To celebrate Manchester City’s 125th anniversary, PUMA has launched a commemorative capsule collection inspired by the club’s history, with an anniversary jersey at the centre of the collection including specific design elements voted for by fans.
The Manchester City 125th anniversary shirt drops in-stores today and is available for men (R999) and kids (R899) at PUMA stores, Totalsports, The Cross Trainer, Studio 88 and selected retailers. The T7 track jacket, retailing for R1699, is available at PUMA stores, Totalsports and Studio 88.
The collection is inspired by Manchester City’s founding document, signed by Joshua Parlby in April 1894. The launch comes ahead of the 125th anniversary of the first game that City played, against Bury on 1st September 1894.
In a series of portraits, PUMA captured current and former players to recognise and celebrate all representative teams at the club, including Club legends Mike Summerbee and Shaun Goater, first team players David Silva and Gemma Bonner and academy prospects Jeremie Frimpong, Joel Latibeaudiere and Jess Park. Also included were Lynn Radcliffe and her guide dog Simba and Cameron Walker from the Club’s BTEC programme, representatives from the Club’s community programme, City in the Community, which uses the power of football to enhance the lives of young people in Manchester.
Worn by the men’s first team in their 2019 Community Shield win at Wembley, the Manchester City 125th anniversary jersey was designed in collaboration with the club’s fans.
Celebrating off-pitch terrace style and using a 1960s archive silhouette, PUMA has released a special design of the ROMA lightweight training shoe the PUMA ROMA X MAN CITY with the club badge on the tongue label.
Anniversary Off-field Collection
The product range is extended to leisure wear including a fan tee, PUMA T7 track jacket, plus cap, ball and scarf accessories. Products are embellished with 125th commemorative text inspired by the Club’s original Certificate of Incorporation, registered on 16 April 1894.
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