Kit Capsule 2020: Two Beauties from Belarus

There was a point, back in those early days of lockdown, where the only place on Planet Earth where football was still being played, was Belarus.

Desperate for their football fix, plenty of fans flirted with clubs from the Belarusian Premier League.

Names like BATE Borisov may have already been familiar for their European exploits, but for some reason it was Slutsk who seemed to generate a fair bit of attention from bored English speaking fans.

Naturally, our focus turned to the kits and whilst we can’t pretend to have watched a single game in what seemed like a dangerous side-show; it was the shirts of Belarus’ most successful club that were our pick of the designs on display.

Dinamo Minsk’s smart away shirt by Saller

Dinamo Minsk’s shirts are designed and manufactured by the German firm Saller, a company more famous for their expertise in ice hockey kits than football.

Each of Dinamo’s home and away shirts feature an eye-catching pattern eminating from the shape of the club badge.

Dinamo’s home shirt features the same pattern

The jagged, ripple effect works especially well on the blue away shirt with its icy secondary colour creating a wholly hypnotic look.

Sadly, Saller’s shirts haven’t inspired Dinamo Minsk on to further glory, with Shakhtyor Soligorsk snatching the title from BATE Borisov who had been seeking a domestic double on the final day of the season.

A closer look at Saller’s hypnotic home shirt

Yet for giving us something a little different, away from the hype of Europe’s top league’s, this imaginative pair of shirts succeeded in firing our interest and deserve a place in our 2020 kit capsule.

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