AS Roma and Nike are proud to present the new home shirt for the forthcoming campaign.
The 2019-20 home kit features a dynamic lightning bolt detail borrowed from the realm of Roman mythology.
The lightning bolt, which decorates the shirt’s collar and sleeves as well as the socks, is associated with the Roman ‘God of the Sky’, Jupiter, and lights up a design that otherwise retains a classic Giallorossi feel.
The bolts are also a nod to Roma’s historical nickname La Magica (‘The Magic’) - and inspires the shirt launch's accompanying slogan: 'It's Magic. It's AS Roma.'
The shirt is in the rich red of the club and its city, with a yellow V-neck collar and yellow sleeve trims.
It will be worn next season by both the club’s men’s and women’s team.
“The lightning bolt is something new and exciting,” said midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.
AS Roma Women’s captain, Elisa Bartoli, added: “It’s a really beautiful addition to the Roma jersey and we, as players, will wear it with great pride.”
The head to toe look is completed by white shorts and red socks. The socks also feature a lightning bolt, alongside a Nike swoosh and the words ‘AS ROMA’.
“Roman mythology and its influence on Roman identity played a huge part in the concept,” said Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “This year, Jupiter was our focus, and the lightning bolt was an obvious and powerful symbol to hone in on.”
The 2019-20 AS Roma home kit will be worn by the players for the first time on Sunday May 26, in the final game of the 2018-19 season against Parma at the Stadio Olimpico.
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