Manchester City have unveiled a pretty unusual third kit that is expected to be used for their European campaign this season. The kit is a bold purple-coloured design featuring an orange sash and metallic silver logos that includes a monochromatic club badge. There is also a subtle graphic print on the front and back of the kit.
It is a bold design that is predominantly purple, featuring an orange sash and metallic silver logos, including a monochromatic club badge. The orange sash runs through the dark purple strip in what is apparently a throwback to iconic City away shirts of old.
The sash was last seen on a City shirt in the 2010/11 campaign. It was a season that sparked the trophy revolution at the Etihad Stadium with our FA Cup win. The Sky Blues have not looked back since as we have maintained a top four presence and won several domestic trophies. All eyes are now on how we perform on the continent.
There is also a subtle graphic print on the front and back of the kit which captures an aerial view of parts of Manchester. It includes a closely detailed map of east Manchester, the Etihad Stadium and its surroundings.
The kit has been modeled by Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho. It was unveiled to the public on Tuesday with a couple of young City fans among the first to see the new kit in the club’s dressing room at the Etihad Stadium.
This will be the last Nike-designed kit to be worn by City as the club has signed a lucrative new deal with Puma that will come into effect from the 2019/20 season.
However, City won’t be the only side wearing purple and orange this term. Liverpool’s third kit also bears some similarities. The Reds’ third kit appears to be a throwback to their grey kit of the 1989/90 campaign in which they won the First Division title under club legend Kenny Dalglish. Coincidence?
Our third kit has however, received mix reactions from fans on social media after its unveiling. What’s your take?