Opened in 1979, Barcelona youth academy, La Masia, is the backbone of the club. Over 40 years it has become the place where the sacred “Barcelona Way” is passed on to future generations of Blaugrana players. FC Barcelona’s 2019-20 away kit pays tribute to La Masia.
“It is not an accident that La Masia has given the world so many great players,” says full-back and La Masia product Sergi Roberto. “It is a special place with a unique philosophy and I am pleased this new away kit highlights the academy. Forty years of work at La Masia really is something worth celebrating.”
Just as they did four decades ago, for 2019-20 Barça will wear a bright yellow away jersey decorated with a bold diagonal sash comprising the club’s traditional home colors of red and blue.
“Barça’s away kit from ’79 is a cult classic and with us wanting to pay homage to La Masia, it made perfect sense to use a kit from its founding year as the starting point,” explains Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “What you get is this beautiful vintage Barça design merged with all the benefits of modern technology. La Masia has produced so many iconic players and it remains an honor to produce kits for them.”
The shirt’s stylish v-neck collar is finished at the back of the neck by a vertical strip featuring the stripes of the Catalan flag. The trims of the sleeves are different on each side — red on left, blue on right — and the kit is completed by a match day-choice of blue or yellow shorts, and yellow socks. The socks are broken up by thick red and blue hoops which are detailed with a Swoosh and the word “Barça”.