The Barça jersey for the 2019/20 season is swapping the traditional blaugrana stripes for a checkerboard print for the first time in Club’s history. The new design takes its inspiration from the city of Barcelona by incorporating the characteristic blocks of its Eixample district, home to some of the most emblematic buildings designed by the great architect Antoni Gaudí.
The new FC Barcelona home kit goes on sale to the general public on June 4 at all Barça Stores and via the usual sales outlets worldwide. The complete kit also comprises of blue shorts and blue socks with a red trim. For the first time ever the Barça women’s team jersey, which since last season has had its own sponsor, Stanley, will be going on sale. The jersey will be available at the Barça Store from the first week of July, when this particular shirt will be launched.
Another of the new features of the jersey is the position of the Catalan flag. The design is usually located at the back of the neck, but in the new jersey it is situated on front and in the shape of a V instead.
Talent takes different shapes
The worldwide launch of the new FC Barcelona home kit is taking place together with the campaign using the tagline “Talent takes different shapes” and starring the club’s own athletes alongside rising talents from Barcelona from the worlds of fashion, culture, science and cuisine.
The campaign is a tribute to talent and creativity, two iconic elements that Barça and Barcelona have in common. The city is a hub for talent that is expressed in many ways. Likewise, talent at Barça is diverse and multidisciplinary, and can be seen in the football first team, the women’s football team, the basketball, handball, futsal and hockey teams, its youth teams and also in its commitment to innovation and culture.
All professional sports represented
For the first time, the launch campaign for the new kit features representatives of all the different professional sports at Barça: Lionel Messi, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto (men’s football); Lieke Martens, Alexia Putellas and Vicky Losada (women’s football); Riqui Puig (Barça B), Pierre Oriola (basketball), Víctor Tomàs (handball), Ignacio Alabart (roller hockey) and Ferrão (futsal).
“The kit is something new and exciting,” says Gerard Piqué, one of the FC Barcelona football captains. “It might be different but it is 100 per cent Barca and it is even better that the design represents the bond the club has with the supporters and the people who are driving the city forward”.
The campaign also features different people whose talent has contributed to the city’s progress and the community. These include scientists Laura Soucek and Marie Beaulie, researcher Diana Ballart, artist Albert Barqué, trap band SamxSen, young chef Carlota Claver, photographer Berta Vicente and model Candela Capitán.