West Ham United have unveiled their 2019/20 Umbro Home and Away kits.
The kit is inspired by the Hammers’ historic 1980 FA Cup-winning team, with Umbro delivering a modern twist on the iconic colours worn by Billy Bonds, Trevor Brooking and co on the road to Wembley, climaxing in an unforgettable win over Arsenal, 40 years ago.
The kit and marketing campaign has a distinctly retro feel, with the home shirt featuring a V-neck collar and sky blue chest, including a tonal stripe design, sky blue sleeves and claret cuffs and the iconic Umbro diamond motif design on each shoulder.
The West Ham United crest is embroidered into the heart of the shirt with a further nod to the 1980 FA Cup winning team with a 1980 crest graphic on the back of the neck.
The all-white away kit is inspired by the 1980 FA Cup Final where West Ham defeated Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley courtesy of a Trevor Brooking goal. The shirt is white with a claret and blue striped V-neck and cuffs, with the 1980 crest graphic on the back of the neck, completed with white shorts and socks.
West Ham captain Mark Noble said: “To wear this shirt, especially with the West Ham badge on it – it takes an honest player, hard-working, a player that leaves everything on the pitch and plays for the crest on the shirt.
“When you play for this Club, you join a family and players do realise that this is not just an ordinary Football Club, this is a great Football Club, with a great history, and the shirt represents just that.”
The kit is expected to go on sale in stores on Thursday 13 June.