Barcelona Away Shirt 2016-17 was unveiled officially by Nike and La Liga club Barcelona in July 2016. The combination of club’s colors red and blue makes a special purple football shirt. In addition, innovative Nike AeroSwift technology can help players focus on games and perform well.
Andres Iniesta, the captain of Barcelona, said: “The combination of traditional red and blue makes this jersey special and eye-catching, and at the same time it is closely linked to our history. Furthermore, because of the latest technologies, we feel more agile and quick when we are playing on football fields.”
The brand new is predominately purple and the sleeves are dark purple in contrast to the body part. There are some details shown on the shirt to pay tribute to the great club. Indispensable club crest are printed on the chest. “Barça” and a small Catalan flag are put at the back of the collar. Besides, “Un Crit” and “Valent” form the club song “Cant del Barça” are embroidered on the inside of sleeves.
Pink typeface of a player’s number takes inspiration from the iconic Barcelona architecture. The breathable stripe is also pink that is put on both sides of the shirt and shorts in order to keep athletes cool.
AeroSwift Vapor shirts are the most advanced products. They are lighter and more elastic. Players can run freely when they put on theses shirts.
The idea “Mes que un club(More than a club)” that Barcelona has been adhering to is influential and it is shown at the stands of its home stadium Camp Nou, a top rated stadium with a capacity of about 99,354 spectators, which becomes the largest stadium in Europe and the second largest stadium in the world. Currently, football fans are able to visit the stadium to feel the excitement when there are matches being held. It is also a sustainable stadium with modern comforts and services, smart and green, harvesting water and energy from the sun. In terms of major sporting events, Camp Nou hosted two European Champions League finals in 1989 and 1999, five matches including the opening game of the 1982 FIFA World Cup and the football competition finals at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Recently, Brazilian footballer Ronaldo de Assis Moreira talked about Messi and Barcelona in an interview. He said:“It was very easy to leave Barcelona because it was time for me to leave. I wanted to follow Frank Rijkaard’s footsteps. He was my coach and he said a lot of good things about Milan. I was back and I wanted to play for Milan although there were other options.” “The rumor is false for the thing that I had a bad influence on Messi when he was young. We can’t always believe what the media has released. I have been trying to influence him in good ways, like Ronaldo did for me. Messi is shy, but he is an excellent player. We were living in the same street at that time, so I got along well with him and his family. I knew that he would be a stronger player than me.”