These are the new Albania jerseys 2016/17, the Albanian national team’s new uniforms for Euro 2016 and other international games in the 16/17 season. The strips have been made by Italian firm Macron, with whom the national federation have inked a six year contract running till 2021.
Albania, coached by Gianni de Biasi, made history by qualifying for Euro 2016- their first major football tournament, and pipped the likes of Serbia and Denmark to secure an automatic spot behind group winners Portugal. Their most recognisable player is their veteran skipper Lorik Cana, who has plied his trade for the likes of PSG, Marseille, Sunderland and Lazio in the past and is currently with FC Nantes.
Another noteworthy name is exciting youngster Elseid Hysaj, the Napoli defender, who became his country’s most expensive player following his transfer to Stadio San Paolo
Macron have unveiled three new kits- red home, white away and black third. Continue reading
Following on the heels of kit releases for Chicago Fire and San Jose Earthquakes, here is another one from the MLS- this time the new 2016 Portland Timbers secondary/alternate jersey. Officially revealed on 28 January, 2016, the red and black strip will be the first Timbers uniform to have a star above the club crest (as a mark of recognition for their 2015 MLS Cup win)
The red hoops fade from top to bottom and feature a thorn design, as can be seen in the pics below. The necktape features the words “No Pity in the Rose City”, with “No Pity” appearing on the back Continue reading
This is the new San Jose Earthquakes away shirt 2016, San Jose’s new alternate strip for the upcoming MLS season. The club have also brought on board a new principal sponsor in the form of Sutter Health, with the Sacramento based company inking a multi year deal to appear on the front of both home and away jerseys.
The exact value of the contract was not revealed but Quakes president David Kaval did mention that it was in the upper echelon (top 5) of MLS shirt sponsorship deals. That is some coup for the club, who have been without a principal jersey sponsor for the last four seasons following the end of their last deal with Amway Global back in 2011 Continue reading
This is the new Chicago Fire home jersey 2016, Fire’s principal uniform for the 2016 Major League Soccer season. Made by Adidas, the new Fire home strip was officially launched by new sponsors Valspar Paint at Centerpoint Chicago on 27 January, 2016.
Valspar replace Quaker Oats in a new “multi year” sponsorship deal beginning this season. The paint company are Fire’s third major sponsors in its history, with the Best Buy logo also having adorned the front of the jersey in the past.
Fire’s last deal with Quaker was reportedly worth $2.5m/year and ran from 2012 till 2015. Continue reading
These are the new Emelec shirts 2016, Ecuadorean club CS Emelec’s new home and alternate jerseys for the 2016. Made by Adidas, the new kits (blue home and a lighter away) were officially unveiled on January 26, 2016 by the club.
Adidas replace New Balance, who made the club’s kits last year. The German sportswear giant will serve as the club’s new kit partners till 2020. Continue reading
Well known Argentine club Estudiantes de la Plata (Edelp) have switched from Adidas to Umbro beginning the 2016 season and here is the Double Diamond’s first creation for the club- an alternate (third jersey). The black and red top is sponsored by DirecTV Continue reading
Argentine outfit Club Atletico Independiente have today (January 14, 2016) officially unveiled their new alternate jersey for the 2016 season. Made by Puma, the new dark away kit features a striking Continue reading
These are the new Universidad Catolica jerseys 2016, Santiago based outfit UC’s new kits for the 2016 season. Made by Umbro, the new Los Cruzados shirts were officially unveiled on 14 January, 2016 Continue reading