Updated: Friday, 29th May 2020 @ 6:20am

New kits released: Manchester City set to defend Premier League title in Umbro designed shirts

New kits released: Manchester City set to defend Premier League title in Umbro designed shirts

By Dean Wilkins

Premier League champions Manchester City are preparing to defend their title in new fashion as the club brandished their kits for next season today.

The league winners don their iconic sky blue coloured shirts, with influence taken from their 1969 and 1970 cup triumphing teams as black detailing is incorporated.

Their away kit is maroon coloured and inspired by the strip won during their FA Cup victory in 1956.

Both kits have been designed by Manchester-based sportswear company Umbro as City endeavour to put pride at the forefront of the club’s appearance.

Captain Vincent Kompany said: “We take pride in our appearance as well as our performance on the pitch so it’s great to have kits which look and feel good. We hope to deliver more success for the fans this season.”

England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who was pivotal in City’s successful season, said: “I’m a fan of this new kit both in terms of look and fit. It’s a smart piece of kit and the history behind it gives us extra motivation to perform this season.

“The performance benefits of the kit are also really important. Feeling comfortable is essential to us and the fact that every single detail has been looked at when making this kit is a massive benefit to us.”  

Julian Pate, Head of Marketing for Manchester City commented: "Fans are at the heart of Manchester City Football Club and the concept behind the ‘Show Your City’ campaign with Umbro was to involve the fans in generating ideas to launch the new 2012-13 kit.

"We’ve been overwhelmed by the passion and creativity that has gone into the thousands of entries from all over the world.  We hope the fans enjoy the new kit as much as we’ve enjoyed working  with them to launch it."

The Away kit is on general sale from July 14 and the home kit on July 26. 

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