June 21, 2021

Manchester City 2020-21 kit: New home and away jersey styles and release dates

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The Etihad side’s latest home kit has been inspired by artwork seen in Manchester’s famed Northern Quarter, a tribute to the city’s cultural history

Manchester City finished the Premier League season as runners-up to runaway champions Liverpool, but will try and reclaim their throne next campaign with their brand-new jersey collection.

Goal has the latest information about the Citizens’ 2020-21 shirts – home, away and third – as well as when they’re expected to be fully released and more.

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Man City’s 2020-21 home kit

The Etihad club released their latest home strip under Puma on July 16, the signature light blue design inspired by the artwork of legendary figures as seen in Manchester’s iconic Northern Quarter.

The kit sports the club’s trademark sky blue hue with a mosaic pattern alongside navy accents, with the look completed by white shorts and light blue socks.

“We did our research,” Puma’s senior designer, Ulrich Planer, told Goal . “We dived into the history of Manchester and there are so many things we can pull out of the city.

“We want to give the fans a design that only Manchester City can wear – and not any other team around the world.”

Man CIty will debut their brand-new kit during Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal, with purchase available to fans potentially in late July.

Lifelong City supporter Mark Kennedy is the artist responsible for the artwork around the city’s Northern Quarter, telling Goal: “All my childhood was spent watching City. To get out of working in a factory, if you had anything about you, you had to be a musician, a footballer or a boxer.

“I went to see The Fall and The Buzzcocks and I made the commitment to be a musician. During the ’80s my whole stock was music. I used to go to matches with [The Fall lead singer] Mark E Smith and never thought for one minute that my love for them would take me back to sport. But I ended going to City matches with him and that’s what happened, it all came back to City.”

Man City 2020-21 away kit

Manchester City unveiled their new dark blue, black and copper away kit for the 2020-21 campaign on August 3, with inspiration sought from their surroundings in Puma’s latest design.

Puma were inspired by Castlefield and the Bridgewater canal when drawing up their latest offering, which features all-over pattern, with that area considered to be “symbolic of Manchester’s past, present and future”. 

City said: “Whilst Castlefield’s history dates back to Roman times, it is most celebrated as the heart of Manchester’s industrial past having once been the terminus of both the world’s first industrial canal, the Bridgewater canal, and first inter-city railway. 

“The area has now been transformed into one of the city’s most vibrant art and music hubs, as well as home to Manchester’s multi-cultural youth scene, and has flourished into a region brimming with creativity and collaboration.”

Man City’s 2020-21 third kit & release date

The Sky Blues’ third strip has not been announced but online leaks suggest that the club will be continuing the patterned look – this time with paisleys against a dominantly white background.

Their third kit is expected to be launched in late July.