Everton and Umbro have revealed the Blues’ striking new coral and navy away kit for the 2019/20 season – taking inspiration from two of the Club’s earliest strips.
The dominant colour of the 2019/20 away kit – Living Coral – takes its cue from the kit worn by Everton for the Club’s first league title-winning season in 1890/91. A salmon-coloured kit was worn by the team throughout that campaign – and came 11 years before the permanent adoption of royal blue jerseys in 1901/02.
The new shirt also features a distinctive two-tone coral sash design, echoing the design synonymous with the black and scarlet sash kit that earned Everton the nickname ‘the Black Watch’ in 1881.
The new 2019/20 away shirt features a navy blue half-collar effect while echoing this year’s home kit with a back of neck ‘EFC’ sign-off detail.
Navy blue shorts with coral detail and coral socks with a navy blue turnover complete the new strip, which also benefits from new manufacturing techniques and material.
The away kit has been designed to be functional on the pitch and to appeal as everyday lifestyle wear for fans.
Everton forward Theo Walcott is a fan of the new away kit, saying: “I’m into this kit. It’s clean looking and also feels really good and lightweight. No one can say they won’t be able to see their teammates on the pitch, that’s for sure. Let’s hope we can deliver the goods wearing it throughout 2019/20. It’s great to see the technical developments of the kits each year.”
Alan McTavish, Commercial Director at Everton Football Club, says: “For the 2019/20 kit, Umbro has taken inspiration from our earliest strips. They have combined modern colours with performance-enhancing material and a strong reference to our history, producing a stunning away kit.”
Robin Dunn, Head of Performance at Umbro UK, says: “We knew that this particular colour would strike a chord with the Everton fans as they have a familiar history of salmon and coral coloured strips. We took inspiration from previous kits and added a twist to the traditional stripes, with a two-tone diagonal front jacquard.