We've talked recently about just how iconic a football club Santos is. Famous for producing some of football’s greatest players, the club marked its 100th anniversary with a new kit from Nike in turquoise blue reminiscent of the colonial heritage of the city of Santos.
The kit also features rich detailing of the clubs renowned history. Inside the collar, it reads Menino da Vila desde 1912 (“The Vila Belmiro crew since 1912”), a tribute to the club’s long list of superstar players. The font and numbers on the jersey were inspired by the stamp styles that are found on containers in the port of Santos City. On top of the jersey’s crest, a crown separaes the dates "1912 – 2012."
In line with Nike’s commitment to superior performance and lower environmental impact, the fabric of the new kit’s shorts is made with 100% recycled polyester, while the fabric of the shirts is made with at least 96% recycled polyester. Each kit is made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles.