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The New Balance Athletic Club 21/22 Home Jersey Is Here

The New Balance Athletic Club 21/22 Home Jersey Is Here

Article by: Mickey

Tue, Jun 29.21

The New Balance Athletic Club 21/22 Home Jersey Is Here

Athletic Club, or Athletic Bilbao as they are commonly known, is one of the most interesting club's in world football.

The club is located in Bilbao which is the de facto capital of Basque County, which is one of the most unique places in Spain and and area that feels completely unique to the rest of the country.

The club also has a long standing transfer policy which is not common among elite level teams.

Since way back in 1912, Athletic Club have had an unwritten policy whereby the club will only sign players who were born in Basque Country.

The club motto 'Con cantera y afición, no hace falta importación' translates to 'With home-grown talent and local support, there’s no need for imports' - cool, huh? 

 

 

This policy hasn't ruined their ability to be successful as well, quite the contrary. As of 2021, the club has 8 La Liga titles to their name and a staggering 23 Copa del Reys, second only to Barcelona. Yep - more than Real Madrid.

Amazingly as well - Atheltic Club are one of only 3 sides never to have been relegated from La Liga along with Barca and Real.

With such an interesting story it shouldn't surprise you that we are absolutely buzzing to finally have the new home jersey available in store and online. 

The New Balance Athletic Club 21/22 home jersey aims to be a modern take on the iconic racing red and white vertical stripes, with the jersey design incorporating a diagonal print graphic to change things up - not so dissimilar to the new FC Porto 21/22 home jersey.

Athletic Club Bilbao 21/22 Home Jersey

The reason behind this is to mirror how the club's identity is felt throughout the Basque region, with a woven collar seen with the Basque flag detailing to really make this a jersey fans will be proud of.  

"This year’s jersey really means a lot to the team. It’s a reminder of the special connection we have to the Basque people. Whenever we wear the colours of Athletic Club, we know the fans are with us” - Club Captain Iker Muniain.

Tech wise you'll find the same cutting edge NB Dry technology utilised on this jersey as well as all the New Balance jerseys this season, meaning you can stay dry on pitch or supporting in the stands. 

Keen to add the Athletic Club 21/22 home jersey to your collection? You can get yours in store at Ultra HQ or online now. 


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