This is the new Athletic kit 15/16, Athletic Bilbao’s new home strip for the upcoming La Liga season. Made by Nike, the new Bilbao home shirt was officially unveiled on June 30, 2015.
The Basque club’s famous red and white stripes have become bigger on this 15/16 home shirt. On the back of the neck is a small Ikurrina (Basque flag), pointing to the club’s roots.
The jersey features a black polo collar with red trim. The underside of the collar is all red. The shirt contains black stripes on the flank, which are complementary to the whites ones running down the shorts. Both the shorts and the socks are predominantly black in colour.
Basque bank Kutxa Bank are the principal sponsors of this Athletic jersey for 2015/2016. They take over from Petronor, with the oil firm ending its seven year association with Athletic dating back to 2008. Kutxa’s deal is for the next three seasons- upto the end of the 2017/18 season, and they become only the second company to be a major shirt sponsor for Athletic.
As with all recent Nike made uniforms, this kit is also made from recycled polyester (made from recycled glass bottles)
Athletic finished seventh in La Liga in 2014/15, and will be competing in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League in 2015/16.