Vasco Da Gama unveiled their new home and away shirts for the 08/09 season with the sponsorship of Habib' s on the two sleeves.
The agreement foresees the installation of shops and the commercialization of the products of the fast food company inside the stadium of Saint Januário during the games of the club. The company also is going to stamp their logo on the training equipment of Vasco. The new shirts will arrive to the shops in the near weeks.
Vasco has currently three kits. The home shirt's main color is white, with a black sash. The short and the socks are white. The away kit is similar to the home kit, but the main color is black, the sash is white, and the shorts and socks are black. The third kit is similar to the one used in 1929, being all-black, without the sash. The color of the player names and numbers is gold.
Vasco da Gama is one of the oldest Brazilian clubs, so, the club have had in his history several different kits. Vasco da Gama's first kit, used in rowing, was created in 1898, and was completely black, with a left diagonal sash. Vasco da Gama's first football kit, created in 1916, was completely black, and was easily identified because of the presence of a white tie and a belt. In 1929, the club's kit was changed. The tie and the belt were removed. However, the kit remained all-black. In the 1930s, the home kit's color was changed again. The kit became black with a white right diagonal sash.
In 1945, the away kit's color was changed to white, and a black diagonal sash was introduced. The sash was introduced because the club's manager at the time, the Uruguayan Ondino Viera liked the sash used in his previous club's kit, River Plate, of Argentina, and adopted this pattern in Vasco da Gama's away kit. So, both kits had a right diagonal sash. In 1988, the sash located on the back of the shirt was removed. In 1998, the kit design was changed again. This kit became very similar to the 1945 one. However, a thin red line was placed around the sash.