Manchester City Jersey
Celebrating their first title in the Premier League era, Manchester City is now out to accomplish even more in 2012/13. Catch players like captain Vincent Company or young gun Mario Balotelli in the latest Manchester City jersey as they take action at the Etihad Stadium and across Europe. Fans around the globe can now get their hands on the same Umbro Manchester City jerseys worn by the players themselves at soccerloco. Affordable flat rate shipping and easy returns.
History of Manchester City Jerseys
As one of England's oldest clubs with one of the oldest rivalries in the world of football, Manchester City has quite the history forged into its jerseys. Nicknamed The Blues or sometimes The Sky Blues, City didn't actually start with their light blue home kits until 1894, about 10 years after the club's formation. Since then, the home jersey has stayed a consistent color blue for over a 100 years. In 2009, City made the switch back to Umbro, who manufactured their kits for almost 20 years dating back to the mid 1970s.
The Manchester City away kit has a different history to it. In the 1960s, assistant manager Malcolm Allison insisted on the club wearing red and black striped away jerseys. Legend has it that Allison wanted to replicate the colors of AC Milan to instill confidence in his players. Somehow it worked, as the City team won the 1969 FA Cup Final and 1970 European Winners' Cup in the red and black. That style has reappeared in recent years, like the 03/04, 08/09 and last season's 2011/12 Manchester City away jersey.