Nike and Corinthians Paulista have unveiled the club’s kits for the 2014/15 Brazilian season. The home uniform will be worn for the first time during when Timão (Great Team) hosts Palmeiras in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A on Sunday, July 27th.
According to Nike: The new home and away jerseys (available soon at Subside Sports and UK Soccer Shop) were inspired by the Corinthians’ uniform of the 1970s, which featured bold vertical stripes that many fans consider as the most illustrious in the club’s history.
“Nike and Corinthians have been writing new chapters in the history of football since 2003 and it’s no different this time around. It is an honor to launch the new uniforms for this season by connecting our most innovative performance technology and a tribute to one of the greatest Corinthians and Brasil national team players ever,” said Henry Rabello, Marketing VP, Nike do Brasil.
The white home kit features four bold black stripes on the front. Two black stripes are on both sleeves, which also bear a black bar with white details. Back this season is a V-shaped neck.
On the inside of the jersey at the base of the neck, a pennant tab features the iconic image of Saint George, the club’s patron saint, and the dragon. The shorts are black and the socks are white for the first time after many years, bearing the same four stripes as the jersey. The club’s acronym can be seen on the back of the socks: SCCP (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista).
The new away kit mirrors the home kit in design. Black with thick white stripes, the jersey emphasizes the classic style and is a visual representation of the “Pride to be a Corinthian.”
This away jersey also has a V-shaped neck. It is black and has four thick white stripes generously spaced around the collar. There are two white stripes on the sides of the sleeves, and each of them features a black bar with white details. The jersey also has an inner pennant tab at the base of the neck that uses the same Saint George design. The new shorts are white and the socks are black with white rings and bears the club’s acronym; SCCP, on the back.