Barcelona's home and away kit for the 2016/17 leaked - Inspired by the classic 90s outfit?
A photograph of Barcelona’s 2016/17 home and away kit has been leaked.
Mundo Deportivo had reported that Barcelona has signed a new deal with Qatar Airways this month. This deal promises to offer Barcelona a staggering £70 million per season for the next five years.
These two jerseys are being seen as a throwback to two of Barcelona’s older classic outfits which the Catalans dawned between 1990-1995.
The home kit containing a dark blue collar goes back to the seasons from 1990-1992 when players such as Ronald Koeman, Michael Laudrup and Bulgarian legend Hristo Stoichkov wore jerseys similar to it.
The bright, showy, blue away shirt has red and blue stripes across each shoulder and has more of a retro touch. The away kit is similar to the one worn by the likes of Romario and Miguel Ángel Nadal (Rafael Nadal’s uncle) between 1992 to 1995.
Going back to its traditions of sporting a jersey with vertical stripes
The £150m five-year deal will surpass Manchester United’s current deal with American car manufacturing company Chevrolet. United is provided with £53m each year by Chevrolet.
With the introduction of the 2016/17 kit, Barcelona will be going back to its traditions of sporting a jersey with vertical stripes. Last season Barcelona had introduced their current jersey which was a revolutionary one in that for the first time in history the club is hosting horizontal blue and red stripes. It also has the Qatar Airways logo in front of the jersey. It was said then that the logo would be there for the last time but as it appears the logo has been retained in the new jersey, pictures of which ahs been leaked.
Sponsors Nike had claimed that the design of the jersey was inspired from, "horizontal stripes on the Blaugrana flags fans hold aloft on match days at Camp Nou."
However, one has no idea what the third kit for the 2016/17 season will look like. During the 2015/16 season, the third kit was blue in colour. The second away kit was a yellow one.
Last season’s treble winners have made quite a brilliant start to this season. They are now second in the Spanish league with 45 points from 19 games. Atletico Madrid leads the table with 47 points from 20 games. Real Madrid are third with 43 points having played 20 games so far. With a game in hand and just two points behind present league leaders, chances are high that soon Barcelona will reach the top.