Manchester City’s 2023-24 Home Kit Marks 20 Years at Etihad Stadium — Plus Other European Unveilings – SportsLogos.Net News

Manchester City’s 2023-24 Home Kit Marks 20 Years at Etihad Stadium — Plus Other European Unveilings

There’s no place like home, so English Premier League giants Manchester City paying tribute to the Etihad Stadium on the 20th anniversary of their move to the new ground with their 2023-24 home kit.

Manchester City and manufacturer Puma unveiled the new kit on Friday, May 19. It “pays homage to the iconic features of the stadium and is inspired by the shirt worn during the first season at the new ground.”

On the front of the light blue shirt, tonal vertical stripes are comprised of swooshes inspired by the architecture of the stadium. The V-neck collar is white with two narrow light blue stripes through the middle.

Courtesy Manchester City FC

A graphic of the Etihad Stadium is printed inside collar with its postcode underneath. The sponsor and Puma logos on the chest appear in white.

Courtesy Manchester City FC

Manchester City moved from Maine Road to the Etihad in August 2003. Since then, they’ve won six Premier League titles, six League Cups and two FA Cups.

“The Etihad Stadium plays an important role in Manchester City’s history,” said club ambassador Shaun Wright-Phillips, who played on the 2003-04 squad during the first season at the Etihad. “Players and fans will hold special memories of moments shared there, so it’s fantastic that Puma has taken inspiration from it for this year’s home kit.”

Man City also unveiled a green goalkeeper kit on Friday. It featues a tonal zigzag pattern across the front and sleeves, and yellow underarm/side panels with a smaller green zigzag pattern. The sponsor logos and club crest appear in monochromatic yellow.

Courtesy Manchester City FC


German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig unveiled their 2023-24 away kit on Friday and will wear them for the first time on Saturday, May 20, against FC Bayern Munich (who will be debuting their 2023-24 home kit). The kit, made by Nike, features a navy blue and red “arrow pattern,” as RB Leipzig calls it, that roughly divides the front of the shirt into quarters. “The rising arrow … is part of our identity. It connects our past with our future and stands for drive and motivation, pointing in the direction of the club’s goal: upwards!” The sleeve cuffs are solid navy blue, as is an insert on the back collar with the club motto: “YOU CAN DO ANYTHING”.

Courtesy RB Leipzig

TSG 1899 HOFFENHEIM – Home Kit

Despite being in the middle of a relegation battle, Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim unveiled their 2023-24 home kit on Friday, which they hope they’ll still be wearing Germany’s top flight come next season. The kit, made by Joma, is dark blue, with a swirling tonal pattern throughout that “not only symbolises movement, but also represents the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region in an abstract way,” according to the club. The crew neck collar and sleeve cuffs are white with two dark blue stripes through the middle.

SS LAZIO — Special Edition Kit

Meanwhile, some European clubs are still unveiling kits for the 2022-23 season. Among them is Italian Serie A side SS Lazio, who this week launched a special edition kit marking the 10th anniversary of their Coppa Italia win in 2013, though there was no indication in the announcement when they’d see game action. The black kit has hoops across the front made up of an embossed hexagonal pattern. The V-neck collar and sleeve cuffs are black with a gold stripe through the middle; on the sleeve cuffs, a gold Roman numeral ‘X’ breaks up the stripe. The sponsor logos and club crest on the chest are printed in gold, as is the date of Lazio’s Coppa Italia triumph: “26.05.2013”. The slogan “l’Aquila è Roma” (“The Eagle is Rome”) is printed in gold on the back collar.

Courtesy SS Lazio

UDINESE CALCIO — Special Edition Kit

Another Italian club with a new kit for 2022-23 is Udinese Calcio, who this week unveiled a special shirt that they’ll wear this weekend against Lazio to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and show support for Serie A’s A+LOVE campaign and the fight for equality and the protection of civil rights.

The kit, made by Macron, is mostly white, with a tonal houndstooth pattern all over. The front of the shirt features a rainbow graphic that fades out and then back in around the sponsor logo in the middle of the chest. The rainbow graphic also appears on the bottom half of the back of the shirt. The sleeve cuffs also have rainbow striping, while the V-neck collar is white in the front and black in the back.