Now in the second year of their kit sponsorship with Nike, Athletic Bilbao are putting the final touches on their pre-season preparation. Over the summer the Basque team released their 2014/15 home and away jerseys for their Spanish La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League seasons.
As the eight-time La Liga champions (most recently in 1984) get ready for this Saturday’s trip to sunny Malaga, they’ve have been donning the latest incarnations of their traditional red and white striped home shirt along with a green and red away kit.
This season’s Bilbao home shirt uses thinner stripes than in previous years with a subtle tonal chevron on its front. It is given a retro feel thanks to a black round neck collar with white trim.
Los Leones (The Lions) will wear an alternate jersey that incorporates all of the colors of the Basque flag via a modern v-neck design with a green base and red and white accents.
Both shirts have a pennant of the Basque flag on their inside necks. This is a similar pennant to that found on all of Nike’s 2014 World Cup kits.
The Athletic Bilbao 2014-15 home kit is completed by black shorts and socks while the alternate is matched with white shorts and red socks.