After revealing a 2021/22 home jersey that saw the best sales ever for a kit launch in the history of the club, Kappa and Aston Villa are have unveiled the Kombat Pro away shirt that the Premier League club will be wearing during the upcoming season.
The shirt was unveiled via a video featuring England international Ollie Watkins, Scotland international John Mcginn and Aston Villa fans. The video takes the fans through the emotional journey of the 1982 European Cup Final won by Aston Villa in 1982.
After designing a vibrant sky blue alternate kit for the 2019/2020 season followed by an impactful black away jersey last season, Kappa looked into the glorious past of Aston Villa to design the 2021/2022 away kit. 40 years later, the Italian brand re-interprets the strip in which Aston Villa became European Champions on May 26th, 1982.
The kit uses a white base with claret pinstripes on the front along with a double rounded neckline and contrasted collar. Contrasted sleeves in white and claret, the sky blue inside collar tape, as well as claret and azure details at the end of the sleeves and at the bottom back inserts bring dynamism to the shirt. To emphasize the 40th Anniversary of Villa’s European Cup win a transfer print of a star and the 1981-1982 inscription is found at the back collar.
Both the KOMBAT PRO 2022 and the replica version of the kit will feature a 3-dimension silicon Aston Villa badge. The badge, Kappa logos on shoulders and right chest as well as Cazoo’s logo will all feature in monochrome claret colrr to complete the look of the new away shirt.
The KOMBAT PRO 2022 version worn on pitch by the players will feature the Kombat Pro System technology so dear to Kappa and synonymous with ultra-resistant, elastic and breathable material within the main fabric and a fully stretch bottom part of the sleeves.
Principal partner Cazoo, the UK’s leading online car retailer, will feature their branding across all shirts, including junior and infant kits, ensuring Villa’s younger fans will once more be able to wear the same as their heroes.