Everton have this morning released the new home kit for the upcoming 2016-17 season. The Umbro design has incorporated some key elements of Everton's history, including the famed Goodison Park home of the Blues. From the Everton site -
The new strip celebrates the home of the Blues and includes the co-ordinates of the ‘Grand Old Lady' in the back of the neck of the shirt.
Goodison Park is one of the world's oldest purpose-built and most famous football stadia, hosting more top-flight games than any other stadium in England and home to a plethora of legendary footballing moments and Everton players, including Dixie Dean, Alan Ball and Alex Young.
In addition to boasting such a rich history, the stadium also features the famed criss-cross architectural signature of Archibald Leitch, who designed the Bullens Road stand.
This iconic design is also included on the shirt, with Umbro creating a Leitch-style graphic to appear above the co-ordinates of Goodison Park.
Introducing the new 2016/17 Everton home kit, designed by @Umbro. https://t.co/DfCkoADGmlhttps://t.co/A1GNETiSds— Everton (@Everton) May 12, 2016
The Toffees will be wearing the new kit in their last game of the season, at home to Norwich City on Sunday. Ironically, the Blues hapless defeat last night at Sunderland doomed the Canaries to relegation, so there will be little love lost from the visitors.
Here are some closer looks at the kit -
53.4389°N 2.9664°W - part of the story of @Everton - the new 2016/17 Home shirt #EFC pic.twitter.com/DN5k3fkml4— Umbro (@umbro) May 12, 2016
53.4389°N 2.9664°W - it's all in the details. The new @Everton 2016/17 Home kit https://t.co/xzrcd9prOv #EFC pic.twitter.com/qoEE0TxW3h— Umbro (@umbro) May 12, 2016
Click here for more details on the kit, the design, and availability.