Barcelona Launch 2020/21 Nike 3rd Kit Inspired By the Mediterranean Coast

Barcelona have launched a pink third shirt for 2020/21 | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Barcelona have launched their new Nike third kit for the 2020/21 season, a design directly inspired by the city’s iconic setting on the Mediterranean coast.

The pink and green together is a bold colour combination, but is one directly tied to the city.

The colours are said to represent breaking dawn in Barcelona, with the pink a nod to the hue of the morning sun rising through the city. The green trim, meanwhile, is for the green-blue of the bordering Mediterranean Sea.

The shirt is paired with green shorts and pink socks.

It is only the second time in Barça’s history that a predominantly pink jersey has been used. The last was as recently as 2018/19 when the city’s famous street blocks formed the basis of the pattern.

FBL-EUR-C1-INTER-BARCELONABarcelona last wore a pink kit in 2018/19 | MARCO BERTORELLO/Getty Images

The new 2020/21 shirt will be primarily worn as a change strip in the Champions League, although it will also be used as an option in domestic La Liga and Copa del Rey games when a lighter shirt is needed – both the home shirt and first away kit use dark shades.

It is constructed from 100% recycled polyester made from melting down plastic bottles to create the fibres. The shorts are also made from the recycled material.

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