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Breaking Tradition: Nike Launch New Checkerboard Barcelona Jersey For 2019/20

For the second time ever the Catalan club moves away from stripes

4th June 2019

For the second time ever the Catalan club moves away from stripes

Barcelona’s home kit for the 19–20 season will —for the second time ever —move away from the club’s iconic stripes to feature squares instead. The chequerboard pattern of the new shirt is inspired by the city’s famous Eixample district from which the Sagrada Familia church watches over Barcelona.⁣⁣

The neighborhood pulses with creativity, and its residents are acknowledged as the building blocks of the city’s future.

“Barcelona is a club with a bold and adventurous philosophy and that resonates throughout the city,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director.

Influential figures from Barcelona’s broad sporting spectrum joined FC Barcelona’s players and pioneers from the fields of fashion, science, food, music and art to unveil the kit and celebrate their shared spirit, culture and identity.

“The kit is something new and exciting,” says Gerard Piqué. “It might be different, but it is 100 percent Barca and it is even better that the design represents the bond the club has with the supporters and the people who are driving the city forward.”

In 2015-16, Barcelona’s kit swapped its traditional stripes for hoops. The checkerboard design is only the second shift from the club’s norm and provides a fresh interpretation of Barca’s world-famous colours.

The 2019-20 FC Barcelona home kit is available now via www.nike.com/football.

Looking for more football jerseys? Check out another new Nike drop in the form of the lightning drop Roma home 2019/20 kit.

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