Skill and Flair: Nike Releases Portugal National Football Team 2015-16 Away Kit

Image courtesy of  Nike  .

Image courtesy of Nike.

The Portugal National Football Team’s new away kit features subtle nods to Portuguese national symbols, and colors expressing the team’s unique playing style. The jersey is primarily black, a classic color used for Portugal jerseys in the past. In contrast with the black, a graphic pattern of electric green and vivid red light flashes is featured across the chest. The colors, inspired by the Portuguese national flag, move in opposition to each other: the red starts from the right and the green from the left. The graphic is meant to highlight the team's fast-pace style of play on the pitch.

Simple & Striking Details
The black jersey features Nike's new modern V-neck in matching black, with a red ribbed band at the back. Inside the jersey, below the red band, a pennant tab displays an armillary sphere, an ancient navigational device. Historical Portuguese explorers used armillary spheres to travel the globe, and now it serves as a national symbol representing the country’s seafaring history. The names and numbers on the back of the away shirt feature a unique Art Deco-inspired yet modern typeface. The rest of the kit allows the chest graphic to be the distinguishing feature. The away shorts are solid black with only a red Nike swoosh and Portuguese crest for detail. The away socks are black with a wide tonal chevron pattern on the calf.

Garment Technology:

  • Dri-FIT fabric to wick moisture for a dry and comfortable feel
  • Laser-cut ventilation holes & mesh panels for breathability
  • Soft cotton and polyester blend fabric for comfort and fit
  • Entire kit made from recycled polyester produced from recycled plastic bottles

In the Shop: Wear the sleek design for yourself and support Portugal. Soccer City is now stocked with the Portugal National Football Team’s away kit in both Men's and Youth sizes. Jackets, shorts and balls will also be available.