Having already wrapped up the Dutch Eredivisie championship for 2020-21, as well as the KNVB Cup, Ajax Amsterdam had another treat for their fans over the weekend: the debut of their new away jersey.
Ajax wore the new kits for the first time on Sunday, May 9, when they visited rivals Feyenoord in Rotterdam. The shirts have navy blue (“Legend Ink”) and royal blue (“Glory Blue”) vertical stripes, with mint green pinstripes.
The collar is solid navy blue, and accents like the adidas logo, sponsor logo and shoulder stripes are in mint green. The club crest has been colored navy blue and mint green. Three St. Andrew’s Crosses, derived from the Amsterdam city flag, appear on the back near the collar in mint green.
The socks are mainly royal blue with navy cuffs and mint green accents. The shorts depicted on the away kit page on Ajax’s web store are navy with mint green accents; however, it appears Ajax wore royal blue shorts on Sunday to contrast against the black shorts Feyenoord wears at home.
The new kits also feature a new font for the names and numbers on the back of Ajax’s jerseys. It’s a fairly classic varsity block font with an inline and the Ajax crest near the bottom.
The new jerseys seem to have worked, as Ajax defeated Feyenoord 3-0. They’ll wear them again against Vitesse on Sunday, May 16.
Soccer jersey blog Footy Headlines has posted some possible details about Ajax’s other 2021-22 kits. They are reporting that the home kit will feature the traditional red stripe down the front, as well as a version of the crest the team wore between 1928 and 1990. They also report the third kit will be black with red, green and yellow accents. This is a tribute to legendary reggae musician Bob Marley, whose song “Three Little Birds” has become an anthem for the club.
Feature photo courtesy Ajax.nl