February 06, 2020 - Separated by a short drive along Tobacco Road, the biannual matchup between the basketball teams of Duke University and the University of North Carolina (UNC) is one of the fiercest rivalries in sport. The two programs first faced off January 24, 1920. For their initial regular-season matchup of the 2019-20 season, Duke and UNC will wear special uniforms that harken back to that first game.
The body is covered in the programs’ respective tones of heathered blue. The front of the jerseys are characterized by the program logo and are absent of numbers, mirroring the teams' 1920 look. On the inside bottom hem of the jerseys are the Roman numerals MCMXX-MMXX, which translates to 1920-2020. A gold jock tag and gold ELITE tag on the neck signifies a special distinction: programs that have won at least one national championship as a Nike school.
A retail version of the Duke and UNC jerseys releases February 7.
September 04, 2019 - Chelsea's 2019-20 third kit is reminiscent of a celebrated era for the club, with flashes of bright orange — similar to the 1994-96 away shirt — against black.
“You can see the ’90s influence in fashion at the moment, and I think the kit will appeal to pretty much everyone,” says Blues midfielder Mason Mount. “Younger fans will like that it has a streetwear vibe and older fans will appreciate the sentimentality, remembering club legends who donned the famous jersey and their memories of going to games.”
In addition to the use of orange, the jersey boasts numerous other nods to ’90s football, with a jacquard knit rising from the fabric of the shirt, an old-school style squared-off collar and a retro Nike Futura logo. Orange trim on the collar and sleeves illuminate the otherwise black jersey, which features an embossed "CFC" pattern running in diagonal lines across the shirt. "Chelsea FC" is printed across the neckline, above the Nike logo and a club crest that stands out thanks to an elevated trim. The font, borrowed from ’90s match-day programs, adds another layer of nostalgia.
Bright-orange socks, which feature a Nike logo midway up the shin, and black shorts complete the head-to-toe look.
“The changes at Chelsea were reflective of the wider changes sweeping through English football in the early ’90s,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “For the new season we’ve combined design elements from that era with our modern Nike innovations, and hopefully this kit will spark a few memories of what was a special time at Stamford Bridge."
Chelsea will debut the new third kit October 2, when its European campaign begins against Lille.
The shirt is available now from nike.com and the Chelsea FC megastore.
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September 03, 2019 - Tottenham Hotspur’s 2019-20 third kit pays tribute to iconic players of the past by bringing back the famous light blue shade synonymous with the talent that helped carve the way for the club’s future success.
The new kit, which will debut later this month when Spurs' European campaign begins, is light blue from head to toe and features numerous other nods to ’90s jersey culture. An alternating matte/shine jacquard forming a "Spurs" graphic spreads across the front of the shirt, the club crest has an elevated trim and the ’90s vibe is topped up by a Nike Futura logo.
“It’s one of my favorite jerseys for sure, the light blue pops and the retro aesthetic goes down well," says lifelong Spurs fan and prominent UK rap star AJ Tracey, featured in the campaign imagery. "I can’t wait to wear it to the European games, especially this season."
The shirt is framed by a dark blue trim on the sleeves and on the classic-’90s button-down collar. The same dark blue details the shorts and crowns the otherwise light blue socks.
“Everyone will see the retro influence; it’s a tribute to the jersey culture of the 90s,” says Tottenham and England forward Harry Kane. “When you see the light blue, you think of those players that paved the way, and I hope this year we can wear it with pride to go all the way.”
The 2019-20 Tottenham Hotspur third kit releases September 4 from nike.com.
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July 25, 2019 - Twelve months on from PSG’s debut Jordan third kit, the club will wear the famous logo on its statement 2019-20 away kit this season.
Jordan Brand influence on the new design runs deep: The kit is flooded in the iconic infrared shade first introduced on the Air Jordan VI back in 1991. This results in a blistering away look, with head-to-toe infrared giving all of PSG’s teams an audacious change of colors.
The jersey is framed by a black trim on the collar and sleeves. The same black also details the shorts and appears on the socks in the shape of a double horizontal hoop just below the knee. On the reverse of the collar there is an ode to Paris, a city now synonymous with Jordan and set to be illuminated by an infrared glow in 2019-20.
The kit will be worn by leading players, such as Kylian Mbappé, Marco Verratti and Marie-Antoinette Katoto, and will debut on pitch during the PSG men's friendly against Internazionale Milan on July 27 in China.
It is available now for Nike App members and psg.fr. The jersey will be available July 27 on nike.com
July 19, 2019 - Black from head to toe, Atlético Madrid's new away kit is lit by dazzling bright red detailing, the vivid shade representing Atlético’s brilliant resurgence in the past decade.
“The away kit is very exciting; it’s clean and sharp with the black, but then you get these bursts of red, which really catch the eye," says midfielder Amanda Sampedro. "The story behind it is our story, the club’s story, and we will work hard to bring even more success to our supporters."
The shocks of red on the shirt come through in the club crest, Swoosh and sponsor’s logo, as well as red trim on the sleeves. A streak of red appears on the reverse of the collar, while a Spanish flag inside the shirt adds a dose of national pride. The same red detailing appears on the shorts and socks, which incorporate the word "Atlético" midway up the shin.
“Atlético have this really inspiring never-say-die attitude," says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. "They always fight back when faced with a challenge, and this kit pays tribute to the determination which has helped transform them into the elite club we see today."
The 2019-20 Atlético Madrid away kit is available July 19.
July 18, 2019 - Fresh from its N17 homecoming and the opening of a stunning new stadium, 2019 Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur head into the new campaign full of optimism and ambition. The club’s new kits are a sophisticated take on its traditional colors, a fitting ode to an iconic identity.
“It’s a special time at the club right now. The team has been making great progress, and with the move to the new stadium it feels like we have real momentum behind us," says Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane. "The kit looks great, it has a classic feel to it; it’s 100 percent Spurs."
At home, the Spurs will wear pure white shirts, deep blue shorts and white socks. The shirt is framed by blue trim to the V-neck collar and sleeves. Within the trim, the word “Spurs” is subtly apparent and the club motto, “To Dare Is To Do,” is hidden inside the shirt. The shorts are completed by white detailing, and the socks feature a blue hoop and the word “Spurs” at the middle of the shin.
“Tottenham Hotpsur is a club which has been on an upward trajectory for some time now," says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. "They are doing it in a determined, skillful and fearless manner — all the characteristics we associate with young Londoners. Given all of this positivity, we felt it was only right to deliver kits that are Tottenham, through and through."
The Spurs away look makes a bold statement in deep navy with a vivid purple graphic — formed by jagged type lines reading “Spurs” — at the front of the shirt. “The away shirt combines blue and purple in a nod to famous kits from the past," says Hoppins. "Importantly, just like the club, the word 'Spurs' only moves forward and upward within the shape of the graphic."
The away uniform incorporates the club’s motto in Latin, “Audere Est Facere,” within the shirt and finishes the navy socks with a purple hoop.
The 2019-20 Tottenham Hotspur home kit launches July 18 and the away kit releases August 3. Both will be available on nike.com.
July 17, 2019 - Chelsea Football Club will celebrate London’s fashion history each time its teams play away this season: The new away kit is inspired by the Mod culture that thrived on the King’s Road, a short walk from Stamford Bridge, in the 1960s.
The shirt is a crisp white polo jersey with a red-and-blue trimmed button-down collar. “The kit is really beautiful, with so many nice touches," says Chelsea Women forward Fran Kirby. "I know a little bit about Mod fashion and culture and you can see its influence on the kit. I think it’s a shirt you could wear to the game, but also in any situation, and I’m sure the fans will like it."
Some of those touches include the inscription “Pride of London” on the buttons and within the shirt. The head-to-toe look is completed by white shorts and Chelsea blue socks, which feature a white-red-white stripe midway up the calf.
“The concept we came up with is a homage to the Mods of 1960s London and their sharp style," says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. "It really comes together through this iconic white polo, finished off with red and blue stripes from Chelsea’s heritage. We feel this kit will make the players feel super sharp when playing on the road."
The 2019-20 Chelsea away kit is available on nike.com.
July 11, 2019 - Like AS Roma’s new home kit, the Giallorossi's 2019-20 away look is inspired by Jupiter, the Roman God of the Sky. In the design, the lightning bolt takes center stage — it runs like a sash, from the left shoulder to the right hip, jagging its way down an otherwise white shirt with vivid shades of crimson and orange.
“When you combine Roma’s famous colors with the depth of the city’s mythology then you have a really potent mix," says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. "The lightning theme is a powerful concept for 2019-20, and I think both the home and away kits give fresh takes while staying true to the club’s identity."
The kit is completed by crimson shorts and white socks, which feature a yellow lightning bolt detail as well as a Nike swoosh and the words “AS Roma” midway up the shin.
The 2019-20 AS Roma away kit is available July 12 on nike.com, asromastore.com and in official retailers.
June 25, 2019 - A regal new away kit is in store for the FC Internazionale Milano 2019-20 season.
The vivid aquamarine jersey is meant to evoke memories of the goalkeeper’s kit worn by Julio Cesar the season after winning the historic treble in 2009-10.
Embellished with black and gold trim, the jersey takes inspiration from the elegance and grandeur of the city of Milan. The inside of the shirt features a Milanese cross that pays tribute to the architecture of the city’s cherished Duomo.
“I think this is a really fresh away look for Inter for 2019-20,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “It’s great to be able to do that while also tapping into so much Milanese tradition."
Completing the kit are white shorts and color-blocked socks — half green, half white — that are separated by a black stripe and the word "Inter" midway up the calf.
The 2019-20 Inter Milan away kit will be available June 26 on Nike.com, store.inter.it and at select retailers.
May 23, 2019 - AS Roma’s 2019-20 home kit is decorated by a dynamic lightning bolt detail across the jersey’s collar and sleeves. The symbol is associated with the Roman god of the sky, Jupiter, and lights up an otherwise classic Giallorossi design.
“Roman mythology and its influence on Roman identity played a huge part in the concept. This year, Jupiter was our focus, and the lightning bolt was an obvious and powerful symbol to use,” explains Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director.
The new kit will be worn by both the club’s men’s and women’s team.“It’s a really beautiful addition to the Roma jersey and we, as players, will wear it with great pride, giving all our best for our supporters,” says Elisa Bartoli, the captain of the club’s women’s team.
The head to toe look is completed by white shorts and red socks. The socks also feature a lightning bolt, alongside a Nike swoosh and AS ROMA. “The lightning bolt is something new and exciting,” says midfielder Nicolò Zaniolo.
The 2019-20 AS Roma home kit will be available May 23 on nike.com, asromastore.com and in official retailers. The men’s team will wear it May 26.
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