What a pleasure it is to have a legendary player turn coach of your hometown club, and see the man go on to have success in both roles.
Atletico Madrid have lived this utopian footballer’s dream – and the Champions League jersey for 2019-20 season draws inspiration from the man in more ways than one. First, the blue colors inspired by the jerseys of his playing days in the mid-90s – “Psychic Blue” as the main and “Void Blue” accenting on the collar and sleeve cuffs. Next, the rebellious attitude from his playing days and his 2019 comments on preferring rebellious footballers – those are outlined with the disruptive bolt pattern that runs diagonal down the jersey which is further interrupted by the “Atleti” text that runs asymmetric. Both are jacquard, all-over prints adding texture, character and passion to the kit. Finally, the seven stars on the 90s retro-inspired collar remind of the Atleti badge and the Madrid coat of arms.
Class for those Champions League nights, for sure.
• All-over jacquard design with a bolt pattern, interrupted asymmetrically by text reading “Atleti” • Retro collar and Nike emblem • Seven stars lining the collar represent the Atletico crest and Madrid coat of arms • Replica – built for the everyday supporter. Features a looser fit and standard fabric technology. Sewn or embroidered crests make these jerseys very machine-wash friendly • Dri-FIT Technology – a high-performance, microfiber polyester fabric that wicks sweat away from the body and allows for increased airflow • 100% polyester • Officially licensed