Nike has unveiled new kits for a lot of soccer teams for the 2013/2014 season. Next up is an alternate jersey for the Santos FC. This jersey draws its inspiration from the shimmering Santos coastline reflected in the ocean at dusk. With this new kit, fans have yet another way to show their support for this iconic team.
“While the home and away kits are in the club’s traditional colors, the third kit highlights something important from the team’s history. In honor of its 101st year, we wanted to pay tribute to the city, the Santos night and beachfront,” said Mauricio Cordel, Nike Football Designer. The famous beachfront is displayed on the front of the jersey and the collar is accented with a luminous yellow- this is a new color implemented by the Santos squad. On the back of the jersey, near the color, reads the phrase “Independence Square” in Portuguese. The phrase pays tribute to where the fans of Santos go to celebrate the club’s wins.
The fans got into the action when it came to creating this celebratory kit. Nike designers sent out a survey to fans to help identify the colors and the iconic image that they would use for the jersey. The club was also involved as well. The new will debut when the team plays Goias in the Brasileiro Competition on Saturday, September 7th. Today, the jersey will be available in select stores in Brazil and around the world.