 on nike.com.

July 30, 2020 - Inspired by a new era of football and innovation, Tottenham Hotspur’s new home kit uses dynamic color blocking and a bespoke knit pattern to add a futuristic quality to the club’s traditional look.

“Tottenham Hotspur’s 2020-21 designs try to capture some of the excitement generated through what has been a momentous time for the club,” says Scott Munson, VP, Nike Global Football Apparel. 

The home shirt sees the traditional white enhanced by a knit pattern woven into the fabric. The pattern was created by reinterpreting graphics from old jerseys to create a new design. Blocks of blue cover the shoulders and frame the pattern, while a yellow pinstripe lights up a dark V-neck collar.

The same blue and yellow can be found on tape running down the sides of the torso. A yellow loop label, inspired by streetwear and featuring the Spurs badge, can be found at the left hip in another Spurs’ exclusive. Elevated trims on the Nike Swoosh and club badge provide a premium finish. Blue shorts and white socks complete the look.

“The kits look great,” says striker Harry Kane. "The home shirt has that distinct Spurs feel to it, but at the same time, looks very modern thanks to all the special touches. As an away kit, this shade of green is a new color, but I think it suits us really well, and the small details also make a big difference.”

As with the home kit, the away kit takes an adventurous approach by introducing a fresh shade of green and flashes of neon yellow and lava glow to create a vibrant change of colors for the new season.

The shirt is enlivened by hits of neon pink and yellow. Lava glow pinstripes pop against a black collar and side stripes, while a Barely Volt Swoosh, crest and sponsor’s logo shine against the green background of the jersey. The away shirt also features the exclusive loop label and elevated trims.

The 2020-21 Tottenham Hotspur home and away kits are available July 30 on nike.com and tottenhamhotspur.com.

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July 29, 2020 - Reviving a classic look for the 2020-21 away kit, AS Roma's new second shirt is predominantly ivory in color. This is reminiscent of the countless iconic monuments that give the Italian capital its distinctive appearance and unmatched beauty.

The shirt is highlighted by a polo collar and a two-button closure. The arrangement of the collar colors (dark red with yellow and red border details) brings to mind the club’s away shirts from the early 1980s — a golden era for the club.

“Everyone remembers those away kits, with the yellow and red collars,” says midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini. “The influence of those designs is clear to see in this new kit, one I think will quickly find its way into the hearts of the fans.”

The iconic Lupetto badge, designed by the late Piero Gratton, is featured on the chest, this time in black — a modern take on the club's kits from the late 1970s, which displayed the badge in its usual yellow and red circular frame.

Complementing the new shirt, the away shorts are also dark red. On the right thigh, the Lupetto is presented in white, another call-back to the 1980s. Ivory socks with yellow and red detailing complete the outfit.

The new 2020-21 AS Roma away kit will be available July 29 on nike.com and asromastore.com.