The crewneck grey jersey features a series of red and blue pinstripes from its front waistline to collar. They represent the journey of Athletic Bilbao’s players from the club’s Lezama Academy to its first team.
The red of the Athletic Club crest appears via flashes at the sleeve cuffs and on the inside collar. The Basque Country flag is place on the outside rear neckline in a dropped area.
Athletic Club first team striker and Lezama graduate Iñaki Williams commented: “I’m really looking forward to wearing the shirt next season. It’s an honour to play for this team, so it’s great to have a bespoke jersey that recognises our journey from Lezama to playing at San Mamés”.
General Manager of New Balance Football, Kenny McCallum, explained how Athletic Club’s youth policy influenced the design.
“Athletic Club’s commitment to preparing local talent is one of the great football stories. We drew inspiration from that rise to the top for this unique design and are excited to see the team compete while wearing it”.