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Lukas Podolski, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Philipp Lahm and Tim Borowski will have felt a strong sense of deja-vu as they stepped onto the catwalk in Bayern's brand-new kit for 2008-9. The background music was Seven Nations Army singing "The white stripes“, the official Euro 2008 pre-match anthem which Lahm and Co last heard on 29 June ahead of the tournament final in Vienna.

The occasion on Tuesday was the official unveiling of the club's new away and Champions League strips at the Allianz Arena, in a show staged by premium partner and equipment supplier adidas. "Both kits are wonderfully successful," commented head coach Jürgen Klinsmann.

Podolski thrilled by new kit

"It's a fantastic shirt – no need to say anything more than that," commented Podolski, kitted out along with summer signing Tim Borowski in the new all-white European strip. Schweinsteiger and Lahm modelled the away kit in a brand new shade of dark navy. "It's very special. I've never played in a colour like this before," remarked Lahm.

Bayern will thus go in search of away Bundesliga points in deepest blue, although the Reds reckon their new kit has nothing whatsoever in common with the colour favoured by city rivals, the Blues of TSV 1860. "We went for this colour because we thought it was fantastic," commented general manager Uli Hoeneß.

Bayern inspired by United

"Manchester United, whose club colours are red and white, have a similar range of kit. And they have fierce local rivals who play in light blue, namely Manchester City. That was always somewhere in the back of our minds, and when adidas showed us this kit, we fell in love with the colour. And now, here it is," Hoeneß continued, going on to shed some light on the selection process for a new kit.

"adidas present us with a recommendation, which we discuss at board level. We then share our thoughts with the coach and fan club representatives.“ In the current case, 13 months passed between the first presentation and the kit becoming available in fan shops.

Bayern boast four stars

Bayern have now worn adidas kit for the last 40 years. Some years ago, the Herzogenaurach-based sports equipment manufacturer took a ten percent stake in holding company FC Bayern München AG. "It's a perfect partnership, even more intense now that it ever has been, and characterised by huge mutual trust," commented chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

A new design element on both shirts as presented on Tuesday, and also on the existing red-and-white hooped home shirt, is a fourth star above the club crest, uniquely allocated to Bayern as the sole club to have won the Bundesliga title on 20 occasions. "It's something we're very proud of," commented Rummenigge, "I don't believe any other club will make it even as far as three stars in the next decade.“

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Comments (27)

  1. fsc

love the white one

 
  1. fsc

:cheer: nice, I like the dark navy one.<br /><br /> :dry: Will FC Bayern use again the home jersey from the last season, the one that looks like the FC Dallas?

 
  1. fsc

Seven nation armys \"the white stripes!?!\" isnt it The White Stripes \"Seven Nation Army\" that gets played after every goal.

 
  1. fsc

guess that is the final word on whether or not podolski leaves...

 
  1. fsc

The white one is for Champions League.<br />Also,if Bayern play away game in Bayer 04 Leverkusen,they need the white one.

 
  1. fsc

Loving the dark blue jersey with the shadow design. <br /><br />The white one is very ordinary in my opinion, I thought the black Euro shirt was quite nice and am disappointed that it only lasted one season. <br /><br />Interesting that ManU dumped their black one as well.

 
  1. fsc

NIce Kits by Bayern Munchen!!!<br />2nd is good and also The 3rd, <br />The 1st Kit is the one that should be change tho.<br /><br />Just wondering Whos the guy in the First Pic with Podolski, Whats with the boots

 
  1. fsc

Batsin Schwinstiger

 
  1. fsc

bastian schweinsteiger

 
  1. fsc

Easily the nicest jerseys I have seen this year...

 
  1. Woody Reed

enough with the collars. white much better looking...

 
  1. fsc

the white kit is simple and clean, nothing special. but the the dark blue kit is amazing. i\'ll add it to my fav kit of this year alongside OM\'s away kit.

 
  1. fsc

Those are quite nice...

 
  1. fsc

I like the away kit. Hope that\'s the template for DC United\'s home strip next season

 
  1. fsc

:woohoo: i like both.allot..im talking bout the girls..waw.. they\'ve got PLENTY CLEAVAGE..boobies! :woohoo:

 
  1. fsc

I keep looking at the \"deepest blue\" kit, and either my eyes are failing or the blue is so deep it\'s black

 
  1. fsc

bayern has the best team and the best shirts in germany and the white shirt makes me think about wich they had in 2004... just wonderful

 
  1. fsc

:silly: i liked the black/navy one great, gotta get it to my collection, talkin about the team it\'s the best after AC Milan

 
  1. fsc

Is the home one still the same horizontal red/white stripes? Or, are they going to unveil a whole new one?

 
  1. fsc

Love all whit footbaall shirts im goin to buy

 
  1. fsc

Solid color kits(adidas) are great. Thumbs up for the new dark blue and white ones. Nice collars also.<br />The red Home one w/the hoops are weak.

 
  1. fsc

FC Bayern: the club of the greater shirts. I think i\'ve never seen an ugly Bayern kit.

 
  1. fsc

Watched highlights of their Koln game and the \"Navy\" colored Trikots look even better on the firld. It\'s amazing how much the 4 stars stand out. <br /><br />I\'m going to buy it, just need to figure out who is next, I buy them with starting XI players.

 
  1. fsc
  1. GEISER MENOIA

my fantasy brand

 
  1. Guest

Not a lot to say, white with black collar, seen better all whites shirts. What brand is that?

 
  1. Paul - curswine

It&#039;s definitely not bad looking at all, just I think you&#039;re maybe too the simplistic look that little too far with this. Although the fern details in the collar is a very nice touch.

 
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