Rangers have launched a brand new Castore home shirt for the 2021/22 season that celebrates the club’s 150th anniversary, with inspiration taken from some iconic designs of the past.
Rangers were founded in 1872 and the new season’s anniversary shirt features a gold club crest to commemorate the massive milestone that most British clubs are still yet to reach.
The blue shirt has a classic V-neck design that is reminiscent of the Rangers jerseys of the 1950s and 1960s and legendary players such as Jim Baxter, while the thin white pinstripes pay homage to the kits of the early 1980s and the likes of Davie Cooper.
A ribbon underneath the gold badge is in the style of the commemorative mosaic on Ibrox’s Bill Struth Main Stand. The crest itself is larger than normal, with five stars that represent the club’s ‘First to Fifty’ league titles repositioned to the back of the shirt.
Despite being inspired by history, the new Rangers shirt is made with state of the art lightweight, high stretch and breathable fabric, helping to maximise performance and comfort.
After winning the Scottish Premiership title last season for the first time in a decade, Rangers are preparing for another huge season in 2021/22.
Having impressively reached the last 16 of the Europa League in consecutive seasons, Steven Gerrard’s side are back in the Champions League for the first time since 2011 when they were knocked out in the qualifying rounds by Malmo of Sweden.
The Scottish champions, who last made it to the group stage in 2010/11, will enter the competition at the third qualifying round, which will be played in early August. The final playoff round before the group stage will then take place at the end of that month.