As part of the "Born to Success" campaign, which marks the 125th anniversary, FC Porto, in partnership with New Balance, presents commemorative kit of 125 years to 2018/19 season.
The Porto’s street art is the dominant note, in a creation of Hazul Luzah, famous street artist of the city, whose true identity is unknown, but whose talent is in sight. Just like his club, by the way. As a FC Porto’s fan, Hazul celebrated the club's history by using elements such as the original symbol, the stadium or the dragon in the jersey design.
Like the home kit, this was developed using the innovative technology NB DRY. The Jersey wicks moisture away from the skin to help keep players fresh and dry from first to final whistle. The 2018/19 third kit features a combination of White, Dazzling Blue and Maldives Blue. The jersey also features top shoulder bonded tape, stamped crest and a button shawl flat knit collar. The predominant colors also remind us the FC Porto’s kit in the first European final in Basel, 1984.
The kit is completed with the shorts in Dazzling Blue and, of course, the socks which features an elasticated ankle zone and rib Achilles region with cushioned protection. An additional cushioned heel zone and vented cushioned footbed and toe section have been designed to help players play with power, comfort and extra support.
The goalkeeper kit has been engineered in line with the outfield players’ jerseys and is a Frost Grey with Black pattered sleeves and full colour embroidered logo and full colour crest. The kit is completed with grey shorts and socks, with a black cuff to the lower sock.
Sérgio Oliveira was delighted with what he saw. "Everything on this kit is fantastic," he said. " You can really see the effort that has gone into making sure we celebrate the anniversary of the club in the best way possible. It’s going to be a special moment when we get to first walk out onto the pitch wearing it", he added.
General Manager of New Balance Football, Kenny McCallum said: “Working with Hazul has enabled us capture the colours of not only the club but the streets it was founded upon. This kit completes an exciting collection to mark the 125th Anniversary of this iconic Club and we’re proud of this range. We think this kit will be a real hit with the fans of the club in Porto and around the world.”