Bayer 04 Leverkusen were promoted with the Bayer AG cross on their chest in 1979 and Vollborn & Co. won the UEFA Cup in 1988 with the Bayer AG cross on their chest: Now the world-famous trademark of Bayer AG is back on the Bayer 04 Leverkusen shirt. In the last home game of the season against Schalke 04, played against the backdrop of '40 years Bundesliga under the Bayer Cross', the team will wear a special edition kit.
The limited edition shirt has been developed in cooperation with JAKO. The design is based on the kit from the 1978/79 season when Bayer 04 gained promotion to the Bundesliga. The Bayer Cross, with '04 Leverkusen' underneath, is placed on the chest exactly as in the promotion season. The inspiration for the V-shaped collar is historical but is also functional for use in the Bundesliga.
Both the main sponsor Barmenia Versicherungen and sleeve partner Kieser Training have agreed not have the branding on the shirt to reflect the traditional look. The special shirt is limited to 4,000 with each one numbered. A graphic with a consecutive number on the neck shows which unique item he or she has purchased. In addition, the numbers on the back reflect the design of the 1970s.
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