2018~19 New Barcelona Second Away Kits

First Barcelona away shirt leads spectators to the honorable stimulating history and reminds people of a great player contributing to the team, Nick sticks to the design idea that combining the distinguished element with the jersey, resulting in the second one. New Barcelona 18-19 second away shirt is revealed by Nick and Barcelona. This time, new jersey draw fans’ attention back to the city of Barcelona, the birthplace where the club booming as well, by builds a strong connection between the salient pattern on the shirt and a wonderful view from the city.

The pattern at the front derives from the aerial view of the Eixample. The Eixample, which means ‘expansion’ or ‘Expansion District’, is a district of Barcelona between the old city (Ciutat Vella) and what were once surrounding small towns (Sants, Gràcia, Sant Andreu etc.), constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Eixample is characterized by long straight streets, a strict grid pattern crossed by wide avenues and square blocks with chamfered corners.

As same as the Diagonal Avenue dividing the whole Eixample, a sash crossing from left shoulder to right bottom cuts the jersey in two parts. The darker red catercorner fade out into pastel pink, which seems to indicate the archaic architecture is infiltrated by a modern atmosphere. Square blocks, like the buildings in Eixample, hazily appears on the sash. Comparison between the dark and bright shows club’s decision to move further in the future with the memorable glory of both team and city

The reference to physical place had already been adopted for the creation for the 2018/2019 home uniform (10 vertical stripes as many as the city’s districts), and as explained also by the Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director, Pete Hoppins, who said that “the football club is part of the fabric of Barcelona; its influence is visible in every avenue and plaza, and that passion really inspired the team’s 2018-19 collection”.

The relationship between the city and club is intimate. The club owns its crest at its birthday. The original crest is the Coat of arms of Barcelona with an additional laurel and a bat, surrounded by the name and establishment date. In 1910, the club provided a chance among its members by holding a competition to design a new crest. The winner was Carles Comamala, who at the time is a player of the club. Comamala’s suggestion became the prototype of the crest that the club wears today. The crest is somehow modified with the development of the club however fundamental elements keep unaltered. Nowadays, The crest consists of the St George Cross in the upper-left corner with the Catalan flag beside it. At the bottom is the colors red and blue representing the club, and a football pattern is prominent in the center.

Things always change. The historic architectures in Eixample will fade out as well as the emblem will be modified constantly, but support from the city and honor of the club will remain as they used to be. No matter what performance the club will show, It is Barcelona, more than a club.

2018~19 Barcelona New Away Football Kits

Futbol Club Barcelona, known simply as Barcelona or furthermore as Barça, is a professional football club whose home stadium is Camp Nou located at Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Established in 1899 by a group of footballers called by Joan Gamper, the club, after a really long time development, has become a unique emblem of Catalan culture and Catalanism, hence the motto “Més que un club” (“More than a club”). The Barcelona is the third most valuable sports team in the world, worth $4.07 billion, and the world’s third richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €648.3 million.

Totally, Barcelona has won 2 Copa de la Liga trophies,3 Copa Eva Duarte, 13 Supercopa de España, 25 La Liga and 30 Copa del Rey. The club is also the record holder for the latter four competitions. In international club football, Barcelona has won 20 European and World titles: 5 UEFA Champions League titles, a record 4 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, a joint record 5 UEFA Super Cup, a record 3 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and a joint record 3 FIFA Club World Cup. Barcelona was ranked first in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics Club World Ranking for 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 and currently occupies the third position on the UEFA club rankings.

The club not only is famed for its excellent achievement on the various championships but also earn the reputation of training the youth players and sending the fresh look of prominent players to high-level competition. La Masia de Can Planes, usually shortened to La Masia, is Barcelona youth academy. This academy holds more than 300 young players and has been praised since 2002 as the best in the world, is a significant factor in FC Barcelona’s European success. It is an ideal cradle for the teenagers who want success on the pitch. The academy is proud of a great many football stars, such as Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué and Xavi.

The team itself is a nurture as well. Mostly, the player who ever played in this team has come into an eminent footballer. Ronaldinho, who join the Barcelona in 2003, is one of those superstars. He left a memorable moment for Barcelona in 05-06 season. With his flamboyant skills, The club repeated its victories in both La Liga and the Supercopa de España from the year before. It is Ronaldinho who captained the team to its first European title in more than ten years.

The new 2018-19 away shirts revealed is singing the ode. The bold yellow reminds fans of that triumph by duplicating the away shirt of the 05-06 season. “This year, we are celebrating 20 years of working with FC Barcelona,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director, “We want to pay our homage to that monument and hope the team wins the honor in the new season as they did in that glorious time.” Triumph comes hard when you stand against such strong rival as Real Madrid but Barcelona will be encouraged by the honor they ever enjoyed and support from those wearing new football kits.

2018-19 New Barcelona Home Football Kit

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.