Manchester City is one, if not the most dominant team in the world today. With that said, the club and Puma decide to go back a few decades to find inspiration for the club’s next away kit. Enter ’69 and ’70, a span when they won the FA Cup Final, League Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup Final. A central theme to this successes was the kit conceived by the legendary Malcolm Allison. Immediately gaining all-time favourite status from the fans, the design of the retro shirt will give life to the club’s 2022/23 Puma alternate shirt as new signing Erling Haaland and company aim to continue lording over the football landscape in and out of the Premier League.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 19, 2022
For the upcoming season, the Cityzens will wear a secondary shirt with a red and black striped design, a pattern more synonymous to AC Milan. The said visual already appeared in previous Manchester City away kits, notably in the 2011/12 season, aside from the abovementioned cup-winning years. But this year’s red and black alternate outfit has the distinction of being the first Manchester City jersey ever to exhibit diagonal stripes. The sleeves and collar with raised side profile are plain black.
Based in the Basingstoke, Chester is Senior Editor at Football Shirts. A Manchester United fan, Chester works freelance at a variety of print magazines after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Sunderland University.