Bayern Munich have unveiled their new third kit for the 2021/22 season which will be on show in the Champions League.
After releasing their traditional red home kit, Bayern have been focusing on paying tribute to the city of Munich with their latest releases. The black and gold away shirt features the image of the Munich coat of arms, and but this third shirt has taken local pride one step further.
Inspired by the mountains in Bavaria, Bayern‘s third kit features a blue ‘stylised mountain world’ which comes with two meanings. As well as an indication of the club’s appreciation of its roots, the rocky skyline is also a reflection of Bayern’s desire to reach the highest peaks in the football world as well.
That pattern goes across the front of the shirt and on the sleeves, with the back of the shirt left plain white for the player names and numbers, which stand out in bright red like the club badge, adidas and Deutsche Telekom logos on the front.
The shorts are also a simple white, but the mountain graphic returns on the socks.
“Being a born-and-bred Bavarian, I particularly like this look,” Thomas Muller told the club’s official website. “I love the mountains, I love my home, and I think it’s nice we can illustrate to the whole world this special attitude to life we have here with this jersey.”
New Bayern Women signing Saki Kumagai added: “I’ve just joined FC Bayern and felt at home from day one. Mountains always have a motivating effect on me, and they remind me of my home in Sapporo. FC Bayern is known for always having the highest goals, in both men’s and women’s football. That’s why we’re all here.”
The shirt will make its debut in Tuesday’s Super Cup clash with Borussia Dortmund, with Bayern looking to win the trophy for the second year in a row and the fifth time in six seasons.