Everton have unveiled their first away kit with new manufacturer hummel for the 2020-2021 season.
The new shirt features a classic amber and blue design, inspired by the second strips worn by the Toffees in the late 1960s and early 1970s during a successful period for the club.
The kit will mark the 50th anniversary of the club’s seventh league title, which Everton won with two games to spare, and first association with hummel.
Stars like Alan Ball, Joe Royle and Howard Kendall donned a much-loved amber away shirt in the historic season with World Cup winner Ball first showcasing his distinctive white hummel boots at a home game with Coventry City.
This follows the release of the traditional blue shirt last month – which became the club’s fastest ever selling home strip.
The away kit features hummel’s iconic chevrons in blue across the shoulders and sleeves with slick blue piping and a blue neckline.
In a tribute to the Everton teams of the early 1970s, the back-of-neck of the new away shirt features a retro EFC scroll detail.
The blue shorts feature the hummel chevrons in amber contrast on the outer leg and the kit is completed with dark amber socks with blue chevrons on the front.
The Goalkeeper’s away kit follows the style of the home shirt with bold colours. The striking pink shirt has black detail on the sleeves and has been made in collaboration with the club’s ‘keepers. The shirt is also only available in short sleeve.
Speaking about the new shirt, Everton captain Seamus Coleman said: ‘As players we are all interested in what our kits are going to look like, and I am really impressed with this strip. It is very modern but is also a great tribute to the players from the late 60s and early 70s.
‘As Everton players it’s always important to know and understand the history of our great club and this kit pays tribute to players that every Evertonian looks up to including Alan Ball, Colin Harvey and Howard Kendall.
‘The retro EFC scroll design on the back of the neck is a nice touch and I am sure Evertonians will love this kit as much as the players.’
Midfielder Tom Davies added: ‘The colours of amber and blue go together really well and are probably the first colours Evertonians think of in an away kit. I’ve always liked a retro look and this shirt pays tribute to some of the best teams in our Club’s history.’
All of Everton’s kits form part of hummel’s ‘More Than 11 campaign’, which recognises the important role fans both locally and around the world play in supporting their team.
Alan McTavish, Commercial Director at Everton said the club worked closely with hummel to create a shirt they felt would appeal to Evertonians.
He said: ‘hummel have shown a real desire to understand our passionate fanbase and from the retro EFC scroll on the back-of-neck to the modern cut, this kit honours the traditions of our Club, while also taking a contemporary approach that is truly bespoke and original.’
Allan Vad Nielsen, hummel’s chief executive office, added: ‘The timing was ideal, with 2020 marking 50 years since hummel’s first association with Everton, and the Club’s 1969/70 league title victory. We are very excited to bring Everton’s proud history and their first association through Alan Ball with our brand together in a modern design that remains true to the original.’
Visit evertondirect.com or Everton One and Everton Two stores to purchase the new Everton hummel 2020/21 away kit and a selection of items from the new away training range.