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20/21 Bundesliga Kit Preview

By Amos Murphy

Weeks of kit leaks and anticipation ahead of new kit releases have become a fixture before the start of a new season, and with the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign kicking off this weekend, here is your round-up of all 18 club’s new strips.

Jadon Sancho in Dortmund's new home kit.
Jadon Sancho in Dortmund's new home kit.Photo: Borussia Dortmund

Arminia Bielefeld




Back in the Bundesliga for the first time since their bottom-placed finish in the 2008/09 campaign, Bielefeld return to the bigtime with a trio of bold strips produced by Macron.

Arminia see a break from tradition for their 2020/21 home strip, with black replacing blue as the predominant colour on the kit. The off-centred diagonal design is shared on the white away kit, which will also double as a goalkeeper kit.

An orange collared design is adopted for the Bielefeld third strip – orange being the colour rumoured to have been worn during the club’s first ever match in 1905.


Augsburg



Taken from Nike’s teamwear collection, a simplistic all white collared design makes up the Augsburg home kit, with a two-tone dark green away strip and red ‘Vapour Knit’ third shirt completing the collection.

Once again, the three kits represent the colours of the Augsburg crest and will be worn throughout what will be the tenth consecutive Bundesliga season for die Fuggerstädter.


Bayer Leverkusen





It may have been a summer of change for Leverkusen off the pitch, with several top talents leaving the BayArena, but as for their 2020/21 kits it’s much of the same.
Produced by German sportswear manufactures Jako, the Bayer Leverkusen home shirt sees a return to black after a short hiatus with red last season. A monochrome crest and sponsor design are coupled with red collar and sleeve trims, creating an all-round clean strip.

Taking inspiration from the Bayer Leverkusen logo, the away shirt matches the same design as its home counterpart, instead sporting a red body with yellow trimming.


Bayern München




Bayern München have already lifted three trophies in their new all red home kit, with supporters of the Bavarian giants hoping for more silverware success at the end of the 20/21 season.

A simple white v-neck collar tops off a concise design from long-time kit suppliers Adidas, and it will be paired with a sharp grey and orange away shirt, paying homage to the 2012-13 treble winning strip.

Bayern’s black and red third shirt provides a more ambitious design, taking inspiration from the pattern found on the outside of the Allianz Arena.


Borussia Dortmund




It has been nine seasons since a fresh faced Jurgen Klopp steered his youthful Borussia Dortmund side to Meisterschale success and if BVB are to end Bayern’s era of Bundesliga dominance, they’ll do so in an eye-catching ‘high-voltage’ 2020/21 home shirt.

With the official line coming out of Puma being that the bold front of shirt graphic is based on the design of the Westfallenhalle Metro station close to the Signal Iduna Park, eagle-eyed Dortmund supporters have spotted a resemblance to a certain fictional Japanese cartoon character…

Puma continue their abstract effort with the Dortmund away jersey, which sports a predominately black design, coupled with yellow and grey ‘graffiti and street art’ graphics.


Borussia Mönchengladbach






After last season’s bold ‘smoke’ design seen on the Mönchengladbach home shirt, Puma have this year have produced a more conservative effort to celebrate die Fohlen’s 120-year anniversary.

A diamond print said to resemble a new hotel built outside Borussia-Park covers the all-white jersey, matched with an all-black away kit which features an isometric square pattern coupled with white highlights.

Borussia Mönchengladbach will return to the Champions League after a four-year absence from the competition, taking an electric turquoise collared third kit with them on their European journey.


Eintracht Frankfurt


After a disappointing 2019/20 season, Eintracht Frankfurt will be hoping for a return to form in this season’s black and red striped kit manufactured by Nike.
A subtle two-tone red chevron design coupled with four black stripes, sleeves and a v-neck collar make up the 20/21 shirt.

An understated white design with a traditional black collar and red zig-zag lateral stripes feature on the Eintracht away kit.


Freiburg




Deviating from last year’s striped design, the 2020/21 Freiburg home shirt features a solid red body, with white raglan sleeves and a black collar trim.
Danish manufacturer Hummel have continued to produce the kit for the Breisgau-Brasilianers, opting for a black and grey quarters design on the away strip.
A griffin pattern, taken from the Freiburg badge, features across both the home and away shirts.


Hertha BSC

One of the more in-form sides after the Bundesliga resumption back in May, Bruno Labbadia’s side will be hoping to carry their performances through to the 2020/21 season whilst sporting a classy bespoke Nike jersey.

After a couple of campaigns wearing block stripes, this season’s Hertha home shirt sees a return to the familiar thin stripes the side from west-Berlin are synonymous with.

With little variation in colour, the Hertha Berlin away jersey is also blue, featuring a bold all-over black splash pattern.


Hoffenheim




For the second season running, the 2020/21 Hoffenheim strips will be manufactured by Joma, and for the first time ever, they will be produced using recycled plastic bottles.

Featuring a sharp v-neck collar design with turquoise and navy piping, the home shirt sports a familiar Hoffenheim royal blue main body.

Contrasting designs make up the Hoffenheim alternate kits, with a crisp all-white effort for the away strip and a garish pink jersey for the third – the first time the club has ever used the colour on one of their shirts.


FC Köln




After escaping the drop in their first season back in the Bundesliga, FC Köln return for the 2020/21 season with a classy white home strip, featuring two red vertical bars.

A traditional solid red away kit accompanies the home shirt, with die Geißböcke paying homage to a classic stripv of yesteryear with their third kit.

Dubbed the ‘canary kit’, the yellow design features green and red accents and takes inspiration from the club’s 2000/01 third strip.


FSV Mainz




After an end-of-season switch to Kappa from Lotto, both Mainz’s home and away kits share identical designs in contrasting red and white colour schemes.

Perhaps the most standout attribute of the new jerseys comes in the form of a chevron style graphic on the sleeves – this pattern features across various areas of Mainz’s visual identity on and off the pitch.

More variety can be found in Mainz’s third strip, which adopts a gold and red colour scheme, paying homage to the city of Mainz’s name during medieval times, Aurea Moguntia (Golden Mainz).


RB Leipzig






After it was announced last season RB Leipzig have joined a coveted group containing PSG, Barcelona and Liverpool as one of Nike’s ‘elite clubs’, last season’s Champions League semi-finalists have been treated to a fresh set of exclusive kit designs for the 2020/21 campaign.

A trademark white and red colour scheme dominates the RB Leipzig home kit, topped off with an explosive red and yellow lateral graphic which features heavily down either side of the shirt.

It’s a return to familiarity with the RB Leipzig away shirt, which is dominated by a navy blue and yellow design, and die Roten Bullen’s inaugural season as a Nike elite club is rounded off with an eye-catching ‘liquid graffiti’ third shirt, inspired by a retro Air Max trainer collection.


Schalke 04


Supporters of Schalke 04 will be hoping for a change in fortune compared to the previous season and they’ll be looking to do so whilst sporting one of the Bundesliga’s cleanest trio of kits.

Royal blue in colour, the Schalke home jersey features a white trim and sharp white logos and crest, whereas a more exciting white away strip shows off a discreet graphic of the area surrounding the Veltins Arena.

One of two Bundesliga clubs to have their kits produced by Umbro, die Königsblauen cap off this season’s collection with a crisp olive green third strip.


Stuttgart


After a short but sweet stay in the second division last season, VFB Stuttgart return to the Bundesliga, bringing with them their traditional white strip featuring the synonymous red chest ring.

Manufactured by German sportswear company Jako, the Stuttgart away kit is predominately black with red and silver accents.

A subtle map of the city of Stuttgart is visible underneath a horizontal striped design, with the club’s stadium, the Mercedes-Benz Arena, found directly underneath the crest.


Union Berlin




It’s a switch to Adidas from Macron for Union Berlin, as the club from the capital prepare for their second season in the Bundesliga.

Using a custom-made version of the ‘Condivo 20’ template, the Union home kit is mainly red with white and yellow cuffs.

Covered in a diagonal pinstripe graphic, Union’s away jersey is predominately white with grey accents and collar, whilst the third kit combines black and navy-blue hoops.


Werder Bremen


If things had gone differently in last season’s relegation play-off, Werder Bremen could well have been lining up in their new 2020/21 kits for Bundesliga 2 matches.
Manufactured by Umbro, the Werder home strip features an intrinsic diamond shaped pattern, said to mimic the design seen in Bremen’s club crest.
Continued through to the away strip, the diamond pattern covers the sleeves of a clean and crisp white jersey.


Wolfsburg


It’s an unfamiliar look for Wolfsburg this season, as their 2020/21 home strip boasts a bold lime green and white colour scheme – a shade of green never used by Nike before on this kits of die Wölfe.

Continuing from the 2019/20 home kit, the ‘X’ pattern once again features on this year’s Wolfsburg home shirt.

Nike’s lime experiment carries over to the away kit, presenting a predominately black v-neck collar design with green accents on the cuffs and logo.


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