Nike unveiled the 2014/15 third kit of nineteen-time Turkish Süper Lig title winners Galatasaray SK in the lead up to the club’s UEFA Champions League season opener against Anderlecht on Tuesday. The magenta shirt will be available at at World Soccer Shop, Kitbag, UK Soccer Shop and Subside Sports along with the team’s 14/15 home and away jerseys.
According to Nike: For the first time in Galatasaray’s history, the club will wear a groundbreaking new two-tone dark magenta third kit to help make an impact on the pitch this season.
The shirt, shorts and socks all feature a lighter tone of the dark magenta on the front, while a darker tone covers the entire back.
The two tones are split by an orange stripe — honoring one of Galatasaray’s renowned home colors — that stretches along both sides of the kit from the collar, along both shoulders, down each side of the shirt and shorts, and right down to the socks.
When the players are in motion, the stripe will accentuate the contours of the players’ bodies to provide a sense of speed.
“The half-and-half appearance is a traditional football design, but we added a new twist,” said Martin Lotti, Creative Director of Nike Football. “We wanted to utilize vibrant color so the kits look brighter at night under floodlights.”
The shirt also boasts a classic design with a polo neck collar and three-button placket in the darker tone of magenta.
Inside the back of the neck, a pennant tab displays Galatasaray’s home colors and the bold statement, “Ilklerin Ve Enlerin Takimi” (The club of firsts and mosts), to celebrate their status as Turkey’s leading and most successful club.