The kit unveilings ahead of the 2021-22 European club football season didn’t slow down over the weekend, with a pair of Premier League clubs leading the way …
NEWCASTLE UNITED – Home & GK
2021-22 is the first season of a new deal between Premier League side Newcastle United and British high-end clothing manufacturer Castore, who also outfit Rangers FC of the Scottish Premiership. The front of the shirt features broad black and white stripes and a white grandad collar, drawing inspiration from the kit Newcastle wore from 1995 to 1997. The sleeves also have black and white stripes, with black and white trim on the sleeve cuffs. It will be paired with black shorts and black socks, both with white trim.
Newcastle’s home goalkeeper kit is mainly purple, with tonal diagonal stripes down the front. The sleeves and grandad collar are solid purple, and the sleeve cuffs have black trim.
NORWICH CITY – Home & GK
Norwich City marks its return to the Premier League with a new home kit manufactured by Joma. The base of the jersey is yellow, but a green pattern on the sleeves is inspired by the wings of a canary, like the one on the club crest. There are also green panels on the shoulders, and a green stripe down each side.
Norwich City’s kits were made by Errea prior to this year. The logo of British sports car manufacturer Lotus returns to the front of Norwich’s shirts, a space they previously occupied from 2003 to 2006. The club had struck a deal with Asian betting company BK8, but it was cancelled after fan backlash over the company’s use of sexist images on their social media accounts.
Norwich’s home goalkeeper kit is light blue, with a tonal geometric pattern on each sleeve and a black V-neck collar. The Joma logo, Lotus logo and club crest are rendered in black.
ALAVES – Third
After unveiling their home and away kits last week, Spanish La Liga side Deportivo Alaves has completed their set for 2021-22 with the release of their third kit. It features a tonal blue camouflage pattern all over the shirt. The V-neck collar and sleeve cuffs are black, and the club crest is in black and white.
BOLOGNA – Home & Away
Italian Serie A side Bologna FC and manufacturer Macron have stuck with the club’s traditional motif of red and blue vertical stripes for their 2021-22 home kit, but have given a nod to the architecture of the city of Bologna with a tonal brickwork pattern all over. The crew neck collar and sleeve cuffs are white with red and blue stripes through the center.
The away kit is mainly white, with “BOLOGNA FC 1909” embossed on the front of the shirt in the silhouette of the Two Towers, one of the most famous landmarks in Bologna. The collar and sleeve cuffs are dark blue with red trim.
LAZIO – 3rd
With their home kit already unveiled, Italian Serie A side Lazio has now released their third kit for the 2021-22 season. Made by Macron, it is mostly black, with a sky blue crew neck collar and sleeve cuffs. It features a retro crest that the club used in the 1970s, and the eagle from the crest appears as a tonal pattern on the sleeves.
FENERBAHÇE – Home
After years with adidas, Turkish Süper Lig side Fenerbahçe have now signed a kit deal with Puma. Their first home kit collaboration features Fenerbahçe’s traditional yellow and blue vertical stripes on the front, with a tonal pattern overlaid that is based on the leaf in the club’s crest. The raglan sleeves and V-neck collar are solid blue, while the sleeve cuffs are yellow.