New Balance Reveals Athletic Bilbao’s Home & Away 2019/20 strips

New Balance Football has officially unveiled Athletic Club’s Home and Away kits for the 2019/20 season.

The home shirt is a clean and classic take on Los Leones’ iconic racing red and white vertical stripes. The shirt sleeves are red and black with a white trim.

The away kit is a celebration of the Basque flag, in recognition of the Club’s special commitment to recruiting and fielding players exclusively from the Basque region. The jersey is eden green with racing red, gold and has the Basque flag framed on the nape of the back of the neck. A bespoke graphic, inspired by the Basque flag is proudly displayed on the front of the jersey. Goalkeeper jerseys for 2019/20 are phantom black (home) and grey (away).

The 2019/20 strips are part of New Balance Football’s ‘Upon this Ground’ campaign for Athletic Club, which celebrates the Club’s unique heritage and Basque roots.

 Club forward Iñaki Williams said: “I believe the new kits respect our traditions very well. All the players are proud to wear the Red and White stripes of Athletic Club of course and this year’s away shirt shows our special connection to the Basque region. I am looking forward to wearing these jerseys very much!

General Manager of New Balance Football, Kenny McCallum, added: “Athletic Club is a special Club with its own unique, independent philosophy and we wanted the kits to be a celebration of that. I’m looking forward to seeing the players step out in both kits next term.”

New Balance Football has employed cutting edge design technology across all 2019/20 jerseys to ensure superior performance. A bonded chest seam promotes comfort while an integrated ventilation zone helps to keep players’ comfortable in all conditions. A mesh structure across the shoulders and back aids airflow and darting around the neck and sleeves encourages freedom of movement.

The full range of New Balance Athletic Club 2019/20 kits including the elite player jerseys and replica jerseys are available to pre-order now and will be available at www.newbalance.com/football (US residents) and www.newbalance.co.uk/football(UK residents) and in New Balance stores worldwide from Saturday 1st June 2019.

Dean Perretta

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