FC Twente have made a lot of old men very, very happy indeed with the news that they’ve agreed a kit deal with legendary Spanish brand – Meyba.
The Dutch club from the town of Enschede have partnered with the cult Barcelona-based sportswear firm to supply their kit for the next 4 years.
Meyba were a real force to be reckoned with in the ’80s & ’90s, supplying Spanish clubs such as Real Betis, Atlético Madrid, Espanyol and of course, most notably, Barcelona.
The label was founded in 1940s’ Barcelona by Josep Mestre and Joaquim Ballbé with a mission to create classic sports and swimwear for the good looking people of the Catalan capital’s beaches. Their name comes from the first letters of the pair’s surnames – ME ‘y’ BA.
It was with their home town club that Meyba made their name, kitting-out the Blaugrana of Barca for 10 years between 1982 and ’92, before handing over kit duties to Kappa.
Everyone remembers (or at least claims to remember) the glorious night at Wembley when Koeman & Co out-foxed Sampdoria to win Barcelona’s first European title in a distinctive set of orange shirts.
The era of big-money kit deals left them unable to compete with the financial strength of the major international brands, meaning Meyba had been apparently missing in action since the 1990s.
Today, they make classic retro football shirts carrying that classic “Meyba Mitica” taping down the sleeves, all in gloriously silky materials that shine and sparkle in the light.
Meyba describe FC Twente as “the perfect platform for the relaunch of our brand,” and promise the Reds’ players and supporters an exceptional range of tailor-made kit over the next 4 years.
We can’t wait to see the return of Meyba and FC Twente’s new kits ahead of the 2020-21 season – whenever that should be!