After a year’s absence, the iconic central stripe will return to Paris Saint-Germain’s home kit in the 2022-23 season.
The French Ligue 1 powerhouses unveiled their new home kits on Wednesday June 29. Like other top European clubs outfitted by Nike, they will use the company’s new Vaporknit pattern, featuring a geometric pattern knit into the fabric.
The kit is predominantly navy blue, with the club’s famous vertical stripe – this time a wide white stripe edged in red – down the centre. Before Last yearPSG had worn in some iterations since the 1970s, and it is closely associated with the former club president and fashion designer Daniel Hechter.
The strip is interrupted halfway to make way for the logo of PSG’s new shirt sponsor, Qatar Airways. They replace sponsor, ALL – Accor Live Limitless, a company that owns and manages hotels and resorts around the world.
The design “merges tradition and modernity”, depending on the club“reworking a well-known design at the Parc des Princes”.
SOUTHAMPTON FC – Home
While the central stripe has returned to PSG’s home kit, it makes one of its first appearances on Premier League club Southampton FC’s home kit. instead of saints usual red and white vertical stripes, this year they opted for a wide vertical red stripe, edged in black, running down the center of the shirt. This, says the clubis inspired by “the flamboyant and fluid side of the Saints of the early 80s.”
The rest of the facade features a “contemporary geometric pattern taken from the iconic chandeliers of St Mary’s”, the club’s home stadium. The raglan sleeves are plain white, with red Hummel chevrons on each shoulder. The club crest and manufacturer logo are centered on the chest and the crew neck is black with red trim.
NEWCASTLE UNITED – Third
After unveiling their home kit earlier this month, Premier League side Newcastle United have followed up with their third kit, made by Castore, for 2022. It’s predominantly white, with a green v-neck and cuffs which both have white trim. Sponsor logos and the club crest appear on the chest in solid green applications. “NUFC” is printed on the back collar in green, along with “130 Years” in green on the lower back.
This kit has drawn criticism since it leaked a few weeks ago as it appears to lift the colors of the saudi flag. In October 2021, Newcastle United was sold to a consortium led by the Saudi Public Investment Fund for £305million.
SCHALKE 04 – Home
After a year in the 2.Bundesliga, Gelsenkirchen-based Schalke 04 are back in the German top flight in 2022-23, and they have a new uniform supplier for the occasion. Adidas takes over from Umbro and their debut kit features a royal blue base and white accents. These accents include white Adidas stripes on the shoulders, white underarm panels and white trim around the v-neck. Housing company Vivawest takes over as the main jersey sponsor. “S04” is printed in white on the back collar.
Schalke 04 wore the new kits for the first time in a friendly against VfB Hüls on Wednesday.
FC AUGSBURG – Home, Away and Third
Schalke’s Bundesliga counterparts FC Augsburg unveiled their three new Nike kits on Tuesday June 28 and wore the home kit in a friendly on the same day against TSV Schwaben Augsburg. It is mostly red, with white and green horizontal stripes down the front. The sleeves are solid red, while the crew neck and sleeve cuffs are white.
The away kit is predominantly white, with a pattern of red stripes that vary in width on the raglan sleeves.
The third kit is grey, including the v-neck, with plain black sleeves. Chest logos, including the club crest, appear in monochrome black applications.
UNION BERLIN – Third
Meanwhile, Union Berlin were the third Bundesliga team to debut new kits in a pre-season friendly when they wore their 2022-23 Adidas third kits against FC Viktoria 1899 Berlin on Wednesday . The kit is mostly black, with small vertical lines on the front in red and gray. The Adidas V-neck and shoulder stripes are red, while the Adidas and sponsor logos appear on the chest in white.
ATALANTA – Home and Away
Italian Serie A side Atalanta want their players and fans to feel like superheroes in their home and away kits for 2022-23, made by Joma. The home kit uses the club’s traditional blue and black vertical stripes throughout. The V-neck and sleeve cuffs are blue with black stripes down the center. The club crest is centered on the chest.
Meanwhile, the away kit is white with raised stripes throughout. On the left chest is a golden silhouette of the club’s namesake Atalanta, a female athlete from Greek mythologyit was part of their crest from 1963 to 1984 and was also on last season’s away kit. Blue and black blocks appear on each shoulder and the sleeve cuffs are blue with black trim. The polo collar is predominantly black, with blue on the underside and blue and black trim on the front.