adidas Soccer revealed today the FC Bayern Munich home jersey for the 2017/18 season which draws inspiration from one of the most iconic shirts in the club’s history, a jersey worn by the likes of Franz Beckenbauer, Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller in the successful period of the 1970s. During the Disco decade, Bayern won three of their now twenty seven German Bundesliga titles along with three UEFA European Cups (now the Champions League).
“I was lucky enough to wear the 1977 kit and even at the time I really liked the design,” commented chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on the reissued jersey. “This kit symbolised the start of a great era. Bayern had just won the European Cup for the first time.
We were also German champions and many of the players from this team had also become World Cup winners in 1974,” recalled club president Uli Hoeneß, looking back on the great successes of his playing career.
“You have to feel comfortable in a kit. It has to have some connection to the club and give you a good feeling,” commented Thomas Müller, highlighting what he thinks is important in a kit. The retro aspect rounds off the new home jersey. “It obviously makes you think of the three league titles and the likes of Gerd Müller, Franz Beckenbauer, Uli Hoeneß and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge,” added Müller.
The Bayern Munich 17/18 adidas home kit pays homage to the past while being brought into the future thanks to technical, breathable fabrics and mesh engineering. The predominantly red jersey features thin, vertical white stripes alongside the classic adidas three stripes on the shoulder. FC Bayern’s motto “Mia San Mia” – roughly translating to “We know where we come from, who we are and what we aim for” – features on the reverse of the kit.
To mark the launch, adidas has revealed a design film featuring Jürgen Rank, Senior Design Director, discussing the inspiration behind the design. It details the innovative materials used, the journey from ideation to creation and concludes by explaining how the latest kit is created to inspire a new wave of players and fans, both on-field and on the streets.
The kit will be seen on the field for the first time when FC Bayern München face FC Freiburg on May 20th in the final match of the 2016/17 season. It is now available for purchase at World Soccer Shop, Kitbag, Subside Sports, Lovell Soccer, Pro:Direct Soccer and UK Soccer Shop.