Everton have released their first away shirt under new kit manufacturer hummel - a blue and amber design that harks back to the club’s change strips in the 1960s and 1970s.
This year marks a half-century since the Blues won their seventh league title under Harry Catterick in the 1969-70 campaign, a season which saw them don a similar strip on the road.
This 2020-21 shirts includes hummel’s iconic chevrons in blue across the shoulders, slick blue piping on the sleeves, and a contrasting blue neckline.
The shorts are predominantly blue with amber chevrons, and vice-versa on the socks. The back of the neck, meanwhile, will feature an embroidered ‘EFC’ scroll detail which dates back to the 1972-73 season.
The change kit for Jordan Pickford and his fellow stoppers is a bright pink and black design which includes the same soundwave graphic as on the front of the goalkeeper’s home shirt.
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Alan McTavish, Commercial Director at Everton, said:
“In this striking yet classic Everton design, we’ve worked with hummel to create a strip that we think will appeal to Evertonians.
“hummel have shown a real desire to understand our passionate fanbase and from the retro EFC scroll on the back-of-neck to the modern cut, this kit honours the traditions of our Club, while also taking a contemporary approach that is truly bespoke and original.”
Classic amber design— Everton (@Everton) August 7, 2020
Inspired by history
50 years since '69/70 triumph and our first association with @hummel1923
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Everton captain Seamus Coleman added:
“As players we are all interested in what our kits are going to look like, and I am really impressed with this strip. It is very modern but is also a great tribute to the players from the late 60s and early 70s.
“As Everton players, it’s always important to know and understand the history of our great club and this kit pays tribute to players that every Evertonian looks up to including Alan Ball, Colin Harvey and Howard Kendall. The retro EFC scroll design on the back of the neck is a nice touch and I am sure Evertonians will love this kit as much as the players.”
Following the record-breaking sales of the 2020-21 home shirt last month, Everton’s hummel away kit for the upcoming season is available now via evertondirect.com now or in store at Everton One and Everton Two.
Supporters can also buys a number of items from hummel’s new black and grey Everton 2020/21 away training range.