When an anniversary kit is done right, there's always something stunning about the perfect balance of football heritage with modern technology. We've started 2023 with two perfect examples of this theory.
On Monday, Feb. 13, FC Köln celebrated their 75th anniversary after being founded back in 1948. To commemorate the occasion, the Billy Goats got a special edition shirt by Hummel that they wore on Sunday during a 3-0 Bundesliga victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.
The lace-up collar is beautifully done, the old school badge is simply amazing and the goalkeeper kit might be best of all.
These are available now through Köln's online store.
Scotland also unveiled a new kit to celebrate the Scottish Football Association's 150th anniversary on Mar. 13. The Scottish FA was founded way back in 1873, making it the second oldest FA in the world.
Adidas is behind this one with bespoke three-stripes and branding, allowing the collar and sleeve cuffs to shine while there's an incredible anniversary badge with a gold lion.
Scotland will actually wear these kits in March against Cyprus at Hampden Park to begin Euro 2024 qualifying.
150 Years.Coming soon… pic.twitter.com/jizYglywBe
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) February 9, 2023