Last season’s German Bundesliga runners ups Schalke 04 have unveiled their Umbro home kit for their upcoming domestic and UEFA Champions League seasons. The new Die Knappen (The Miners) primary shirt will be on sale at World Soccer Shop, Kitbag, Subside Sports and UK Soccer Shop along with their already released 18/19 away jersey.
FC Schalke 04 says: The jersey is a modern interpretation of Schalke’s very own heritage embedded in a customized design – the new home jersey is innovatively presented and yet still refers back to the club’s roots in mining.
The center of the jersey has an interlaced hammer and pick; the pattern is shown over the whole shirt. The jersey is emphasized by white sleeve cuffs and a white neckline. The white shorts and blue/white striped socks round off the uniform.
Alexander Jobst, member of Schalke’s managing board: “At Schalke we are particularly proud of our new home shirt. The jersey combines a simple yet cool look with our tradition that shows the hammer and pick in a very restrained way. It is traditional and classical. We want to thank our partner Umbro, who was very flexible when it comes to working with our design requests.”
“It is a great honour for us to design the Schalke home shirt. A lot of people will wear it so it is particularly important that the players and fans can identify with it,” says Michael Scholz, General Manager at Umbro Germany.
Schalke 04 return kickoff their 2018/19 Bundesliga season at VfL Wolfsburg on August 25th.