The new Bundesliga season begins in a week’s time, and the big question remains what it’s been for most of this decade- is anybody capable of stopping the Bayern Munich juggernaut?
The Bavarian giants won their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016/17, thus becoming the first German side to win five domestic titles in a row. While the rest of the spots for the Champions League and Europa League were tightly contested, Bayern won the title at a canter- they finished a good 15 points ahead of surprise packages Leipzig, who managed to get an automatic spot in the Champions League in their first season after promotion. Traditional rivals Dortmund had to settle for third. Unfancied Hoffenheim finished 4th and they will have a playoff against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to decide whether there will be four German sides in the group stages of the Champions League this season or just the three.
Only five points separated 2nd place Leipzig from 4th placed Dortmund, and the gap between 5th place FC Koln and 10th place Schalke was just six points.
There will be some major kit changes in the Bundesliga for 2018/19, with Schalke leaving Adidas for Umbro, Borussia Monchengladbach parting ways with Kappa and joining hands with Puma and Koln expected to ink a deal with Uhlsport, but here is a look at the clubs and their kit makers for 17/18. Continue reading
This is the new Bayer Leverkusen kit 2017/18, Bayer 04’s new principal strip for the upcoming Bundesliga season. The new uniform, made by Jako, was officially unveiled at 19:04 in the evening (1904 is the year of Bayer’s founding) on the 12th of July, 2017.
Bayer finished a disappointing 12th in the Bundesliga in 2016/17, meaning no Champions League football in 2017/18 Continue reading
These are the new Dortmund alternate kits 2017/18, Borussia Dortmund’s new away and third shirts for the upcoming Bundesliga season. The away top was officially unveiled on July 12, 2017 as part of Puma’s “Step Out” campaign (along with Newcastle, Arsenal and a host of other Puma outfitted clubs), with Marc Bartra doing the honours at 9.39 pm. Continue reading
These are the new RB Leipzig kits 2017/18, Rasenball Sport Leipzig’s new home and away tops for the upcoming Bundesliga season. Made by the Nike, the new Leipzig strips were officially unveiled on July 3, 2017.
Die Roten Bullen had a dream season in the Bundesliga last year, finishing second in 2016/17 behind champions Bayern after having gained promotion from 2.Bundesliga at the end of the 15/16 season. They finished ahead of the likes Continue reading
This is the new Bayern away top 17/18, FC Bayern Munchen’s new alternate strip for the upcoming Bundesliga season. Made by Adidas, the new FCB away shirt was officially unveiled on June 30, 2017 by the German giants.
Like the home shirt, the away one is also a throwback to the past- in this case, the Bayern kits from the late 90’s (1997/98 and 98/99). Continue reading
These are the new Werder Bremen shirts 2017/18, SV Werder’s new home, away and third/event jerseys for the upcoming Bundesliga season. Made by Nike, the new Werder kits were officially unveiled on 28 June, 2017. These are the last uniforms to be made for SVW by Nike, with the team set to switch to Umbro for the 2018/19 season. Continue reading
This is the new Eintracht Frankfurt shirt 2017/18, Eintracht’s new home jersey for the upcoming Bundesliga season. Made by Nike, the new SGE kit was officially unveiled on June 23, 2017.
The club also unveiled a new major shirt sponsor, with US job search engine Indeed taking over from local brewery Krombacher after inking a three year contract. Indeed will apparently be paying Eintracht close to 6.3 million euros a year to appear on the front of their jerseys, a marginal increase over the previous deal with the Kreuztal based brewery. Continue reading
This is the new Dortmund kit 2017/18, Borussia Dortmund’s new home strip for the 2017/2018 Bundesliga season. Made by Puma, the new BVB top was officially unveiled on May 18, 2017, the same day that champions Bayern released theirs.
Puma have employed a gradient design for this jersey which will make its debut when Dortmund take on Werder Bremen this weekend. A victory for Dortmund will seal third spot for them behind Bayern and RB Leipzig. Continue reading