On 20th May 2018, a legendary star, Andres Iniesta, will end a journey in Barcelona and start a new one as a midfielder in Japanese club Vissel Kobe. His has spent his most remarkable career time at Barcelona and all fans of the club appreciate what he had done for the club in the past years.
Iniesta began his football from La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy. After a long period of professional training, Iniesta made his first-team debut in 2002 at which time he only eighteen. He began playing regularly in the 2004–05 season and continue playing for the team until 2018. Iniesta was a crucial role of the Barcelona sides that won two historic and unprecedented trebles in 2009 and 2015. During all his football career, he has won himself 33 trophies including four UEFA Champions League and nine La Ligas titles. His honors as rewards of his passion and endeavor make him one of the most respected Spanish footballer of all time.
The new jersey for 18-19 season would be the last Barcelona memory for Iniesta.“Barcelona is a place where the football club is absolutely fundamental to people’s lives,” explains Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “Iniesta is an icon and a hero to the people who live in those districts, so I think it’s very apt he will get to wear the new kit for his final game for the club.”
This classic red-blue jersey is designed with the concept that Camp Nou, the home stadium of Barcelona, has a magic attraction and uniting power over city’s 10 districts: Les Corts, Sants-Montjuïc, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, La Barceloneta, Sant Martí, Ciutat Vella, Gràcia, Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris and Sant Andreu.
Inheriting from the tradition, the team shirts using blue as the primary color with red emblematic stripes. The design turns abstract support and union into concrete and allowing the enthusiasm power running with the favorable players in the pitch together. When the club makes its name as a technical and skillful team, the red-blue jersey comes to be a threaten and a fear to all the opponents who dare to stand against these fierce but elegant fighters.
A mini Catalonia flag is embroidered at the back of the collar, bringing a vital element to this profound artwork. Besides the aesthetic design, technology is not absent. The new jersey is weaved by textile equipped with the technology of Vaporknit. It can improve the athletes’ speed without decreasing the sense of the beauty. The visible meshes at the chest and back are distributed according to the precise data of heat radiation and perspiration to provide the best breathability. The scientific design help conducting heat and sweat away from the body to keep players cool and dry in warm conditions.
No matter you are a fan of Barcelona or Iniesta only, this delicate shirt is memorable enough to be one of your collections in your armoire and an embodiment to show your loyal love.