Barcelona Centennial Football Shirt 1899-1999

Fútbol Club Barcelona, commonly known as Barcelona or Barça, is a professional football club located in Barcelona, Spain. It is one of successful clubs competing in La Liga and is one of three founding members of La Liga, along with Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid. Founded in 1899, the club with a long history adheres to the motto “Més que un club”(“More than a club”). Barcelona is the second most valuable sports team and the third richest football club in terms of revenue in the world. Its home stadium is Camp Nou which can hold approximately 100,000 spectators, making it the largest stadium in Europe and the second-largest one in the world.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of establishment of Barcelona, the centennial home shirt was well designed by Nike for players to preform well and run freely. Famous footballers wearing the special shirt, such as Josep Guardiola Sala and Luís Figo, helped Barcelona win La Liga in the 1998-99 season.

Josep Guardiola Sala is a former Spanish footballer and is the current manager of Manchester City. When he served as the coach of Barcelona, the club won three La Liga trophies, two UEFA Champions League titles, two Copa del Rey trophies, three Supercopa de España titles, two UEFA Super Cups and two FIFA Club World Cups. As one of the best midfielders of his generation, Guardiola was creative and hard-working. He spent almost his football career in playing for Barcelona. Guardiola was also named the captain of Barcelona for a long time and was the core player of the team. Due to his good anticipation, tactical awareness, and the ability of reading the game, he helped the club get the titles of La Liga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, Copa del Rey and so on.

Luís Figo is a retired Portuguese footballer. He played for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale during his football career as a professional midfielder and he totally won 127 caps for Portugal national team. In June 1995, Figo transferred to Barcelona with a high transfer fee. He with Barcelona won La Liga in the 1997-98 season and the next season. One of the greatest players in the world, Figo got Portuguese Footballer of the Year award six times from 1995 to 2000, Ballon d’Or in 2000, FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2001.

The Barcelona centennial football shirt features red and blue stripes, showing the traditions of the club. “1889” is inlaid the red stripe while “1999” is inlaid in the blue stripe to commemorate the meaningful event. Besides, the club crest is printed in the middle of the two numbers. Indispensable Nike Swoosh is under the badge.

As a loyal fan of Barcelona, I believe that you will not miss the unique football shirt. It is comfortable and breathable for you to wear in daily life. Put on the shirt and you can show your support to the club wherever you are. In addition, cheap football kits are also available for passionate fans around the world.

AC Milan 2017-18 Away Football Shirt

Associazione Calcio Milan, simply known as AC Milan, is one of the greatest and the most successful football clubs in the world. It now plays games in Serie A and Inter Milan has been its sworn enemy. AC Milan won FIFA Club World Cup in 2007, Super Coppa Italiana in 2011. As of 2013, it has got seven titles of UEFA Champions League, 18 championships of Serie A and won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup twice. It is the club that gets the most championships of Intercontinental Cup.

The traditional home shirt of the club is red and black, thus AC Milan is called “Rossoneri(The Red and Blacks)” by passionate fans.

There is an AC Milan away shirt for the 2017-18 season unveiled by Adidas and AC Milan. Although it is predominately white, the shirt still features the traditional elements of the club. The collar and cuffs are decorated with red and black stripes, showing respect for the 1966-67 football match jersey. Adidas brand logo and the sponsor’s name are red in color. The club crest and one gold five-pointed star are printed on the chest. Classic Adidas three stripes, put on both sides of the shirt, are also red and black, which is inspired by the white shirts worn in the 2002-03 and the 2006-07 seasons where AC Milan won UEFA Champions League. A small Italy national flag, a symbol of national pride, is placed at the back of the collar, which is a tradition of the club.

Climacool fabric can make players more breathable and comfortable when they are running at football pitches. In addition, the shirt is made from recycled polyester, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, at the same time, reducing the impact on environment. What’s more, the manufacturing process plays an important role in sustainable project of Adidas.

Together with the debut of the away shirt, there is also a video released by Adidas that designer James Webb introduced how to get inspired from the club’s great tradition and to create a new jersey.

Gianluigi Donnarumma was born on 25 February 1999 at Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. He is an Italian professional footballer who plays for AC Milan and Italy national team. In 2013, the young player joined AC Milan. He said that he was happy to play for the club. Besides AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan also wanted Donnarumma. He began his career with AC Milan in 2015 and became the second-youngest goalkeeper to debut in Serie A when he was 16 years and 242 days. His excellent performances earned him a reputation as one of the most promising young goalkeepers in the world. He made his senior international debut in 2016, becoming the youngest goalkeeper to play games for Italy national team, aged 17 years and 189 days.

When he was young, Donnarumma was a fan of AC Milan and the great footballer Gianluigi Buffon. Buffon has complimented him on physical strength and technical abilities, mental composure and decision making. His elder brother also plays for the club and they are teammates.