Everton has unveiled a classic amber and blue design away kit, inspired by the second strips worn by the Toffees in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Everton’s seventh league championship, which saw players wearing the much-loved amber away strip as Harry Catterick’s side claimed the 1969/70 title with two games to spare. A few months before sealing the title, World Cup winner Alan Ball first showcased his distinctive white hummel boots at a home game with Coventry City.
The new 2020/21 amber Everton away shirt features hummel’s iconic chevrons in blue across the shoulders and sleeves, and slick blue piping on the sleeves. It also has a contrasting neckline in blue, creating a clean and minimalist look that complements the style of the popular 2020/21 home strip – which last month became Everton’s fastest ever selling home kit.
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. Both the shirt and shorts are finished with a tonal badge detail.
The 2020/21 away Goalkeeper’s kit continues the home kit’s theme of bright and bold colours. The striking pink and black strip features the same soundwave graphic as the home kit. The Goalkeeper’s jersey, which has seen design collaboration with the Club’s keepers, is again only available in short sleeves.
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.”
The 2020/21 Everton hummel away kit is available to order via evertondirect.com from 8am on Friday 7 August or to buy in store at Everton One and Everton Two from 10am on Friday 7 August. Supporters can also purchase a selection of items from hummel’s new black and grey Everton 2020/21 away training range.