New Balance has unveiled their new 2018/19 FC Porto third kit. The shirt is launched as part of the ‘Born For Success’ campaign, which marks the 125th anniversary in the club’s history and celebrates FC Porto winning the 2017/18 Primeira Liga title.
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the club the collection features a commissioned artwork featured on the jersey from acclaimed local underground street artist Hazul Luzah. Hazul’s identity is a closely guarded secret, but his club affinity is plain to see in the final design. As an FC Porto fan, Hazul has celebrated the club’s history, utilising components from within the iconic FC Porto crest, the stadium and the city of Porto. The design, in his signature contrasting line-work and free hand geometric pattern, throughout the jersey on the New Balance FC Porto 2018/19 third kit.
The kit has been engineered using innovative NB DRY technology. The Jersey wicks moisture away from the skin to help keep players fresh and dry from first to final whistle. The 2018/19 third kit features a combination of White, Dazzling Blue and Maldives Blue. The jersey also features top shoulder bonded tape, full colour embroidered crest and a button shawl flat knit collar.
The Dazzling Blue shorts complete the look, featuring a concealed stretch fabric insert which also runs down the side of the shirt. The socks feature an elasticated ankle zone and rib Achilles region with cushioned protection. An additional cushioned heel zone and vented cushioned footbed and toe section have been designed to help players play with power, comfort and extra support.
The goalkeeper kit has been engineered in line with the outfield players’ jerseys and is a Frost Grey with Black pattered sleeves and full colour embroidered logo and full colour crest. The kit is completed with grey shorts and socks, with a black cuff to the lower sock.
General Manager of New Balance Football, Kenny McCallum said: “Working with Hazul has enabled us capture the colours of not only the club but the streets it was founded upon. This kit completes an exciting collection to mark the 125th Anniversary of this iconic Club and we’re proud of this range. We think this kit will be a real hit with the fans of the club in Porto and around the world.”
FC Porto player Sergio Oliveira said: “Everything about this kit looks fantastic. You can really see the effort that has gone into making sure we celebrate the anniversary of the club in the best way possible. It’s going to be a special moment when we get to first walk out onto the pitch wearing it.”