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Nike x FC Barcelona Pay Tribute To La Masia’s Founding Year In New Away Jersey

Celebrating 40 years of the illustrious youth academy

12th July 2019

Celebrating 40 years of the illustrious youth academy

After debuting its checkerboard home kit last month, Barcelona has now unveiled its away jersey for the upcoming 2019/20 season. 

Opened in 1979, Barcelona youth academy La Masia, the backbone of the club, has become the place where the sacred “Barcelona Way” is passed on to future generations of Blaugrana players. So, to commemorate the start of a new season, FC Barcelona and Nike have teamed up on a new 2019-20 away kit which pays tribute to La Masia. 

“It is not an accident that La Masia has given the world so many great players,” says FC Barcelona full-back and La Masia product Sergi Roberto. “It is a special place with a unique philosophy and I am pleased this new away kit highlights the academy. Forty years of work at La Masia really is something worth celebrating.”

Just as they did four decades ago, for 2019-20 Barça will wear a bright yellow away jersey decorated with a bold diagonal sash comprising the club’s traditional home colors of red and blue.

“Barça’s away kit from ’79 is a cult classic and with us wanting to pay homage to La Masia, it made perfect sense to use a kit from its founding year as the starting point,” explains Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “What you get is this beautiful vintage Barça design merged with all the benefits of modern technology. La Masia has produced so many iconic players and it remains an honour to produce kits for them.”

The shirt’s stylish v-neck collar is finished at the back of the neck by a vertical strip featuring the stripes of the Catalan flag. The trims of the sleeves are different on each side — red on left, blue on right — and the kit is completed by a match day-choice of blue or yellow shorts, and yellow socks.

The 2019-20 FC Barcelona away kit is available to buy now via nike.com.

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