Scottish Premiership side Rangers FC are celebrating their past while hoping there’s more gold to come in their new home kits for the 2021-22 season.
The Glasgow-based club unveiled the new kits, manufactured by British high-performance sportswear brand Castore, on Saturday, June 26. The shirts are mainly blue, with white vertical pinstripes, white collars and white sleeve cuffs. The club’s monogram, Castore logo and sponsor logo are all rendered in gold.
The club’s RFC monogram is embroidered in gold on the left chest along with a ribbon with the years 1872 and 2022 on either side of “150 YEARS.” The RFC monogram has traditionally appeared on the shirt, sometimes in a shield, instead of the club’s official logo.
Since Rangers won their 50th Scottish Premiership title in 2002-03, five stars have appeared above the monogram. But for this anniversary kit, those stars have been moved to the back of the shirt, near the collar and above a second sponsor logo.
According to Rangers’ website, the kit includes several nods to the club’s history:
“Its classic V-neck design is inspired by a some of the club’s most popular and iconic kits from the 50s and 60s worn by the likes of Jim Baxter, while its thin white stripes pay homage to the shirts from the early 80s donned by heroes such as Davie Cooper.”
The shorts that go with this kit are white with blue stripes down the sides. The socks are black with red cuffs. Both feature gold RFC monograms.
Because the main shirt sponsor, 32Red, is an online casino, the youth jerseys Rangers sell on their website have a different sponsor on the front: Utilita, an electricity and gas supplier.
Rangers also unveiled their home goalkeeper kit on Saturday. It is yellow with a tonal abstract striping pattern down the front. Sponsor logos are rendered in black, as are the club monogram, anniversary ribbon, and five stars. The shorts and socks are also yellow.