UEFA Champions League bound FC Schalke 04 debuted their 2018/19 away kit for their upcoming German Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and European seasons during their 3-3 draw with Southampton FC in China on Thursday.
According to Schalke 04: The designers at Umbro have come up with a cutting-edge twist for the away kit: the sleeve cuff in electric blue creates a dynamic contrast to the otherwise very structured and discreet light grey jersey. Continuous double diamonds, the British company’s famous logo, decorate the cuffs. The company’s signet is also embroidered on the right side of the chest – the logo of FC Schalke 04 is on the left side.
The jersey is highly functional: ergonomic elements on the sides and mesh inserts under the arms give the jersey outstanding breathability. In addition to this, the Schalke slogan is printed in the area of the neck: „Wir leben dich.“
Alexander Jobst, member of Schalke’s managing board, says about the new away kit, “In cooperation with Umbro, we have deliberately chosen to go from the classic football jersey to this modern jersey in a new design and, after many years in white, a new colour”.
“The new away kit also looks great when you’re not on the pitch. The jersey’s main material is visually reminiscent of grey cotton, which is often used in streetwear products. There has never been an FC Schalke 04 jersey like this before”, says Michael Scholz, General Manager of Umbro Germany.