Just a day after completing their second London demolition job of the season, Bayern Munich have unveiled a one-off commemorative shirt to celebrate their 120-year anniversary.
The Bundesliga giants thrashed Chelsea 3-0 in their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday night, just four months on from demolishing Tottenham 7-2 in the same competition.
The jersey features a striking burgundy collar and sleeve set, as well as a crystal-white base for impact on the pitch.
An off-white badge and Adidas logo are also silky additions to the shirt, as is the ‘120 Jahre’ logo – translated as ‘120 years’ – stitched across the inside collar.
The shirt will be worn just once, during the club’s home fixture with Augsburg on March 8, and is modelled on the kit for Bayern’s first-ever German Championship winning season in 1932.
In a statement, Adidas said: “To create it, the adidas design team studied the jersey worn during its first ever German Championship winning season in 1932, identifying what made it so iconic, and what could be adapted for the 2020 release.
“Combining design principles and motifs from the two different eras, the 2020 edition represents the history and future of one of the most iconic clubs in the world.”
The shirt is the perfect precursor ahead of Bayern’s 120th birthday celebrations on Thursday, with a variety of activities taking place to mark the milestone.
“On 27 February 1900, eleven young sportsmen led by Franz John, who would become the club’s first president, founded FC Bayern in Munich’s Cafe Gisela,” Bayern’s announcement read.
“It was the first act in the German record champions’ hugely successful history.
“To mark Thursday’s 120th birthday, the club will look back at past milestones with a variety of activities, thanking the fans for their support.”
Bayern are currently one point clear of RB Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga and will be looking to make it four wins on the spin when they travel to Hoffenheim this weekend.