Celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Cologne, German Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln and its official kit partner hummel have unveiled a special designed 2023/24 Carnival jersey. This unique jersey combines the traditional charm of Cologne’s Carnival costumes with a modern sports design, creating a visual spectacle that captures the essence of the city’s unique culture.
The hummel 1. FC Köln 2023/24 Carnival jersey features a captivating gold pattern design that takes its inspiration from the intricate elements found in traditional Carnival costumes. At the heart of this design, the beloved FC Köln mascot, Hennes the goat, holds a prominent position, harmoniously woven into the golden motif.
The gold accents throughout the design pay homage to the longstanding tradition of Carnival attire and symbolize the unbreakable bond between the club and its passionate supporters.
“We are proud to work with 1. FC Köln in creating a jersey that not only showcases the culture and spirit of Cologne but also brings tradition and innovation together. This design truly represents the fusion of culture and sports, and we hope that both players and fans will wear it with immense pride,” says hummel CEO, Allan Vad Nielsen.
Drawing inspiration from the traditional Carnival costumes, the V-shaped pattern and stripes on the shirt seamlessly blend the rich cultural heritage of Cologne with the sporty spirit of 1. FC Köln.
At the core of the kit, alongside the logos of hummel and 1. FC Köln, stands the city’s coat of arms. This integration symbolizes the inseparable connection between the club, the city, and its dedicated fan base, encapsulating the essence of Cologne in every stitch.
“The infectious joie de vivre of Cologne, which resides within us all, is what makes our city and our club truly special. With the launch of the new FC Carnival jersey, we aim to showcase this spirit and proudly share the 2024 session motto with the world,” says Markus Rejek, the Managing Director of FC Köln.
Adding an extra touch of Carnival magic, this year’s Cologne Carnival motto, “Wat e Theater, wat e Jeckespill” is discreetly printed inside the jersey’s neck. This homage pays tribute to the integral role that the Carnival, theater, and 1. FC Köln play in shaping Cologne’s culture and identity.
The hummel 1. FC Köln 2023/24 Carnival jersey will make its debut on the pitch during the home game against Augsburg on November 4th, 2023.