New Kits: Barca’s La Masia Tribute

Barcelona have revealed their brand new away kit for the 2019-20 season – a retro re-work of their yellow 1970s sash shirts in tribute to their La Masia academy.

The shirts return to a design worn by Barca in 1979 when the club’s famed academy moved to the old farmhouse just a short distance from the Nou Camp.

Barcelona, away, Kit, Nike
Philippe Coutinho in the new Barcelona away kit by Nike

Although they have since outgrown the dormitories of La Masia, the ethos of the legendary footballing finishing school lives on and is celebrated in these yellow shirts with a Blaugrana sash by Nike.

In forty years, 440 boys have been schooled in La Masia’s traditions with 40 going on to pull on the world-famous colours of Barcelona’s first team.

Johan Cruyff, Barcelona, away kit
Johan Cruyff wore the sash design for Barca in the 1970s

Eight members of Barca’s victorious 2009 Champions League side were La Masia graduates and in 2010, all three finalists for the Ballon d’Or – Andrés Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Xavi – were products of the academy.

We love the clean look of these shirts and the only surprise would seem to be a question of why Barcelona took so long to resurrect the design worn by the likes of Rexach, Neeskens and Cruyff in the 1970s?

What do you make of Barcelona’s new yellow sash away kit?

Barcelona, away, Nike, yellow, sash

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