Aston Villa unveiled the new 09/10 away kit made by Nike which is available in the FSC Shop
Aston Villa's kit for the 2009/10 season honours the club's significant England contributions. A new white and navy design acts as a tribute to the 67 Villans who have represented the English national team.
From the first capped players in 1882 to other club legends like Peter Withe and Brian Little, Aston Villa have provided more England internationals than any other club.
Aston Villa and Nike drew inspiration from the archives about our contribution to international football.
Looking to the future, the latest sports apparel innovation and technology has been utilised by Nike to help the current crop of players take their game to the next level. The visual design of the kit is intended to reflect the personality and style of the current Villa team (which often fields nine English born players and currently has five regular England internationals) whilst respecting the history of the club.
New kit features include a 'football white' shirt with a 'Villan red' trim, 'midnight navy' shorts and white socks. 'AVFC 1874' is stitched into the back of the shorts while 'AVFC' is present on the front of socks and short drawcord tips.
The club's mantra 'Prepared' is engineered into the side-seam of the shirts whilst also being present on the Villa crest. In addition, the kit is made from Nike Dri-Fit, an innovative technology that enhances the performances of players by keeping them drier, cooler and lighter. It achieves this by drawing sweat away from the body to the fabric's surface for fast drying, while its three-dimensional construction allows for more air space around the skin to reduce clinging.
Leo Sandino-Taylor, Nike UK Head of Corporate Communications said: "Aston Villa has some exciting English players in their squad who could make a real contribution to international football in the next few years. Their current success with the National team has provided the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the club's England connections and create a technologically innovative kit that Villa fans and players will be proud to wear."