It has been a good week to be a Bayern Munich fan. The German outfit swept aside Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday night, and the following morning they revealed this beauty of a kit to celebrate the club's 120-year anniversary. 

The new jersey represents a modern interpretation of one of the most significant jerseys from the club’s illustrious history. To create it, the adidas design team studied the jersey worn during Bayern's 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 jersey features a classic, striking burgundy collar and sleeve combination set against a crystal-white base for maximum impact on pitch. The inclusion of off-white badge detailing and muted branding ensures the design retains the minimalist aesthetic of its predecessor. 


A subtle '120 JAHRE' detail, translated as ‘120 years’, on the shirt’s inside collar rounds of the sleek look that any kit collector will be keen to get their hands on.

It seems fresh is the word of the day for Bayern, with the team fresh from their 3-0 demolition of Lampard's Chelsea at Stamford Bridge before dropping this fresh strip. The Bavarian giants could well be on their way back to the top of the European charts following years of domestic success that have been tempered by failures on continental club football's biggest stage. The club continue to compete on three fronts this season as they chase an unprecedented treble under caretaker boss Hansi Flick.


The jersey can be picked up online at adidas.com, fcbayern.com from 27 February, and will be worn for the first and only time on-pitch by Bayern during the club’s home fixture with Augsburg on 8th March.