Spanish La Liga title contenders look to the past for the inspiration behind their 2015/16 Nike home kit. The latest version of Los Colchoneros (Mattressers) primary shirt is based on that worn by manager Diego Simeone and the La Liga and Copa del Rey winning team of 1995/96. It will be available at World Soccer Shop, Kitbag, UK Soccer Shop and Subside Sports.
According to Nike: 2015-16 marks the 20th anniversary of Atlético de Madrid’s 1995-96 campaign, in which the club claimed El Doblete, the prized double of the La Liga and Copa Del Rey titles, for the first time in its history.
The heart of the legendary 1995-96 team’s midfield 20 years ago, Diego Simeone remains a club icon and, now as manager, its undisputed leader.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the club’s glorious double-winning season, the 2015-16 Atlético de Madrid home kit features design insights drawn from the kits in which Simeone and his teammates made history.
The new home shirt boasts five classic Atlético de Madrid red stripes on a white background. Recreating the home kit aesthetic from 20 years ago, every stripe is bordered by a thin red pinstripe on each side.
In further a reference to the 1995-96 shirt, the sleeves and shoulder blades of the new home shirt form a commanding block of the club’s vibrant red. This color palate continues onto the shirt’s back, which for the first time in Atlético de Madrid’s history is entirely red.
Blue stripes also run down each of the shirt’s flanks, connecting with the tonal blue stripes that feature on the classic Atlético de Madrid blue shorts.
The shirt has a lightweight and modern V-neck collar with a blue band at the back. On the inside back of the neck sits a small Spanish flag featuring the anniversary dates of ‘1995/96’ and ‘2015/16’
The new home socks are entirely red with a wide stripe of tonal chevrons on the back of the calf.