Players of Barcelona wear Nike shirt and play home matches at Camp Nou which is the home stadium of the most successful football club Barcelona. It is a top rated stadium with a capacity of approximately 99,354 spectators making it the largest stadium in Europe and the second largest stadium in the world. Camp Nou is also a sustainable stadium with modern comforts and services, smart and green, harvesting water and energy from the sun. The stadium has hosted two European Champions League finals in 1989 and 1999, five matches including the opening game of the 1982 FIFA World Cup and the football competition final at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Passionate football fans of Barcelona are able to visit here when there are no matches or events being held.
Camp Nou also has been used for various purposes other than a football stadium. It often hosts major concerts. On 9 August 1988, Michael Jackson appeared at the stadium in front of 95,000 fans during his Bad World Tour. A concert of the Three Tenors—Josep Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti—was held on 13 July 1997.
Nike, as the supplier of Barcelona, has unveiled Barcelona Third Football Shirt 2017/18.
“As a professional footballer, you always want to step onto the football field and play games confidently and hopefully. I am so proud to pull on the new shirt inspired by the city we live and the club’s history. The innovation and design take it to a new level.” said Sergi Roberto, a Spanish professional footballer plays as a central midfielder for FC Barcelona. As a versatile player, he is also capable of being a defensive midfielder, full-back or winger.
In 2009, Sergi Roberto represented Spain U-17 in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria and scored by a hat trick in a match against Burkina Faso. He was selected as one of the players of UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI 2016. This young boy has provided four assists in his 13 La Liga games in 2016.
Designed by Nike, the third shirt is striking dark maroon in color and features a simple but stylish round collar. The bright orange stripe on both shoulders and sleeves are eye-catching. Nike Swoosh is also printed in orange. In addition, player numbers appear in the same bright orange. The club crest is indispensable showing loyalty and respect for the mighty club.
Most noticeably, the mosaic patterns that are full of the shirt represent the work of the city’s famous architecture. The shirt’s engineered knit zones on the chest enhance fit for athletes in motion. The back of the shirt is printed with the word “Barça” showing players’ pride both in the club and in the city.
Both the shirt and shorts feature breathable stripes in order to keep players cool and comfortable when they play games at football fields.
The socks with Nike Grip technology also have the word “Barça” in bright orange underneath Nike Swoosh.
This well-designed third kit completely represents F.C. Barcelona and reflects its long history.
Each set of Nike kit is, as always, made from 100% recycled polyester which is made by melted recycled plastic bottles. This manufacturing technique demonstrates Nike’s commitment to sustainable innovation and simultaneously reduces impact on environment.