After presenting the home in mid-May, Manchester City is now unveiling the away shirt that Pep Guardiola’s players will wear in the coming season.
While his home shirt, presented two months ago, features the traditional sky blue of the Cityzens, German kit maker PUMA has unveiled the away shirt which will be worn by the reigning English champions.
And to defend its throne, the team led by Spanish coach Pep Guardiola will do so thanks to an original jersey, more by its design than by its colors.
For the first time, strips… diagonal
For the first time since the 2011/2012 season – in which Roberto Mancini’s men won the Premier League for the third time in the club’s history – the Sky Blues will have a shirt decorated with its two other traditional colours, the red and black.
A usual duo of the second tunics of the Manchester club, which is reminiscent, for example, of the victory of the Mancunians in the FA Cup in 1969 but also in the final of the League Cup a year later as well as in the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1970.
Three Well-Known Sky Blues Colors
To defend the Mancunian crest outside the Etihad Stadium, the teammates of Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez will wear a three-color jersey: as previously specified, black and red arranged in diagonal stripes, a first in history official City equipment, and yellow, present on the logos of the equipment manufacturer, the club and Etihad, official sponsor since the summer of 2009.
As Man City points out, the vertical stripes owe their birth to Malcolm Allison, former coach of the English club from 1965 to 1973. Despite a black band below the armpits breaking the continuity of the bands, we find the rest of the pattern on the back jersey. Just like the V-neck, the short sleeves, also decorated with the PUMA logo in yellow, will be all black, unlike the edition of the 2011-2012 season to which this jersey notably pays homage.
Finally, like every tunic designed by PUMA at the moment, this new Manchester City away shirt is made with ULTRAWEAVE technology, an ultra-lightweight fabric designed for performance efficiency.
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