2017-2018 Barcelona Home Football Shirt
Fútbol Club Barcelona, known as Barça and Barcelona, is a strong team in La Liga. As of 2016, Barcelona had won 24 La Liga, 29 Copa del Rey, 12 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies. Internationally, it won four titles of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and three titles of FIFA Club World Cup. The club has a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid and matches between the two teams are referred to as El Clásico. Barcelona and Real Madrid are two strongest clubs to fight for the champion of La Liga each season.
The club plays its home matches at Camp Nou, a top rated stadium with the capacity of approximately 10,500 spectators. Due to its capacity, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe and the second largest in the world.
In order to provide the most advanced products for players of Barcelona in the new season,Nike and Barça officially unveiled the new home Barcelona shirt. The new shirt is an updated interpretation of the traditional Blaugrana, modern and stylish. Revolutionary Nike AeroSwift technology is used to help players concentrate on games.
Barcelona Home Football Shirt 2017-18 has a simple but modern round collar with red and yellow decorative lines that are inspired by the flag of Catalan. “Força(power)” and “Barça” are knitted into the inside of sleeves reflecting a strong sense of pride. The shirt’s engineered knit zones create a subtle geometric pattern enhancing fit for athletes in motion. Nike Swoosh and the badge of the club are necessary in design process. There are several elements included in the badge: a red cross on the left, red and yellow stripes symbolizing Catalan, blue and red stripes representing the color of the club. A football is placed in the middle of blue and red stripes. Three letters “F, C, B” are in the middle of the badge.
Besides, Rakuten, a Japanese company leading the way in e-commerce, communications, digital content and FinTech services for consumers and businesses around the world, appears on the front of the home team’s jersey shirt for the next four seasons. It becomes the main global sponsor of the club beginning in 2017/18 season.
The classic Barcelona blue shorts feature a darker red stripe on both sides of it to provide greater ventilation. Blue Nike GRIP socks with “Barça” in gold have distinctive red lines running down the back of the calf.
Nike AeroSwift Vapor shirt is the most innovative product that can help players remove interference and focus on the game. The shirt is 10% lighter and 50% more elastic compared to previous shirts. What’s more, the new kit is made from new high-performance yarn to make sweat rate increase by 20% and drying rate increase by 25%.
Each set of the jersey is, as always, made from nearly 16 recycled bottles, which demonstrates Nike’s commitment to sustainable innovation, meanwhile, reduces environmental impact.