These are the new VFB Stuttgart home, away and 3rd football shirts for the 08-09 season made by Puma. VFB Stuttgart was formed through the 2 April 1912 merger of predecessor sides Stuttgarter FV (1893) and Kronen-Club Cannstatt (1890) following a meeting in the Concordia hotel in Cannstatt. Each of these clubs was made up of school pupils with middle class roots who learned new sports such as rugby union and football from English pioneers.
VfB are nicknamed "the Reds" for their team colours, featuring a red chest ring on white jerseys. Local rivals Stuttgarter Kickers, wearing blue and white, are "the Blues".