PSV Eindhoven have revealed a return to an all red home kit to celebrate their centenary year, replacing the famous red and white stripes. The Nike shirt is a throw-back to some of the most successful periods in the club’s history.
PSV wore all red shirts when they won the UEFA Cup in 1978 and again in the 1987-88 season when they achieved the treble of Dutch league, Dutch cup, and European Cup – their only triumph in the competition.
The club crest is adorned with the founding year and encircled by a special golden laurel and the number “100” to celebrate its centennial. The back of the shirt below the collar also features the club’s founding year of 1913 in a distinctive gold.
Inside the back of the neck is an outline of the famous arch from the main gates of the Phillips stadium and the motto “Eendracht maakt macht” (“Unity creates strength”).
The kit is made from recycled polyester as part of Nike’s commitment to produce performance apparel with reduced environmental impact. The shirt and shorts of each kit are made from up to thirteen recycled plastic water bottles.