20 years ago an Atletico Madrid side inspired by legendary Argentinian international midfielder Diego Simeone captured the La Liga and Copa Del Rey double for the first time in its history. An incredible achievement in any era, but that team’s legend grew to become one of the greatest in the Spanish game.
Now, with Diego Simeone back at the club and inspiring it to further success as manager, Atletico Madrid and Nike have looked back to that incredible team for their 2015/16 home kit. Featuring design insights drawn from the 1995/96 kit in which Simeone and his teammates made history, the update boasts five classic Atletico red stripes on a white background. Taking a subtle but recognisable touch from the kit two decades back, the stripes are bordered by a thin red pinstripe on each side.
Another nod to the 1995/95 shirt comes in the sleeves and the shoulder blades, which have been given a commanding block of the club’s vibrant red. The red of the shoulder continues across the new home shirt, creating an all-red back for first time in the club’s history. Blue stripes run down each of the shirt’s flanks, connecting with the tonal blue stripes that feature on the classic Atletico shorts.
The shirt has a lightweight and modern V-neck collar with a blue band at the back. On the inside back of the neck sits a small Spanish flag featuring the anniversary dates of ‘1995/96’ and ‘2015/16’.
Buy the 2015/16 Atletico Madrid home shirt from jdfootball.co.uk