Throughout the 2019/20 season, FC Barcelona will play in teal green — just as it did back in 1996-97 when the club the Copa del Rey and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Brazilian legend Ronaldo famously scored 47 goals for the La Liga giants that season.
This Nike third kit, which is loaded with nostalgic nods to Barça pride, will be worn for the first time when FCB’s 19/20 UEFA Champions League campaign gets underway later this month. It will be on sale at World Soccer Shop, Subside Sports, UK Soccer Shop, Pro:Direct Soccer, Lovell Soccer and Kitbag along with the FC Barcelona 2019/20 home and away jerseys.
The teal shade is stylishly set off by a retro V-neck collar, which features a thick Blaugrana trim, and sleeves with a dark blue trim. Meanwhile, the club’s hallowed status at the heart of Catalonia is celebrated through an all-over, diamond-shaped jacquard pattern, inspired by Barcelona’s coat of arms.
“When you see this color, you think of Ronaldo, Guardiola, Stoichkov, Luis Enrique…so many great players” says Barça center-back Gerard Piqué. “It will be a pleasure to wear this kit and bring our fans joy with victories both at home and abroad.”
The FC Barcelona crest leaps from the chest thanks to an elevated trim, and the ’90s nostalgia is cranked up with the Nike Futura logo. Teal shorts and socks complete the head-to-toe look, with the shorts boasting dark blue detailing and the socks topped with a Blaugrana trim.
“Given Barcelona’s incredible archive of kits, it was great fun merging their iconic ’90s identity with the modern Nike aesthetic,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director.
“The color itself conjures so many memories, while the collar and the jacquard pattern make this kit both nostalgic and highly original at the same time.”