OM will  play its first pre-season friendly, against Libourne (L2) in Capbreton. And for the occasion, the Olympiens will be sporting their new Adidas kits, unveiled here along with the new away kit.

The ritual is one of the fans’ favourites. Just like the announcement of the new season’s fixtures, the presentation of the new kit is always hotly anticipated as it heralds the beginning of the new season.Benoît Cheyrou was the first of the new recruits to wear the home kit, which Albert Emon’s men will wear tonight against Libourne in their friendly

For away games, Adidas developed a shirt in blue and white vertical stripes. The Marseille colours, yes, but also a reference to the Argentine national team, a symbol of spectacular football on the field and impassioned support from the stands, a combination that has long captured the imagination of the Marseillais. Both kits will be on sale as of Friday.

270,000 shirts sold last season
Uncontested leader in shirt sales in French football, OM beat its record in 2006-07: more than 270,000 shirts were sold! Each of the preceding two seasons, 250,000 shirts were snapped up by loyal fans.

The third kit
Home, away and of course, third. In an innovative move, a third kit has been added to OM’s array of on-field wear, to be worn in the Champions League and other competitions. Watch this space for its unveiling…


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