Futbol Club Barcelona, commonly known as Barcelona or Barça, is a professional football club in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The club’s motto “Més que un club(‘More than a club’)” is displayed one stand of its home stadium Camp Nou. It is one of the most widely supported clubs in the world. Players of the club have won Ballon d’Or awards or FIFA World Player of the Year awards, including Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta and so on.
Football fans of Barça must know the club’s classic and traditional home shirt. The blue and red striped shirt was first worn in a match against Hispania in 1900. The 16-17 home football jersey was officially launched by Nike and Barcelona and continued the tradition. The brand new home shirt drew inspiration from the 1991-92 jersey. Barcelona successfully won UEFA Champions League that season. In addition, new Vapor jerseys made by Nike’s innovative AeroSwift technology brings a new look to the club, traditional but stylish.
Captain of the club Andres Iniesta explained: “In Barcelona, we believe in fast and offensive playing style. The new jersey is light and comfortable. It is a combination of our tradition and future.”
The blue and red stripes are much wider and brighter to pay tribute to the team that won the 91-92 UEFA Champions League. The shoulder and sleeves are dark blue in contrast to the body part.
Both inside and outside of the jersey are emblazoned with club elements. “Barça” is printed on the back of the collar and a small Catalan flag is under the world. “Un Crit” and “Valent” form the club song “Cant del Barça” are embroidered on the inside of cuffs. The font of player’s number and name is inspired by beautiful curves of Barcelona’s iconic buildings.
A red stripe is put on both sides of the shirt and shorts. When players are running on football pitches, the breathable stripes can keep them cool and comfortable.
AeroSwift technology makes the home shirt lighter and more elastic. Besides, the shorts and socks are more breathable. On the other hand, the material of the home kit ensures high-performance, meanwhile reduces the impact on environment.
Andres Iniesta who has been mentioned is a Spanish footballer who also plays for Spain national team. Widely regarded as one of the best players and one of the greatest midfielders in the world, Iniesta has played for Spain Under-16, Under-19 and Under-21 teams. In 2006, he made his international debut for Spain. The excellent player helped Spain national team win Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. In 2012, Iniesta was chosen the Man of the Match of the final against Italy, and was named the Player of the Tournament.
Iniesta is a father with daughters and son off the football pitches. The support from his family is of great importance for him. He will play well with the support of loyal fans and family members.