Sporting Club de Portugal has kicked off their partnership with new technical supplier Macron. Sporting is one of the Big Three Portuguese sides in the Liga ZON Segares, along with Benfica and Porto. With eighteen league titles and one European Cup to their name, there was no wonder the Italian sportswear company known for their good, tasteful kits would add this prestigious club to their portfolio. Three kits were unveiled to the public, and each has a style that is simply Sporting.
The home has the classic, timeless, green and white hooped jersey. There is a green band collar at the top for a very chic look, while the slimmed shirt itself, with some modern details, is very fashionable overall. Macron’s notable trademark, the “Macron Men” that appear on the shoulders of the sleeves are in black. The shorts are green with white trim. The look is completed with green socks with a white double stripe pattern. MEO appears as the main sponsor.
The away has a fresh yellow look with green serving a complimentary second. A thin green crew neck has an insert of a sublimated Sporting Lion on the extended left side of the collar. The jersey itself has a large lion sublimated behind the badge, at the heart of the shirt. The shirt also has green side piping design with matching sleeve cuffs and “Macron Men” on the shoulders. Yellow shorts and yellow socks with a green and white double stripe pattern finishes this off. Moche is the main sponsor that appears on the front of the shirts.
The third is the one affectionately known to supporters as the “Stromp kit” for club and national sports legend Francisco Stromp. Stromp played for and managed the Lions in the club’s early years. The halved green and white jersey was the first home kit worn by Sporting when the club was founded. It features a halved polo collar and contrasting “Macron Men” for each side. At the back of the shirt are the clubs’ initials, and on the inner collar is the famous declaration by José Alvalade, the founding chairman of the club, and the name of Sporting’s stadium. “Queremos que o Sporting seja um grande Clube, tao grande como os maiores da Europa,” “We want this club to be a great club, as great as the greatest in Europe.”
Sporting has a trio of kits that will appease all types of fans. What do you think of the Lions’ latest set with their newest kit supplier? Let us know in the comments below, or on our official social media sites.