Man City home kit 2013-14: Nike unveils first new strip
Man City home kit 2013-14: Nike unveil the Premier League club's home kit after taking over from Umbro as supplier
Manchester City have unveiled their new home kit for the 2013-14 season after signing a deal with Nike reported to be worth up to £72m over six years.
Nike, which takes over from Umbro as the club’s kit supplier, revealed the kit against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline at the start of their week-long New York Tour.
The US sportswear giant said that the new home shirt is a “classic football design, and unmistakably Manchester City, featuring a sky blue body with a white ribbed crew neck and white ribbed cuffs on the sleeves.”
The collar and cuffs also feature dark blue trim “to represent the colour of the socks City wore as a part of one of their first ever kits in 1892”.
The club’s crest is placed inside a shield shape on the new jersey, inspired by the city of Manchester’s coat of arms, which City used as their own club crest for special occasions including the 1956 FA Cup final. Inside the neck is a bonded woven label featuring “Pride in Battle”, the translation of the Latin phrase Superbia in Proelio.
The new home shorts are white with a thin sky blue stripe along each side, and the socks are white with a sky blue band with dark blue trim at the top to represent the socks the club wore for more than half a century from 1892.