Borussia Dortmund marked their 110th birthday on Saturday with a special all-black kit and a 5-0 thumping of Bundesliga rivals Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Puma’s design paid homage to the industrial heritage of coal and steel mining the Ruhr region of North Rhine-Westphalia is so proud of.
Borussia’s kit saw all details including their famous BVB badge and sponsor’s logos painted black resulting in a delightfully dark design which sold out in little over three hours.
England’s Jadon Sancho clearly enjoyed wearing them, scoring twice on Saturday night and remarking:
“We showed great character as a team. The black shirts are the best I’ve ever worn. Maybe we should just keep playing with them.”
Captain Marco Reus added another couple of goals to the tally with Thorgan Hazard completing the rout.
Puma have really been pushing the boundaries of kit design this season, turning to art, architecture and music to inspire stunning shirts for the likes of Italy, Marseille and Manchester City.
The blacked-out theme is becoming ever more popular and has recently been seen at Liverpool and Rangers but has so far been limited to leisurewear collections.
Borussia Dortmund have become known for luminous yellow kits down the years, but this shirt made of coal and steel, is already loved beyond the Westfalenstadion and you can expect to see many more designs like this in 2020.
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