Athletic Bilbao Release 2016/17 Away Kit
La Liga club Athletic Bilbao released their 2016/17 away kit yesterday in a low-key launch. With the attention of the world’s media focussed on Madrid – both Atletico and Real unveiled kits – and Barcelona, Bilbao, quietly and efficiently welcomed Los Leones new strip.
Athletic Bilbao 2016/17 Away Kit
Whilst the official colours of red and white have been worn on the home kit for over a century, the away kit design has always been a moveable feast.
The green and red feature heavily in the Basque flag, the emblem for which sits on the reverse of the collarline.
Nike has issued their now-familiar summer template with the body of the shirt a lighter shade of green to the shoulder panels and sleeves. The curved v-neck collar is the lighter green until it reaches the collarbone on either side of the neck, reverting to the darker green around the back of the neck.
Predominantly white, the logos and crests on the chest are clearly visible. The Swoosh is on the left breast, the club crest on the right, both sitting above the logo of the shirt’s primary sponsor.
Down the side of the shirt is a red stripe. The shorts are the same design, with red stripes down either leg. The Nike Swoosh is in white on the left thigh opposite the club crest on the right.
The socks will be the darker green.
It’s an understated kit with the tonal greens working superbly well in Nike’s template.