Man City unveil a new black and red striped away kit in homage to their iconic 1969 FA Cup final… while Erling Haaland and co donned a striking jersey when they visit the NASA Space Center in Houston to celebrate the anniversary of the first moon landing
- Manchester City have unveiled their new away kit for the 2022-23 season
- The striking red and black striped design pays homage to the iconic 1969 jersey
- It was a successful era for City, who won multiple trophies in the black and red stripe
- City also tied the release of the kit to the anniversary of the first moon landing
- Erling Haaland and co visited the NASA Space Center in Houston to model the kit
Manchester City have launched their new away kit for the 2022-23 season with the incumbents First League Champions paying homage to their iconic red and black stripe from the late 1960s and early 70s.
The red and black diagonal striped shirt was designed as a homage to the classic shirt made famous by City’s FA Cup-winning side in 1969, who won the League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup the following year in a single year, in their most successful eras.
Manchester City have unveiled their new away kit for the 2022-23 season
(Left to right) Kyle Walker, Jack Grealish, Erling Haaland and Ederson model the new kit
The date is also significant because it falls on the 53rd anniversary of the first moon landing, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon.
With City currently in Houston, their reveal video saw Erling Haaland and Jack Grealish, newly signed for £51million, model the kit during a visit to the NASA Space Centre.
City revealed that the kit is based on the legendary Malcolm Allison’s design, which features red and black vertical stripes instead of diagonal ones City opted for this year.
The striking red and black striped design pays homage to the iconic 1969 jersey
City stars pose near the NASA Space Center in Houston, Texas, while City also pays homage to the 53rd anniversary of the first moon landing
The new kit is designed to pay homage to the kit made famous by City’s 1969 FA Cup-winning side, who won the League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1970
City said of their kit: “The new stripe, featuring diagonal red and black stripes, is inspired by the kit worn during a golden period where we won the FA Cup in 1969 and the League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cups in 1970.
“Designed by the legendary Malcolm Allison, this jersey featured red and black vertical stripes and achieved iconic status after being worn in the finals of all three of those memorable triumphs.
“Puma has now reinvented this classic jersey for Pep Guardiola’s team.”
Pep Guardiola poses with the new jersey on his shoulder in front of a Blue Moon projection
City last wore black and red stripes in the 2011-12 season, with Sergio Agüero, David Silva and Vincent Kompany being the main stars wearing the shirt a decade ago.
It’s not the first time City have gone with a throwback kit either and seems to be a running theme this season.
Earlier this summer, City released a sky blue home kit with a central badge that reads “The King” in honor of their legendary player Colin Bell.